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Occasional Head Start Preschool Teacher

Company: Community Action Wayne Medina
Location: Wooster
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Occasional (substitute) Head Start Preschool Teacher We strengthen the community through collaborations and services by promoting self-sufficiency, household stability and family and childhood education. From early childhood education to home repair, CAW/M provides an environment of friendly customer service. Our Occasional (substitute) Head Start Teachers fill in on an as needed basis. This position will require travel to Head Start locations in both Medina and Wayne County. JOB SUMMARY: To assist with the planning and implementation of learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children, including improving readiness of children for school by developing their literacy and phonemic, print, and numeracy awareness, their understanding and use of language, their understanding and use of increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, their appreciation of books, and their problem-solving abilities. To assist in the establishment and maintenance of a safe and healthy learning environment. To assist in the planning of activities that support the social and emotional development of the children. To ensure that the families and children have access to all services that are offered and that they are impacted positively by the program. To assist in the maintenance of all licensing standards. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION: 1. Assist in developing and implementing classroom plans that are developmentally appropriate, meet the individual needs of the child, and stimulate social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth 2. Assist in conducting appropriate screenings and assessments for every enrolled child within the allotted time frame 3. Assist in the implementation of the curriculum which is supportive of the developmental milestones of children 4. Assist in planning and implementing a learning environment that is based on early childhood education best practices including but not limited to: ECE Content Standards, Daily Schedule, Learning Centers and applicable curricula 5. Incorporate Conscious Discipline - techniques in daily schedules and routine 6. Conduct regular staffing meetings for child status review- referrals 7. Assist in planning and implementing special events including but not limited to appropriate field trip experiences, end of year activities and transition to kindergarten visits 8. Plan and implement literacy experiences for children and their families 9. Monitor compliance with all rules and regulations and follow up as needed to establish and maintain compliance 10. Assist in completion of Parent Child Registration Visit and Education Home visits in cooperation with the team. 11. Assist in establishing and maintaining complete child files 12. Assist in establishing and maintaining child assessments including written observations of child's well-being, portfolios, work samples and individual child goals 13. Conduct daily health checks, refer as needed 14. Establish and maintain communication with Family Service Specialist and parent regarding screening, assessment and referrals 15. Assist in invoicing, collecting of co pays, and development of payment plans for families 16. Responsible for providing and maintaining a safe and effective classroom/center environment that ensures the safety and well-being of children. 17. Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (1) Performs other related duties as required. MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE CHARACTERISTICS: (*Indicates developed after employment) Demonstrate compassion and an ability to work with low income persons from diverse populations, and be able to work in a fast-paced, multi-task environment. Knowledge of: Early Childhood Development, program standards, grant goals, and department goals. Skill in: Ability to work with a variety of people and across diverse cultures Ability to: Exhibit excellent customer service skills. Work effectively as part of a team, demonstrate good interpersonal skills, and be cooperative and maintain a positive attitude. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications include: Minimum of a High School diploma or GED plus a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, enrollment in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree or enrollment in a CDA credential program within 60 days of hire (to be completed within one year of hire) with at least one year experience caring for children in a comprehensive setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Basic understanding of Child Development and developmentally appropriate practices. Written and oral communication skills. Willingness to learn about position and organization. Demonstrated ability to develop consistent, stable, supportive relationships with young children and their families. LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: If no Associates degree- enrollment in a CDA credential program within 60 days of hire (to be completed within one year of hire) Must possess a valid State of Ohio driver's license and remain insurable in accordance with the Agency's vehicle insurance policy. EQUIPMENT OPERATED: The following are examples only and are not intended to be all inclusive: Personal computer, printers, fax machine, telephone, copier, and other standard business office equipment. INHERENTLY HAZARDOUS OR PHYSICALLY DEMANDING WORKING CONDITIONS: The employee has exposure to chemical compounds found in an office environment (e.g., toner, correction fluid, etc.), potentially emotionally distraught individuals and has exposure to possible injury due to unclean or unsanitary conditions. Ability to sit/stand for a lengthy period of time, stoop, bend and lift (up to 50 lbs.) while attending to the needs of children. Note: In accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor physical demands strength ratings, this is considered sedentary work. POSITIONS DIRECTLY SUPERVISED: none PM22Requirements:

Keywords: Community Action Wayne Medina, Cleveland , Occasional Head Start Preschool Teacher, Education / Teaching , Wooster, Ohio

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