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Lead Teacher (5880)

Palmetto, FL Full Time Posted by: Lutheran Services Florida Posted: Wednesday, 15 May 2024

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong, and communities are vibrant.

LSF is looking for a talented Lead Teacher who wants to make an impact in the lives of children and families.

Bilingual in English to Spanish is required for this role.

Purpose & Impact:

The Lead Teacher is responsible for day-to-day management of the teaching staff and curriculum development which facilitates instruction appropriate for students with a variety of academic competencies, backgrounds, skills, and learning needs. To design and implement daily instruction of all core subject areas to include ESL, PE and Vocational Courses. The Teacher is to promote a positive climate of learning and excellence where students have the opportunity to enhance their developmental growth. Each teacher will be assigned a Teacher Aide to work with the children. The teacher will provide educational instruction per age group requirement and agency policies. Teachers will be bilingual in English and Spanish.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide support, guidance, and reviewing other members of teaching staff.
  • Training and coaching to all teachers and related staff to develop educational policies and programs and performing other administrative operations in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Create a safe and inclusive classroom environment of respect and rapport to ensure a positive learning experience for youth with diverse backgrounds.
  • Organize and prepare materials for daily instruction while ensuring the inventory of classroom materials, may include: textbooks, furniture, and other equipment needed to assist in the provision of instruction.
  • Utilize the LSF adopted curriculum to ensure compliance with National Academic Standards.
  • Individualize lesson plans to meet each student academic level.
  • Assist with the coordination of Physical Education instruction with all staff to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.
  • Develop Individualized Educational Plans to report and document student's developmental progress (cognitive, emotional, social and physical).
  • Use effective instructional strategies to meet the academic needs of the students.
  • Provide a vocational course and curriculum in a subject area approved by program director or designee which introduces youth to career choices.
  • Maintain a record of student's academic progress (grade book) for the development of report cards.
  • Meet departmental and program deadlines to ensure contractual compliance with reporting requirements.

Other Functions:

  • Attend all organizational required trainings.
  • Attend trainings that will enhance professional growth in the area of Education and/or Vocational curriculum and instruction with pre-approval from program director or designee.
  • Attend all departmental and program meetings to ensure that up-to-date information is received and/or information of policy changes or practice are adhered to.
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of special educational events.
  • Must assist in the evacuation of youth as needed due to inclement weather conditions, natural disasters, or other unforeseen occurrences.
  • Willing to travel if needed for trainings, conferences or to transport youth to destination if reunified within the Sponsor.
  • Must maintain any professional or para-professional certifications acquired while employed with LSF annually.
  • Ensure the proper supervision of youth at all times.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; occasionally walk and stand. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


  • Bachelor's degree required in the field of Education or related field.
  • Must be a certified Educator in Florida.


  • Extensive teaching experience (at least 3-5 years), must be bilingual in Spanish/Haitian Creole
  • Experience writing and implementing curriculum, highly skilled in both short term and long-term lesson planning
  • Possess an extensive working knowledge of best childcare practices and childhood development


  • Must be computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Windows (Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Exceptional communication skills including writing, listening, and oral communication.
  • Ability to demonstrate and maintain confidentiality, exercise wisdom, reason, and patience, and make independent decisions within the scope of the position.
  • Ability to maintain a professional and friendly demeanor with strong leadership capabilities in: team building and staff relationships, teamwork, problem-solving, planning, organization, and implementation, building trust with staff, children and parents.
  • Ability to be empathetic and responsive to the concerns and needs of parents, guardians, children, and staff within the scope of Lutheran Services Florida's mission, policies, procedures, capabilities, and Title 22 Health and Safety Regulations.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to students, parents, and staff.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student matters.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and responsibilities.
  • Ability to be professional in appearance, attitude and demeanor.
  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.

    Why work for LSF?

    LSF offers 60 programs across the state of Florida serving a wide range of populations in need.?Mission Driven staff members become part of the LSF community while transforming the lives of those in need. Our staff additionally find growth opportunities as they explore areas of interest within the?organization.?

    Amazing benefits package including :

    • Medical, dental and vision
    • Teladoc (24/7 access to doctors)
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Long-term disability
    • Employer paid life insurance (1X salary), AD&D
    • Health and dependent care FSA
    • 13 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
    • Generous PTO policy
    • 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match
    • Tuition reimbursement

    Lutheran Services Florida embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

    Palmetto, FL, USA
    Lutheran Services Florida
    15/05/2024 21:57

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