The Children's Center, a non-profit agency, is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young children, one family at a time. Our mission is to nurture and educate children and their families. We provide opportunities for education, parenting support and resources to families in our communities.
The Children's Center Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides no cost services to qualifying families who reside in the community. Comprehensive services are provided to pregnant women and their partners and children from birth to 5. Child development, health and family services are provided through a variety of program options designed to meet the needs of low-income and at risk families.
This position supervises and teaches children at an assigned Community Center.
· Coordinates and delivers instruction and care for assigned children.
· Develops and implements lesson plans, including individualized child plans and outdoor and indoor activities.
· Documents client arrival and departure.
· Prepares incident reports.
· Attends required training.
· Administers medication according to policies and procedures.
· Monitors students in a variety of settings.
· Implements current curriculum.
· Maintains community charts.
· Communicates and meets with parents; schedules and participates in parent conferences.
· Completes student quarterly checkpoints.
· Prepares a monthly newsletter.
· Ensures compliance with safety standards.
· Attends monthly Lead Teacher meetings.
· Performs related duties.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
· Knowledge of early childhood educationprinciples and practices.
· Knowledge of curriculum development principles.
· Knowledge of learner assessment principles.
· Knowledge of Children's Center policies andprocedures.
· Skill in the development and delivery ofinstruction to children.
· Skill in the operation of computers and jobrelated software programs.
· Skill in decision making and problem solving.
· Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealingwith the public.
· Skill in oral and written communication.
The Site Supervisor assigns work in terms of generalinstructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance withprocedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
Guidelines include licensing requirements, Children'sCenter policies and procedures, and Health Department regulations. Theseguidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretationin application.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
· The work consists of related instructional andchild-care duties. The unique needs of each child contribute to the complexityof the position.
· The purpose of this position is to participatein the teaching of children. Success in this position results in the efficientand effective provision of programming to children.
· Contacts are typically with co-workers, other centerpersonnel, children, parents, volunteers, and members of the general public.
· Contacts are typically to give or exchangeinformation, to resolve problems, to provide services, or to motivate orinfluence persons.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORKENVIRONMENT
· The work is typically performed while standing,walking, bending, crouching or stooping. The employee frequently lifts lightobjects, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense ofsmell.
· The work is typically performed in a classroomand outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may beexposed to contagious or infectious diseases. Work requires the use ofprotective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENTRESPONSIBILITY
Thisposition may have functional supervision over assigned personnel.
· Knowledge and level of competency commonlyassociated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, inaddition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.(Associates Degree)
· Preference given to candidates possessing a ChildDevelopment Associates Degree or a degree in Early Childhood Education.
· Experience sufficient to thoroughly understandthe work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolveproblems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.
· Possession of or ability to readily obtain avalid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment used.