Job Posting CLOSED
September 7, 2022
CAPCO Job Posting: Head Start/Early Head
Position: Preschool Teacher
Program: Head Start/Early
Reports to: Classroom
Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt, 44 weeks per year (summers off)
$500 bonus paid out in two installments (October 2022 and April 2023)
Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Required
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 by
performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
Make decisions about the education of children including child
development, individual child strengths and child’s surrounding cultures.
Follow and practice the following fundamental principles to create a
positive, safe, and creative learning environment for children, families, and
Administers cognitive, and social emotional screenings of enrolled
children to develop ongoing individualize educational goals for each child.
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 and executes daily
lesson plans that follow Head Start guidelines.
Helps to promote a literacy rich environment which encourages the
development of the children’s language skills.
Engages children in active learning experiences. Provides positive
behavior guidance, reflective of classroom and individual children’s needs.
Engages with children and families, showing affection, interest and
Must provide for daily supervision of children.
Acts as advocate for early childhood developmentally appropriate
Holds overall responsibility for day to day required paperwork as per
each Head Start functional area.
Collect, track, and maintain information and data for Program
Work collaboratively with classroom team (i.e. Teacher Assistant &
Classroom Aides), taking the lead role in mentoring new staff in the classroom.
Monitor and complete multiple assessments for practicum students as
Must follow agency, Office of Head Start and NYS Office of Children
and Family Services policies, procedures, and protocols.
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
Licenses, Registrations: NYS Driver's License. Clearance through the NYS Maltreatment Registry.
Must complete Daycare regulation trainings as required.
Other Qualifications: Physical Examination, TB Testing upon hire.
Fingerprinting for criminal background per the standards set forth by daycare
licensing. Must be able to travel to all Head Start sites, training, visits,
etc. as necessary and requested.
Physical Demands & Work Environment: The physical demands
and work environment 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 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.