The Birds Nest, Inc Early Childhood Teacher in Kalispell, Montana

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

-Professional ethics of confidentiality, discretion and good judgment.
-Work closely with other team members in the development of a comprehensive children’s program in accordance with The Birds Nest, Inc philosophy, policy, and procedures.
-Provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs and interests of each child.
-Assist in planning and implementing program-sponsored family celebrations and classroom parent meetings.

LEADERSHIP & SUPERVISION

-Assume the role of Head ECT when she/he is absent or out of the classroom.
-Maintain written records and observations of assigned children, noting their development and behavior in all aspects of the program.
-Assist in the interview and orientation process of new ECTs and families.
-Assist in creating a warm, nurturing, and respectful atmosphere for the children to be encouraged to learn and grow.
-Participate in the planning and implementation of team and agency meetings, staff in-service training days, early childhood education and supervisory courses and workshops for professional growth.

COMMUNICATION

-Work cooperatively with parents, staff and third party consultants to meet the individual needs of children and their families.
-Maintain positive communication regarding The Birds Nest, Inc to parents, other staff members, and the surrounding community.
-Meet regularly with the director, parents, teachers, and others regarding the developmental progress of children and interpretation of The Birds Nest, Inc policies.

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

-Enforce all Licensing Regulations set forth in the Department of Public Health and Human Services Child Care Licensing Division, including, but not limited to, ensuring that appropriate staff-child ratios are maintained and children are supervised at all times.
-Maintain appropriate documentation on all children in the class, and on the material needs of the classroom for supplies and maintenance.
-Report all injuries and other health concerns to the Director, and administer pediatric first-aid when necessary, and as mandated by state law, report any suspected child abuse and/or neglect.
-Assist Director in all matters pertaining to the effective and efficient running of The Birds Nest, Inc facility.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

-Ability to speak, read, and write the English Language fluently.
-Knowledge of and sensitivity to the cultural background of the children and families being served.
-Ability to relate to children and adults in a positive, respectful manner.
-Ability to lift and/or carry children.
-Ability to interact at the child's level and move quickly as needed.
-Ability to work with a staff of varying educational and experiential backgrounds.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

-Bilingual in Spanish (or other language) Dialects and able to incorporate the language into the program.
-Have your CDA or other early childhood education certification or degree.
-Two years’ experience.
-Practitioner Registry Level 2.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

-Registered through mtecp.org.
-Must be willing to complete a minimum of 24 hours of annual training - time will be given during business hours and fees will be reimbursed upon completion.
-Must be at least 18 years of age and pass annual background checks.
-Must obtain CPR/First Aid Certification within 30 days of hire.
-Must complete Infant Safety Essentials training within 30 days of hire.
-Must complete all state required training hours within 90 days of hire.

SALARY & BENEFITS

Discounted Child Care
Daily Planning Time
Resource Room & Supplies
Paid Training Time/Fees
Workers Comp Insurance
Condensed Work Week and Flexible Scheduling
Up to 10 Paid Holidays (selected by the employee and may include Federal, State, Religious, Birthdays, or anniversaries).
*Annual Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual rate (per hour worked)
Year 1: 0.05
Year 2 & 3: 0.05769
Year 4: 0.07692

*Seasonal, substitute, and part-time employees who work less than 20 hours per week are excluded.