Lead Infant Teacher
Day Early Learning
Job Summary: Plans and implements activities which are designed to develop a range of social, cognitive, and/or motor skills for individual and/or groups of children ages 6 weeks to 15 months, working within a child care center, classroom, or field environment. Supervises and trains student employees and/or staff engaged in child care and development activities.
Education: An Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Developmental or Child Psychology, Elementary Education or closely related field. Bachelors degree preferred.
- A minimum of two (2) years of experience in an early childhood setting working directly with young children is preferred.
- Knowledge: Basic understanding of child development from birth through age 8 acquired through practical experience and/or direct instruction.
- Basic keyboarding skills, computer literacy and familiarity with various applications such a database, word processing, e-mail and internet.
Physical and Mental Requirements: The physical and mental demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Adequate health and fitness to be able to maintain a busy schedule. Use of gross motor skills to perform organizational duties. Use of fine motor skills to operate keyboard equipment. Regularly required to in sit small chairs, on the floor, and stand/walk for extended periods. Specific vision abilities required in this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Regularly lift children and equipment up to 35 lbs repeatedly. Occasionally lift children and equipment up to 50 lbs. Able to squat or kneel to child’s eye level repeatedly. Able to move quickly to intervene in dangerous situations. Able to understand and communicate in English effectively both written and verbally to a variety of audiences. Able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly. Able to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels in order to receive information through oral communication and to make the discrimination in sounds. Problem solving ability. Able to stay on task with little supervision. Able to make sound decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position employees are subject to constant interruptions and are in direct contact with the public, students, and employees. Negative interactions resulting from these contacts can result in stressful situations. Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity with children and adults. The child care environment is often loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in several indoor environments including the classroom and center common spaces. Additionally, employees will work in outdoor environments including on or near student playground equipment in all weather conditions with temperatures ranging from 20 to 90 degree weather for up to one hour.
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