Lead Teacher

Clever Bee Academy   Toledo, OH   Full-time     Education
Posted on April 21, 2024

Join our CleverBee Academy Head Start Team and be part of a highly credentialed, community-focused organization! Hiring at all our 5-star Toledo locations! Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 4:00 pm. Competitive wages and benefit packages available. Full year program with ongoing professional development opportunities during work hours. 8 weeks paid time off including holidays and PTO accrued.

Primary Job Responsibilities: The Lead teacher is responsible for a Head Start classroom of 3- to 5-year-old children providing a positive and appropriate educational experience that meets the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs of the children within their care. This position works collaboratively with an assistant teacher, family members and other staff to achieve positive outcomes for children of all abilities. This position is a full time/year round position.

Essential Duties: Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: · Provide emotional support through establishing a positive climate, being aware of and responsive to children, and encouraging child expression and autonomy. · Use strategies for behavior management, such as clear behavior expectations, being proactive and redirecting misbehavior. · Foster classroom productivity and maximize learning time, while engaging children with a variety of modalities and materials · Provide instructional support through concept development, fostering children’s analysis and reasoning, engaging in feedback loops, and modeling and supporting high-quality language.

Requirements/Qualifications: The Head Start Lead Teacher works to ensure the program's goals, services and resources are designed to foster stable family relationships, enhance children’s physical and emotional well-being, and establish an environment to develop strong cognitive skills. The transition from preschool to kindergarten imposes diverse developmental challenges that include requiring the children to engage successfully with their peers outside of the family network, adjust to the space of a classroom, and meet the expectations the school setting provides within the programming of the Head Start Performance Standards. High quality classroom programming must include a triangulated framework of family-centered practices; developmentally, individually, and culturally appropriate practices and intentional teaching; and program support. A successful Head Start Lead Teacher must have the following education, experience, and abilities: · Minimum of an Associates’ degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or · Bachelors’ degree in Early Childhood Education or · Bachelor’s degree in related field (child development, special education, elementary education or human service field) with a minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education (ECE) credits plus experience · Certified in first aid, CPR and mandated reporting. · Ability to pass a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written. · Ability to use technology such as iPads, and other educational resources. · Ability to effectively read, write and communicate the English language. Bilingualism is a plus. What you can expect from us: At CleverBee Academy, our employees are our greatest resource. As a result, we employ and retain the best.

We offer: · Competitive compensation and bonus potential for qualified employees in addition to paid vacation, sick days and holidays · Comprehensive medical, dental and vision to eligible employees; company-sponsored life insurance for full- and part-time employees; paid maternity leave for eligible employees · Yearly in-service training which are conducted by certified instructors and meet state requirements · CleverBee Academy’s continued growth means all employees have the opportunity to climb the career ladder. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and healthy workplace.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $20.52 per hour

Benefits: · Dental insurance · Health insurance · Paid time off · Tuition reimbursement · Vision insurance

Schedule: · 8 hour shift · Monday to Friday

Education: · Associate (Required)

Work Location: In person