The Salvation Army - Metro Division Childcare Teacher in Peoria, Illinois
The Salvation Army Mission StatementThe Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of Christ. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Responsibilities:• Plan, supervise and implement the program for the class in accordance with the polices and philosophies of The Salvation Army.• Gear the program to the needs of each individual child with concern for his/her interests, abilities, special talents, individual style and pace of learning.• Treat each child with dignity and respect.• Help each child become aware of his/her role as an integral member of the group.• Responsible for the ordered arrangement, appearance, decor and learning environment of the classroom.• Assume an equal share of the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.• Attend all staff meetings.• Submit daily lunch count to the kitchen.• Participate in required training programs, conferences, courses and other aspects of professional growth.• Implement methods for effectively utilizing the services of classroom assistants, student teachers and volunteers.
Plan and implement methods of establishing a positive liaison with the parents of each child.
Notify parents of sick children and relay policies for the child's return to the classroom.
Assist in community oriented events and activities.
Evaluate all children for development or make contact for each child to be evaluated.
Write goals for each child in the classroom.
Conduct at least one parent/teacher conference each school year.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Minimum of an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education or actively working towards it with at least nine semester hours already completed.Experience:Have a working knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice for children ages 0-6; comply with Illinois Department of Child and Family Services employment eligibility; must have or be willing to obtain within 90 days CPR and First Aid certification; must be able to pass background check; maintain confidentiality of parents and child's information; must maintain twenty hours of continuing education per year.