Job Summary Provides a safe and supervised educational setting for children that promotes their social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Develops a partnership with parents and encourage their involvement in all aspects of the program. Develops individual goals for children, providing on-going assessment on progress and facilitating kindergarten transition. Provides day-to-day supervision of classroom staff and volunteers.
Position Specific Duties
Develops and utilizes integrated curriculum plans, which include mandated elements and components, parental, and cultural influences.
Encourages experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, and choice making; asks open-ended questions and listens respectfully to children.
Provides classroom management and facilitates the social and emotional development of children by using the program policies and procedures and Positive Behavior Supports in prevention and intervention of challenging behaviors.
Develops and implements an individual education plan for each child that is specific to his/her interests, strengths, and areas for growth and development.
Assesses the ongoing development and progress of children.
Promotes and supports parent involvement and activities in all aspects of the program, including evening parent services, and assists with the implementation of parent involvement plans.
Assists parents to increase knowledge in child growth and development, through regularly scheduled parent conferences, home visits, center activities, and communication.
Conducts individual screenings on children; monitors all necessary screening results and follow-up services through communication with appropriate co-workers.
Trains Assistant Teacher and Classroom Aide through weekly planning and conferencing, providing resources, daily classroom observations, and specific feedback, informally and formally.
Maintains and updates confidential records, such as but not limited to; child attendance, screenings, anecdotal observations, parent contacts, etc.
Reports suspected child abuse in accordance with Oregon Statute and Head Start procedures.
Attends training sessions and participates in training opportunities.
Works as a team with community agencies and other staff in providing services to children and families.
Maintains confidentiality in matters concerning Head Start families. Interacts with children, families and community members in a supportive and professional manner.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 2070768
About Mount Hood Community College
Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) is one of the premiere institutions of higher education in Oregon and is the choice for students from throughout the Pacific Northwest. Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC), located in the shadow of majestic Mount Hood, opened in 1966 and now serves approximately 33,000 students annually. MHCC offers 120 associate degrees, certificate programs, and transfer options offered at the Gresham Campus, Maywood Park Campus, Bruning Center for Allied Health Education, and public schools within the district. The College is committed to remaining accessible to an ever-increasing population with diverse needs. The Mt. Hood Community College district encompasses an area of about 950 square miles with a population of more than 300,000. Whether students are interested in pursuing a professional-technical degree, transferring to a four-year college or taking a few personal enrichment courses, MHCC is the place for community members to accomplish their goals. For more information visit http://www.mhcc.edu/About.aspx