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Head Teacher 0-5 - Jackson County

Company: Southern Oregon Head Start
Location: Medford
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

A resume must be submitted to be considered to this position.Full-Time, Excellent Benefits and Paid Time OffStarting Wage: $24.32 - $29.01 per hour, based on Education and ExperienceBilingual Starting Wage: $25.53 - $30.46 per hour, based on Education and ExperiencePURPOSE:The Head Teacher 0-5 will provide educational expertise, guidance and training to all assigned center education staff and directly supervise Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) teaching assistants and center assistants. This position develops strong nurturing relationships with children and provides them with developmentally appropriate learning environments. The Head Teacher 0-5 will create meaningful experiences in preparation for a successful kindergarten experience or a successful transition to Head Start. This position develops quality partnerships with families and encourages family engagement in their child--------s education. The Head Teacher 0-5 is committed to improve their own competence through ongoing academic and practical training. This position is responsible for meeting Early/Head Start performance standards and following all Agency policies and procedures.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:----- -I.----- - CHILD EDUCATION AND CURRICULUMA. Work directly with children; individually and in small or large groups. - Provide for their safety, guidance and educational development; - Plan and conduct educational programs that best characterize Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the Early Childhood Education field; - Individualize for the educational needs of all children; - Use assessment information to individualize the curriculum, to build on each child--------s prior knowledge and experiences. Develop opportunities to provide curriculum individualization to best support the learning and development of each child; - Be knowledgeable regarding the Child Guidance Procedure and its implementation; - Assist all center classroom staff with implementation of universal supports, 4:1--------s, PBIS etc.; - Collaborate and support the development, implementation and monitoring of Guidance Plans for all identified children in the classroom; - Be familiar with and oversee the implementation of the Curriculum guidelines.B.----- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ -Apply for all children principles of diversity, equity and racial justice.----- ------ -Applies, to the extent possible, principles of least restrictive environment for children with disabilities.II.----- - OBSERVATIONS, SCREENING AND RECORD KEEPINGA. Conduct developmental screening and assessments for assigned children. - Accurately complete required observations; Checkpoints and submit within the required deadlines.B. ----- -Take accurate, objective and complete observations daily on assigned children (for HS- Focal Children). - Enter observation data into the data management system (Teaching Strategies) in a timely manner (within 24 hrs.).C. Maintain accurate and timely written and electronic records. - Complete data entry of records in required data base systems within required timeframes/deadlines.III. PARENT PARTNERSHIP/FAMILY ENGAGEMENTA. Develop partnerships with parents in regard to their child/children. - Conduct and document home visits/family conferences, which are designed to strengthen parent engagement. Incorporate this information into child assessment and curriculum planning; - Participate in parent activities, i.e., parent meeting, family days, etc.; - Provide brief informal training at parent meetings as assigned.IV. LEADERSHIP, COMMUNICATION AND DEBRIEFINGSA. Communication and debriefing with staff at center(s) and in classrooms. - Attend and participate in staff meetings, planning meetings and training; - Conduct/facilitate weekly Education Planning meetings; - Facilitate open communication and promote reflective group problem solving skills; - Participate in daily classroom team debriefing; ensure lesson plan notebooks are up to date (Lesson Plans, debrief notes, field trips, focal child list) ; - Participate in child staffing meetings with the Family Advocate and others as required.B. Represent the Head Start program as a member of management modeling a positive approach to our mission and agency values.C. Represent center education staff on various Agency committees and projects, as assigned.D. Bilingual Head Teacher - Facilitate interpretation of data in all forms and provide accurate information to the children and their families requiring interpreting assistance.V.----- - STAFF EDUCATIONA. Participate in regular training and technical assistance activities with the Education Department. - Actively seek to maintain and increase competencies; - Serve as on-site educational resource for all classroom staff 0-5, including EHS policies and procedures such as: staffing model, curriculum expectations, ratios, safe sleep, diapering, meal time, etc.VI. SUPERVISIONA. Partner with Site Manager. - Work with the Site Manager to write and deliver performance appraisals to assigned staff; - Work with the Site Manager in addressing emergent center personnel issues and center needs; - Serve as on-site supervisor in the absence of the Site Manager; - Work with Site Manager and Education Department professionals to ensure early childhood development performance standards are met.B. Directly supervise EHS/HS Teacher Assistants and Center Assistants as assigned.C. Conduct Performance Appraisals as assigned. Create and monitor Professional Development Plans for EHS/HS Teacher Assistants and Center Assistants. - Work with Teacher Assistants and Center Assistants to develop appropriate strategies that reflect early childhood best practices.D. Provide mentoring and training for Teachers. - Contribute to Performance Appraisals and Professional Development Plans of teachers; - Work with teachers to develop appropriate strategies that reflect early childhood best practices.E. Follow Dates and Deadlines for Education Monitoring/Support.F. Coach and train volunteers in center. - Serve as a model teacher for adults in the center.VII.----- - INTERACTION WITH CHILDREN, PARENTS, AND CO-WORKERSA.----- ------ - Must relate in a positive, nurturing way, both verbally and physically. Must be sensitive to the needs of children, parents and co-workers.B.----- - Must use quick, safe reactions and responses in dealing with children or situations that involve children. Be proactive.VIII. WORK ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETYA. Maintain a safe and pleasant work environment.B. Follow safety regulations, policies, and procedures.C. Actively contribute toward promoting a safe workplace and environment.D. Maintenance of center facilities, equipment and materials.IX. OTHER DUTIESMay be assigned other related duties as appropriate and within the scope of general responsibilities for this position. However, this job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties that may need to be performed by the employee fulfilling this position. This job description describes the general nature and level of work, but is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties which may be required. REQUIRED JOB SPECIFICATIONS:Education: AAS in Early Childhood Education (ECE) required; BA/BS in ECE or Child Development preferred. Requires a minimum of 15 hours of professional development per year.Certification or Accreditation: TS Gold Inter-Rater Reliability required; enrollment in the Oregon Registry Pathways with Community Trainer designation required; CPR/First Aid Certification and Food Handler Certification required (certifications may be obtained at Head Start after hire). Complete EHS Modules and OCC Safe Sleep training.Experience: Minimum one year teaching young children age birth to 8 years required, preschool age specific preferred; experience mentoring, coaching, and leading others in the ECE field required; direct staff supervision responsibilities preferred.Essential Skills: Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written, communication skills and computer proficiency. Ability to apply the understanding of developmentally appropriate activities of children; meet and promote the social-emotional, physical and cognitive development needs of children. Ability to provide and model best practice in ECE and to facilitate team development. Leadership, staff training and supervision abilities.Bilingual Head Teacher must possess language proficiency to facilitate interpretation of data in all forms and the ability to provide accurate information to children, families and the public who require interpreting assistance.Essential Mental Abilities: Must be organized, flexible and resolution oriented. Ability to multi-task, make sound judgments and demonstrate appropriate role modeling. Ability to maintain full and complete attention to children at all times. Ability to work as a team member and to be self-directed.Essential Physical Requirements: Ability to lift/carry up to 40 lbs. a distance of 10 feet. Ability to push/pull up to 40 lbs. a distance of 10 yards. Sufficient mobility and range of motion to perform repetitive standing, walking, balancing, stooping, bending, crouching, crawling, sitting on the floor, reaching, squatting, kneeling, and twisting for up to 8 hours per day. Sufficient stamina to perform job duties at frequency required. Ability to react quickly to the physical actions of children. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Sufficient vision and hearing to perform job duties. Sufficient manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination to perform job duties.Exposure to Hazards: Unpredictable child and family behavior, hazardous chemicals, contagious conditions, work with personal computer and other office equipment. Driving and riding in motor vehicles and school buses.Working Conditions: Indoor/outdoor environments, preschool center classrooms, playgrounds, offices, frequent local travel and occasional out-of-town travel.EMPLOYMENT CONTINGENT UPON:Pre-employment health screening as required by Agency and position (may include, but is not limited to: drug screening, occupational health screening and/or functional testing)Central Background Registry enrollmentValid Oregon Driver LicenseProof of current personal automobile insurance in accordance with Agency policyThree (3) years DMV court print driving recordApproval to drive from Agency insurance carrier -----" requires at least 21 years of age Reports to: Site Manager

Keywords: Southern Oregon Head Start, Medford , Head Teacher 0-5 - Jackson County, Other , Medford, Oregon

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