$21 – $24 an hour
SUMMARY: Responsible for the development and implementation of an age-appropriate educational environment and curriculum that promote socio-emotional, physical, and cognitive growth for preschool children and support
services to families. To act as an Ambassador to the Agency and to reflect all Agency matters in a positive way.
REPORTS TO: Regional Manager
FLSA STATUS: Full Time, Exempt
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Prevention and Early Intervention/Disabilities
· Must supervise and monitor children at all times by following Active Supervision procedures, policies, and strategies to ensure no child is ever left unsupervised.
· Ensure the quality and safety of the educational environment according to state and federal regulations and program policies.
· Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum, which reflect mandated elements and components, parental and cultural influences, and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of Head Start children.
· Follow Agency-adopted curriculum, using effective strategies to guide learning.
· Develop and follow a consistent classroom schedule, which includes small and large group experiences, choice time, music and movement, large and small motor activities, skill development, meals, and effective transitions.
· Assess individual and group needs, attending to specific interests, strengths and concerns, individualize for each child accordingly.
· Establish weekly goals that promote individual and group educational plans and include School Readiness Goals.
· Promote English language acquisition of children who are English – and Dual-Language learners.
· Establish a positive classroom climate.
· Guide the behavior of children in positive, effective ways.
· Promote health and wellness practices through planning and interactions with children, families, and staff.
· Provide direct support to all staff and volunteers regarding classroom expectations and adult-child interactions.
· Screen all children to determine developmental level and plan accordingly.
· Participate in all child/family staffing.
· Promote family literacy.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ALL POSITIONS:
· Must support center during major transitions to ensure child safety and supervision.
· Must follow break schedule created by supervisor.
Parent Involvement & Community Partnerships
· Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces family and volunteer engagement.
· Support the role of families as the first and primary teachers of their children.
· Establish mutually respectful relationships with families to enhance the quality of their lives.
· Provide ongoing support for families in the areas of child development, family and adult literacy.
· Prepare and distribute pertinent information requested by the family in a timely manner.
· Attend parent meetings and functions as required.
· Conduct home visits and parent / teacher conferences as required.
· Support family’s efforts to reach the learning goals set for their child.
· Offer parent’s opportunities to be involved in group activities, including policy groups and educational activities based on interest and need.
· Provide opportunities for children and families to participate in fatherhood activities.
· Promote and support parent involvement and leadership throughout the program.
· Provide learning opportunities for children in their home.
· Plan and facilitate family orientations to the program.
· Create and distribute parent newsletters monthly.
· Advocate and collaborate with community agencies to support child, family and Agency outcomes.
Utilize Information Systems to Support Child / Family and Agency Outcomes.
· Document baselines and ongoing assessments in COPA according to program benchmarks.
· Document all significant classroom issues, parent contacts and home visits in COPA.
· Monitor and report child abuse.
· Conduct child outcomes assessment as required.
· Maintain appropriate documentation on each child’s progress according to program policies.
· Keep and submit records and reports as required.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· When additional leadership is needed at the center level, duties may be assigned to ensure that daily operations and communications are maintained.
· Assist with breaks, bus monitoring and other center needs.
· Attend meetings, trainings and appropriate professional development activities.
· Other duties as required.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES WHEN ASSIGNED TO SUPPORT THE DRIVING STAFF
Monitor safety on the bus.
· Assist children boarding/leaving the bus.
· Ensures children are secured in child restraints and all adult passengers use appropriate seat belts.
· Visually observe the health of each child on the bus. Report any concerns to the teacher and parent/guardian.
· Occupy the children during the ride with developmentally appropriate songs, games, observations, etc.
· Collaborate with the driver to ensure that each child is delivered to the care of a responsible adult (authorized list on Transportation Permission Fact Sheet) upon leaving the bus.
· Ensure that no child is ever left unattended while on the bus, following all Active Supervision, child attendance, and bus alarm deactivation procedures as written in the Transportation workplan to prevent a child being left behind.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES WHEN ASSIGNED TO SUPPORT THE KITCHEN STAFF
· Preparation and delivery of meals/snacks that meet USDA Food Program requirements for pre-school children and all Head Start program requirements and policies.
· Ensure meals are prepared and served on schedule.
· Use food production and food storage procedures that meet USDA and CACFP requirements.
· Follow standards of sanitation according to State and Head Start regulations and policies.
· Safely operate basic food service equipment provided by Head Start.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: B.A. or AA Degrees in Early Childhood Education. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in early human development and appropriate programming.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid driver’s license. Documentation of degree and/or teaching license transcript of post secondary education and certificate of registry.
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT ALL-INCLUSIVE AND AN EMPLOYEE WILL ALSO PERFORM OTHER REASONABLE RELATED BUSINESS DUTIES AS REQUIRED AS ASSIGNED BY THE HEAD START DIRECTOR AND OTHER MANAGEMENT.
THIS ORGANIZATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE OR CHANGE THE JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS THE NEED ARISES. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $21.00 – $24.00 per hour
Expected hours: No less than 40 per week
Employee assistance program
Paid time off
Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
Ladysmith, WI: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
CPR Certification (Preferred)
Child Development Associate Certification (Preferred)
Work Location: In person
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