Job details

Salary

$11.50 – $13.50 an hour

Job Type

Full-time

Part-time

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Job Description

Soul Shine Inc. in Decatur, GA is looking for one floater to join our 21 person strong team. Our ideal candidate is self-driven, ambitious, and reliable.

Job Description


PRIMARY JOB PURPOSE:


Provide a safe and developmentally appropriate preschool program for young children, both in groups and individually, as appropriate to the needs of children and the subject matter. Employs play and other techniques such as positive redirection to teach children about the world. Encourages children to learn through problem solving, questioning, and experimenting. Nurture children, provide meals, crafts and instruction, and ensure students and the environment are kept clean and safe. Program delivery should comply with all relevant legislation, BFTS and SoulShine policies and procedures, as well as demonstrate SoulShine’s unique value set.

  • ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS:


Present, compassionate, mindful, patient, responsible, supportive, dependable, kind, gentle, nurturing, committed to the wellness and growth of children. Must have a passion for education and a reverence for the global community.


EDUCATION, LICENSING, & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Maintain a current CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Preferably 1-3 years experience in early education
  • Maintain a Satisfactory background check on file
  • Participates in a minimum of 10 clock hours of training annually (includes 10 hours of state-mandated training.)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

TEACHER & TEAM SUPPORT:

  • Implement daily curriculum:
  • Review the monthly calendar of activities
  • Gather necessary activity supplies daily
  • Execute planned activities on their assigned day, and ensure active learning experiences
  • Supports the lead teacher
  • Classroom
  • Responsible for the state of the classroom
  • Provide basic needs for all children in your care, including food, water, diapering or restroom breaks, attention, and general care
  • Provide positive encouragement to children
  • Keep children engaged and active at all times
  • Handle children appropriately at all times
  • Maintain order and cleanliness of spaces at all times
  • Ensure the classroom is organized at the end of each day
  • Ensure their classroom and assigned restroom stocked with all necessary supplies
  • Request Floor Manager support as needed for supply refills
  • Ensure responsible use of materials and equipment by Assistant Teachers and students
  • Take and post meaningful pictures of children engaged in meaningful activities, ensuring you all following all requirements for framing, content, and frequency

FAMILY INTERACTIONS:

  • Provide appropriate feedback to parents at pick up each day, either in person or via the daily log
  • Always practice respectful communications
  • Use the “compliment sandwich” method, begin and end with positive information
  • Meet and greet any individual entering the classroom
  • Stay informed of SoulShine events
  • Communicate effectively with parents about the child’s experience in the classroom that day
  • Attend parent meetings as needed

SCHOOL OPERATIONS:

  • Maintain accurate and complete BrightWheel feeds for each student in your care
  • Prepare Incident/Illness Reports and report all incidents/illnesses to the manager on duty.
  • Attend all required staff meetings, training sessions and events

HEALTH & SAFETY:

  • Make sure students faces and hands are thoroughly cleaned and follow proper hygiene
  • Stay aware of safety issues and look for items of concern that may have not been noticed
  • Must meet all requirements stipulated by the state for this position
  • Supply basic first-aid to children and team members as necessary
  • Adheres to safety standards, including universal precautions in handling blood and bodily fluids

General Requirements:

ALIGNMENT WITH SOULSHINE VALUES:

  • Whole child development
  • Compassion & Loving Kindness
  • Global Resource Sustainability
  • Diversity & Acceptance
  • Service & Teamwork
  • Community & Collaboration
  • Innovation & Initiative
  • Active Listening & Positive Communications

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Embrace the child’s perspective, meeting them on their level
  • Embody professionalism, integrity, and leadership
  • Hold a passion for children and education, as well as a reverence for the food movement and sustainable global community
  • Demonstrate high-level verbal and written English communication skills
  • Apply time management, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Maintain respectful communications, body language, and tone
  • Take initiative and resolve issues independently where possible
  • Remain dependable, completing duties and tasks within time constraints
  • Display a high level of motivation, staying eager and willing to cooperate
  • Recognize and adapt to shifting priorities
  • Always seeking to improve self and the SoulShine organization
  • Show patience and compassionate under pressure and in times of chaos
  • Perform well in dynamic, evolving team environments
  • Follow all rules and regulations set forth by Employee Manual and BFTS

COMMUNITY & LEADERSHIP:

  • Participates in a required trainings (includes state-mandated training plus business management training)
  • Represents the interests of SoulShine in public forums on occasion
  • Actively develops and maintains positive Team Member relationships and parent partnerships
  • Maintain appropriate levels of discretion

PHYSICAL AND/OR MENTAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently lift, move, or hold children with a range of weight from 10-40 pounds. (Occasionally lift, move, or hold weight more than 40 pounds).
  • Frequently climbs stairs, to ascend/descend to various floors within the buildings.
  • Maintain mental and physical alertness and an appropriate level of energy to perform essential job requirements.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to type, key, handle, feel or operate office machinery, objects or controls and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit, often on the floor, for extended periods of time; often upwards of 50% of the day.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand for extended periods of time; often upwards of 50% of the day.
  • The employee is frequently required to walk, balance, stoop, kneel, squat, climb stairs or bend; often upwards of 50% of the day.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and at times lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. (with or without corrective lenses)
  • Possess strong hearing acuity
  • Supervise and interact daily with children outdoors for extended periods in varied weather conditions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will sometimes work in the office.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will sometimes work in the garden outdoors.

WORK ENVIRONMENT DEMANDS:

While the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job, they are in no way all inclusive. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The declarations on this document are not intended to be an “All Inclusive” list of duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. SoulShine thereby expressly reserves the right to modify any or all job descriptions as it becomes necessary or appropriate.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $11.50 – $12.50 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:

  • To keep our employees and families safe we require face coverings, temperature checks, and provide gloves and hand-sanitizer.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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