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Preschool Floater Teacher

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Category: Early Childhood
School: Merryhill School
Location: San Jose, CA
Date Opened: Nov 9, 2021
Job ID: 9857

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The preschool floater will report directly to the assigned campus each day.  The person selected for this position will also be responsible to serve as a floater and assist the classroom teachers in the general supervision and management of a classroom of children, or provide assistance to the principal as needed.  Any time a vacancy in the classroom occurs, the floater position may be required to fill these job duties. This person must be a fully qualified preschool teacher and must meet all of Merryhill's qualifications for preschool teacher.  The floater teacher will work under direct supervision of the principal.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Substitute as needed. 
  • Assist in the classroom and/or office as needed.
  • Special duties as assigned by the supervising principal.
  • If a teaching position becomes available during the school year, the floater teacher is the first teacher assigned to the classroom.
  • Planning, supervising, and implementing the curriculum in accordance with Stratford School policies and procedures.
  • Being responsible for the ordered arrangement, appearance, and décor of the classroom environment. This will include sharing the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.
  • Attend all staff meetings and in-house training programs.
  • Participation in all school events, including but not limited to; Parent/Student OrientationWinter ProgramsSpring Open HouseStudent Back-to-School NightParent WorkshopsStratford School’s Annual Family Event, and Parent Conferences.
  • Regularly maintain a classroom bulletin board displaying student artwork.
  • Monitor and assess student progress.  Maintain close communication with the director and parent regarding student issues, conferencing as deemed necessary.
  • Submit weekly lesson plans to the director.
  • Establish a non-punitive method of classroom discipline, seeking positive rather than negative methods to correct student behavior.
  • Display energy and enthusiasm, maintaining evident interest in the job.
  • Contribute and share ideas freely with other staff members.
  • Use appropriate language in and out of the classroom.
  • Appropriately dressed, well groomed, and neat.
  • Maintain professional attitude and loyalty to the school at all times.
  • Maintain a friendly and positive attitude toward parents, students, and administration.
  • Cooperate in the maintenance of interpersonal relationships, refrain from complaining and gossiping.
  • Alert to the needs of others, students, and co-workers.
  • Punctual and reliable.  Absence from work is limited only to emergencies and illness.
  • Perform daily tasks and responsibilities with integrity, making effective use of time schedules and not requiring constant reminders to complete tasks.
  • Treat all children with dignity and respect.
  • Demonstrate patience and self-control in dealing with students and staff.




Strong customer service skills, both external and internal 


Builds interpersonal relationships

Alert to the needs of others, students, and co-workers

Punctual and reliable

Excellent oral and written communication skills




An educational background with early childhood units shall include courses that cover the general areas of child growth and development, child, family, and community, and program/curriculum or a Bachelors of Child Development is needed for this opportunity. Must successfully clear criminal background without exemption
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