Lead Teacher II or III
Job Details
State College Division - State College, PA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$15.00 - $18.00
Education

Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania is a non-profit organization providing programs and services to individuals both with and without disabilities/special needs. We are celebrating over 100 years serving children with special needs and are proud of our history! Our Child Development Center (CDC) is looking to hire a Pre-K Lead Teacher to provide classroom instruction. Our staff is a caring and closely knit group. Please consider joining our team! We are offering a 1k sign on bonus to be paid in equal increments at the completion of 3 and 6 months. Also included is an employee discount of 50% on childcare at the CDC! 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field required; OR
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 1year of experience with children required; OR
  • Associate's degree from an accredited college or university, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 2 years of experience with children required; OR
  • Associate's degree from an accredited college or university, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 3 years of experience with children required.
  • Prior experience in working with children (ages birth to 8) preferred.
  • Current valid PA drivers license and acceptable driving record obtained through the PA Department of Transportation required.
  • Acceptable Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse and Department of Human Services FBI clearances required.
  • Acceptable results from the National Sex Offender website.  
  • Passing of physical examination and TB required.

JOB SUMMARY FOR THE LEAD TEACHER II

The Lead Teacher II is responsible for classroom instruction, student assessment, and data collection, as well as, implementing goals of Individuals Family Service Plan (IFSP) and transition support.

JOB SUMMARY FOR THE LEAD TEACHER III: 

The Lead Teacher III is responsible for developing and implementing an on-going educational program that contributes to the care, growth, and development of the children at an assigned classroom which includes:

  1. Create daily and monthly lesson plans that are available to review at least one week in advance. Follow the established, play-based curriculum (Creative Curriculum) and implement adaptations, as necessary and appropriate, for each child.
  2. Plan for learning activities within established classroom centers and rotate materials monthly and as appropriate.

HOURS/BENEFITS

The Pre-K Lead Teacher II/III is a full-time position M-F 7:30 am-4 pm, 37.5 hours per week with one hour unpaid lunch. The hourly range is $15-18.00 per hour to start. The position comes with an excellent benefit package valued at an additional $6K per year (health, dental and vision coverage, retirement savings plan, paid time off, life and disability insurance.)

WHY WORK FOR US?

Easterseals Child Development Center participates within the Keystone STARS program and is recognized as a Star 4 facility, the programs highest rating. Staff at STARS centers are eligible for additional benefits. If you are looking for a great career opportunity to further the lives of young children, then please consider this position. Our kids ROCK!

Easterseals is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without

regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,

national origin, disability, use of medical marijuana or protected Veteran status.

 

 

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