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Preschool Floater Teacher

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

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Description

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.

 

Competencies: 

Professionalism

Strong customer service skills, both external and internal 

Cooperative

Builds interpersonal relationships

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

Punctual and reliable

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Flexibility

 

Skills/Knowledge/Education:

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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