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Lead Infant Teacher - Grace Beginnings

Grace Beginnings

Grace Beginnings

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POSITION STRUCTURE AND DETAILS

Reports to: Director of Grace Beginnings
Location: Eden Prairie
Hours/week: Part-time or Full-time
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Lead Infant Teacher will assist the Director in fostering the faith development of the children who attend Grace Beginnings childcare, help children achieve curriculum goals by assisting with appropriate early childhood experiences and promoting healthy emotional, social, cognitive, physical, and spiritual growth of each child involved in the program.

  • Provide educational experiences in the classroom which demonstrate an understanding of curriculum and faith development goals.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication strategies with the teacher, parents, and families by sharing and collaborating daily.
  • Follow the directives of the Director to maintain high standards in the classroom and provide a quality learning experience for the children.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, organized classroom and assume the responsibility to complete the duties required to maintain an orderly facility.
  • Demonstrate respect for the needs of the individual child with concerns for the child’s faith, culture, interests, special needs, talents and individual style and pace of learning.
  • Contribute to the development of a positive relationship with parents and coworkers.
  • Treat each child and family with dignity and respect.
  • Approach behavioral issues that arise with children with Christian love, respect and patience.
  • Exhibit Christian values to generate goodwill among management, staff, clients, the general community and others pertinent to Grace Beginnings.
  • Regular, consistent, and punctual attendance is an essential requirement of this position
  • Other duties as assigned.

PROFESSIONAL AND SPIRITUAL EXPECTATIONS

  • Educational requirements: CDA, Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education preferred, High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Experience required: 24 post-secondary quarter credits in education or a related field plus 4,160 hours as an assistant teacher working in a childcare facility.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice for teaching children from 6 weeks months to 16 months of age.
  • Knowledge of the Bible and faith development of Infant children.
  • Has a commitment to prayer, as evidenced in both corporate and personal prayer.
  • Exhibits a meaningful and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior as evidenced by the manifestation of the fruit of the Holy Spirit.
  • Exhibits a lifestyle appropriate to a person in public Christian ministry by conducting life with the utmost integrity in all situations.
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