Position: Classroom Teacher II Grade Level 6
Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Child
Development Coordinator (CDC) and/or
Center Manager (CM)/CDC, the Teacher will implement the Education Program, Provide developmentally appropriate care and education for children in accordance with established principles of early childhood education and will ensure classroom environments are healthy and safe services which meets the needs of infant, toddlers and pre-school children and their families in accordance with the Federal Head Start Performance Standards, Licensing Rules for Group
Day Care Centers, local and state regulations.
Active Supervision of Children:
Supervision Handbook. Ensure all others working in classroom are in compliance.
1. The teacher will A.) Schedule, complete and track all required home visits and parent/teacher conferences, B.) Schedule and complete child developmental screenings and ongoing assessments, C.) Ensure collection of and timely online entry of classroom observations and documentations (MyTeachingStrategies), D.) Complete ongoing assessment finalization checkpoints for all children within the specified time frame for each event. (MyTeachingStrategies), E). Use those results to create/update individualized plans in conjunction with parents to address each child’s needs and track child’s progress.
2. The Teacher will plan and implement indoor and outdoor
learning environments and experiences by implementing the Creative
Curriculum System, UMOS School Readiness
Plan, and the Head Start Early Learning Outcome Framework.
3. Implement daily activity plans, field trips, and transition activities and submit completed, legible, required documents to the Child Development Coordinator and /or CM/CDC in a timely manner.
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4. The Teacher will use positive guidance strategies to help children learn, monitor, and promote positive behaviors. Strategies will include, but are not limited to approved classroom design, limit signs, proactive planning, clear expectations and positive reaction.
5. The teacher will participate in the development of Individual
Education Plan (IEP) or
Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) through the referral of any child with a suspect screening or exhibiting suspect behaviors as well as providing input on goals, and ensuring
Individual Goals are integrated into the individualized plans and lesson planning that includes tracking progress of child through case recordings.
6. Collaborate with Special Needs Facilitator(s) to help
understand identified Special Needs children, to individualize each
child’s needs and goals as needed.
Establish behavioral strategies in conjunction with Education Coordinator and Special
Needs Facilitator for any child with behavioral challenges that impede his/her learning experience.
7. The Teacher will maintain required documentation (including but not limited to child roster/absentee list, meal count, classroom child file, case notes, developmental screenings and assessments, etc.) on children and classroom activities and submit written reports to the Child Development Coordinator and /or CM/CDC in a timely manner.
8. The Teacher will implement required health and safety policies and procedures including, but not limited to storage of poisonous and hazardous materials, conducting health and safety checklists, daily child observation, diapering, injury/accident prevention, child accident reports, sanitizing, cleaning and universal precautions.
9. The Teacher will report suspected child abuse and neglect in
accordance to state law and
UMOS policies and procedures.
Working with families and children:
1. Communicate professionally and effectively with all families and children daily. To include: written and verbal communication with families that captures ongoing dialog with parents regarding the developmental progress and other pertinent information regarding their child examples include, but are not limited to red bag notebooks, visit/conference forms, and parent notifications.
2. Communicate with and respond to individual children during activities and routine by communicating with children at eye level, using appropriate tone of voice and modeling and questioning to extending children’s thinking and language.
3. Use and model positive guidance techniques with all children
in accordance with CRT policies and procedures and Department of
Children and Families Abuse and Neglect
4. Ensure mandated reporter guidelines are followed at all
5. Recognize and celebrate cultural diversity into daily routines and engage families to contribute to and participate in multicultural activities regularly.
6. Establish and maintain professional interactions and relationship of respect, mutual trust, and collaboration with families and all staff.
7. Conduct a minimum of two (2) home visits with each family in accordance with CRT established timelines.
Child and Adult Food Care Program:
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1. The Teacher will implement and document the Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in accordance with federal state and local regulations that includes conducting and participating in family style meals according to the UMOS procedure.
2. Ensure CACFP guidelines are met for all meals including but not limited to, point of service meal counts, meal portions, and family meal style service.
1. The Teacher will participate in the ongoing weekly generation and collection of non-federal share (in-kind) and such examples include, but are not limited to home activities and classroom volunteers.
2. The Teacher will communicate, assist, and work with other staff in the coordination and assistance with arrival and departure of children at the center, set up and clean-up of the indoor and outdoor environments, and work with bus staff to ensure communications from center to parents, and parents to center are clearly explained and delivered.
3. The Teacher will attend all staff meetings, trainings and
center activities as assigned by the
Center Manager and /or CM/CDC.
4. The teacher will submit all documentation that is legible,
accurate, and on time
5. Perform other duties as assigned.
1. Be 21 years of age
2. Infant and Toddler classrooms – Must have and Infant and Toddler CDA.
3. Preschool Classrooms – must have an AA in Early Childhood or related field and/or have completed 30 college credit hours towards attainment of AA in Early Childhood or related field of which 15 college credit hours must be in Early Childhood Education.
4. Preferred teaching experience with children ages 0-5.
5. Strong oral and written communication skills. Preferred Bilingual in Spanish and English (oral and written)
6. Must have basic computer skills to include but not limited to data entry and internet.
7. Have reliable transportation; hold a valid driver’s license with adequate car insurance.
8. Work flexible and/or irregular hours with some travel
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment with UMOS is contingent upon successful completion of:
1. Criminal background check prior to employment.
2. Physical exam and TB test showing absence of Tuberculosis within 30 days of employment.
3. Complete Shaken Baby Training prior to working with children,
4. Fire Extinguisher Training,
5. Proof of certification in Infant/Child CPR and First Aid within 30 days.
6. MyTeachingStrategies training modules and become reliable in Teaching Strategies
MyTeachingStrategies within 30 days.
7. Preschool Only-CLASS testing modules within 30 days of CLASS training
8. Register and provide evidence of Wisconsin or Missouri Registration.
9. Must submit all relevant educational documentation at the time of application
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The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1) employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, bend;
2) occasionally required to lift and /or move up to 40 lbs.;
3) occasionally required to drive;
4) frequently exposed to moderate temperature generally encountered in a controlled temperature environment;
5) moderate to high noise level, occasionally;
6) occasionally required to ride school bus;
7) exposed to bumpy travel conditions.
Tools & Equipment Used: a) phones, computer system; b) fax
machine, copy machine, laminator, calculator; c) first aid
equipment, fire extinguisher.
* Usage varies by position
2/18 Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $14.00 to $16.00 /hour
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