Casa Montessori Teacher

SimplySmart Childcare and Montessori is a growing organization looking for passionate and caring Montessori – CASA teachers at their locations in Brampton, Mississauga, and Oakville. Interested candidates can apply to jobs@simplysmartchildcare.com. Salary is between $16-$20 based on experience plus WEG of $2.

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the Site Director, acts as an integral member of the SimplySmart team to assist in the overall management of day to day supervision and operations of a child age group through the application of standards to achieve our mission: to provide quality care for children in a safe environment.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Plans and implements enriched programs in accordance with curriculum objectives, developmentally appropriate practice and program philosophy;
  • Maintains a high-quality environment,
  • Assesses, observes and cares for the individual needs of every child,
  • Observes children in their surroundings and assesses individual and group needs;
  • Educates children in accordance to the designated curriculum model for their age group,
  • Maintains open and honest lines of communication between parents and team members and always exemplifies professionalism.
  • Provides support for children in the classroom and enable them to fully participate in activities
  • Maintains up-to-date emergency cards, attendance, and health and safety checks
  • Manages and maintains an orderly classroom
  • Participates and interacts in team meetings and workshops. Takes a leadership role in the classroom and provides excellent supervision and interaction with children at all times including in all classroom, sleeproom, outside and playground activities;
  • Promotes open communication and works cooperatively and effectively as a team member and communicates and contributes information on a continuous basis;
  • Attends bi-monthly staff meetings and staff development workshops;
  • Provides training and acts as a role model for students, supply and new team members;
  • Meets emotional, social, physical and cognitive needs of each child in the classroom;
  • Follows all centre policies as outlined in the Staff Policy Manual including Behaviour Management, Serious Occurrence, Anaphylactic, Technology Use, Fire Drills, Workplace Harassment and Violence and Health and Safety practices;
  • Prepares and maintains the indoor and outdoor play areas for children’s use, including checking toys and equipment to ensure safe functioning and performing various housekeeping and sanitizing duties as required;
  • Participates in lunch, diapering, bathroom and toilet training duties and promotes healthy and independent practices;
  • Ensures any special dietary requirements are met;
  • If designated, administers medication as authorized by a physician and maintain appropriate records;
  • Maintains open, positive, friendly and cooperative relationships with each child’s family;
  • Accurately performs all administrative tasks including entries for the classroom log book, centre communication log book and required emergency and incident reporting in a timely manner;
  • Maintains confidentiality;
  • Adheres to dress code;
  • If designated, takes call and messages in a polite, helpful manner;
  • Is flexible and can jump in to assist in another room;
  • Coordinates activities with other childhood educators and early childhood educator assistants and supply workers;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Has complete MACTE or AMI teacher training or is Registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators (C.E.C.E.)
  • Infant/Child C.P.R. and First Aid updated
  • Knowledge of Child Care programs
  • High standard of professionalism
  • Enthusiasm for serving public ensuring that all children and clients are cared for equally and in accordance with SimplySmart standards
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to listen and respond appropriately to client and children’s needs
  • High energy level with a strong work ethic
  • Excellent organization skills to prioritize workload in order to achieve results in a constantly changing environment
  • Ability to safeguard confidential information
  • The incumbent must be capable of lifting, pushing or pulling up to 45 pounds
  • A police vulnerable sector check and verification of medical suitability will be required as specified in the Child Care Early Years Act (CCEYA)