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Nov 8 / Donna Carroll

Birth to Five Program – Head Start Teacher

JOB TITLE: Head Start Teacher

LOCATION: Birth to Five Program

Posting Date: August 27, 2018

CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This position plans and implements a program of educational activities for preschool children that encourages growth and development in a variety of areas. The person fulfilling this job promotes a cooperative, constructive relationship with families to ensure the child’s growth/development meets full potential. The teacher provides professional guidance to the Assistant Teacher. This position works under the direction of the Site Leader/Early Education Specialist.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Obtain HighScope teacher certification within one year of hire and maintain quality of Head Start

curriculum.

  • Responsible for ensuring that daily activities and interactions reflect the mission and goals of the

program.

  • Assist individual children in need of special attention, including provide and model additional

individualized support as needed.

  • Assist with physical safety and emotional security of the children.
  • Plan and implement a program of educational activities for pre-school age children, including

writing a daily lesson plan that specifies a daily schedule toward the achievement of specific

curriculum goals as written in education component plan.

  • Work together with the teacher assistant as a team, in assisting with planning and implementing

daily programming for pre-school children utilizing the HighScope curriculum and COR (Child

Observation Record).

  • Create a clean, safe environment that is conducive to learning, promoting social relationships.
  • Observe the accomplishments of the children on a regular basis, through the use of daily written

anecdotal notes, and reports progress to parents/guardians

  • Plan and document Child Outcome activities, support strategies, and interactions according to

COR data and gains each quarter.

  • Plan, implement, and update ongoing individual learning plans for each child in the classroom.
  • Plan and conduct two conferences and two home visits per child per year.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or a bachelor’s in a related

field with experience teaching preschool age children

  • Previous professional experience working with preschoolers

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

RESPOND TO: Shaquanna Meeks, MHRM, Human Resources Generalist

smeeks@develctrs.org

313-255-0900 ext. 1228

Equal Opportunity Employer

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