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Reports to: Classroom
Full-time, Non-Exempt, for 37.5 hours per week, Program Year (44 weeks per year)
Job Function: Responsible for conducting an educational, social/emotional,
developmentally appropriate center based program for enrolled children by
implementing the Head Start Performance Standards, Day Care Regulations and
other mandates. Responsible for the day to day operation of the classroom.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
Make decisions about the
education of children on the basis of information regarding:
- Child development and how children learn
- Individual strengths, needs, and interests of each child
- The cultures of each child’s family and community
Follow and practice the
following fundamental principles:
- Positive interaction and relationships with adults provides a
critical foundation for successful learning
- Social-emotional competence is a significant factor in school
- Constructive, purposeful play supports learning
- The physical environment affects the type and quality of learning
family, and partnerships promote development and learning
Administers cognitive, and
social emotional screenings (within 45 days) of enrolled children. Develops
ongoing individualize educational goals for each child. Integrate services with
all Head Start staff and functional areas to implement each child’s goals.
Observes, records, and
files observations of children. Keep ongoing records of the child’s progress.
Conduct two home visits and
two classroom conferences with families throughout the year as per the HS
planning calendar to discuss the child’s progress and include family members in
creating child development goals.
Arrange and prepares
classrooms to facilitate the Creative Curriculum, IMIL, The Incredible Years,
Active Play, and the Pyramid Model. Plans and executes daily lesson plans.
Provides materials and activities in all modalities of Head Start Birth to Five
Early Learning Framework. Adds activities to lesson plans to maximize classroom
Helps to promote a literacy
rich environment which encourages the development of the children’s language
Engages children in active
learning experiences. Provides positive behavior guidance, reflective of
classroom and individual children’s needs.
Engages with children,
showing affection, interest and respect.
Must provide for daily
supervision of children, keeping appropriate teacher – to – child ration at all
times. Keeps the classroom supervisor informed of any issues and/or problems
that affect classroom operations.
Acts as advocate for early
childhood developmentally appropriate practices.
responsibility for day to day required paperwork as per each Head Start
Fill out required forms for
children referred to CPSE committee meeting, attending committee meetings as
Work collaboratively with
classroom team (i.e. Teacher Assistant & Classroom Aides), taking the lead
role in mentoring new staff in the classroom.
Must work jointly with all
Head Start staff, volunteers, interns, and providers to promote a team approach
of the delivery of Head Start services to all enrolled children, their families
and the community at large.
Monitor and complete
multiple assessments for practicum students as necessary.
Must have the ability to
adapt to last minute staff and daily schedule adjustments.
Must follow agency
procedures for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.
Must attend required
trainings and all requested staff or community meetings.
Education and/or Experience
Associate's degree (A. A.)
in Early Childhood or Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early
Childhood Education or equivalent coursework in early childhood education. Must have Bachelor of Science Degree in Early
Childhood Education for secondary level position. UPK Teachers must possess a
NYS Birth – 2 initial or professional teaching certificate.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Acceptable NYS Driver's License. Clearance through the NYS
Maltreatment Registry. Must complete Dare Care regulation trainings as
required. UPK classroom teacher must possess NYS initial or professional
Physical Demands & Work Environment
While performing the duties
of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to
finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The
employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel,
crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move
up to 50 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
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 loud.
CAPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not
discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally
recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service
member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and
physical or mental disability. CAPCO will make reasonable accommodations for
qualified candidates in adherence of the Americans with Disabilities Act and
New York Human Rights Act.
Deadline: Interested candidates should complete the online application and/or forward a resume and letter of interest
to the HR Director, Greg Richards, no later than Friday, August 16, 2019 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at the Main Office, 32 N. Main St., Cortland, NY 13045.