Early Education Center Lead Teacher
Description

Capital Christian Center has been a cornerstone of outreach and community in Sacramento for over a hundred years. Since its humble beginnings in 1916 at the home of Mrs. William Hatfield, the wife of a Sacramento attorney, Capital’s halls are now not only filled with hundreds of Christian believers who share in God’s love through worship and service, but also employees who consistently strive for spiritual, intellectual, and academic development in their work here.


It is along with these pursuits that we are looking for more amiable, humble, and respectable professionals to join our workplace community. Capital Christian Center and School provide a working environment where employees can share their unique abilities and passions together with their colleagues, impacting the lives of others on both small and large scales in the community. Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV) notes, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” With this, we ultimately believe that Capital is built and carried by our staff, who give their love, time, and energy into making the work experience better for each other and across all departments.


Overall, if you are hard-working, vision-oriented, and have a spirit for growing your experience in a Christian work environment, then we have employment opportunities for you at Capital Christian Center or Capital Christian School.


MINISTRY PURPOSE:

All employees in service to Capital Christian Center must be mature persons, committed to the religious mission of Capital Christian Center, with a personal born-again experience in Jesus Christ, evidence of a consistent Christian life, and personally subscribing to the Tenets of Faith of Capital Christian Center. All employees are deemed integral parts of the ministry of Capital Christian Center, and each is expected to conduct himself or herself on the job and privately in their personal lives, on-site and elsewhere, in such a way as to complement the image and mission of Capital Christian Center, toward the advancement of the cause and Kingdom of Jesus Christ.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Preschool Teacher helps students reach the goals and objectives of the Early Education department.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

  • The Teacher is under the direct supervision of the Principal and is responsible to help in planning and implementing the Early Ed program with the Principal.
  • The Teacher will be responsible for the supervision of the Associate Teacher and Support Teacher working in the classroom. The Lead Teacher is responsible for leading the direction of the classroom and facilitating conversation on areas of improvement as needed.
  • Be responsible for the supervision and teaching of the children.
  • Implement daily and weekly experiences for the children.
  • Present a lesson plan to the Principal in writing each Friday by 5:00 p.m. prior to the week it will be in effect.
  • Obtain and/or prepare all materials needed to carry out the program.
  • Help in planning and preparing the bulletin board on a quarterly basis.
  • Prepare the classroom with an environment conducive to learning incorporating data from the DRDP that is developmentally appropriate.
  • Lead by example adhering to all the rules set by the Administration team.
  • Attend all staff meetings and complete 21 hours of professional development. Be punctual at staff meetings, take appropriate notes, complete resulting assignments correctly and on time.
  • Participate in activities designed for parents and/or staff, such as parent-teacher conferences, school fellowship meetings, open house, and special programs.
  • Responsible for collecting DRDP data from classroom coworkers and preparing all documents for the Parent / Teacher Conferences.
  • Assigning tasks and lessons so that DRDP reaches fidelity for all students.
  • Give the Principal a list of yearly supplies needed at a designated time.
  • Meet with the Principal twice a year for a performance evaluation.
  • Prepare for new students prior to their arrival.
  • Help coordinate, implement, and participate in special events.
  • Complete "Incident/Accident Report" form in cases of student injury. Administer first aid.
  • Set up a conference time with Principal in cases of staff difficulties.
  • Be responsible for any other duties assigned by the Principal.
  • Complete student daily report.

PROCEDURES:

  • Hours of duty are on an assigned basis.
  • Notify the designated staff member as early as possible of absence from school so that a substitute can be contacted being sure to follow Employee Handbook guidelines.
  • Inform the Principal in writing of any parent or staff difficulties.
  • Work cooperatively and considerately with other staff members; perform shared housekeeping tasks; perform shared playground tasks; express own views and consider views of others. Maintain a friendly and efficient manner with parents. Communicate school policies to parents.
  • Maintain order in the classroom and on the playground. Handle children's feelings and interactions skillfully.
  • Make certain children are never left unattended in the classroom or on the playground.
  • Be sure no child leaves the school area unless accompanied by an authorized parent, guardian, or school staff member.
  • Aid children in overcoming difficult situations: shyness, discipline problems, toilet problems (this may require changing their clothing), etc.
  • Order, in writing, all needed supplies for any given project two weeks in advance of the unit presentation.
  • Prepare all teaching materials one week in advance of the unit presentation being sure to use teacher prep time appropriately.
  • Help maintain school equipment properly; report promptly on broken or defective items; avoid unnecessary damage to or waste of supplies.
  • Pay will be granted to attend the annual A.C.S.I. conference and every employee is expected to attend. Conference day is determined by ACSI or renewal leadership and will take place on a Saturday.
  • Registration for the A.C.S.I. convention will be paid for by the school.
Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Christian.
  • 21 years old and high school graduate.
  • Current TB clearance.
  • Current fingerprint clearance.
  • AA degree or higher in ECE/Child Development. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of full-time experience.
  • Ability to relate well to children.
  • Evidence of emotional maturity, stability, and dependability.
  • Ability to handle crisis situations.
  • Sensitive to children's individual needs.
  • Ability to lead others in a positive manner using healthy communication skills.
  • Able to bend over to attend to the child's personal needs. For example: tying shoes, fastening clothes, etc.
  • Able to sit on the floor with the class, if necessary.
  • Able to lift a child of approximately 50 lbs., in case of emergency.
  • Able to visually supervise children and hear to meet their needs.
  • Able to lift playground equipment and toys in order to store and remove them for use by children.
  • Able to push, pull, twist, kneel, squat and reach repeatedly multiple times throughout the day as required by the demands of the job.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position’s duties are normally performed in a typical work environment, based on the activity scheduled. Some physical effort required; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee may be required to walk and sit for extended periods and may be exposed to outside weather conditions; including but not limited to, heat, cold, humidity, rain, and direct sunlight. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, mouse, calculator, and similar machines.


WORKING CONDITIONS:

Working conditions are dynamic. Work requires the willingness to work a flexible schedule that may require occasional weekend and/or evening hours. Employee will be using his/her personal vehicle; therefore, employee must hold valid driver’s license in state where based and have appropriate auto insurance as required by law. Employee must be able to work in a fast-paced environment; must be able to prioritize and work well under pressure. Employee must demonstrate professionalism, integrity, initiative, and exercise confidentiality. Employee must understand and apply all company policies and procedures and have ability to follow instructions, be detailed oriented, and have good follow-through on all projects.


NOTES:

This job description has been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities above are the only duties to be performed by the individual(s) with this job description. Requirements, skills and abilities included have been determined to be minimal standards required to perform the position. The individual(s) may be called upon and required to follow other instructions or perform other duties required by his/her supervisor consistent with the purpose of the position, department, and/or company objectives. Capital Christian Center expressly reserves the right to change this job description and the duties assigned to the individual from time to time as deemed appropriate in Capital Christian Center’s sole discretion.

This job description is not intended as and does not create an employment contract or otherwise guarantee employment. Employment is at-will and can be terminated at any time with or without cause and with or without notice by either party.