Toddler Room Teacher Job at Shenandoah University, Hayfield, VA

  • Shenandoah University
  • Hayfield, VA

Job Description

Toddler Room Teacher 
Job LocationWinchester, Virginia
Tracking Code2150-306
Shenandoah University’s Child Care Center is accepting applications for a Toddler Room Teacher. This is a full-time benefited position.

The lead teacher is responsible for developing and implementing lesson plans and managing the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom. All teachers must understand children's cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in order to ensure a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed. Applicants must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults in order to meet the needs of the children, effectively guide teacher assistants, and resolve parental concerns.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Coordinate and implement educational curriculum by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and early learning standards.
• Plan individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, cognitive and emotional growth.
• Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, progress reports, and parent-teacher conferences.
• Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met.
• Ensure a healthy classroom environment – including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.
• Supervise teacher assistants and substitutes to ensure they are following planned activities, hygiene and safety standards.
• Maintain accurate records, forms, and files.
• Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
• Change Diapers.

*Other duties may be assigned and the job function may vary, as the position needs to change.

Required Skills Required Education Level and Experience: Must be at least 21 years of age and meet one of the following educational requirements:1. A graduate degree in a child related field such as, but not limited to, elementaryeducation, nursing, or recreation from a college or university and six months ofprogrammatic experience;2. An endorsement or bachelor’s degree in a child related field such as, but not limited to,elementary education, nursing, or recreation from a college or university and one year of programmatic experience;3. Associate’s Degree in early childhood education or related field of study with a minimum of 18 Credits in ECE and one year of programmatic experience.4. A Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) and one year of programmatic experience.5. A high school diploma and minimum experience as follows: six months of supervised programmatic experience. Within six months before being promoted or beginning work or one month after being promoted or beginning work, a minimum of 24 hours of training (at the cost of the employee) shall be received related to the care of children, including but not limited to: Child development; playground safety; health and safety issues; and preventing and reporting child abuse and neglect. Required knowledge, skills and abilities: In addition to the educational component, the applicant must have the following:• Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.• Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.• High energy, positive attitude and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.• A strong understanding of child development.• Must have current Infant/Child/Adult CPR and First Aid certification.• VA online Preservice Training (13 hours)• TB screening (no sooner than 30 days before start date)• Must clear full background check, fingerprinting and must pass urine drug screening• Annually receive 16 hours in-service training and attend staff meetings.• Requirements also include the ability to lift at least 50 pounds, have physical dexterity, have the ability to reach arms above head, and be able to kneel, bend, squat and crawl.
Required Experience How to Apply: The complete application will include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected.Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.**Note: A pre-employment background check will be required and a satisfactory driving record may be required as a condition of hire. Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical, or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, or on any other basis protected under applicable law.

Salary TypeNot Applicable

Job Tags

Full time, Immediate start,

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