Teachers and assigned Teacher Assistant(s).
Limits of Authority:
Able to implement with little supervision the standards mandated by Head Start Program Performance Standards and Community Care Licensing.
Overall responsibility for operation of the assigned center or site. Responsible for the coordination of entire center operations in accordance with Community Care Licensing and Head Start Performance. Responsible for the educational development of each child in the class in accordance with established curriculum and Head Start policy and philosophy.
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
Serves as a classroom teacher to facilitate each child's growth in the areas of social, emotional and cognitive development and cultural awareness by assessing each child's development and developing a program of study which meets the child's individual needs. To this end, each teacher will be responsible for:
- Completion of assessments on an on-going basis.
- Preparation of an individualized plan for each child, based on assessment and observations of the child.
- Conferring with each parent throughout the year to discuss his/her child's growth and development, and establish school readiness goals.
- Ensuring that the special needs of children with disabilities are being met appropriately. This includes active involvement in implementing goals noted in the child's Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Special Services Plan (SSP).
Provides a safe and healthy environment as required by Community Care Licensing Regulations and Head Start Performance Standards.
Creates an inviting and stimulating learning environment in an appropriately clean, healthy and safe condition with regular parent input.
Serve as a bus monitor.
Serves as substitute for other classrooms as needed.
Assists in training Teacher Assistant(s), allowing and encouraging participation in activity planning and program implementation. Encourages the Teacher Assistant(s) to learn to participate in all classroom, record-keeping and planning procedures.
Posts each Friday for the following week a Weekly Activity Plan in accordance with Fresno EOC Head Start curriculum.
Makes required home visits to each child's home at indicated periods during the school year, one of which must be prior to child entering program.
Prepares required records accurately and submits reports as required in a timely manner.
Attends all staff and in-service meetings and required trainings/workshops.
Participates in Individual Education Plan (IEP) process for all Head Start children.
Adheres to the American With Disabilities Act (ADA-1992) 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.
Maintains confidentiality of records and information on Head Start staff, children and families.
Promote parent/family engagement in various program activities, such as volunteering in the classroom, family/child home activities, attending program workshops and meetings, etc.
Performs a variety of tasks as assigned.
- Supervisory Responsibilities
Coordinates center operations in accordance with Community Care Licensing requirements and Head Start Performance Standards.
Ensures that classes are staffed to meet the necessary staff/child ratio mandated by Community Care Licensing.
Reviews and maintains required Community Care Licensing personnel files.
Directly supervises and evaluates Teachers and provides input on Teacher Assistant evaluations.
Reviews teachers' posted Weekly Activity Plans for developmental appropriateness and for compliance with Fresno EOC Head Start's curriculum.
Reviews Teachers' files and reports to ensure they are accurate and up-to-date.
Monitors and observes classrooms on a routine basis and provides written reports, as required.
Oversees the implementation of curriculum to meet educational goals.
Coordinates the team approach to teaching and support services with other Head Start program service areas.
Conducts training and provides guidance to classroom staff relative to education services goals, objectives and operation.
Responsible for documenting and maintaining accurate records and submitting reports as required.
Responsible for maintaining a safe environment and for center security (LIC 610, evacuation/disaster drills, lockdowns, etc.).
Attends and participates in Teacher/Center Director meetings, site meetings, case conferences, parent LPC meetings, etc., when appropriate.
Orders and maintains adequate classroom and maintenance supplies.
Coordinates and monitors nutrition activities at the center.
Maintain confidentiality of records and information on Head Start staff, children and families.
Conucts monthly education staff meetings and center safety meetings.
Reviews and approves assigned staff's time sheets.
Prepares, coordinates and monitors site budget.
Develops transportation routes, schedules, bus stops and maintaining compliance with all rules and regulations governing the transportation of children.
Travels for agency business using personal/agency vehicle.
Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.
May work evenings and weekends as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.