|Title||Head Start Teacher|
|Company||Western Arizona Council of Governments|
|City||Lake Havasu City|
**In order to be considered for this position applicants must apply at www.wacog/careers**
Under general supervision, develop and implement age and developmentally appropriate lesson plans and activities designed to promote the social competence, cognitive and language development, and physical growth of pre-school children.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assume responsibility for the care, safety, and welfare of the children through active supervision; abide by the Program Standards of Conduct.
Plan and facilitate comprehensive and culturally sensitive early childhood experiences using the Creative Curriculum and State standards; implement developmentally appropriate practices which meet the needs and interests of the children.
Develop weekly lesson plans that include individualized activities for each child in a timely manner aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and WACOG's School Readiness Goals to ensure children's daily experiences provide multi-cultural and dual language opportunities that lead to improvements in cognitive, social/emotional, and physical growth. Follow up on goals on a monthly basis.
Prepare and maintain accurate records including ongoing observations to evaluate each child's growth and development while maintaining the confidentiality of child, family and program information.
Conduct developmental screenings and ensure each child's ongoing assessment is linked to curriculum goals. Use screening results to develop written referrals for children with suspected disabilities.
Attend parent/teacher conferences; drive to family homes for home visits and screenings on a regular basis.
Perform data entry into assigned electronic systems and paper files to include MTS and ChildPlus.
Other duties as assigned or required of the position.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES (KSAs) The individual who holds this position must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities satisfactorily. The KSAs listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities needed for satisfactory performance.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
- Ability to plan and implement learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children
- Ability to establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment
- Ability to support the social and emotional development of children
- Knowledge to be able to encourage the involvement of the families of the children and support the development of relationships between children and their families
- Ability to perform accurate and timely data entry
- Ability to verbally communicate, instruct, read, and write in the English language
- Ability to form and maintain professional and productive relationships
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in child development or early childhood education
Four years experience working in early childhood education and with federal grants.
The work environments are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
-Required to make occasional trips off-site by motor vehicle within the WACOG service area.
-May work with the public in home, office, or center environments that may risk exposure to irrational/hostile behavior, contagious diseases, or contact with domestic animals.
-Frequent sitting, standing, squatting, and walking.
-Frequent lifting or moving objects typical of a Head Start classroom environment.
-Manual dexterity sufficient to handle/feel/reach with hands and arms to operate classroom and office equipment.
-Vision ability to include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
-Hearing ability to respond to emergency or operational needs.
This is just a summary of the job description. To see full job description please go to www.wacog.com/careers.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $26,396.00 - $39,584.00 per year
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