© 2019 The Village of FPC.

408 Liberty Street, California, PA

724-330-5525

Open Positions

Lead Teacher

The Village of FPC (The Village) child care and preschool center serves infant through school aged children. The Lead Teacher is responsible for the overall management of the Room operations and ensures that the Room follows licensing requirements, policies, and procedures. This person will work closely with the director, president, Board of Directors, families, and staff. Lead Teacher must be committed to providing a nurturing learning environment for young children.

Lead Teacher qualifications and responsibilities.

(a)  A Lead Teacher is responsible for the following minimum duties:

(1)  Planning and implementing daily program activities.

(2)  Coordinating activities of assistant group supervisors and aides.

(3)  Assisting the director with designated activities.

(b)  A Lead Teacher shall have attained one of the following qualification levels:

(1)  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field.

(2)  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 1 year of experience with children.

(3)  An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 2 years of experience with children.

(4)  An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 3 years of experience with children.

Responsibilities:

Lead Teacher is responsible for the general management of the assigned Room, to include any/all of the following duties:

• Supervise daily operations of assigned Room in compliance with state regulations.

• Overall age level program planning—curriculum implementation through written lesson plans aligned with state standards.

• Administering personnel, maintenance, and finances.

• Coordinating and planning daily schedule and activities with Room staff.

• Collect tuition.

• Responsible for maintaining all necessary records and files.

• Written evaluation of children on a regular basis, a minimum of one evaluation every 6 months.

• Administering the facility’s program objectives and activities.

• Give tours to prospective parents and market the center.

• Maintain professional relationship with families, board, and employees.

• Provide orientation to new employees.

• Make recommendations to President on policy.

Lead Teacher shall provide:

• Staff Health Assessment for Child Day Care Centers

• PA Child Abuse History Clearance

• PA State Police Criminal Record Check

• FBI Fingerprint Based Records Check

Skills:

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Effective management skills, able to delegate and resolve conflicts

• Excellent time management and organizational skills

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Ability to multitask and handle pressure

Must have experience and commitment to providing an ideal learning environment for young children. This person will work collaboratively with the Board, president, director, other staff and families to develop the objectives and goals for the center. Must be able to handle administrative and management tasks associated with a child care center.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Cherie Sears, President.