The primary role of the Child Care Center Preschool Teacher of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home is to provide for the individual needs of the children in care by offering food, shelter, a safe environment and a structured educational environment that meets each individual students emotional, physical, social and cognitive needs.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
The qualifications of the Preschool Teacher should meet and be in compliance with the standards established by Chapter 10C-10 of the Florida Statutes, Children’s Services.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
CDA Certification from an accredited educational facility preferred, but not mandatory.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The responsibilities of the Child Care Preschool Teacher of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home include the following:
Ability to read aloud and interpret materials for pre-school children.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral schedule format.
The physical demands described here 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; have manual the dexterity to pick up puzzle pieces, handle or feel and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; color vision and ability to adjust focus in order to properly care for children.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and will include children’s voices and emotional outbursts as well as laughter.
ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE
Vacations, sick leave, holidays, emergency leave, termination of employment, etc., shall be in accordance with published Personnel Policies of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. Other policies concerning full time employees are as set forth in the current policies and procedures manual.