Head Start Teacher (#0521K)

Website United Community Action Partnership, Inc.

RESPONSIBILITIES: To provide a comprehensive Head Start experience that meets the requirements of the Head Start Performance Standards. To integrate component activities within the classroom. To empower parents and staff as team members in a comprehensive approach to child development and self-sufficiency.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Plan, prepare, and conduct center classroom days.
  • Assure children’s individual needs and differences are met.
  • Plan and implement learning experiences that advance the intellectual, emotional and physical development of children.
  • Complete child assessments with fidelity.
  • Encourage family engagement in program.
  • Supervise classroom staff.
  • Coordinate and provide services for children with disabilities.
  • Facilitate the transition of Head Start children to the next educational facility.
  • Coordinate and integrate nutrition and health activities into the classroom.
  • Assist with grantee efforts in recruitment of Head Start children.
  • Support and Model United’s Behavioral Competencies.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • AA or BA degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field as defined by the Office of Head Start.
  • CPR and First Aid certification.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred both written and verbal.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated interpersonal skills.
  • Computer/keyboarding skills required.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and provide team leadership.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child development.
  • Demonstrated skills in problem-solving and conflict resolution strategies.
  • Ability to travel in a nine (9) county area regularly and out of the nine (9) county area for meetings, workshops and conferences.
  • Reliable mode of transportation.
  • Reliable, regular attendance.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child development, integration of services and of issues faced by low-income people in the nine (9) county area.
  • Must have satisfactory completion of background check.
  • Must have satisfactory completion of medical exam and health screenings as requested per Head Start regulations.

Please refer to Job #0521K when applying.

United Community Action Partnership, Inc. is an EOE/ADA/AA Employer.

To apply for this job email your details to JenetG@unitedcapmn.org