Job Title:

Head Start Teacher

Provider:

Development Centers

Employment Type:

Full-Time

Job Description/ Duties:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This position plans and implements a program of educational activities for preschool children that encourages growth and development in a variety of areas. The person fulfilling this job promotes a cooperative, constructive relationship with families to ensure the child’s growth/development meets full potential. The teacher provides professional guidance to the Assistant Teacher. This position works under the direction of the Site Leader/Early Education Specialist.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Obtain HighScope teacher certification within one year of hire and maintain quality of Head Start
  •    curriculum.
  • Responsible for ensuring that daily activities and interactions reflect the mission and goals of the
  •    program.
  • Assist individual children in need of special attention, including provide and model additional
  •    individualized support as needed.
  • Assist with physical safety and emotional security of the children.
  • Plan and implement a program of educational activities for pre-school age children, including    curriculum goals as written in education component plan.
  •    writing a daily lesson plan that specifies a daily schedule toward the achievement of specific
  • Work together with the teacher assistant as a team, in assisting with planning and implementing    Observation Record).
  •    daily programming for pre-school children utilizing the HighScope curriculum and COR (Child
  • Create a clean, safe environment that is conducive to learning, promoting social relationships.
  • Observe the accomplishments of the children on a regular basis, through the use of daily written
  •    anecdotal notes, and reports progress to parents/guardians
  • Plan and document Child Outcome activities, support strategies, and interactions according to
  •    COR data and gains each quarter.
  • Plan, implement, and update ongoing individual learning plans for each child in the classroom.
  • Plan and conduct two conferences and two home visits per child per year.

Requirements/Credentials:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or a bachelor’s in a related
  •    field with experience teaching preschool age children
  • Previous professional experience working with preschoolers

 

SALARY:                      Commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

Send resumes to smeeks@develctrs.org