St. Martin’s Episcopal School is looking for experienced Infant Teachers to work in our new Infant Program starting January 2020. We seek candidates who support our mission and are culturally competent and responsive. We are welcoming of all applicants regardless of race, color, gender, age, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, or any other protected characteristic.
The ideal candidate will have already completed the State of Georgia (Bright from the Start) Child Development Associate (CDA) credential for Infant Caregivers, and have two years of experience working with infants (ages 8 weeks – 24 months). A Bachelor or Associates degree is preferred but not required.
The candidate could also be a high school graduate, at least 19 years of age, working towards a degree in early education, or holds the CDA credential for Infants, and has two years of experience in an early childhood program. CPR and First Aid a plus, other trainings and background checks will be required upon hire.
Candidates should be professionals who embrace working in a highly collaborative and collegial environment and are comfortable incorporating the use of various technologies to support student learning. St. Martin’s believes in life-long learning and offers teachers extraordinary opportunities for professional growth and benefits packages.
Responsibilities and Duties
Early Childhood Infant Teachers operate the classroom in compliance with all Georgia child care licensing standards. S/He ensures that child care routines are carried out in a manner that is prompt, hygienic, and consistent with good child development principles. This includes routines related to diapering, hand washing, eating, napping and transitioning between activities and co-curricular classes. The position also ensures that parents receive adequate information about their child's experiences at the school through daily contacts and regularly scheduled parent conferences. The Teacher provides daily care individually to each infant, including but not limited to diapering every 2 hours and feeding on demand. The Teacher also observes children to detect signs of illness, injury, emotional distress, or other special needs and report these signs immediately to the Early Childhood Principal.
Provide a safe and loving environment for the infants in his/her care
Be the primary caregiver for children in the classroom
Give bottles to infants as provided by parents
Feed infants' solid foods as age appropriate and provided by parents
Change diapers as needed
Soothe infants by singing to and cuddling them
Supervise infants on the floor as they play with age appropriate toys
Put infants in cribs for nap time
Ensure play, sleep and changing areas are kept clean
Appropriately supervise children while keeping them safe at all times
Engage children in activities and play that stimulates their development
Ensure the safety and well-being of each child by responding to their emotional, social, and physical needs as well as their educational needs
Utilize developmentally appropriate practice and best practice methods at all times
Assist children with activities of daily life (restroom use, diapering, hand washing)
Approach parents daily and speak with them about their child(ren)
Caring individual who enjoys teaching young children
Possess a strong work ethic, be punctual, and have minimal absences
Be mentally and physically capable of caring for a large group of children alone in a classroom
Great customer service skills to communicate effectively with parents
Have an awareness of the unique needs of young children and have appropriate expectations
Be able to kneel, bend, squat, lift, push, pull, and carry children up to 70lbs
Be available for full time employment and available to work as early as 7:15 am and as late as 6:15 pm
Have dependable transportation
Completion of the Early Childhood courses as designed by the state
Meet annual professional development requirements as required by the school
Ability to pass a background check
Extended periods of time sitting on the floor
Ability to work year-round
Must be able to work well together on a team with other teachers
Create and maintain an environment that is clean, organized, and safe for all children
Establish a professional level of rapport with each family in order to provide quality care and friendly service
Lead Teacher may train and supervise teacher aides in the classroom, ensure they are following program policy and expectations, and direct them as to what duties need to be carried out throughout the day
Plan daily activities that are developmentally appropriate for young children
Conduct child assessments and facilitate parent-teacher conferences
Attend and engage in occasional parent participation events and other events that may be on nights and/or weekends
Maintain a professional self-image and project the values of the organization at all times
We are accepting applications through October 15th and have already begun interviews. Candidates must be available for 1-2 days of paperwork and orientation in early-mid December.
St. Martin’s Episcopal School, founded in 1959, is a coeducational day school serving students from 8 weeks old through 8th grade. For more information about the school, please visit our website at www.stmartinschool.org.
About St. Martin's Episcopal School
St. Martin’s Episcopal School, founded in 1959, is a coeducational day school serving students from 2 years old through 8th grade. For more information about the school, please visit our website at www.stmartinschool.org.