TITLE: Lead Teacher Full-time (35+ hours per week, may include some evenings and weekends)
REPORTS TO: Day Care Director
FUNCTION: Responsible for the education and general development of children in our Residential after school care program. Coordinates implementation of the education program and participates in the evaluation of teaching staff and classroom activities.
Leads the classroom teaching team in creating an atmosphere conducive to learning.
Introduces and teaches specific educational activities in all center areas including; science, language, mathematics, and fine arts.
Implements overall educational goals and objective and prepares weekly lesson plans.
Supervises all activities of the children, both in the classroom and outside.
Evaluates children’s progress and facilitate parent-teacher conferences quarterly.
Participates in family involvement programs.
Provides weekly supervision to volunteers, and other classroom personnel as well as evaluates their work.
Attends in-service training sessions as required.
Do home visits quarterly and as needed.
Maintain cleanliness & upkeep of classroom, equipment and supplies.
Develops and maintains adequate reports regarding curriculum and children’s progress including Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s) and/or Early Screening Inventory – Preschool/Kindergarten (ESI-P/K), as well as insure that attendance forms and meal participation forms are completed in a timely and accurate manner.
Assist in planning field trips, prepares children for field trip and follow-up on field trip activities.
Attends staff meeting and other meetings as scheduled or required.
Other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience:
Prefer a B.A. degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
Will consider an AA degree or CDA with four (4) years experience and enrolled in a program that will lead to a BA degree in ECE.
Must have 40-hour domestic violence training (within 3 months of hire date).
Must be CPR/First Aid Certified (within 6 months of hire date).
Must have Food Handling certification (within 3 months of hire date)
May require city and/or state certification.
About Family Rescue
Since 1981, Family Rescue has been passionately and proactively dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in the Chicago community. Family Rescue empowers women and their families to become self-sufficient and lead abuse-free lives.
Family Rescue is dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in the Chicago community by providing comprehensive support services and shelter to victims of domestic violence, particularly abused women and their children; engaging in advocacy to promote future system change; and encouraging prevention through community education.
Throughout its 30 plus years of service Family Rescue has opened four programs: the Rosenthal Family Lodge – our emergency shelter and 24-hour crisis line; Community Outreach Program - non residential counseling and violence prevention education; Court Advocacy Program - legal advocacy and crisis intervention; and Ridgeland Apartments & Daycare Program – supportive housing and child care. In 2010 Family Rescue provided supportive services to 1,916 survivors. Family Rescue serves victims of domestic violence across Metropolitan Chicago, although most of the victims served live within the city pr...oper.
Family Rescue provides comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence using a three pronged approach: prevention through early education and outreach; intervention through direct client services such as crisis intervention, enhanced children’s programming, counseling, legal advocacy, emergency shelter, financial literacy and safe housing; and infrastructure strengthening through systemic advocacy to address changes that will enhance the systems families impacted by domestic violence access for safety.
Family Rescue is unique in several ways: we are the only single purpose domestic violence agency on the south side of Chicago; we are one of only two domestic violence agencies in Chicago to allow mothers with teen boys into our shelter to avoid causing more trauma to the mother and children; and we are the only domestic violence agency in Chicago with a presence in both criminal and civil court, AND the Chicago Police Department. The families that Family Rescue serves often need a myriad of services and we have built strong relationships with community partners to be able to provide for their needs in the best possible way.