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High Hopes Development Center

Co-teacher

High Hopes Development Center

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Job Summary

  • Assume direct responsibility and primary care of each student in the classroom, specifically in the lead teacher’s absence
  • Maintain an environment consistent with Dept of Education child care licensure rules, including a safe and clean environment for children (utilizing all infection control techniques)
  • Provide an appropriate example, guidance and assistance for other co-teachers, floaters and visitors to your classroom
  • Work with lead teacher, parents and applicable therapists to implement an Individualized Preschool Plan (IPP), including developmentally appropriate goals for students receiving therapy services or with developmental delays
  •  Assist lead teacher in developing lesson plans and units incorporating the needs of each child with and without special needs according to the applicable Individualized Preschool Plans and High Hopes’ curriculum guide and aligning them with the TN Early Learning Developmental Standards

Job Responsibilities

  • Assume direct responsibility and primary care of each student in the classroom, specifically in the lead teacher’s absence
  • Maintain an environment consistent with Dept of Education child care licensure rules, including a safe and clean environment for children (utilizing all infection control techniques)
  • Provide an appropriate example, guidance and assistance for other co-teachers, floaters and visitors to your classroom
  • Work with lead teacher, parents and applicable therapists to implement an Individualized Preschool Plan (IPP), including developmentally appropriate goals for students receiving therapy services or with developmental delays
  •  Assist lead teacher in developing lesson plans and units incorporating the needs of each child with and without special needs according to the applicable Individualized Preschool Plans and High Hopes’ curriculum guide and aligning them with the TN Early Learning Developmental Standards
  • Complete all forms/paperwork (including but not limited to: accident report, incident report, permission to medicate, etc.), and maintain signatures and filing weekly
  • Share information and delegate responsibilities regarding student care and daily classroom chores with floaters/substitutes who assume care for your students and classroom
  • Work professionally as a team with lead teacher, floaters, therapists, or any other professional working with students in your care by providing information and modeling best practices
  • Establish and maintain professional communication with coworkers, supervisors, parents, therapists and other agencies serving the student, communicating with families, co-workers and visitors in a professional, positive and consistent manner
  • Read and update student files monthly, ensuring all required information is present and updated, as requested by the lead teacher
  • Serve as an ambassador for and representative of High Hopes to families, other professionals and the community
  • Provide a safe classroom environment conducive to learning and playing, consistent with High Hopes’ mission and philosophy
  • Continue professional growth and attend scheduled in-services and teacher meetings
  • Assist Director of Educational Services in selecting materials for classroom, in resolving problems of students in the program, and in training new teachers, teacher assistants, floaters and/or volunteers within our program specifically those in your classroom
  • Become familiar with students in other classrooms, in the event it is necessary to provide coverage where and when needed
  • Develop materials as needed for each child’s special needs
  • Provide appropriate physical care to the students as needed including, but not limited to: diaper changing, feeding, administering required medication
  • Maintain daily notes on each child, providing details on each child’s day
  • Attend and participate in IFSP meetings and/or IEP/IPP meetings with representatives of other agencies, when invited and requested by your supervisor
  • Actively participate in fundraising efforts and attend fundraisers and High Hopes events
  • Maintain current CPR certification and first aid training
  • Obtain TB testing every three years.
  • Demonstrate, through actions and words, compassion, empathy, care and respect for each student in our program
  • Comply with HIPAA policies and procedures
  • Abide by High Hopes’ standards of conduct, as outlined in the Employee Handbook

Qualifications

1.  High School Diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

2.  Experience with young children with and without special needs.

3.  U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the United States.

4.  Hold a valid TN driver’s license.

Additional Information

Benefits

Medical Insurance Choices
􀁸 Blue Cross Blue Shield‐Network S (Select)
􀁸 Blue Cross Blue Shield‐Network P (Preferred)
􀁸 Blue Cross Blue Shield‐Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP) with HSA
High Hopes contributes $315 per month toward the employee’s premiums for plans S and P.
High Hopes contributes $130 per month toward the employee’s premiums for CDHP AND $25 in the employee’s HSA account. Go to www.bcbst.com for more information and to see if your provider participates.
Vision and Dental Insurance are offered with High Hopes contributing $15 a month toward employee’s dental premiums.
Supplemental Insurance is available for all employees through AFLAC and Colonial Life.
401K – High Hopes offers a 401k plan for all employee’s at least 21 years of age. High Hopes does not contribute to or match employee’s contributions. A booklet of options is available at time of hire. Employee’s may contribute:
􀁸 Before-Tax
􀁸 After-Tax Roth
􀁸 Catch-up contributions (for over age 50)

How to Apply

Email resume to Sarah Roelke at sroelke@highhopesforkids.org

Details

  • Date Posted: January 3, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk