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Lead Teacher

Posted: 06/12/2022

Qualifications & Education
• Must be at least 18 years of age.
• TCC or CDA in Early Childhood Education or must be enrolled in CDA program, a bachelor’s degree in Early
Childhood Education is a plus.
• Minimum three (3) months working with children ages birth to five in an early childhood setting.
• Ability to be covered under the Housing Authority’s fidelity bond.
• Has never been shown by credible evidence (e.g. a court or jury, a department investigation, or other reliable
evidence) to have abused, neglected, sexually assaulted, exploited, or deprived any person or to have subjected
any person to serious injury as a result of intentional or grossly negligent misconduct as evidenced by an oral or
written statement to this effect obtained at the time of application.
• Possession of a valid Driver's License or ID.
• Ability to follow all local, state, and national safety laws and codes.
• Awareness of current issues in children’s services and education.
• Ability to follow all Bright from the Start rules and regulations.
• Ability to undertake all physical requirements involved with the early childhood setting including lifting, bending,
squatting, pushing, pulling, trunk twisting, kneeling, standing, and sitting for durations.
• Must be able to lift at least 40 lbs.
• Must be able to assist others with physical disabilities.
• Ability to work outside without any ill effects.
• Knowledge of child development and childcare techniques.
• Ability to deal effectively with young children, adults, other staff, and the public.
• Ability to accomplish paperwork, such as daily activity reports, lesson plans, and attendance records.
• Demonstrates professional level of written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to follow oral instructions.
• Ability to establish and to maintain effective working relationships with parents, families, employees, supervisors,
and other staff; demonstrate effective customer relationships.
• Integrity and Trust – Shows consistency between words and actions.
• Effectively handles emotions, including anger and frustration.
• Ethics and Values – Engages in open and honest dialogue with others.

Training
• Employee must complete the following trainings within the first year of employment:
o Health & Safety Orientation Training (within the first 90 days)
o CPR/First Aid training (within the first 90 days)
o 4 hours of disease control, cleanliness, hygiene, injury, or illness training
o 2 hours of mandatory reporting/child abuse training
o New Hire Orientation training (before providing any care)
• Montessori 101
• Other trainings may be required to fulfill the job duties.
• Ten hours of on-going training must be completed each year following the first year of employment.

Duties
• Arrive promptly each day.
• Assist in setting goals, establishes priorities, manages resources, develops concepts and approaches, reviews
projects progress and results
• Complies with Bright from the Start regulations, Montessori standards, and any other federal, state, or agency
regulations or guidelines.
• Demonstrates initiative, problem solving, productivity, teamwork, communication, and interpersonal relationship
skills.
• Acts as a resource for parents regarding issues concerning the children
• Protects confidential and sensitive information.
• Customer and Team Focus – Establish and maintain effective working relationships with young children,
parents, families, staff, and the public.
• Medium to high level computer literacy.
• Demonstrate professional level of written and verbal communication skills.
• Assist with other duties as directed by the Academy Director.
• Maintain all certifications as required.
• Plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum including weekly themes and lesson plans, inclusion
of theme-related materials, and rotation of activities and equipment on a regular basis.
• Provide safe, responsive, stimulating environment by actively engaging oneself in daily activities and routines.
• Complete daily paperwork, including but not limited to incident reports, attendance records, and diaper changing
logs (if applicable).
• Comply with the criminal records and comprehensive background check(s).
• Utilize the Montessori philosophy and curriculum in the classroom.
 

Compensation    
• $12.00 per hour. 

Resumes may be emailed to hiring@nwgha.com, or qualified applicants may apply in person at 326 West 9th Street, Rome, GA 30165, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled. EOE.