Positions Available - Firebaugh/Mendota
Limits of Authority:
Able to implement, with little supervision, the standards mandated by Head Start Program Performance Standards and Community Care Licensing.
With guidance from the Teacher, assists teacher in the implementation of educational curriculum goals and objectives, classroom activities and parent engagement. When appropriate, assists the Teacher by interpreting.
Assist in achieving the agency’s vision, “For Those We Serve,” by empowering individuals who thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIEs/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Provides a safe and healthy environment as required by Community Care Licensing regulations and Head Start Performance Standards.
Provides appropriate visual supervision of children at all times.
Assists Teacher(s) and/or Teacher Director in tasks such as toileting, meals and snacks, room set-up, cleaning of furniture and equipment, safety, etc.
Assists Teacher(s) in activity planning and program implementation of curriculum.
Assists Teachers’ effort to support all children reach individual goals, including those with a disability.
Participates in classroom day to day routine, record keeping and planning procedures.
Develops skills in methods of teaching and as skills are gained, takes on more responsibility in classroom planning and preparation.
Observes children and provides feedback to the Teacher for screening and on-going assessment of children.
Assists in completing classroom documentation tasks such as: daily sign-in/out of children, Child Plus, meal service, Developmental Screenings and all other duties necessary for the maintenance of a smoothly running classroom.
Assumes leadership role in absence of Teacher as assigned by Teacher Director/Center Director.
Confers with appropriate staff member(s) prior to intervention in any potential stressful situations with families.
Participates in home visits, parent/teacher conferences and case conferences as requested. Acts as an interpreter when appropriate.
Attends and participates in scheduled center meetings, staff in-services and required trainings/workshops.
Occasionally will be required to work at additional centers/classrooms outside of regularly assigned classrooms/centers.
Adheres to the American with Disabilities Act (ADA-2010) which prohibits discriminatory actions toward children and/or adult with disabilities. In particular, children with disabilities are enrolled in the classroom as mandated by Federal Law.
Maintains strict compliance with universal precautions in the classroom or during home visits and when administering first aid.
Serves as a bus monitor, as assigned.
Assists in the preparation, service and clean-up of meals and snacks.
Maintains confidentiality of records and information on Head Start staff, children and families.
Assists the teacher in promoting parent/family engagement in various program activities, such as family/child home activities, volunteering in the classroom, attending program workshops and meetings, etc.
Observes children and provides feedback to Teacher for on-going assessment & servicing of children.
Travels for agency business using personal/agency vehicle.
Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.
May works evenings and weekends as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.