Teacher Roswell HS
The Teacher is responsible for the planning and implementation of educational activities in the classroom, consistent with Head Start performance standards; providing a learning environment which is interesting, stimulating and developmentally appropriate thus encouraging each child to reach his/her maximum potential. Will train, instruct and evaluate Teacher Assistant and/or Teacher Assistant Substitute. Will receive instruction, training and supervision and evaluations from the Education Coordinator/or the Education Manager with input from the Site/Area Supervisor.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:
- Associate degree in early childhood education
- Associate degree in a related field with a minimum of (6) Early Childhood Education and/or Child Development courses and (6) months experience as a preschool teacher
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS:
- Certification in First Aid and CPR within the first 2 months of beginning employment and updated as required.
- Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to express self in English, in a clear, concise, understandable manner, both orally and in writing.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
- Warm and friendly personality.
- Compassionate in accomplishing the objectives and goals of the Head Start Program.
- Ability to gain the confidence of Head Start families.
- Ability to interact with children and adults in a positive, courteous and professional manner.
- As a condition of employment, must meet SNMCAC’s vehicle liability insurance standards (refer to the Human Resources Policy Handbook) in effect at the time of hire and remain insurable during employment with SNMCAC.
Requirements that must be satisfied prior to attaining regular employment status:
1. Proof of Degree (transcripts)
2. Three Professional References
3. TB Test Results
4. Police Report
5. Clear Driving Record
6. Valid Driver’s License
7. Proof of Current Vehicle Liability Insurance
8. Drug and Alcohol Pre-screen Test
9. Child Abuse and Criminal Background Checks (Finger prints will be taken immediately after hire).
10. Proof of US Citizenship, or eligibility to work in the US
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Consistently ~ Occupation requires this approximately 66% – 100% of the time:
- Responsible for the overall supervision and daily activities of assigned teaching assistance staff.
- Plans and implements developmentally appropriate lesson plans and arranges a learning environment, which meets the physical, cognitive and social-emotional, needs of all children, including those with special needs.
- Serves as mentor to, trains, instructs and supervises the Teacher Assistant or the Substitute Teacher Assistant.
- Observes, assesses and keeps a current record of each child’s developmental progress.
- Plans, supervises and participates in both indoor and outdoor activities with the children.
- Assures that classroom furniture, toys and equipment are kept safe, clean and orderly.
- Maintains appropriate, accurate records on each assigned child, inventory, equipment, supplies, daily meal counts and submitting paperwork in a timely manner.
- Serves as role model for employees, children, parents, clients and community partners.
- Greets the parent on a daily basis as the parent is bringing in and/or picking up their child.
- Maintains good work habits through timeliness and low absenteeism.
- Develops and maintains a positive, professional attitude and working relationship with the staff, clients and community.
- Facilitates open communication with employees, clients and community partners.
- Knowledge of SNMCAC and Head Start policies, procedures, performance standards and NM state licensing regulations.
- Complies with SNMCAC’s Confidentiality Policy assuring that the program, children, family and employee records and information are protected at all times.
- Understands, accepts, implements and promotes SNMCAC’s Mission Statement, program goals, philosophy and objectives.’
Frequently ~ Occupation requires this approximately 33% – 66% of the time:
- Assists children with toileting/diapering.
- Obtains and documents the required monthly volunteer hours.
- Carries out any and all other assignments to meet the goals and objectives of the Southeast NM Community Action Corporation and the Head Start program.
Occasionally ~ Occupation requires this up to 33% of the time:
- Assists in conducting a developmental screening of the children.
- Conducts an “initial contact”, a minimum of two home visits and two parent/teacher conferences during the school year.
- Participates in the enrollment process of children and families.
- Participates in activities/projects planned for the parents.
- Prepares/cooks breakfast in the classroom.
- Participates and works cooperatively with parents and other Head Start staff in the development and utilization of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
- Conducts Performance Appraisals for assigned staff as outlined in the SNMCAC Personnel Rules and Regulations Handbook.
- Provides guidance to assigned staff whose performance does not meet the job standards for the program.
- Administers corrective action and/or progressive discipline as outlined in the SNMCAC Personnel Rules and Regulations Handbook.
- Participates in a minimum of 24 annual hours of training during one program year – per the New Mexico State Licensing regulations.
- Acts as a role model for employees, clients and community partners.
- Participates in on-going self and program assessment in order to enhance personal skill and program development/improvement.
- Participates in workshops, in-service training, as well as, other personal and professional growth opportunities.
- Attends all required/assigned local and out-of-town Head Start functions, training and staff meetings.
- Documents and reports any signs of the following: child abuse and neglect, illness or accidents, or and reports families who appear to have special needs in accordance with agency policies and procedures.