Join The Big Barn Preschool Team!
The Big Barn Preschool is a non-for profit child care center in Schaumburg offering affordable childcare for the parents while we teach in a fun and loving environment. We are a great place to teach, and work!
- Do you want make a difference in the lives of children, and have a great time while you’re doing it?
- Do you want to help young children explore, learn and develop?
- Do you want a demanding yet profoundly rewarding career (and not just another job)?
- Do we have an opportunity for you!!!
Substitute Teacher –
$17.00 an hour for a Lead Teacher 04 type, Associates degree, or a certificate in early childhood teacher certificate.
Lead Teacher –
Responsible To: Director
Under the direction of the Director, the Teacher develops and implements individual educational plans for children, which help them to develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their stage of development. The Teacher works collaboratively with the Teacher Assistant and volunteers.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Section 407.140 Qualifications for Early Childhood Teachers and School-age Workers
- Early childhood teachers and school-age workers shall be at least 19 years of age.
- Early childhood teachers and school-age workers shall have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED)
- In addition to meeting the requirements of Section 407.100, the early childhood teacher responsible for a group of children that includes infants, toddler or preschool age children shall have achieved:
1) Sixty semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six;
2) One year (1560 clock hours) of child development experience in a nursery school, kindergarten, or licensed day care center and 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six; or 3) Completion of credentialing programs approved by the Department in accordance with Appendix G of this Part
- Have knowledge and experience in the philosophy and practices of child development programs, early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practice, and bilingual education;
- Proof of a physical examination within the last six months, which includes a tuberculosis test, and comply with other background checks as required by the Agency and/or DCFS licensing;
- Personal qualifications as required in Part 407: Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers, emotional maturity, willingness to cooperate with the aims of the program, respect for children and adults, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene, and physical and mental health which does not interfere with responsibilities; and
- Have education or experience in collaborating with parents in the education of their children.
- Participate in grantee and delegate component pre-service training;
- Plan and implement learning experiences that promote all developmental areas, including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy and phonemic, print, numeric awareness, and language-including English as a second language if applicable;
- Guide and facilitate activities of the children, including: daily activities, selecting and arranging equipment and materials in the classroom;
- Cooperate with other staff and classroom groups to maintain the smooth functioning of the center, which at times may require changes to meet the needs of the children;
- Maintain a comprehensive and ongoing portfolio assessment for each child, including weekly observations in each area, examples of the child’s work, and developmental assessment completed;
- Eat with and assist children in development of social and self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices;
- Attend staff training and meetings, and board and parent meetings as requested;
- Works with the Teacher Assistant and volunteers to use and develop their skills and abilities in planning and carrying out classroom activities;
- Maintain a safe and healthy classroom environment. Assure that classroom equipment, furniture, materials, and supplies are properly maintained and stored;
- Use the playground as an extension of the classroom; assures that the playground is safe;
- Assist in conducting the daily health and environment check list;
- Complete and submit required forms and records in a timely and accurate fashion, e.g., lesson plans, portfolio forms, assessment, time sheets, etc.;
- Actively assists in transition activities;
- Distribute newsletters, flyers, and other information to families as instructed by the supervisor;
- Actively participate in the development and implementation of the Teacher Professional Development Plan;
- Assure that files are complete, accurate, and confidentially maintained; and
- Perform other duties, as may be required.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.
- Successful experience working in a team setting;
- Ability to work respectfully and cooperatively with a Teacher Assistant, assisting her/him in increasing professional knowledge and skills;
- Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community;
- Ability to plan, organize and implement position responsibilities;
- Visual and auditory acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if need;
- Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer and office equipment, including, but not limited to, the telephone, fax machine, copier, and tape recorder;
- Must be able to lift 55 pounds;
- Must be able enter and exit a vehicle without assistance, and withstand exposure to adverse weather conditions; and
- Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff and clients.
- Possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids or tissues;
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases;
- Job requires standing for long periods of time, as well as stooping, squatting, and running.Bottom of Form