Laramie County Community College Teacher, Children’s Discovery Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming
The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming. Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference.
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Effectively functions as the primary and lead teacher in assigned classroom (multiage classroom); responsible for daily operation, planning, scheduling and oversight of the preschool classroom working in partnership with classroom assistants and CDC Director, utilizing approved curriculum resources; initiate and maintain accreditation portfolios; oversee positive and safe learning environment; maintains progress records of each child’s growth and development and prepare periodic reports and development plans per each child; mentor and oversight classroom subordinates; work with parents to promote understanding of their child’s growth and development, encouraging parental participation and attendance at center functions and conduct formal and/or informal parent/teacher conferences; oversee all activities to ensure safety at all times; contribute to staff and college in-service training sessions; and participate in training opportunities as required. Lead teachers are expected to act as mentors for any LCCC or University of Wyoming, or any college students coming to their classrooms for observations or interships.
Benefits: For full listing of benefits, visit Benefits.
Compensation: Starting annual salary: $34, 322-$36, 088.
Starting Date: May 14th, 2018. For full consideration, apply by May 1st, 2018.
For information about Cheyenne, visit http://www.lccc.cc.wy.us/about/welcome.
Serve as lead teacher for assigned classroom, responsible for daily operation, planning and scheduling of respective classroom, including oversight of assigned associates and aides
Develop, implement, teach and evaluate a curriculum that meets the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, cultural and developmental needs of individual young children and adhere to the general curriculum guidelines of the learning center
Initiate, maintain and update as needed, accreditation portfolios required of the facility accreditation agency known as National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Maintain other applicable certification documentation as required
Oversee and maintain a positive, stimulating, safe, and sanitary learning environment to meet the changing needs of the individual child
Provide continual supervision and effective learning tools to ensure the safety of all children on an ongoing basis
Initiate written observation assessments of young children to document each child’s growth and development
Maintain individual student records related to attendance, emergency programs and other pertinent records as required by governing agencies or learning center policy and procedure
Conduct formal and/or informal parent/teacher conferences in accordance with facility standards
Mentor and oversight associate teachers and other subordinate staff members and complete required written assessments of these individuals’ respective job performance in accordance with college procedures
Initiate and maintain effective partnerships and relationships with parents of children through proper communication on a regular basis, informing parents of the progress and development of their children
Encourage parental participation in center programs and attendance at parent group functions and other center functions
Assist CDC management with development and implementation of all required health and safety protocols, ensuring that classroom subordinates and children participate in same
Work in a collaborative manner with supervisors, colleagues, subordinates and support staff to effectively implement the goals and objectives of the learning center
Contribute to staff and college in-service training sessions and other training opportunities as required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to respond to common inquiries from co-workers, parents, college employees, and others as may be necessary
Customer service skills
Ability to communicate clearly with a variety of people, in one-to-one and small group settings – either face-to-face, by telephone, or by other electronic means
Ability to listen effectively
Able to function effectively in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment with deadlines and some interpersonal pressure
Ability to act on own initiative while exercising reasonable judgment
Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process)
Ability to read, interpret and consider possible applications of professional literature and basic educational documents
Ability to deal effectively with people
Ability to establish appropriate professional rapport, with courtesy and tact
Ability to accurately determine other’s needs, collect necessary information, and follow-through when requested
Frequent standing, walking, squatting, kneeling, and sitting while interacting with young children
Employee may at times be required to intervene and diffuse angry or frustrated clients
An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds
Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions
Mentally track multiple tasks at once
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds
Bachelor's degree in Education or related field
Ability to pass LCCC background check
Willingness to have tuberculosis test
Willingness to obtain CPR and first aid certification
Master's degree in Education or related field
Demonstrable skills and knowledge in the areas of health, nutrition, safety, active learning environment, guidance and discipline, child growth and development, family relationships, program management, professionalism, and cultural awareness
Dedication to professional development and continuing education
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Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Laramie County Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, political affiliation or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.
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