Lead Teacher-PT (421)
Location: Statesville

Position Description
Job Summary

Under general supervision, the primary purpose of this position is to develop individual goals for the students and plan and implement activities toward those goals.

Minimum Requirement

Education and/or Experience
NC Child Care Credential required. One to two years of experience working with students preferred. Associates Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood; OR High school diploma or general education degree (GED) with a minimum of 9 semester hours in Early Childhood or Child Development and continued enrollment in the said program towards the achievement of an AA/AAS in Child Development or Early Childhood.

Other Skills and Abilities
Strong written and verbal communication skills; Strong facilitation skills; Ability to work well with others; Ability to responsibly and confidentially handle sensitive student information. Must possess a valid NC Driver’s License for making home visits. CPR and First Aid Certification are required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Plan and implement activities that help reach goals as defined in the IFSP.

Direct the daily activities of students, providing a safe, positive and stimulating learning environment.

Organize and arrange the learning environment; obtain and maintain the equipment, supplies and materials needed for classroom activities.

Provide a clean, safe environment for the students.

Perform various routine procedures such as positioning, diapering, and feeding the students.

Oversee the work of teacher assistants, instructing, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities.

Conduct home visits with students as needed.

Administer First Aid to students as needed.

Maintain necessary records on students (e.g. developmental records, accident reports, documentation for funding agencies).

Communicate professionally with all students, parents, visitors, coworkers, case managers, etc.

Collects data to document individual student progress on IEP/IFSP goals.

Conduct parent meetings/conferences as needed.

Participate in professional conferences, training programs and continuing education as required.

Receive, review, process, file and submit a variety of documents and reports (e.g. IEP/IFSP’s, goal sheets, data sheets, attendance records, medication records, daily notes, lesson plans, accident reports).

Adhere to the principles of the LIFESPAN ChOICES Training Curriculum.

Ensure the students are engaged and supervised at all times; interact with the students with eye contact, smile, handshake, pat on the back, etc.

Abide by, enforce and participate in the implementation and ongoing oversight of all LIFESPAN safety standards and regulations.

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