ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Teach a Head Start class ensuring that a developmentally appropriate, integrated curriculum is in place
- Adhere to Child Assessment/Observation System & Family Partnership System Timeline
- Ensure and participate in a minimum of 2 parent home visits and 2 conferences per child. The first home visit is done in partnership with the Family Outreach Worker.
- Prepare and present daily curriculum using appropriate materials.
- Working in partnership with the Head Teacher or Site Supervisor, provide daily leadership in the classroom including indirectly supervising and directly guiding the work of Teacher I, Site Assistant, Language Resource Aide and Full Inclusion Assistant if assigned, and classroom volunteers; provide ongoing communication regarding employee’s skill development and ideas for further growth
- Work in partnership with service area managers, supervisors and center staff to better assess the needs of the children and families to ensure quality services to children and families
- Ensure daily cleaning of classroom and playground and proper maintenance of classroom equipment
- Maintain classroom files on children and ensure confidentiality of records and client information
- Maintain health and safety standards for children, classroom volunteers and staff
- Ensures prompt and accurate completion of required paperwork related to center operation
- Maintains warm, friendly and professional working relationships with children, parents and coworkers
- Has meaningful, respectful conversations with children throughout each day
- Coordinates and cooperates with consultants and specialists with items relevant to the center and children, ensuring maximum use of services and resources.
- May include collaboration/coordination of program services with other community entities: i.e., school districts, those serving children with diagnosed disabilities, State Child Care programs.
- Participate in staff meetings, consultant meetings, trainings and appropriate special events, as scheduled.
- Participate in the team building process within the program by using established communication channels in a constructive and productive manner that enhances the team effort
- Other relevant duties, as assigned
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATES, AND/OR EXPERIENCE :
a. AA/BA or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education OR
b. BA degree in a field related to Early Childhood Education with the 12 core units of ECE OR
c. AA (or 60 units) with 24 ECE/CD units (incl. core units); and willingness to complete a BA In Addition to A, B, or C:
- 3 units of supervision in ECE
- Two years teaching experience in a pre-school classroom
- Current Pediatric First Aid, CPR and Health and Safety Course
- Valid California Driver's License and a properly insured vehicle for use on the job
- Prior to beginning work, must be able to pass the Community Care Licensing criminal record clearance and have a current (within one year) TB clearance
- A “Health Screening Report” must be on file within 7 days of employment In Addition to the above:
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Working knowledge of the principles and practices of child development and adult learning styles.
- Understanding of the principles of bilingual and multicultural education.
- Intermediate personal computer skills with word processing and email experience
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred.
- Knowledge of and sensitivity to culturally diverse groups and persons from low-income families.
- Intermediate skills in reading, analyzing, and interpreting procedures and governmental regulations
- Intermediate ability to write reports and correspondence. Intermediate ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of parents, children and staff.
- Intermediate ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
- Intermediate ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations with good judgment
- Intermediate ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Please visit www.capsonoma.org go to the "About" tab, "Careers", and "Job Openings" for a job description and to download a job application. Please return completed applications (PLEASE INCLUDE RESUME AND TRANSCRIPTS) to: Community Action Partnership Head Start & Early Head Start c/o Amy Yamauchi 141 Stony Circle Ste 210 Santa Rosa, CA 95401 OR email to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your interest in Head Start & Early Head Start!