Position: Lead Teacher/Education Site Supervisor
Hours: As Assigned
Location: As Assigned
Supervisor: Education Manager
Supervise: Teacher, Teacher Assistant/Bus Monitor
The Lead Teacher/Education Site Supervisor (LT/ESS) is responsible for over-all administration of a center based site with only one classroom according to the Head Start Performance Standards, HS & ELP Service Delivery, Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) regulations, MA Department of Education Frameworks, and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) criterion. Maintain licensing and accreditation at the site. With support from the Assistant/Education Manager and program specialists, provide technical assistance and mentoring to the education staff at site. Work collaboratively with the Family Advocate and education team to meet child and family goals, including School Readiness goals. Ensure the facility of the site complies with health and safety guidelines. Ensure Bus Monitor coverage, according to regulations.
LT/ESS must be Early Education & Care Lead Teacher and Director I certified. LT/ESS must have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with a minimum of one year experience in an appropriate early childhood setting, including at least one year working with behavioral/special needs, and one-year of supervisory experience. Alternate credential: Must have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree and must be actively enrolled in a program leading to a Baccalaureate Degree with at least four year’s experience in appropriate early childhood setting, including at least one year working with behavioral special needs. Must be EEC Lead Teacher and Director 1 certified.
Physical Demands of the Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment described below 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. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, use a keyboard and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Must be able to engage in activities that include bending, floor activities, and lifting young children 2 months to 5 years of age. The employee must have the ability to drive a personal vehicle
and program vehicles, as needed. The noise level in the classroom is lively. The work environment is primarily an indoor classroom environment, with daily exposure to outdoor weather.
This list of responsibilities is not meant to be all-inclusive and may be adjusted to meet the operational needs of the agency. Employment is contingent upon the following: a satisfactory Background Record Check (BRC) which includes Criminal Offender Record (C.O.R.I.), Department of Children and Families (DCF) background check and effective September 1, 2013 a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) and fingerprinting-based national and state criminal history check. BRC and fingerprinting-based national and state criminal history check is to be completed every three years. In addition, employment is contingent on evidence of physical exam within the past year, plus verification of MMRs. Documentation of subsequent physical exams must be submitted exam every 2 years.