Job Description

Openings as of 2/27/2020
Teacher-Early Childhood

  • 20/21 SY - Head Start Teacher JobID: 1806
  • Position Type:
    Teacher-Early Childhood

  • Date Posted:
    2/14/2020

  • Location:
    Various Locations

  • Closing Date:
    UNTIL FILLED

  •   TITLE: Head Start Teacher

    CLASSIFICATION: Certified

    REPORTS TO: Early Childhood Director

    SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Early Childhood Director, the Head
    Start teacher will implement a high quality school readiness program for eligible
    children and families in an interactive and safe learning environment.

    PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
    1. Implements a developmentally appropriate curriculum for children 3, 4, and 5 years old.
    2. Participates daily in team planning of curriculum with the teaching assistant and other staff, encouraging and using appropriate input from parents.
    3. Completes and maintain all necessary documentation to demonstrate compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
    4. Implements and follows federal regulations, state, and local licensing requirements, as well as health and safety policies and procedures.
    5. Conducts home visits and parent/teacher conferences as required by Head Start Performance Standards.
    6. Implements and inputs the required child assessment program, program data information, and other data requirements utilizing the program’s tracking system.
    7. Coordinates activities of support staff and service providers.
    8. Works cooperatively with support staff in the provision of direct services and the development of goals for children with disabilities.
    9. Oversees maintenance and inventory of classroom supplies, materials, and equipment.
    10. Maintains appropriate education certification or credentials as required by Head Start Performance Standards.
    11. Plans, organizes, and attends parent meetings and training as needed or required.
    12. Develop and maintain a relationship with each family to encourage meaningful participation in the Head Start program.
    13. Works collaboratively with preschool staff and campus personnel.
    14. Interacts comfortably and empathetically with people from diverse backgrounds.
    15. Provides incidental first aide as needed and report incident to Head Start office.
    16. Arranges the physical environment and daily curriculum to reflect a developmentally appropriate, anti-bias, multicultural approach.
    17. Participates in annual program assessments.
    18. Has knowledge of standard assessment tools including ECERS-R, CLASS & TSG.
    19. Maintain confidentiality in accordance with agency policy and legal requirements.
    20. Respect and maintain rights and privacy of all staff, parents, and children.
    21. Adhere to Standards of Conduct and district policies and procedures.
    22. Attend all required and mandated meetings and trainings and seek out professional development opportunities.
    23. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


    EDUCATION:
    • Bachelor Degree or Higher

    LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:
    • Valid Arizona Teaching Certificate
    • Arizona Endorsement Subject Specific
    • Appropriately Certified
    • Fingerprint clearance
    • Negative TB clearance within last 12 months,
    • Current immunizations
    • CPR
    • First Aide certificates
    • Food Handler's card.

    EXPERIENCE:

    SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES:
    • Ability to relate to needs of low-income families.
    • Willingness to pursue additional training in job-related areas.
    • Must have reliable transportation.
    • Ability to interpret local, state, and federal regulations, policies, and procedures related to the job.
    • Ability to bend, carry and lift 50 pounds, kneels, push and pull 25 pounds.
    • Physical examination required.
    • Ability to maintain a safe learning environment. WORKING CONDITIONS:
      The work environment is a normal school setting; the noise level ranges from quiet to loud, but is usually moderate. The playground setting can include exposure to dirt, dust, and extreme seasonal temperatures.

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Nine-month year, Certified Salary Schedule, employee benefits in accordance with Board policies.

    EVALUATION: Performance to be evaluated in accordance with Board policy on evaluation of classified staff.






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