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Teacher I/II/III-Huron 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Fresno EOC is reflective of all communities we serve.
 
About the Organization Diversity Statement
Fresno EOC is reflective of all communities we serve.

Our Vision for our Agency
As an entrepreneurial agency, we bridge the gap to self-sufficiency by providing opportunities and resources, as we initiate and partner in shared community efforts to improve the quality of life.

Our Vision for Those We Serve
Empowered individuals who thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities

Our Vision for our Community
Healthy communities with equal access to social justice, jobs, education and resources.  
Description

This is a position with Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 
Teacher Assistant(s) as assigned.

Limits of Authority:
Able to implement with little supervision the standards mandated by Head Start Program Performance Standards and Community Care Licensing.


SUMMARY 
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 classroom teacher to facilitate each child’s growth in the key areas of social, emotional and cognitive development and cultural awareness by assessing each child’s and 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 assessments and observations     of the child.

Conferring with each parent three times 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.

Provides appropriate visual supervision of children at all times.

Creates an inviting and stimulating learning environment in an appropriately clean, healthy and safe condition with regular parent input.

Directly supervises and evaluates the assigned Teacher Assistant(s).

Assists with the supervision of the other Teacher Assistant(s) in regard to their classroom performance.

Trains the assigned Teacher Assistant(s), allowing and encouraging participation in activity planning and program implementation with input from supervisor. Encourages the Teacher Assistant(s) to learn and 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’s 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 submit reports as required in a timely manner.

Provides a safe and healthy environment as required by Community Care Licensing regulations and Head Start Performance Standards.

Assist in the preparation, service and clean-up of meals and snacks.

Serves as a bus monitor, as assigned.

Serves as a substitute for other Teachers classrooms, if needed.

Occasionally will be required to work at additional centers/classrooms outside of usual assigned center.

Attends all staff, 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 & meetings, etc.

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

 
Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION:

Teacher I:
High School graduate or GED.
AA/AS degree in Child Development/ECE or related field, both with minimum of 24 CD/ECE units.
Must have 2 adult supervision units or enroll/complete within the next 12 months of employment.

Teacher II:   
High School graduate or GED.
AA/AS degree in Child Development/ECE or related field, both with minimum 24 CD/ECE units. 
Must have 2 adult supervision units and 6 specialization units.  

Teacher III:
High School graduate or GED.
BA/BS degree in Child Development/ECE or related field, both with minimum 24 CD/ECE units.
OR
AA/AS degree in Child Development/ECE, or related field, both with minimum 24 CD/ECE units
Must have 6 specialization units. 
Must have 2 adult supervision units and 3 administration units.

EXPERIENCE:

Teacher I:
18 working months pre-school teaching experience.

Teacher II:
36 working months pre-school teaching experience. 

Teacher III:
48 working months experience equivalent to Fresno EOC Head Start teaching experience.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Maintain a valid California driver’s license, reliable transportation and adequate auto insurance as required by State law. Proof of insurance will be required.

Physical examination, TB screening clearance and signed federal criminal record declaration are required within 7 days after employment.

Fingerprint clearance under Title 22 regulations, and criminal record statement, background checks as needed, and reference checks are required prior to employment.

Infant/Child CPR/First Aid certification with at least 15 hours of training on preventive health practices required within 6 months of employment.

Former Head Start/Early Head Start parents preferred.

Employment in Head Start is contingent upon approval of the County Wide Policy Council.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  
The physical demands described here 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of Fresno EOC.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Program/Dept. Head Start  
Salary Teacher I - $17.64 Teacher II - $19.22 Teacher III - $20.10  
Benefits Excellent Group Health Insurance, 13 paid holidays, Paid Vacation, Pension Plan, 403(b) Plan  
Keywords Education, preschool, early childhood education, child development, child care, head start, pre k, early head start, fresno, fresno eoc  
Division Head Start  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number EDU-18-00023  
Location Huron- Head Start  
Flyers None Specified 

Work schedule/Overtime Required

Monday-Friday

8am-5pm

Schedule may vary. 

10 months/year

 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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