Lawrence Township (Geist) Careers

The Goddard School is a wonderful place for you to cultivate your career as you enrich the lives of children through fun learning experiences.

Positions we currently have available:

Prepare meals and snacks following all Goddard School and Indiana FSSA licensing health standards. Meets expectations for delivering customer acquisition and retention, quality food service, financial management, operational compliance, and other responsibilities as well as demonstrates expected behaviors. Prepares and presents quality snacks and lunches. REQUIREMENTS • Maintain kitchen and related equipment safely and hygienically • Orders food and supplies • Keeps the Owner/Director informed of any necessary information regarding the care and safety of children • Completes timely and accurate documentation according to licensing or regulation requirements • Assists and accepts responsibility in other daily center duties that might be temporary in the event other personnel are not available • Attends and participates in staff meetings, center events, and parent/customer meetings as requested • Familiarity with proper conditions and food storage· Ability to plan nutritious menus and prepare sufficient quantity of foods for school population • Ability to understand and follow special food plans for food-allergic children or children with other food service special needs • Ability to understand food cross-contamination needs of food allergic children and ability to implement methods of food cross-contamination avoidance • Basic math skills required for measuring and calculating serving portions • Ability to respond appropriately in an emergency situation required • Good organizational skills required • Familiarity with computers desirable • Ability to be flexible in assignment and work hours required • CPR and First Aid Certification. • Serve Safe Certification desirable. • Good verbal, listening, and written communication skills required PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is primarily performed in the school environment. The Goddard School is dynamic with a high level of activity. • Employee must be able to lift 40 pounds; Stand up to 95% of the day • Assume postures in low level positions that best allow physical and visual contact with children • Must be able to sustain a high level of energy • Bend to perform various tasks numerous times throughout the day • Have the ability to move from a seated position to a standing position promptly to respond to emergency situations • Perform all activities with children, i.e. jump, dance, walk, run, etc. for extended periods of time • Must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities in order to monitor the environment and children's well being • Employees must be flexible and be able to respond quickly and appropriately to changing situations • Work hours may vary to meet the needs of the children • Employee will be faced with a variety of issues on a daily basis and will be engaged in multiple tasks and must respond quickly and appropriately to frequently changing needs of children

A Lead Preschool Teacher at the Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Additionally, a Lead Teacher is responsible for working together with a Co-Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty. A Toddler Teacher’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. • Develop an appropriate classroom management system to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom • Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times • Post a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities • Post and adhere to all Goddard 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 • Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning • Present age-and developmentally-appropriate expectations for all children • Encourage creativity through art, music, dramatic play and blocks Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance. • Plan and implement activities to develop children’s self-esteem and social skills • 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 • Provide opportunities (e.g., conferences) for families to be a part of their children’s learning experiences • Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child • Maintain a portfolio of achievement for each child Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs. • Write and implement lesson plans based on developmental goals and monthly themes • Perform and document child portfolio observations • Use assessment tools (e.g., Progress Reports, Children’s Progress Assessment, etc.) Maintain professional commitment at all times. • Promote Goddard's 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 Educational Qualifications All candidates who wish to be considered for the position of Toddler Teacher must meet the following criteria: • Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education • Prior Classroom Experience • Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices • Strong written and communication skills The Goddard School offers competitive compensation and benefits based on experience, education and certifications. Full-time employees receive paid holidays, paid personal time off, paid professional development, child-care discount, and affiliation with IAEYC and NAEYC members. For immediate consideration, please respond with your interest 317/826-7522 or

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