Job ID: 213138906
Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises employees in the Head Start classroom. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with OCCDA Assistant Teacher (if applicable), Class Aide, and Classroom Volunteer job duties. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees’; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Required Education and Experience:
AA or BA in Early Childhood Education or;
An AA degree in a field related to Early Childhood Education and coursework equivalent to a major relation to Early Childhood Education or; A BA or advanced degree in any field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education or;
A BA in any field and has been admitted into the Teach for America program, passed a rigorous early childhood content exam, such as the Praxis II, participated in Teach for America summer training institute that includes teaching preschool children and is receiving ongoing professional development and support from Teach for America’s professional staff.
1 year experience in Early Childhood Education or Primary Education.
1 year work experience and knowledge of child development and Early Childhood curriculums.
Purpose: To support the educational opportunities for children by providing, coordinating, implementing and monitoring comprehensive early childhood education services for children served in Head Start in accordance with Head Start performance standards, best practices, and OCCDA’s service plans, policies and procedures.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Essential Functions:include the following, other duties may be assigned.
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation:Plan and implement curriculum that encourages the advancement of children’s physical, intellectual, and social-emotional competence that builds and strengthens positive self-concepts and individual goals for each child by:
Classroom Operation and Services: Establish and maintain a safe and health learning environment by:
Provide positive guidance and discipline to support social-emotional development of children by:
Support family involvement in program and encourage parents to volunteer in parts of the program by:
Certifications, Registrations, Licenses:
Physical Demands and Work Environment:The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to kneel, bend and sit on floor to attend to children’s needs; occasionally lift up to 40 pounds; frequently use fingers and hands to feel and grasp; frequently use arms and hand to reach or pull. Occasional exposure to moderate and loud noises and frequent exposure to outside weather conditions (heat/cold).
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or disability.