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Preschool Teacher

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Looking for Amazing Teachers in Pelham, Helena, Alabaster and Calera!


School for Amazing Kids has been a pioneer in early education for more than 35 years. We provide a nurturing and loving environment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years year-round and expand our services to include ages 5-12 during the summer months. We are passionate about making a positive impact on young lives and setting them up for a lifetime of learning. We do this by caring deeply about each child, nurturing their curious spirits and shaping their fertile minds by guiding them through our Learn-at-Play(TM) curriculum, Frog Street Press and Handwriting without Tears.


Our teachers encourage children to grow, ask questions, play hard, make friends and follow their natural curiosity. They sing and dance, play games, give hugs, tell stories, lesson plan and so much more. More than anything, our teachers are inspirers--constantly guiding and nurturing children to learn through our trade-marked curriculum, Learn-at-Play(TM). We say, "The love of learning starts here," and we mean it!


When you become an Amazing Teacher you will:


Play a fundamental role in the life and development of a young child
Provide a safe and nurturing environment through your voice, your attitude, your classroom, the activities you plan, etc.
Maintain a consistent schedule that meets state licensing guidelines and the values of School for Amazing Kids
Build children's self-esteem through positive guidance and nurturing
Serve as a trusted advisor and partner to parents, ensuring the health, growth and development of their child
Observe and document children's progress and development through our Ready For Life Assessments
Accurately document children's activities throughout the day (i.e. napping, bottles, snacks, etc.)
Act as a team player with all other teachers for the well-being of the children and the cohesion of the teaching team
Sing, dance, play games and be silly as needed
Other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate:


Sincerely desires to serve others and make a difference every day
Builds relationships with parents and caregivers to establish a trusted partnership
Forms solid connections with coworkers and contributes to the team dynamic
Possesses outstanding communication skills--both written and verbal
Demonstrates strong organizational and customer service skills
Is able to multi-task and manage multiple situations effectively
Easily solves problems with little supervision
Possesses 1-3 years experience in early education (preferred but not required)
CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain
Must be able to use a computer and tablet with basic proficiency
Capable of lifting a minimum of 40 pounds and work indoors and outdoors
Assume postures in low levels in order to interact and engage with children
Has reliable and consistent transportation
Is 19 years of age or older
Is willing to live our mission statement: "We care for people, investing in their lives for a return that pleases God."


Our team members enjoy:


Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance
Discounted Childcare
Paid Vacations (for full-time employees)
Education assistance and reimbursement
401K Plan
Free meals while working



Company Description
MISSION: "We care for people, investing our lives into their for a return that pleases God."
VISION: "We're becoming the most trusted provider of preschool services in the nation, one community, one school, one family and one child at a time."
CORE VALUES:
1. Abundance--
a. I'm excited for the success of others (Romans 12:15).
b. When I'm part of a team, I don't need to compete with it's members (Philippians 2:3-4).
c. I see limitless new opportunities (Jeremiah 29:11).
2. Conation--
a. In order for me to accomplish my goal, I must figure out what the next step is (Proverbs 21:5).
b. When I figure out the next step, nothing happens until I take action and do it!
3. Community--
a. My life is better when I have people who share my values, goals and dreams for the future in it (Ecclesiastes 4:9-
12)).
b. It's a good idea to listen carefully and respectfully to others, even when I may disagree with what they are saying
(Philippians 2:3-4).
c. I'm working to always treat others with kindness (Ephesians 4:32).
4. Clarity--
a. I know what I want.
b. I've written it down.
c. I know why it's important to me.
5. Trust--
a. I will take the risk of counting on others--even though I know that some will let me down.
b. I tell the truth, keep confidences and do what I say I will do.
c. You can count on me.



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