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Early Childhood Teacher- MacArthur Blvd Church at Lionheart Children's Academy

Early Childhood Teacher- MacArthur Blvd Church

Lionheart Children's Academy Irving, TX (On Site) Full-Time
MORE THAN A JOB... A MISSION

At Lionheart, your work matters!

You are here with a calling and you are on a mission with us.

OUR CORE VALUES

We are Christ followers passionate about reaching children and families with the Gospel, and out of our calling flows these.

• Intentional Relationships - We focus on cultivating relationships and encouraging others

• Tenacity - We are brave, resilient, and work with all our heart

• Heart to Serve - We joyfully serve others with humility and strength

OUR VISION

To see children and families transformed by the Gospel through Christ-centered child care centers across the country.

OUR MISSION

To partner with local churches to operate quality Christian preschool, after-school, and summer programs to reach unchurched children and their families.

REASONS WHY PEOPLE JOIN THE LIONHEART FAMILY

• Personal and Family Wellbeing - Our Total Rewards and Compensation program demonstrates our commitment to support the health and well-being of all our team members.

• Spiritual Community- Leaders committed to your spiritual growth

• Personal & Professional Development - Financial Peace University, RightNow Media, and more!

• Flourishing Culture - Annually certified Best Christian Workplace since 2015

OUR TOTAL REWARDS AND BENEFITS

HEALTH, MEDICAL, PRESCRIPTION AND DENTAL INSURANCE BENEFITS

• Valuable, low-cost, low-deductible medical plan

• Vision, dental, and disability insurance

• Employee Assistance Program for mental health

• Tuition Discounts

FINANCIAL BENEFITS

• Retirements saving with matching 403b plan

• Competitive PTO, even for part-time staff

• Annual employee wellness benefits

• Financial Peace University classes to grow in money management

INTANGIBLE BENEFITS

• Continuing education credits

• Bi-annual In-Service + monthly staff development

• Career growth opportunities

• RightNow Media subscription to stream 20,000+ videos for spiritual, personal, and leadership development

... and a lot more!

An Assistant Teacher has the primary responsibility for helping plan, organize, and carry out the selected developmental and spiritual programs for their classroom of children. The Assistant Teacher works with the Early Childhood Teacher but reports directly to the Academy Director.

Position Overview

Job Title: Early Childhood Teacher

Reports To: Academy Director

Compensation: $15.00 - 18.00 per hour (based on Experience and Education)

Requirements: Criminal Background Check required

Start Date: ASAP

Primary Responsibilities - Classroom Tasks:
    • Planning, supervising, and implementing the programs for the class in accordance with the Early Childhood Teacher, Academy Director, and curriculum coordinator.
    • Maintaining an age-appropriate classroom learning environment, as required by the Academy Director.
    • Supervising children by sight and sound at all times.
    • Guiding children towards desirable habits in eating, sleeping, personal hygiene, social development, emotional stability, self-dependence, self-control, and respect for authority.
    • Creating a warm and accepting environment for all children, families, visitors, and potential customers.
    • Maintaining ongoing communication with families that includes knowing their names and addressing each person by name every day.
    • Recognizing the individuality of each child and planning the program to assure each child's success.
    • Demonstrating and teaching respect for diversity among children and adults.
    • Understanding the process of child development and relating that understanding to teaching.
    • Showing awareness of progress or lack of it in a child's behavior, being alert to the total group even when dealing with a part of it.
    • Encouraging and guiding the expression of feelings, being a good listener, and assisting children in gaining confidence.
    • Guiding children in developing skills across all learning domains by teaching specific skills and giving children time to explore a variety of creative materials throughout each day.
    • Assisting children in problem-solving and guiding them through conflicts by teaching and modeling positive conflict resolution skills.
    • Assessing and observing children and using these observations to plan effective learning opportunities for each individual class and for the entire group.
    • Making proper requests, in a timely manner, for materials and supplies to facilitate the operation of classroom activities.


Academy Tasks:
    • Assuming an equal share of the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff and maintaining cleanliness of the individual classroom at all times.
    • Attending all staff meetings, training sessions, staff work days, parent conferences, parent open houses, graduation programs, and other special functions as scheduled by the Academy Director.
    • Maintaining current First-Aid and CPR certification during employment (this is a job requirement).
    • Attending training seminars to aid in the development of job skills and increase potential for growth.
    • Maintaining a thorough knowledge and close adherence to the Standards for Child Care Centers, NAC accreditation standards, and the operating policies of Lionheart Children's Academy.


Background, Experience, and Education:
    • At least 19 years of age and meet Colorado ECT Teacher qualifications required.
    • Level I or II in PDIS required.
    • Additional coursework may be required based on classroom assignment.
    • ECE or child development AA or CDA is highly preferred.
    • Previous experience in a state-licensed facility is preferred.
    • CPR and First Aid Certification required or willingness to obtain.
    • Children's ministry experience is a plus.


Critical Gifts:
    • Spiritual maturity - committed and passionate follower of Jesus Christ
    • Desire to reach children and parents for Christ
    • Friendliness and warmth towards people
    • Dependability and self-confidence
    • Enthusiasm for teaching
    • Desire to grow and learn personally and professionally
    • Comfortable having spiritual conversations with children and adults
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    • An ability to evaluate self
    • A clear and well-modulated voice
    • Self-starter
    • Personal appearance that is neat and suitable for working with young children


Essential Job Functions:
    • Able to submit and pass a Colorado staff health evaluation.
    • Able to 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 35-50 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table 10-15 times daily.
    • Able to reach a child 20-30 feet away within 30 seconds without danger to the employee'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.
    • Able to determine cognitive, social, and physical needs of children and communicate in writing and verbally in the English language at a level that 90-95% of parents and other staff can understand and respond to.
    • Able to handle the stress, tension, and exasperation that daily contact with many children and parents might bring.


Thank you for your interest in joining the Lionheart Children's Academy team. We look forward to learning more about you.

"But Jesus called the children to him and said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14 (NIV)

Blessings!

Talent Acquisition Team

The Lionheart Children's Academy

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