Preschool Teacher II - NCSH Discovery Center

Job Overview

The Preschool Teacher II will be responsible providing a safe and developmentally appropriate classroom and family educational activities to ensure a quality based center program for children and families. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Follows and participates in curriculum and activities consistent with NCSH philosophy and in accordance with state program and licensing requirements
  • Follows licensing and certification requirements, Title 22 and Title V guidelines, and is familiar with all aspects of outside funding source requirements.  This includes but is not limited to CDE State Program, QPI, and Head Start.
  • Maintains discipline and supervision of children during all activities as outlined in NCSH policies and procedures
  • Never leaves a child unattended and ensures the safety and well-being of children at all times
  • Collaborates with staff to facilitate children's progress
  • Participates in family style meals with the children
  • Administration 
    • Assists in maintaining files in accordance with licensing standards and regulations
    • Assists in maintaining records and documentation in a timely manner
    • Assists in maintaining and updates emergency contact information for children and their families
    • Assists in maintaining accurate and current assessments on individual interaction with children, noting progress as required
    • Assist in safeguarding all classroom supplies and equipment, accounts for any misused, damages, or missing items
    • Maintains strict confidentiality guidelines
    • Communicates often, sharing both positive and negative feedback from the community, funding partners, and staff, ensuring management is kept fully informed on the welfare of children, condition of the classroom, and all important factors influencing it
    • Attends team and staff meetings, trainings, collaborations, and planning meetings 
  • Promotes and Maintains Parent Involvement 
    • Promotes parents' overall involvement and participation 
    • Assists in keeping parents informed of program expectations and their child’s progress
    • Develops and maintains meaningful, productive relationships with families
    • Assists with tours of childcare facilities to prospective parents
  • Community Involvement 
    • Maintains accurate knowledge of NCSH program and services
    • Participates in fundraising activities
    • Maintains and develops positive working relationships with the general public, community-based organizations and government agencies
    • Participates in recruiting volunteers from the community
  • Observes children to detect signs of illness, injury or emotional disturbance, and immediately report findings to management
  • In accordance with state mandated child abuse reporting laws, observes children for any suspected or disclosed signs of abuse or neglect, and immediately report findings to management
  • Ensures the confidentiality and reliability of data, proprietary information, and intellectual property
  • Ensures classroom, bathroom, playground, storage areas, and all related equipment is clean, well maintained and safe at all times
  • Exercises no direct supervision over staff; may provide guidance and direction to substitute teachers and/or volunteers in the classroom
  • Other miscellaneous assignments as assigned

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Preferred candidates will have an Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Must have a California Child Development Permit at the Associate Teacher level or higher
  • Minimum two (2) years experience working in an early childhood setting
  • Experience working with children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to establish supportive relationships with children and families from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team as a cooperative and supportive team member
  • Must have good written, verbal, communication and organizational skills
  • Must become knowledgeable about current funding partners childcare and preschool guidelines, including the rules and regulations affecting the families served
  • Must be able to operate a computer and other office equipment 
  • Must be available for work on short notice and work flexible hours
  • Must be CPR/First Aid certified or obtain certification within 30 days of hire
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Personal integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the mission and goals of the agency
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
Compensation: $14.42
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package
City: Escondido
Hours/wk: 40

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