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Teacher Preschool

Company: Community Development Institute Head Start
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Pay Period: BiweeklySalary Based on Qualification: $1,284.00 Bi-Weekly No Degree On Waiver $1,384.00 Bi-Weekly AA $1,484.00 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher Weeks per Year: 44Hours Per Week: 40IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart GENERAL SUMMARY: This position serves as the lead worker in a classroom of Head Start children by planning, implementing, and supervising all classroom activities. This position works with typically developing children and children with disabilities. Because this position is one part of a large system of services provided to children and families, this position also serves as a social service referral person and shares responsibility for parent involvement in the program. The position of Teacher works in tandem with the rest of the parts of the system as an integrated team to support the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations. The position may serve as "site director" for child care licensing purposes. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTIES: a. Program Development Attends all required training and workshops to include but not limited to 15 hours of classroom focused professional development and methods that comply with applicable State and local laws for identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect. Remains up-to-date on information that pertains to the needs of the children in the program including Head Start Performance Standards, child care licensing regulations and other applicable regulations and practices. Works as a team member with the other education staff, parents and Parent Committee members to develop a curriculum that is meaningful and meets the individual and program needs. b. Preschool Program Implementation Supervises all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities. Plans and provides a developmentally and linguistically appropriate curriculum and experiences in a manner appropriate to the ages, languages and cultures of children served. Directs any special needs problems to the appropriate manager/specialist/coordinator or supervisor. Plans and implements learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy and phonemic, print and numeracy awareness, their understanding of the use of language, their understanding and use of increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, their appreciation of books, their understanding of early math and early science, their problem solving abilities and their approaches to learning. c. Parent Involvement and Community Relations Sets up system to assure program's needs for parent involvement in each classroom are met. Establishes positive and productive relationships with families focusing on a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents of the children. Participates in the orientation of parents to Head Start throughout the year. Facilitates and supports monthly Parent Committee meetings at the center. Schedules and arranges meetings, and documents parent-teacher conferences and home visits as required. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Current minimum qualification is one of the following: An associate degree in a field related to Early Childhood Education and coursework* equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching preschool-age children; A baccalaureate or advanced degree in any field and coursework* equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching preschool-age children; or A baccalaureate degree 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 a 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; or Be enrolled in an associate or bachelor degree program in early childhood education (or related degree as defined in # 4 or # 5 above) and be able to obtain the degree within a reasonable timeframe after the initial date of hire into the Teacher position and have an approved waiver in effect. If a program is going with option 4 with the waiver, it must be noted that the classroom in which this individual is being placed must have at least one staff member with a CDA or State-Awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the training required for the CDA during the time this Teacher position is earning an associates or bachelors degree. When using this waiver option the pay scale must be adapted to show an AA waiver for new staff being hired (at a lower level than newly hired staff with an AA degree). When the staff member completes the AA degree they would move to the AA pay level.CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Community Development Institute Head Start, Smyrna , Teacher Preschool, Education / Teaching , Smyrna, Tennessee

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