To plan, implement, and provide daily classroom activities featuring developmentally appropriate practices offered within a structured learning environment for children developing typically as well as children with special needs.
The teacher shall be at least 21 years of age.
Documentation of satisfactory criminal record check per La. R.S. 15:5871.
Documentation of three (3) references and known in the community to be of good reputation.
The teacher shall have documentation of at least one of the following upon date of hire:
A bachelor’s degree form an accredited college or university with at least six (6) credit hours of child development, child life, or early childhood education and one year of experience in a licensed child care center or comparable setting;
An Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education.
A Child Development Associate Credential (CDA).
Must provide documentation of good health and physically able to care for children prior to beginning work and at least every 3 years thereafter.
To satisfy all pertinent staff requirements as specified by licensing and funding agencies; The Arc of Caddo-Bossier’s Core Policies & Procedures, and Children’s Services Manuals.
To perform specific duties listed in addition to any related tasks as required by the Center Manager or Director of Children’s Services; such as Back-to-School /Spaghetti Supper night, Tree Trimming night, faculty meetings, etc.
To demonstrate an attitude of cooperation with and respect for all guests, children, parents, families and co-workers while fulfilling your daily responsibilities.
To respect all children in the program and their family’s right to confidentiality.
To participate in designated staff training and furnish the necessary documentation as directed.
To possess the ability to lift children under age 6 years and be able to get down to and up from the floor.
Preferred at least one year experience as a teacher in an early childhood program serving children zero (0) to five (5) in a developmentally
To develop, submit, and carry out written lesson plans geared to your specific age group which follow monthly themes. These plans shall include:
Circle time (music/singing, conversation, movement, language activities, and story and art experience using multi-media and “hands-on” opportunities.
Water play (sand, textures, play dough, etc.)
Fine motor activities (manipulative)
Gross motor activities and individualized activities as suggested by the therapists.
To post and follow a daily schedule of activities, embedding child directed activities into daily routines.
To be responsible for proper positioning of children during classroom activities as instructed by therapist.
To schedule and carry out parent conferences as needed to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship between staff and parents.
To maintain records of children’s attendance, performance, and activities according to demonstrated procedures.
To include the classroom assistant assigned to his/her room in the planning and preparation of classroom activities.
To work closely with the classroom assistant assigned to his/her classroom to establish the daily routine.
To help children develop in all skill areas by becoming very familiar with their needs and by furnishing developmentally appropriate activities to facilitate each.
To provide individual and small group activities and facilitate learning through play.
To be responsible for maintaining the classroom and the materials in a clean, orderly, and safe manner.
To accurately prepare all paperwork in a timely manner.
To be responsible for ensuring proper documentation of any medication administered as designated by the parent for children in your classroom.
To prepare, maintain and have available a working ”substitute” folder as directed by the Center Manager.
To respond quickly in a soothing and tender manner to cries or calls of distress.
To respond consistently to needs for food and comfort.
To adhere to all Goldman policies and procedures, including those addressing discipline, child abuse/neglect and confidentiality.
To keep Center Manager informed of materials and supplies on hand and the need for replenishing
To be willing to work flexible hours to meet the needs of Goldman children and families.
To be willing to adhere to professional code of conduct which includes no elaborate jewelry at work, no long fingernails which present health and safety risks to children and no use of cell phones while in the classroom,
To demonstrate cultural competency and ability to work with diverse groups of individuals, to include persons with developmental disabilities.
To be willing to participate in the Louisiana Pathways and Quality Star systems and achieve a satisfactory score in order for the Center to maintain our stars.
Center Manager Director of Children’s Division
351 Jordan Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 - 318.221.8392