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Preschool Teacher - CAS/Tustin Ranch Corps

Company: The Salvation Army
Location: Tustin
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionMission StatementThe Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.Position SummaryTo ensure that children are well cared for in all aspects of the program teaching, playing, eating, resting, organized & free-play activities, etc. and to provide loving, Christ-centered, high-quality care & education for young children.Essential FunctionsIn order to accomplish this, at minimum, the on-duty teacher must have visual supervision of the children in her care at all times. Under no circumstances should the children ever be left unattended or unsupervised.

  • Be on duty as assigned, maintaining focus on the children at all times.
  • Practice Active Visual Supervision when on duty.
  • Ensure that each child is released only to persons who are authorized escorts.
  • Maintain a healthy & safe environment at all times both inside & outside.
  • For break or lunch, ensure a qualified teacher is in place before leaving the classroom or playground to maintain legal ratio.
  • Work cooperatively with other staff to build a strong working team.
  • Demonstrate high quality creative teaching skills including age-appropriate planning, goal setting, assessment, positive classroom management techniques, teacher-made materials, & implementation of the Christian preschool curriculum.
  • Develop & implement age-appropriate daily plans for classroom & playground activities related to the weekly curriculum theme.
  • Plan & implement age-appropriate classroom Bible truth time related to the weekly theme on a daily basis.
  • Capably plan & lead age-appropriate chapel on a rotating basis.
  • Develop age-appropriate short & long-term goals for each student in the class.
  • Maintain records on each child in the classroom.
  • Perform assessments on each childs progress twice a year.
  • Be available to parents as needed & reasonable.
  • Maintain confidentiality of family, staff & proprietary information.
  • Communicate all supply & educational needs to the Director in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a clean, organized, creative, inviting, age-appropriate classroom environment including centers in multiple educational subjects.
  • Pleasantly greet children & families upon daily arrival or departure, while maintaining active supervision of children.
  • Develop & maintain warm, yet professionally appropriate, relationships with client/student families.
  • Continue professional growth through staff in-service, college courses, conferences, & other developmental opportunities, including completing three (3) ECE units or attending 2 all-day workshops every 2 years. Must provide certificate of completion.
  • Administer appropriate First Aid as needed, using universal & standard precautions.
  • Attend mandatory staff meetings & school special events.
  • Follow guidelines set in CCP Staff Procedures Handbook, & policies of CA Title 22, & The Salvation Army Policy for Working with Minors.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the Preschool Director or Assistant Director.Working ConditionsAbility to walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist demonstrating full range of motion on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis. Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach overhead. Ability to operate computer, laminator, Cricut, copier, fax and telephone. Ability to lift children, boxes, or equipment up to 40 lbs.Minimum Qualifications
    • Minimum twelve (12) units in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development. Associate or Bachelors degree preferred. ECE courses must include Child Development, Child, Family, & Community.
    • Minimum two (2) years successful experience working with children.
    • Provide & maintain documentation of current Pediatric First Aid & CPR training (preferred).
    • Must be able to pass a state required physicians report & tuberculosis test.
    • Must clear Child Abuse Index & fingerprint clearance with FBI & Dept of Justice without a waiver from Dept. of Social Services, Community Care Licensing.
    • If working in vicinity of children a criminal background check is required with certification for Protect the Mission policies & procedures.Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
      • Sensitive to the cognitive, emotional, physical, spiritual, & social needs of children.
      • Able to successfully organize, plan, implement, & evaluate early childhood curriculum in a Christian school.
      • Able to successfully complete assigned duties in a timely manner.
      • Able to clearly & effectively communicate in English both verbally & in writing with both children & adults.
      • Demonstrate a genuine nurturing attitude when interacting with children.
      • Be professional, punctual, dependable, & responsible.
      • Able to function in a fast-paced, frequently changing environment.
      • Creative & diligent paying attention to detail & quality.
      • Able to work flexible hours including occasional weekends & evenings.
      • Must possess positive & efficient customer service skills.
      • As mandated, report suspected child abuse and/or assist in the reporting of suspected child abuse/ and or neglect.QualificationsSkillsRequired
        • CPR/AED: AdvancedEducationPreferred
          • Bachelors or better in Early Childhood EducationLicenses & CertificationsRequired
            • TB cleared certificateExperienceRequired
              • Minimum Twelve (12) Units In Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development. Associate or Bachelors Degree Preferred. ECE Courses Must Include Child Development, Child, Family, & Community.
              • 2 years: Minimum Successful Experience Working With Children.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: The Salvation Army, Tustin , Preschool Teacher - CAS/Tustin Ranch Corps, Education / Teaching , Tustin, California

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