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Covenant Health LEAD TEACHER in Knoxville, Tennessee


Lead Teacher, Nanny's Edu-Care Center (located in West Knoxville)

Full-Time, 80 hours a pay period, Day Shift

Position Summary:Provide developmentally appropriate educational opportunities for the children in the classroom. Education activities should be developed to prepare children for next classroom.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Contact Jason Shubert if you have any questions 865-374-5393, jshuber1@covhlth.com


  • Plan, implement & evaluate the curriculum of Nanny’s Edu-Care Center for the age group assigned.

  • Implement the personal safety program required by the state of Tennessee for the children that are three years old and older.

  • Work as a team player with specialist, teacher and other suite members.

  • Exhibit professional behavior; i.e., communication supportive of Nanny’s programming, staff, and administration; coaching staff toward achieving performance expectations, following established conflict resolution process, pursuit of professional development.

  • Responsible for health, safety and operation of the classroom.

  • Maintain adherence to Knox County Health & Fire Department regulations, DHS licensing standards, 3 Star licensing requirements, and Covenant Health criteria.

  • Assist administration by using available staff to maintain appropriate ratio.

  • Maintain adherence to Infection Control Policies of the Center.

  • Meet children’s physical needs consistently through established routines.

  • Responsible for smooth coordination of daily routines and activities.

  • Maintain necessary records (Individual Child Information Charts, Daily Developmental Notes, Allergy List, Roll Sheet, Infection and Illness Notification, Bumps and Bruises Report, Task List, Medication Chart, Notes From Home).

  • Complete developmental assessments, new parent orientations and assure smooth transition of children as they promote in and out of room.

  • Establish daily communication with parents- verbal and written.

  • Maintain Parent Daily Board, Nanny’s Notes Board and Daily Activity/Communication Tables.

  • Post monthly calendar with themes, special days, assessment schedule, make-up days, etc.

  • Primary responsibility for conducting parent conferences.

  • Oversee planning and implementation of activities for children based on developmental assessment and developmentally appropriate practice.

  • Monitor children’s developmental progress and discuss concerns with Administration.

  • Assure completion of Developmental Assessments/Quarterly updates in a timely manner. Portfolio pages as necessary.

  • Monitor and request needed supplies.

  • Work with Administration to equip and arrange classroom.

  • Assure regular disinfecting and rotation of classroom toys and materials.

  • Oversee maintenance of the room and notify front desk to complete work orders (with administrative approval) and housekeeping requests.

  • Complete required referral forms.

  • Work with Administration to integrate children with special needs.

  • Participate in process improvement activities.

  • Attend mandatory staff meetings and trainings on MLK Day, Good Friday, meetings the weeks of Memorial Day, 4thof July, Labor Day and Thanksgiving.

  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.

  • Other related duties as assigned by director.


Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent required.

Minimum Experience: Proven experience in development of specific area. One to three (1-3) years’ child care experience. Maintain 18 hours of training annually. Twenty-four (24) hours needed for new employees in their first year.

Licensure Requirement: Infant-child CPR and First Aid certification renewed annually.



ID 3750458

Facility Fortress Corporation-Fort Sanders West

Department Name NANNY S