Website Community Action Partnership of Scott Carver and Dakota Counties
.79 FTE (40 hours/week during the school year)
Full Day Classes
The Teacher in the Center Program provides service for an assigned number of children and their parents including center activities, home visits, parent-teacher conferences and field trips. Supervises volunteers, establishes on-going communication with parents and other staff, and coordinates component services to provide complete support for each child’s development. Performs other duties as assigned by the Center Supervisor.
•Organize, operate and maintain Head Start center according to state licensing guidelines and Head Start Performance Standards. Maintain children’s records including growth charts, complete gaps on preschool screening.
•Write and implement lesson plans following the Creative Curriculum including activities in each lesson to enhance self-esteem, diversity awareness and violence prevention. Plan and implement field trips.
•Assess each child’s development using Creative Curriculum Assessment. Develop individual learning plans and review each child’s progress with parents.
•Direct and support Teacher Assistants and Paraprofessionals in the classroom.
•Facilitate open communication with parents and staff to ensure complete services for each child and to integrate component services into the classroom.
•Attend team meetings, Agency and Head Start meetings/trainings, interagency meetings and community events as assigned.
•Encourage and welcome parent and other volunteers in the center, on field trips and other activities.
•Maintain a safe indoor and outdoor environment in all aspects of the program.
•Coordinate snack and meal service with the Teacher Assistants and Paraprofessionals. Participate in family style meals.
•Verifies actual hours worked by support staff.
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines
An Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Current Infant/Child First Aid and CPR Certificate.
•Applicable policies, procedures and regulations covering specific areas of assignment.
•Classroom policies, procedures and processes.
•Methods and techniques to assist students in early childhood learning.
•Methods and techniques for working with students with disabilities and special needs.
•Specialized Head Start and agency software applications and procedures.
•Local community resources and regional community services programs.
•Principles of record keeping and records management.
•Personal computers utilizing standard and specialized software.
•Safety rules and regulations.
•Monitoring and improving student behavior and learning skills.
•Assisting children and special needs students and assessing educational needs.
•Maintaining composure and working effectively under classroom conditions.
•Administering educational and school support programs.
•Reacting quickly to situations that could create personal stress and safety problems.
•Communicating effectively with children.
•Collaborating as a team member, with colleagues, families, staff and community representatives.
•Following verbal and written instructions.
•Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers, families, clients and community agencies.
•Effective verbal and written communication.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License, proof of insurance and review of Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report is required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in a classroom environment which may include standing, walking, sitting and lifting up to 40lbs. Mobility to drive a motor vehicle in order to attend meetings.
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