Early Childhood Educator
Job Details
Main - Wichita, KS
Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for developing, organizing and implementing a developmentally based, instructional educational program for an assigned age group in a clean and safe learning environment. Will ensure that the curriculum meets the emotional, physical, cognitive, and social needs of both the individual child and the group.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE

  • Develop age appropriate curriculum and lesson plans for the purpose or presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts relative to the children’s needs.
  • Plan, prepare and implement daily activities, both indoor and outdoor, as they relate to the curriculum (e.g. games, art, music, science, language, nutrition, playground, washing hands, etc.).
  • Interact daily with the children, providing a positive environment and encouraging their involvement in activities.
  • Model positive and effective adult/child behaviors (e.g. classroom, with parents, etc.) in all activities, contributing to the emotional, intellectual and social development of children and improving the quality of outcomes.
  • Remain knowledgeable about each child’s medical and developmental history; maintain ongoing progress and developmental records.
  • Assist in preparation of nutritional snacks and lunches that comply with established KDHE guidelines and meet the nutritional needs of the children.
  • Conduct daily health checks and visually monitor individual and/or groups of students in a variety of settings (e.g. snack and lunch time, group or individual games, playground activities, quiet time, field trips, classroom, play time, etc.), ensuring that  environment is clean, safe and free of hazards.
  • Interact and communicate cooperatively and effectively with staff members, teachers, parents, and students. Maintain good communication with parents on a daily basis through the use of daily notes as well as face-to-face interaction.
  • Report any observances of problems with children to Director of Early Childhood and Development Center.
  • Provide supervision over toileting/bathroom time, and mealtime/snack time activities.

Flexibility to perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

JOB REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE

 

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, or related field, preferred.
     

Experience: 1-2 years experience in a preschool or childcare setting preferred.

 

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Working knowledge and understanding of early childhood development and education desired.
  • Desire to learn and understand the needs of pre-school age children who have visual impairments or other disabilities.
  • Sincere desire to help children learn, grow and gain new skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with parents and include them in their child’s learning process.
  • Ability to deal with emergency situations in a calm manner.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment; be willing to share ideas and be open to other’s ideas; be flexible and willing to compromise.

 

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Current CPR/First Aid certification required within 30 days of hire.   
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) certification, or a degree from an accredited university or college in a related field, preferred.
  • KDHE Program Director license preferred.

 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Total Number of Employees Directly Supervising: _0__

 

Number of Subordinate Supervisors Reporting to Position: _0__

 

 

VISION REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE (check one)

         

   Can be performed with or without assistive technology:

 

___   Required to perform activities such as: preparing/analyzing data/figures; viewing a computer screen; reading; inspecting small objects for defects; using measuring devices; and/or assembling parts with close eye contact.

         

___   Required to perform activities such as: operating machinery and/or power tools at or within arm’s reach; performing non-repetitive tasks such as carpentry work or repairing machinery.

 

_X_   Required to review/inspect own assigned work, the work of others, or facilities or structures.

 

   Requires normal (or corrected to normal) vision/acuity:

 

___   Required to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment such as forklifts.

 

 

COMMENTS

 

Envision, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without illegal discrimination because of race, color, sex, age, gender identity, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, military status or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, and any other status protected by law.

Envision employs and advances in employment individuals with disabilities and veterans, and treats qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status.

 

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

This position description is intended to convey generally the duties of this job.  It is not an all-inclusive listing of duties, and it is not a contract, expressed or implied.

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE

In an average workday, employee must (check one frequency for each task):

Task

None

Occasional

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Stand

 

 

 

 

Walk

 

 

 

 

Sit

 

 

 

 

Bend/stoop

 

 

 

 

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Reach above shoulders

 

 

 

 

Squat/crouch/kneel

 

 

 

 

Push/pull

 

 

 

 

Lift

 

 

 

 

Usual amount

 <10 lbs

 11-25 lbs

 26-50 lbs

 51+ lbs

Carry

 

 

 

 

Usual amount

 <10 lbs

 11-25 lbs

 26-50 lbs

 51+ lbs

 

Employee must use hands for repetitive action such as (please check all):

Task

Right

Hand

Left

Hand

Simple grasping

 Yes

 No

Yes

 No

Firm grasping

 Yes

 No

Yes

 No

Fine manipulation

 Yes

 No

Yes

 No

 

WORKING CONDITIONS INCLUDE

In an average workday, employee is exposed to (check one frequency for each task):

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General office environment

 

 

 

 

Humid, extreme hot/cold temps (non-weather)

 

 

 

 

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Fluorescent lights

 

 

 

 

Moving, mechanical parts

 

 

 

 

Toxic chemicals

 

 

 

 

Loud noise intensity levels

 

 

 

 

Risk of electrical shock

 

 

 

 

Travel for job

 

 

 

 

                 

 

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