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Company: Elwyn
Location: PA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


POSITION SUMMARY: The Lead Teacher oversees the day-to-day operation of the school-based childcare program at their assigned location. This role manages and maintains records, files, and class lists for their site, notifies the main office of absences, prepares lessons, distributes snacks, and ensures proper supervision of children in their care.



  • Develop, prepare, and deliver lessons and materials suitable for the children attending the program including, but not limited to, arts and crafts, sports, outdoor play, cooking, drama, music, and homework help
  • Supervise children and staff at the site space, playground, and lavatory
  • Maintain monthly activity calendar
  • Provide a quiet time space for children to do homework and participate in "homework club"
  • Conduct small group activities and games planned with staff
  • Liaison with school leadership and staff to ensure conformation to all "school rules" as they related to before- and/or after-school activities
  • Supervise and delegate tasks to Assistant Teachers and/or Aides including, but not limited to, leading lessons/activities, distributing snack, and supervising clubs to ensure the program runs as planned
  • Coordinate the arrival of children from all classes in assigned elementary school
  • Oversee the delivery and signing in and out of all children to the appropriate parent/guardian
  • Prepare annual and mid-year performance appraisals for staff to ensure compliance with state regulations for childcare
  • Assist Program Director in preparing for annual site inspection by PA Department of Human Services (DHS) and serve as the main point of contact on-site
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and crisis intervention using agency-trained protocols
  • Perform other duties as assigned

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Assistant Program Director


DIRECT REPORTS: Assistant Teachers, Aides


CONTACTS: School-based childcare staff, parents/guardians, school personnel, DHS representatives



  • Associate's degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education
  • Two (2) years' experience with children in an instructional setting
  • Supervisor experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage and prioritize multiple, often competing, priorities
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated strong time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated excellent judgment with the ability to independently solve problems and make decisions with little or no need for direct supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate future needed changes or identify problem areas and take effective actions
  • Must be able to perform CPR and crisis intervention using agency-trained protocols
  • Must possess excellent customer interaction, collaboration, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated basic experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; Publisher experience preferred
  • Must have current, valid driver's license in state of residence, three (3) years driving experience in the United States, and acceptable driving record

Elwyn reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive statement of duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.


Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Elwyn does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, pregnancy status, medical condition, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sexual orientation or identity, age, national origin, citizenship, handicap status, marital or family status, mental or physical disability, perceived disability, military or veteran status, political activities or affiliations, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation.


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