PK Teacher

Catholic Charities Saint Petersburg , FL 33701

Posted 4 months ago

St. Timothy Catholic Early Childhood Learning Center

JOB DESCRIPTION - TEACHER WORK SCHEDULE: M-F 12:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Supervised by: Director/Assistant Director CLASS: PK4C

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To teach in a Catholic school is to model Christ-like behavior at all times, to continuously grow professionally and model lifelong learning through understanding and the application of current best practices, to respect and honor the dignity of the students as children of God who are growing, physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally, to work collaboratively with the parents in relation to the students holistic growth, to commit to the concept of total community, and to provide a nurturing and supportive learning environment. The teacher is commissioned to promote and support Catholic education and its mission, is a qualified, professional educator who meets the requirements to teach in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, complies with education policies and procedures of the diocese and the school, and cooperates with colleagues and the supervisor to provide an educational climate for the personal development of each student and successfully completes a level II background screening and all mandated trainings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES
1.Teach and act in accordance with Catholic doctrine and moral teachings.
2.Know, teach, and act consistently in accordance with the mission, philosophy, objectives, and policies of the school.
3.Participate in diocesan catechetical certification, mandated trainings, and in the accreditation, process as directed by the supervisor.
4.Prepare weekly lesson plans following curriculum schedule assigned to class/group.
4.Assess students three times a year using VPK Assessments and/or progress reports.
5.Prepare monthly anecdotal notes covering all areas of development for each child in class.
6.Engage in ongoing professional and religious development.
7.Articulate with co-workers to ensure consistency in learning and a high quality of curriculum.
8.Maintain currency of CPR and First Aide training as required by local, state, and accrediting agencies and as assigned by the supervisor.
9.Be familiar with all emergency procedures as promulgated by the school.
10. Proficient with a variety of technology tools including but not limited to personal computers, and productivity and educational software.

PROFESSIONAL CLASSROOM DUTIES
1.Prepare a letter to be sent to parents at the beginning of the school year introducing yourself and stating classroom expectations.
2.Organize and supervise assigned class for optimal educational learning.
3.Assist students, fellow teachers, parents, and administrators in making the school environment one in which maximum growth as Catholic citizens may take place.
4.Show adequate preparedness for classes through preparation of lesson plans that include lesson objectives that are tied to standards and benchmarks, as required by the supervisor.
5.Communicate regularly with students parents to assure that parents are fully aware of religious, academic, developmental and social progress being made by their children.
6.Assume responsibility for supervision of students when assigned by the supervisor or when finding any children unattended.
7.Carry out standard record keeping required by the supervisor and the diocese.
8.Ensure the integration of a technology infused learning environment.
9.Provide a student centered learning environment that differentiates instruction to maximize student learning.
10. Recognize, collaborate, and support students with special needs.
11. Supervise/assist substitute teachers, assistants as needed.

STUDENT SUPERVISION
1.Maintain classroom supervision when students are present.
2.Supervise the arrival and dismissal of students.
3.Supervise students during school activities or other school-based events.
4.Supervise the students going to the extended care and during emergency drills.

GENERAL CLASSROOM MAINTENANCE
1.Ensure tables, shelves, window ledges, boards, shelves, and cabinets are clean, in order, and clear of unnecessary clutter.
2.Keep bulletin boards, current and attractive.
3.Encourage students to clean up throughout the day.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS
1.Treat all students, parents, co-workers, administration, clergy, and religious with respect and dignity, and in a positive, professional and supportive manner.
2.Inform the supervisor of any unusual situations, including correspondence.
3.Provide supervisor a copy of all email communications to the parents.
4.Publish and distribute regular communications to the parents such newsletters, etc., as assigned by the supervisor.
5.Be prepared for the unexpected and be willing to give the benefit of the doubt before making serious judgments.
6.Attend all parent-teacher conferences as directed by the supervisor.
7.Understand and hold confidential information regarding members of the community.

EXTRA ACTIVITIES
1.Inform the supervisor and the teachers of any plans that will deviate from the normal daily schedule.
2.Cooperate with other members of the staff when planning special programs and projects.
3.Perform all duties pertinent to the assigned position and as directed by the supervisor.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
1.Be required to stand and walk for several hours daily.
2.Be required to bend, stoop, kneel, reach above, lift, lower, carry, pull, and/or push light to moderate weights for short distances.
3.Be required to operate computers, televisions, monitors, intercoms, walkie-talkies, and other equipment as directed by the supervisor.
4.Sit on floor and/or in child sized chairs.
5.Withstand at least one hour of outdoors each day throughout the year in all weather conditions.
6.Write notes, newsletters, etc., using Standard English.

QUALIFICATIONS
1.Be a minimum of 21 years of age and hold a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education related field and/or meet early childhood requirements.
2 Meet the requirements of the Diocese and accreditation for Catechist Certification within five years of initial employment and maintain ongoing training as required.
3.Be knowledgeable of child development and must be able to effectively teach.
5.Must be able to teach mastery of skills as identified in the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards and Diocesan Standards of Curriculum.
6.Be able to use a personal computer, technology equipment, and software pertinent to the position.
7.Maintain professional attire (uniform) at all times.
8.Be enthusiastic, dedicated, interactive, caring, nurturing, patient, communicative, and positively supportive of all students.

OTHER DUTIES

Implement Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support strategies to promote self-regulation skills.

Intentionally teach social emotional competencies, friendship skills, and problem-solving skills.

Prepare Behavior Incident form for each student behavior that warrants one.


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