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Lead Teacher - Preschool Early Education Teacher to support Early Intervention Program
Location: Union County,
The Arc of Union County
Job Description: The Arc of Union County, Inc. is a non-pro t, 501c(3) organization headquartered in Spring eld, NJ, dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc serves more than 1,000 adults and children each month from the 21 towns in Union County, as well as the greater Northern and Central NJ counties.
The Arc of Union County is seeking a Preschool Early Education Teacher to support the agency Early Intervention Program.
The Preschool Early Education teacher is responsible for the academic, social-emotional growth and development of all children in their care. To develop partnerships with parents/ child’s caregivers to engage and encourage parent participation in program. The Lead Teacher is also responsible for assuring compliance with codes of all State and local governing contracting agencies and adheres to all Arc of Union policies and procedures.
• Create a classroom friendly environment including a minimum of ve(5) centers, such
as dramatic play, reading, math/science, gross/ ne motor, art center, manipulatives, etc.
• Develops, weekly plans, and implements age-appropriate curriculum/lesson plans to nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development.
• Provides a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that re ects the children’s learning and growth.
• Perform on-going developmental evaluations of children as required by DOE and funding sources and develop lesson plans and follow curriculum implementation that addresses the individual needs of each child.
• On an on-going basis, plan, evaluate and improve the physical environment in the classroom to create opportunities to meet the changing needs of the developing child.
• Prepare developmental progress reports as needed.
• Demonstrate cultural competency and respect for the child’s background by incorporating the cultural family values and beliefs into the program and lesson plans.
• Completes child transition and orientation of the classroom with parents, including an Open House,
• Provide a classroom environment that encourages parent participation.
• Ensure that each family receives an opportunity to build strong relationships and experience clear communication with teaching staff.
• Plan periodical parent conferences to discuss children’s developmental progress, needs and interests.
• Maintain accurate, complete, and timely agency, such as, attendance, reporting unusual incident reports, up to date emergency forms, curriculum plans, individual child development pro le and other records as needed.
• Completes and reports any symptoms of child abuse to director and/or child abuse hotline.
• Completes daily health checks regarding hygiene, safety, and overall well-being of the children.
• Reports all staf ng and classroom concerns to director in a timely manner.
• Participate in ongoing in-service, training and educational development opportunities provided by The Arc.
• In accordance with our “team” philosophy, the teacher lling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this
• All staff must act in accordance with both the Agency’s and program’s mission statement.
Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education; 2+ years teaching experience; P-3 Certi cation. Full bene ts to include 401(k).
Hours: M through F 8:30 AM to 3 PM. $70,000 annual salary
Quali ed applicants send your resume to: [email protected]