Position Summary: The 1st/2nd Grade Kid Quest Lead Teacher (LT) is responsible for the daily programming for school-age children enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Center at St. Joseph Academy. The role includes providing developmentally appropriate practices and high quality early care and education by engaging school-age children in various activities, recreational games, field trips, swimming, science, arts & crafts, and more! The LT ensures that the needs of children and their families are understood and communicated as the primary SJA liaison.
The LT implements the early childhood program within local, state and federal guidelines, rules, regulations and laws, Wisconsin licensing, and accreditation standards.
Reports to: Co-Director
BA degree in early childhood education or related field preferred (Staff meeting minimum requirement of an Early Childhood Associates Degree, Child Development Associate (CDA) or successful completion of 12 college credits in early childhood education; must agree to obtain professional credentials within 2 years of accepting the position)
2+ years experience within early care working in a licensed childcare setting
Bilingual speaker (Spanish) preferred
Exemplary interpersonal, collaborative, and planning skills
Interest and ability to support children and their families
Ability to analyze an issue, identify options, and implement solutions
Ability to work cooperatively with people in and outside of the Education/Childcare Services department
Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) and effectively interact with children, their family members, management, and staff members
Ability to respond positively to work direction and guidance from others
Equipment Used: Office equipment: personal computers, printers, phone systems, fax machine, photocopier
Physical and Mental Requirements:
Must have ability to sit (25%), walk/stand (75%), routinely throughout the shift. Must be able to periodically lift up to 50 lbs. Must have functional senses/manual dexterity to carry out the job; communicate effectively; and use of office equipment. Must have the ability to deal effectively with the stress of managing emergency/critical situations and multiple tasks.
Performs duties with exposure to infectious or communicable diseases inherent to care children, and occasional exposure to loud or unpleasant voices due to unpredictable behavior of the children and seasonal exposure to high humidity, heat and cold due to the internal and external environment.