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Assistant Teacher - Full Time

Posted: November 15, 2017

Assistant Teacher
An Assistant Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Additionally an Assistant Teacher is responsible to work together with a Lead Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty.
General Qualifications
An Assistant Teacher must meet the qualifications of his/her state and those set forth in the National Standards for hiring (see www.bls.gov), including the following:
• Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid
• Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses
• Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances
• Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies
• Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
• Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations
• Assistant Teacher must posses a high school diploma or higher education.
Assistant Teacher Responsibilities
An Assistant Teacher’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment
• Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair
• Understand and implement The Goddard School® emergency procedure(s)
• Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times
• Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements
• Perform nominal cleaning responsibilities (eg, spills) immediately
• Perform major cleaning during times when children are not present
• Post a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities
• Adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and procedures
Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence
• Adapt program to meet the individual needs of each child
• Create a multi-cultural learning environment
• Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate materials
• Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning
• Encourage children to talk with each other and with the faculty
• Present age- and developmentally-appropriate expectations for all children
• Create a print-rich environment in order for children to learn about books, literature and writing
• Encourage creativity through art, music, dramatic play and blocks
• Provide a reasonable balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities
• Provide opportunities for both active and quiet play
• Integrate GSI resources (including Enrichment Programs) into lesson plans
Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance
• Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy
• Plan and implement activities to develop children’s self-esteem and social skills
• Plan and implement activities to enable children’s feeling of security
• Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling
• Respect cultural and ethnic diversity
Establish positive and effective family relations
• Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty
• Encourage families to become an integral part of their children’s learning experiences
• Provide opportunities (e.g., conferences) in which families are made to feel a part of their children’s learning experiences
• Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child
• Maintain a portfolio for each child
• Maintain the classroom Parent Board
Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs
• Assess supplies and materials needed to implement activities
• Build teamwork
• Develop lesson plan books and posted lesson plans
• Manage classrooms according to GSI QA Standards
• Perform child observations and document in their portfolios
• Use assessment tools (eg, Progress Reports, Children’s Progress)
Maintain professional commitment
• Promote GSI philosophy and educational objectives
• Support a code of ethical conduct
• Pursue professional development/continuing education
• Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences and professional growth opportunities

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Assistant Teacher - Part Time

Posted: November 15, 2017

Assistant Teacher
An Assistant Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Additionally an Assistant Teacher is responsible to work together with a Lead Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty.
General Qualifications
An Assistant Teacher must meet the qualifications of his/her state and those set forth in the National Standards for hiring (see www.bls.gov), including the following:
• Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid
• Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses
• Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances
• Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies
• Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
• Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations
• Assistant Teacher must posses a high school diploma or higher education.
Assistant Teacher Responsibilities
An Assistant Teacher’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment
• Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair
• Understand and implement The Goddard School® emergency procedure(s)
• Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times
• Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements
• Perform nominal cleaning responsibilities (eg, spills) immediately
• Perform major cleaning during times when children are not present
• Post a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities
• Adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and procedures
Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence
• Adapt program to meet the individual needs of each child
• Create a multi-cultural learning environment
• Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate materials
• Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning
• Encourage children to talk with each other and with the faculty
• Present age- and developmentally-appropriate expectations for all children
• Create a print-rich environment in order for children to learn about books, literature and writing
• Encourage creativity through art, music, dramatic play and blocks
• Provide a reasonable balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities
• Provide opportunities for both active and quiet play
• Integrate GSI resources (including Enrichment Programs) into lesson plans
Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance
• Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy
• Plan and implement activities to develop children’s self-esteem and social skills
• Plan and implement activities to enable children’s feeling of security
• Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling
• Respect cultural and ethnic diversity
Establish positive and effective family relations
• Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty
• Encourage families to become an integral part of their children’s learning experiences
• Provide opportunities (e.g., conferences) in which families are made to feel a part of their children’s learning experiences
• Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child
• Maintain a portfolio for each child
• Maintain the classroom Parent Board
Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs
• Assess supplies and materials needed to implement activities
• Build teamwork
• Develop lesson plan books and posted lesson plans
• Manage classrooms according to GSI QA Standards
• Perform child observations and document in their portfolios
• Use assessment tools (eg, Progress Reports, Children’s Progress)
Maintain professional commitment
• Promote GSI philosophy and educational objectives
• Support a code of ethical conduct
• Pursue professional development/continuing education
• Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences and professional growth opportunities

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Lead Teacher - Full Time

Posted: August 20, 2018

Job Summary

The Goddard School® in Lake Orion, Michigan, an early childhood education preschool is currently seeking a qualified, caring, and energetic Teachers in our Pre-K and Junior Kindergarten classrooms.

The Goddard School® is a renowned program with a Piaget (Learning through Play) based foundation and a leader in the franchised preschool industry which is growing and continues to set the standard for excellence. The focus of the program is to provide a lifelong love of learning. Our staff is made of loving and dedicated teachers who understand each child’s needs. They are highly qualified childhood educators who are able to use their creativity and the Goddard Developmental Guidelines as the basis for unique lesson plans that are brought to life in a fun and imaginative way.

Daily Responsibilities

Our Lead and Assistant Teachers work together to fulfill the following obligations:

Developing and implementing lesson plans in 8 developmental domains
Meeting the individual needs of the children including feeding and diapering/potty training
Participating in staff and training meetings
Providing a loving and caring environment at all times
Interacting with the children to support play, exploration, and learning
Presenting expectations that are appropriate to the child’s age and developmental level
Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem and social skills
Communicating appropriately and professionally with children, parents and fellow staff
Meeting Goddard Quality Assurance and Michigan state licensing requirements
Possessing characteristics of flexibility, composure, attention to detail and a love of working with children
The Goddard School® offers competitive compensation and benefits based on experience, education, and certifications.

Job Requirements

Prior classroom/childcare experience preferred (Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten)
Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices
Strong written and communication skills
Must pass FBI Fingerprinting
CDA, Associates degree, Bachelor's degree or enrollment in Early Childhood Education type of program strongly preferred
Benefits

The Goddard School® offers competitive compensation and benefits based on experience, education and certifications and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We provide outstanding opportunities including:

Competitive salary
Paid vacation and holidays
Dedicated on-site Directors and owner
935 E Silver Bell Rd

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