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Position Title: Child Care Center Group Supervisor – Lead Teacher
Germantown Academy is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school located on a beautiful 126-acre campus in the Fort Washington suburbs near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school serves more than 1,200 students in grades PK-12. Founded in 1759, GA is America’s oldest non-sectarian day school with rich traditions and a strong commitment to ongoing innovation of curricular and pedagogical practices.
Germantown Academy is committed to the work of equity and inclusion and believes that equal opportunity in all aspects of employment supports the mission of the school and the successful attainment of our strategic objectives. Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and a respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying socioeconomic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds.
Position Purpose: Reporting to the Director of Child Care, the Group Supervisor-Lead Teacher is responsible for planning and overseeing his/her group’s daily activities ensuring that each child is safe, comfortable, and engaged. seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Group Supervisor – Lead Teacher, beginning as soon as possible. This position offers an excellent array of benefits and a highly competitive salary.
Establish and maintain a safe, healthy, and nurturing learning environment for all children on a daily basis
Plan and facilitate weekly lesson plans using the current PA Learning Standards
Collaborate with and serve as a mentor for your assistant teacher
Establish and maintain positive and productive relationships with families, keeping parents/guardians well informed regarding their child’s growth and development
Provide feedback regarding their child’s development and growth, through completion of individual progress reports and formal parent conferences
Work cooperatively with others as a member of a team
Maintain a positive attitude and strong work ethic
Assist the Director with designated activities as requested
A group supervisor must possess one of the following qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, special education, elementary education or the human services field; or
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and one year of experience with children; or
An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and two years of experience with children; or
An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university including 30 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and three years of experience with children; or
A CDA certificate and two years experience with children; or
At least two years experience as a Group Supervisor in a childcare setting
In addition, a Group Supervisor must be warm and enjoy working with young children. He or she must be willing to assist the children in all aspects of their personal care and hygiene, proper nutrition and interactions with other children. Working cooperatively with other members of the Child Care team is necessary for the well-being and safety of the children.
Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,200 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres. At Germantown Academy, we are committed to creating a learning environment that is as diverse as the broader, global world of which we are a part. We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit.