Head Start Classroom Lead Teacher

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Submit resumes and inquiries to: 

hr@unionbaptistheadstart.com

Qualifications: 

  • Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) with twelve weeks supervised field experience and at least 1 year of early childhood education classroom experience.   Willingness to continue training.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Elementary Education, Social Work Psychology, or Special Education. With twelve weeks supervised field experience and at least 6 months of early childhood education classroom experience. Willingness to continue training.

  • Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Elementary Education, Social Work Psychology, or Special Education. With twelve weeks supervised field experience and at least 6 months of early childhood education classroom experience. Willingness to continue training.

 

General Function:

  • Under the supervision of the Education Coordinator, is responsible for providing a stimulating environment for the growth, well-being, and development of the child.

 

Specific Function(example of duties): 

The Classroom Teacher will:

  • Supervise, evaluate and train Assistant Teachers, volunteers, and students.

  • Select materials and equipment and arrange the room to provide an environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the developmental level and learning style of the children.

  • Provide a safe environment by taking necessary measures to reduce and prevent accidents and/or illness.

  • Provide the group with a positive routine and with simple rules that are understood and accepted by children and adults.

  • Provide a variety of appropriate equipment, activities, and opportunities to promote the physical development of the children. Provide activities and experiences which encourage questioning, probing, and problem-solving skills appropriate to the developmental level and learning style of the children.

  • Help children to acquire and use language as a means of communicating their thoughts, feelings, and understanding of others.

  • Provide a variety of experiences and media that stimulates children to explore and express their creative ability.

  • Help children to know, accept and appreciate themselves as individuals.

  • Help each child develop a sense of independence and acquire the ability to express, understand and control feelings.

  • Help the child to learn to get along with others and encourage feelings of mutual respect among children in the group.

  • Establish positive and productive relationships with parents and encourage them to participate in the Center’s activities.

  • Plan regular parent conferences with parents and make home visits.

  • Work cooperatively with other staff members in the implementation of Center plans, activities, policies, and rules.

  • Organize and serve as a primary resource person for the Class Committee.

  • Be responsible for the initial ongoing observation, assessment, and recording of each child’s behavior.

  • Develop the written individualized education plans.

  • Develop the written weekly lesson plans.

  • Organize and chair the team planning sessions.

  • Serve as a member of CDT when appropriate.

  • Make appropriate referrals based upon assessments, team planning sessions, CDT, etc.

  • Be responsible for all necessary record-keeping, (e.g. meal count, attendance, documentation of individualizing for each child, etc.)

  • Initiate a Center plan of action for the absence of children.

  • Follow written policies and regulations established by the Center, Health Department, and granting agency.

  • Participate in workshops, seminars, and assigned training programs that will facilitate ongoing professional development.

  • Make regular inspections and report the need for repair/replacement of classroom supplies and equipment.

  • Requisition classroom supplies and equipment.


In the performance of the job functions the classroom Teacher will demonstrate the CDA competencies: 

  • To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment.

  • To advance physical and intellectual competence.

  • To support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance.

  • To establish positive and productive relationships with families.

  • To ensure a well-run purposeful program responsive to participant needs.

  • To maintain a commitment to professionalism.

  • other duties as assigned.

 

Compensation:

Salary range for this position is based on education and ranges from 20.10-25.00/hr. Benefits package including health, vision and dental benefits, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, 403 B retirement program and paid leave.

Please send resume to:

HR@unionbaptistheadstart.com