Job Description

  • Job LocationUS-AZ-PHOENIX
    Requisition ID
    01 - Days
    DM Lincoln Learning
    Desert Mission
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Physical Work Location and New Employee Orientation Location : Address
    303 E EVA ST
    Work Hours
    8:15am to 5:15pm, may vary
  • Overview

    HonorHealth is a non-profit, local healthcare organization known for community service and outstanding medical quality. HonorHealth encompasses five acute care hospitals with approximately 11,500 employees and 4,500 volunteers, over 70 primary and specialty care practices, clinical research, medical education, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, an Accountable Care Organization, two foundations, and extensive community services.

    HonorHealth is a leader in medical innovation, talent and technology with a genuine commitment to your growth. The health system's vibrant careers take place in an environment filled with opportunity and respect because we see the HONOR in you.


    High School Diploma or GED and
    Other One of the following:
    (a) Current Child Development Associate (CDA) from the Council for Professional Recognition, or
    (b) Early Childhood Certificate from an accredited college with 1-2 years teaching experience, or
    (c) Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field such as Human Development, or Family Studies or Child Care Administration, or
    (d) Successful completion of related Associates Degree qualifying coursework as evidenced by a written qualifying statement from the accredited college that coursework is completed

    1 - 2 years as teacher or equivalent Required

    Licenses and Certifications
    Basic Life Support (BLS) Current CPR - Adult, Children, and Infant within 7 days of date of hire into position 7 Days Required
    Current Child Care First Aid within 7 days of date of hire into position 7 Days Required
    Fingerprint Clearance Card - State Current Arizona Dept. of Health Services Fingerprint Clearance Card (Will be finger printed first day of work if no current clearance card. Required
    Food Service\Food Handlers Card - Food Handlers Card Current Food handlers card
    within 7 days of employment Required


    Job Summary
    The Teacher-Lead is responsible for the overall management of the classroom. Coordinates the care and education of young children by planning and implementing a program that meets the standards of the Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation outlined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and other regulatory agencies such as Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and Maricopa County Health Department (MCHD) for a specific age group. Maintains and utilizes equipment and materials in all outdoor and indoor learning center activities. Provides guidance and supervision for Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Interns, and Volunteers. Supports parents by establishing a partnership of mutual concern and respect for each child.
    • Plans and implements curriculum to meet the criteria of NAEYC. Evaluate the individual abilities and developmental needs of children; communicate effectively with children and parents and address ways to support transitions between home and center.
      Conduct daily observations to ensure that each child is observed weekly as demonstrated by documentation and use of anecdotal and developmental checklists for planning, portfolios and assessment for each child in the fall, winter and spring.
      Communication notes are completed daily for each child and presented to parents.
      Classroom journal is used to document relevant information to classroom staff
      Conferences are held with parents in the fall, winter and spring and goals are mutually defined.
      Parents are consulted about their child's needs and careful follow through will occur through written and verbal communication in a timely manner.
      Information relevant to the classroom such as teacher absences and contagious diseases are posted as needed.
      Written, age-appropriate, and culturally sensitive activity plans are completed and submitted to the coordinator and are posted within specified time frames as evidenced by observation and audit. Plans will include field trips, intergenerational experiences, any approved videotapes and playground activities as demonstrated by audit.
      Listens attentively to children, clearly responds to their questions and requests.
      Encourages children of all ages to use language by clearly repeating their sounds, asking open ended questions, and providing opportunities for positive interaction and dialogue throughout their day.
    • Coordinate with all staff to meet center goals to keep the environment safe, clean, healthy and organized per Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).
      Participate in problem solving and implement procedures to meet these goals throughout the day by sweeping inside and out, cleaning and sanitizing chairs and tables, children's bathrooms, carpet upkeep, sanitation of equipment and materials as demonstrated by observation and audit.
      Playground and Classroom environment including the teacher supply closet, shed, cabinets, counter tops, and equipment and materials are organized and clutter free.
      Playground safety checklists are completed and submitted daily.
      Verbally notifies the coordinator, manager, and director immediately of any safety concerns.
    • Help orient, guide and evaluate the Assistant, Teachers, Interns, or volunteers and act as a role model especially in the areas of health, safety and child guidance. Coordinates with all coordinators to complete assigned projects or tasks. Ensures that all staff practice appropriate guidance for age group assigned and that respect and caring is demonstrated for each child at all times.
      Assists with purchase of supplies, input of data into the computer, van upkeep, census reports and other assigned projects with accuracy and in a timely manner.
      Ensures that attendance rosters, flash counts are maintained as required from the beginning to the end of the day andsubmitted to the coordinator.
      Ensures that all staff follows the CACFP guidelines regarding time of meal service, appropriate portion size and recording of all meals at the time of service.
      Ensures that all staff is made aware of the needs of children who require special care including those with Individual Educational Plans (IEP) and medical needs.
      An effective framework is implemented for classroom guidance and discipline consisting of standards of behavior and courtesy, stemming from a foundation of respect and caring for each child, using guidance and discipline techniques plus health and safety guidelines from both ADHS and NAEYC. Children will be kept clean within reason of activity; health habits and rules will be stringently followed.
      Effectively supervises children by sight and sound both inside and outside the classroom at all times
      Performance evaluation of the Assistant, Interns, Volunteers, and Teachers will be provided to the manager or director as required.
    • May act as daily coordinator for the center on a rotating basis as assigned. Coordinates staffing by ensuring that teacher/child ratios are in compliance at all times. Plans for staffing for the following day. Covers breaks as necessary and responds to time-off requests in a timely manner.
      Maintain sick/absence communications to teachers and manages ill/injured children in compliance with established guidelines.
      Monitor compliance with governing regulations as indicated by documentation. Collect data reports and ensure classroom paperwork is completed in accordance with guidelines.
      Communicates with coordinator, manager, director and parents to resolve issues. Answers telephones in reception area as needed.
      Coordinates field trips in compliance with established guidelines.
      Provides written documentation of significant events e.g. illness, parent complaints, safety concerns, injuries, etc. and follows appropriate procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.

    It is the policy of HonorHealth to provide equal opportunity in employment. Selection and employment of applicants will be made on the basis of their qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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