Lead Teacher – Child Development Program – Anchorage, AK – Full-Time – Non-Exempt

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Position Summary:

The Lead Teacher is responsible for the provision of supervised, structured, and developmentally appropriate enrichment activities for children of Stepping Stones clients. The Child Development Assistant II will model positive supportive interactions with children.

Core Competencies:

The Lead Teacher must be able to demonstrate competency in the following areas:

  • Communication skills.
  • Clinical expertise.
  • Dealing with change.
  • Approachability.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Time management/prioritization.
  • Managing others.


  • Plan, schedule, and supervise age-appropriate activities for children.
  • Provide a learning environment using consistent limits, appropriate positive guidance techniques, and respectful attitudes and actions.
  • Provide support to parents regarding positive guidance techniques.
  • Ensure that children are always supervised in accordance with Policies and Procedures.
  • Provide an atmosphere for children to develop positive self-esteem and pride by incorporating each family’s culture into activities and representation in room displays.
  • Provide on-going parent information through daily care reports, a parent information bulletin board, and other creative means of communication.
  • Monitor and maintain records of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children, including an individualized development plan for each child.
  • Record statistical data and prepare reports to meet agency and funding source requirements as assigned.
  • Facilitate inter-agency referrals to meet clients’ needs by working cooperatively with other agencies.
  • Work cooperatively with volunteers, interns, and others providing agency and client services.
  • Participate in in-service training and other meetings as assigned.
  • Documents all client services using Akeela’s designated ‘Electronic Health Record’ (ERH) and maintains accurate and timely client records in accordance with Akeela policy.
  • To maintain confidentiality as required by Akeela policies.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Early Childhood Credential and/or CDA preferred.
  • Three (3) years professional experience with early childhood development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of child development, birth through adolescence.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues affecting children of parents who abuse alcohol and other drugs.