Sunflower Preschool provides you with opportunities to grow in your career. Our Preschool allows you to work on creative, cross-functional projects in a workplace environment that keep you energized and inspired.
If you have what it takes, and the desire to embark on a career in the growing early childhood industry, let us nurture your potential in the field.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
(The main reason for the position, in what context and what is the overall end result)
The Daycare teacher is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate
preschool program in accordance with all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
(The way that the position contributes to and impacts on the organization)
The Daycare Teacher will be responsible for planning and implementing a program to teach young children. They must ensure the development and safety of these children in accordance with relevant territorial and municipal legislation and policies. The Preschool Teacher will be respectful of children and parents, and ensure that equipment and facilities are clean, safe and well maintained. Failure to provide adequate services may place children at risk.
(Major responsibilities and target accomplishments expected of the position including the typical problems encountered in carrying out the responsibilities.)
- Develop and implement a developmentally appropriate preschool program for young children
. Plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social
needs of the children in the program
. Provide nutritious snacks and lunches
. Provide adequate equipment and activities
. Ensure equipment and the facility are clean, well maintained and safe at all times
. Provide weekly and monthly schedules of activities
. Develop culturally appropriate programs and activities
. Develop activities that introduce math and literacy concepts
. Establish policies and procedures including acceptable disciplinary policies
. Be familiar with emergency procedures
- Supervise children in the Daycare
. Ensure children are supervised at all times
. Provide various experiences and activities for children including songs, games and
. Build children’s esteem
. Comfort children
. Establish routines and provide positive guidance
. Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable
. Implement positive discipline when required
. Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand
. Observe children and make note of progress
. Integrate special needs children in a positive and respectful manner
- Communicate with parents and members of the community
. Discuss children’s development with parents
. Discuss identified problems and needs with professionals as appropriate
. Participate in community activities
. Promote literacy and early education
- Maintain program administration
. Keep parents informed of program expectations, program activities and their child’s progress
. Develop and maintain current, accurate and confidential client files
. Develop daily activity plans
. Monitor the program budget
- Perform other related duties as required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
(The knowledge, skills and attitudes required for satisfactory job performance)
The teacher must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
. Child development and earl education theories and practices
. Safe and appropriate activities for children
. Relevant legislation, policies and procedures to ensure that children are supervised and safe at all times.
The teacher must demonstrate the following skills:
. Team building skills
. Supervisory skills
. Analytical and problem solving skills
. Decision making skills
. Effective verbal and listening communications skills
. Stress management skills
. Time management skills
. Teaching skills
The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of Day Care Worker.
The teacher must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
. Be respectful
. Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
. Be flexible
. Demonstrate sound work ethics
. Be consistent and fair
. Be compassionate and understanding
. Be able to build esteem while ensuring a safe and secure environment
The teacher would normally attain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the
position through completion of a ECD Program combined with related
day care and/or preschool teaching experience. Equivalencies will be considered.
(The unavoidable, externally imposed conditions under which the work must be performed and which create hardship for the teacher including the frequency and duration of occurrences of physical demands, environmental conditions, demands on one’s senses and mental demands.)
(The nature of physical effort leading to physical fatigue)
Caring for children can be physically demanding. The Teacher may be lifting and carrying children and equipment, and may spend time sitting on the floor or child sized furniture. The Preschool Teacher will be expected to clean and maintain equipment and facility, and may move throughout the community with children The Preschool Teacher may come in contact with children who are ill and/or contagious, and must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all children, parents, staff and themselves.
(The nature of adverse environmental conditions affecting the incumbent)
The Teacher will be working in a busy and occasionally noisy environment. There
may be a number of activities and situations happening at once, and the Teacher will
have to supervise all children at all times.
(The nature of demands on the teachers senses)
The Preschool Teacher may experience smells associated with toileting and children who are ill.
There may be times that the environment is noisy and busy.
(Conditions that may lead to mental or emotional fatigue)
Caring for children can be stressful. The Teacher must ensure that children are supervised at all times, and that children are involved in safe and appropriate activities. There may be a number of situations happening at once, and the Preschool Teacher must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time.