Blessed Sacrament's Child Development Center is seeking a full-time Infant Teacher. The development center is licensed through Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and is a member of the Early Childhood Education for The Texas Rising Star Program and the PK4SA Early Childhood Alliance.
- Ability to see at a normal distance with or without corrective lenses.
- Ability to hear normal conversations and sounds.
- Must be able to life infants and toddlers weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.
- Ability to sit on the floor, bend at the waist, kneel and/or stoop consistently, and be able to walk up and down stairs.
Under the direct supervision of the center Director, the toddler teacher shall be responsible to maintain the children’s program by:
- Assessing each child’s level of development and developing short and long range goals for each child, while planning daily activities based on the set goals.
- Plan and implement lesson plan activities and experiences that are developmentally appropriate.
- Directing daily classroom activities using positive guidance techniques.
- Evaluating each child’s progress regularly, maintaining written records, and using this information to conduct parent conferences.
- Responds quickly to children’s different and personal needs, verbal and non-verbal cues, temperament, abilities, and culture.
- Plans, implements, and supervises appropriate curriculum for the children providing experiences in all areas, such as art, music, reading, science, math, etc., and meet timelines set by the director.
- Plans, implements, and supervises activities which promote healthy development of children in all areas – physical and motor, cognitive and language, and social and emotional.
- Review and carry out health plans and or allergy action plans for any special diets, allergies, medication administration, etc.
- Provide direct supervision, training, guidance, leadership, and technical assistance to the assigned assistant toddler teacher.
- Ensure that child care routines are carried out in a manner that prompt, hygienic, and are consistent with good child development practices. This includes routines related to diapering, hand washing, eating, napping, outside play, and transitioning between activities.
- Operate the classroom in compliance with the Texas Minimum Standards and the Texas Rising Star Program.
- Effective communication with parents and families regarding their child’s day.
- Maintain confidentiality of child and family information at all times.
- Maintain written records of child’s progress or accident/incident reports.
- Observe children to detect signs of illness, injury, abuse, neglect, emotional disturbance, or other special needs, and report these signs immediately to the Director.
- Use equipment and supplies safely and conscientiously, keeping physical environment clean and orderly.
- Greet children and parents in a warm and friendly manner upon arrival each morning.
- Inspect the school site and equipment for potential safety hazards; taking corrective action or informing the Director to prevent injuries.
- Contribute to the operation of the center by participating in staff meetings and sharing information gained through attendance at workshops and professional reading.
- Abides by the Texas Minimum Standards and Center policies and procedures, while upholding the philosophy of the Center in the classroom with the children, staff, and parents.
- Other duties as assigned.
- High School Diploma or GED
- One year of experience in an early childhood program serving infants and toddlers in a developmentally appropriate environment.
- Must have, or be willing to obtain 24 Pre-Service hours and the required 30 clock hours of Early Childhood Education for The Texas Rising Star Program.
- Infant and child CPR and First Aid.
- Must have access to reliable transportation.
- Must hold Infant and Child CPR and First Aid certification and renew upon expiration.
- Must submit to a criminal background check and finger printing.