Preschool Floater Teacher

Stratford Schools San Jose , CA 95111

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The Preschool Floater will report directly to the assigned campus each day. The person selected for this position will also be responsible to serve as a floater and assist the classroom teachers in the general supervision and management of a classroom of children, or provide assistance to the Director as needed. Any time a vacancy in the classroom occurs, the floater position may be required to fill these job duties. The floater teacher will work under direct supervision of the Preschool Director.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Substitute as needed.

  • Assist in the classroom and/or office as needed.

  • Special duties as assigned by the supervising director.

  • If a teaching position becomes available during the school year, the floater teacher is the first teacher assigned to the classroom.

  • Planning, supervising, and implementing the curriculum in accordance with Stratford School policies and procedures.

  • Being responsible for the ordered arrangement, appearance, and dcor of the classroom environment. This will include sharing the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.

  • Attend all staff meetings and in-house training programs.

  • Participation in all school events, including but not limited to; Parent/Student Orientation, Winter Programs, Spring Open House, Student Back-to-School Night, Parent Workshops, Stratford School's Annual Family Event, and Parent Conferences.

  • Regularly maintain a classroom bulletin board displaying student artwork.

  • Monitor and assess student progress. Maintain close communication with the director and parent regarding student issues, conferencing as deemed necessary.

  • Submit weekly lesson plans to the director.

  • Establish a non-punitive method of classroom discipline, seeking positive rather than negative methods to correct student behavior.

  • Display energy and enthusiasm, maintaining evident interest in the job.

  • Contribute and share ideas freely with other staff members.

  • Use appropriate language in and out of the classroom.

  • Appropriately dressed, well groomed, and neat.

  • Maintain professional attitude and loyalty to the school at all times.

  • Maintain a friendly and positive attitude toward parents, students, and administration.

  • Cooperate in the maintenance of interpersonal relationships, refrain from complaining and gossiping.

  • Alert to the needs of others, students, and co-workers.

  • Punctual and reliable. Absence from work is limited only to emergencies and illness.

  • Perform daily tasks and responsibilities with integrity, making effective use of time schedules and not requiring constant reminders to complete tasks.

  • Treat all children with dignity and respect.

  • Demonstrate patience and self-control in dealing with students and staff.

Competencies:

Professionalism

Strong customer service skills, both external and internal

Cooperative

Builds interpersonal relationships

Alert to the needs of others, students, and co-workers

Punctual and reliable

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Flexibility

Skills/Knowledge/Education:

  • Prior to being hired, a teacher shall have twelve post-secondary semester units or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education or child development completed, with passing grades (C or better), at an accredited or approved college or university. The units specified shall include courses that cover the general areas of child growth and development, child, family, and community, and program/curriculum. An official transcript from the approved university/college must verify the coursework.
  • A current and valid Child Development Associate credential with the appropriate age-level endorsement issued by CDA National Credentialing Program of the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition.
  • A Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • BA Degree in Child Development.

Physical Requirements:

Position requires a high level of energy with the ability to move from a sitting to standing position frequently. Must be able to bend, stoop, and perform extensive walking. Be able to move quickly from one place to another to ensure safety. Can lift up to 30 pounds and is able to work indoors and outdoors. Must be able to supervise students by sight and sound.


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