Function as a member of an interdisciplinary team in planning for and implementing a comprehensive early intervention preschool program for highly stressed children and their families. Plan and implement developmentally appropriate classroom activities for highly stressed preschool age children both individually and in groups. Provide supervision on the bus when transporting children, monitor food service for class and maintain developmentally appropriate classroom environment. With other members of the team, be responsible for parent involvement and case coordination. Support siblings and their parent(s) in the family home
• Teach preschool class of 12 children.
• Maintain developmentally appropriate classroom environment with assistance of other teachers on the team. Set up and clean up classroom before and after sessions.
• Engage in goal setting for each child. Assess each child three times per year using center’s assessment tool. Develop individual goals for each child.
• Meet with parents for parent/teacher conferences at least two times per year. Receive parent input on child goal setting.
• Provide monthly home visits for designated families. Develop relationships with these families to provide family support and parent education.
• Drive the bus as needed. Ride the bus to provide supervision, safe environment, and transitional support to the children on the way to and from school. Assure food service program compliance for the class.
• Provide communication link between parents and program at pick up and drop off times.
• Substitute teach in other classes as assigned/requested.
• Meet regularly with classroom team for classroom coordination and planning and goal setting for children. Meet regularly with supervisor
• Maintain records and reports as required by the agency, adhering to agency policies and administrative directives.
• Attend in-service training as requested and as required by DHS Rule 3
• Participate in program and agency meetings as assigned/requested.
• Perform other duties as assigned by Program Manager.
• Direct daily activities of Teacher-Rule 3, Assistant Teacher, classroom volunteers, and/or student interns.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS / WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Education: Bachelor’s degree required in education; Early Childhood Education teaching license preferred.
Experience: Minimum of three years experience working with a wide age-range of young developmentally delayed or highly stressed children, preferably in a multidisciplinary setting and with low-income families.
Other: Demonstrated ability to understand and work well with young children and families challenged by economic and personal problems and of varying ethnic backgrounds. Commitment to team concept. Current Red Cross First Aid and CPR training (may be taken after hire). Annual Mantoux test. Maintain a valid driver’s license and use of personal vehicle for agency business. Lifting children (could exceed 40 lbs.), bending, twisting and squatting are required. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with a variety of people.
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