Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Georgetown, TX, USA

Job Type

Full Time

Requirements

  • Infant CPR / First-Aid- can be completed as part of training.

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.

  • Full Background check / Fingerprinting.


Experience

  • Childcare: 1 year (preferred)

  • Early Childhood Education: 1 year (preferred)


Training

  • Infant CPR / First-Aid

  • Food handlers license


Additional training as required by Wellspring

  • Whole Child Curriculum.

  • New Employee Orientation

  • Shaken Baby Syndrome

  • Emergency Preparedness Plan

  • Overview of Minimum Standards

  • Operational Policies

  • Transportation Training

  • Positive Teaching & Discipline Standards

Qualifications

Physical

  • Able to observe, see, hear and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and conflicts that might occur in a classroom, on the playground, in bathrooms and common areas.

  • Able to lift 30 pounds from the floor to a waist high table multiple times during the day.

  • Able to reach a child 20-30 feet away within 30 seconds without danger to the staff person’s health.

  • Able to crouch to a child’s height, maintain eye-contact at the child’s level, sit on the floor, and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment.

Mental

  • Have a professional mindset..

  • Able to calmly handle the daily needs and expectations of children and parents.

  • Able to communicate openly and productively.

  • Able to use good judgment while caring for children.

Professional

  • Able to abide by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Minimum Standard requirements.

  • Able to abide by all policies and procedures set forth by Wellspring Preparatory Academy.

  • Able to teach and differentiate lessons to meet all children’s developmental needs.

Interpersonal

  • Possess leadership strength, a teamwork mindset, strong communication, networking skills, organization skills, and problem-solving ability.

  • Able to determine cognitive, social and physical needs of children and to communicate both in writing and verbally in the English language at a level that the parents and other staff are able to understand and respond.

  • Able to embrace teamwork and strive for excellence.

  • Able to be respectful and supportive of families at all levels.

  • Able to represent Wellspring Preparatory Academy in a professional manner both within the facility and in the community.

Job Responsibilities

Educational/Childcare

  • Handle student discipline in a positive manner following all guidelines.

  • Create and implement activity plans following the Whole Child Curriculum.

  • Teach children beginning stages of reading skills including phonics.

  • Teach children number concepts including simple arithmetic.

  • Supervise children in care at all times.

  • Help actively support other classrooms as the need arises.

  • Ensure the health and safety of all children in your assigned care and at Wellspring.

  • Feed/provide meals to all children in your assigned care according to their own personal needs.

  • Ensure that all children’s everyday needs are met including diapering and basic toiletry needs.

  • Engage with all children in a positive and calm manner.

  • Plan and oversee daily schedules.

  • Model and encourage good social skills, communication and conflict resolution skills.

  • Report and monitor any developmental concerns.

  • Evaluate children’s developmental growth using Wellspring’s tools and reports.

  • Assist children in both developing and keeping good hygiene habits.

  • Follow hygienic guidelines for changing diapers/potty training.

  • Able to care and attend to the needs of multiple children.

  • Encourage and assist in social/emotional growth in children

Management

  • Interact daily with parents; maintain open and cooperative communication with parents and families, encouraging their involvement in the program and supporting the child’s family relationships.

  • Help ensure the school meets all requirements set by law.

  • Encourage shared decision-making.

  • Creation of a safe, respectful, and fair environment for students and other staff.

  • Team player.

  • Family recruitment.

  • Able to follow schedule and handbook guidelines.

  • Perform assigned closing and opening procedures.

  • Participate in performance reviews.

  • Attend all Wellspring meetings.

  • Regular and clear communication with Wellspring management.

Licensing

  • Facilitating and maintaining all licensing standards as assigned to you.

  • Calm and proper completion of all drills/inspections.

  • Complete onboarding training as required.

  • Ensure proper transportation requirements are met.

  • Contact management when any incidents arise.

  • Contact authorities when/if the need arises.

  • Sign all forms/reports and take action as necessary.

  • Follow all Emergency Protocols.

  • Specific requirements set by TDFPS minimum standards and/or accreditation.

Meal/Nutrition

  • Ensure that meals are served in a healthy and sanitary manner and environment.

  • Maintain food handlers license (as followed by Wellspring annual training)

  • Follow all Food Allergy Emergency Plans.

  • Follow all local and state health laws/requirements.

Janitorial/Maintenance

  • Complete any and all janitorial duties as necessary.

  • Responsible for ensuring your assigned classroom has an overall peaceful and pleasant sound, smell, and sight.

  • Provide a clean and hygienic space for all children.

  • Report unsafe workplace issues.

  • Responsible for keeping landscape and outdoor areas clean and ready for use.

  • Responsible for keeping common areas clean, tidy, and safe for use.

Job Description

Mission Statement

At Wellspring Preparatory Academy, our mission is to provide loving, respectful care to all children in our program. We are dedicated to the social, emotional, and academic development of every child in our care.


Equal Employment Opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Wellspring Preparatory Academy will be made based on merit, qualifications, availability and ability. Wellspring Preparatory Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical disability or any other characteristic protected by law.


Benefits

  • Paid Time Off / Paid Holidays

  • Professional Development Assistance

  • Referral bonuses

  • Paid Training

  • Stocked break room with drinks and snacks

  • Appreciation gift cards