Lead Teacher

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Time Type:
Full time
Hours per Pay Period:
Day Shift

$21.17 USD
$25.88 USD(This represents the rate for an individual with significant experience in this job)

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The future looks bright at Bay Area Hospital, and we are always searching for quality people to join our team. We offer a great atmosphere, competitive pay, a wide array of benefits, and many growth opportunities for our employees.

Job Description:
Lead Teacher

Responsible for the education, daily care and recreation of children. Provides emergent, child-directed, developmentally appropriate activities in the classroom, and initiates and fosters positive guidance and behavior management practices for children. Lead Teachers are expected to encourage their Aides to become more involved in the class management as they mentor them in becoming teacher qualified. Must be able to engage and effectively communicate with parents/guardians, volunteers, and other staff members.

  • Strong customer service and public relations skills
  • Able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing
  • Able to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Time management, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Knowledge of rules for Certified Child Care Centers
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspect of the job
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to diffuse and manage volatile and stressful situations
  • Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with all people including those from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds
  • Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator
  • Maintains regular, consistent and punctual attendance at the assigned job location

  • Central Background Registry Enrollment
  • Pediatric CPR and First Aid certifications required upon date of hire
  • Food Handlers card required upon date of hire
  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Oregon Registry
  • Completion of 20 semester credits or 30 quarter credits in Early Ed, Child Development OR documentation of attaining at least step 8 in the Oregon Registry
  • Required to maintain 24 hours of annual continuing education
  • Commit to actively working a Step 9 education plan

  • Two years' experience in an early childhood program working with children and families
  • Bilingual skills preferred


Union Affiliation: None

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and job skills required.

  • Requires prolonged and/or repetitive sitting, standing, stooping, bending, reaching and kneeling
  • Must work indoors and outdoors year-round
  • Must work in noisy and crowded environments
  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 75 pounds
  • May be exposed to contagious illness
  • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens

Compensation Grade:

Compensation Grade Profile:
C - Hourly

Bay Area Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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