MISSION STATEMENT: Lead Teachers have the overall responsibility to ensure the integration of children, family, community and organization services into the classroom and home visits of all participating families within their assigned unit. Lead Teachers will monitor training and provide leadership for the assistant teachers assigned to their unit in a manner that effectively communicates best practices and models comprehensive service provision to all participating Head Start families.
Thorough knowledge of:
Theory and practice in early childhood education
Classroom experience with preschool children
Supervising paraprofessional staff and/or volunteers providing health information and referral
Excellent communication skills
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ESSENTIAL:
Ultimate responsibility for the supervision of each child enrolled in their unit/class to ensure their health and safety.
Active supervision requires focused attention and intentional observation of children at all times. The Active Supervision Protocol will be followed at all times.
Develop and design strategies to ensure the classroom and center are inviting and nurturing environments reflective of the local community.
Set up a classroom schedule appropriate for NAEYC guidelines and High/Scope curriculum. Include representation of each individual's culture as well as the local culture shared by all. Plan, implement, evaluate and modify child activities, daily classroom activities, involving staff, and volunteers.
Second Step & Child Protection Unit will be followed as part of daily routine.
Develop and design strategies to integrate multi-cultural/anti-bias principles into all aspects of the Head Start classroom to assure meaningful participation by all children and their families.
Monitor to assure that anti-bias/multicultural principles are being followed.
Monitor and track child attendance to share information with the Center Supervisor and ERSEA/Systems Specialist. Absence of three days or more will be followed with a plan.
Develop and design supervision strategies inclusive of the Assistant Teacher and Classroom Assistant, utilizing negotiation and encouragement amongst the whole team unit to reach common goals.
Supervise assigned classroom staff and volunteers. Provide for appropriate training and ongoing evaluation to build on strengths and to pinpoint individual as well as program training needs.
Plan and coordinate with the food service staff to conduct classroom food experiences.
Communicate pertinent child and family information in a reciprocal manner with staff to inform and educate.
Facilitate family staffing with the unit team and Center Supervisor at scheduled times and provide technical assistance to assure delivery of services.
Plan and assist in program wide training as assigned.
Make no less than two educational home visits per program year to the home of each enrolled child in unit.
Share discipline specific information with the program Specialists for them to develop long-range planning and policy development.
Provide compiled tracking information to the Services Specialists.
Assist with recruitment activities as assigned.
Participate in an individualized continuing education plan including CPR and First Aid.
Burley - Head Start
21.83 - USD
Is this position grant-funded?
Months per year?
189 days/10 months
What are the work days/hours?
Monday-Friday 36-40 hours per week August-early May
Open to current employees only?
Cover letter required?
Unofficial transcripts required?