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Lead Teacher

Posted: 02/15/2023

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.

? 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.

? 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
? 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.

? $12.00 per hour. 

Resumes may be emailed to, 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.