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Child Development Center - Teacher

Department: Child Development Center
Location: Houston, TX

Child Development Center Teacher


JOB DESCRIPTION

The Child Development Center (CDC) Teacher is responsible for the safety and care of each student, as well as their spiritual, academic, social and developmental growth. The CDC Teacher plans and implements lessons within a Christian Curriculum, assists with meals, outdoor and indoor play/exercise and weekly Chapel. As the CDC is a TDPRS Licensed Child Care Center, the CDC teacher must follow all guidelines required by TDPRS State Minimum Standards. The CDC teacher reports to the CDC Director.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Plans and implements the daily program for children, including the following:

  • Treat each child with dignity and respect; speaking kindly and appropriately to children at all times
  • Recognize and show sensitivity to the individual needs of each child
  • Be knowledgeable of and current with TDPRS Minimum Standards for Child Care Centers, local and federal regulatory agencies, and Lakewood CDC policies; maintaining compliance with all
  • Develop and implement lesson plans to meet the children’s individual needs
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding children, families and staff
  • Promote and maintain good rapport and working relationships with other staff members, and understand the importance of the team environment
  • Help children learn to think creatively, to solve problems independently, and to respect themselves and others
  • Observe, record and report significant individual or group behavior that might affect the children
  • Diligently monitor the environment to prevent injuries and accidents
  • Attend all staff training sessions and meetings sponsored by the Center/Church as required
  • Perform all duties necessary to maintain a clean and orderly classroom and Center
  • Perform all other related duties as requested by Center Management and/or Church
  • Report problems, injuries and hazards promptly to Center Management
  • Notify Center Management immediately of needed repairs to room, building, playground equipment or toys
  • Maintain professional conduct in working with parents, staff, members and visitors
  • Report parental concerns to Center Management immediately
  • Prepare and submit forms and paperwork as required by Center Management and Lakewood Church
  • Follow all prescribed procedures for fire and weather related emergencies, including practice drills as required by local regulatory agencies
  • Maintain commitment to scheduled work hours
  • May be required to work with various age groups and change diapers and soiled clothing as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Regular attendance

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Previous childcare work experience required
  • Previous Licensed Daycare experience preferred
  • Demonstrates an understanding of all current state and local regulations
  • Familiar with TDPRS Minimum Standards, concepts, practices and procedures
  • Ability to create lesson plans
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Ability to lift, carry, and/or move up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to stoop, bend, etc. to interact on a child’s level throughout the day
  • Ability to interact and participate with children during physical activities ex: running, jumping, dancing, demonstrating exercises, motor skills, etc.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time during the workday
  • Professional Appearance
  • Exceptional Customer Service skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with the flexibility of changing job duties as needed

EDUCATION

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; AA Degree in Early Childhood Education or CDA preferred

 

This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive and/or the job itself is subject to change

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