In conjunction with the North Idaho College Head Start mission, Five-Year Goals and in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations the Full Day Classroom Teacher under general direction is responsible for the implementation of developmentally appropriate Early Childhood curriculum.
This list includes, but is not limited to the following:
Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with supervisor, staff, families and the community.
Conduct classroom hours each week per center model. Attendance is mandatory for teaching staff during classroom hours.
Establish and maintain a safe, clean, healthy learning environment.
Use program selected curriculum, plan and implement with the classroom team, learning experiences that advance the intellectual, physical, and social-emotional development of children.
Support individual children in meeting their basic developmental needs such as feeding, resting and toileting.
Responsible for completion of screenings, assessments, and goal setting for each child including the collection of anecdotal entries and completion of child portfolio.
Support the development of relationships between children and their families through involvement in the program.
Conduct Home Visits and Parent Teacher Conferences per full day classroom schedule.
Keep ongoing up-to-date documentation and records in each child file, hard copy and/or the electronic file.
Provide referrals, follow-up and documentation as needed for both children and families.
Support disability services that can include attending I.E.P. meetings and completing documentation for special services.
Staff with Family Advocate and Supervisor on Families and children as needed and as indicated in procedures
Serve as a mentor and coach to new employees, Interns, Practicum Students, and volunteers.
Participate in center and/ or program recruitment activities.
Participate in a program committee as assigned.
Participate in professional development opportunities to ensure up-to-date, quality services to children and families.
Participate as part of the center team to ensure efficient center operations.
Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Plan work time to meet the center operations schedule, knowing that flexibility is required to meet the unique needs of the Head Start program and its participants.
Education and Experience: Associate’s Degree and 0.5 year(s) of experience
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
Education Level I: Associates degree in Early Childhood Education, or Child Development, OR Associates degree in any other field of study AND: the equivalent of a major in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.
Level II: Additional education above the Associates Degree, within a year of obtaining Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, or Child Development.
Level III: Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, or Child Development, OR Bachelors degree in any other field of study AND: the equivalent of a major in Early Childhood Education or Child Development
Experience • Experience as a staff or volunteer in a preschool classroom, with preference given to Head Start experience.
Required License and/or Certifications:
Upon hire: • Register with Idaho STARS and participate in the professional development system. • Meet all training and certification requirements for child care licensing and Head Start Program Performance Standards. • Maintain current Infant/child & Adult CPR and First Aid. • Meet terms of Statement of Agreement/ Employment Declaration. • Pass an enhanced criminal background check including fingerprinting, as required by Head Start Program Performance Standards and Child Care Licensing requirements, prior to first day of work.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people from diverse ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. • Positive approach to Early Childhood Development programs, health and social services. • Working knowledge of commonly used computer software programs including data collection systems. • Demonstrate professional ethics and confidentiality. Represent the Head Start program in the community and with other professionals, positively and with professionalism.
Internal Number: 492787
About North Idaho College
Founded in 1933, North Idaho College (NIC) is a comprehensive community college located on the stunning shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene. NIC offers degrees and certificates in a wide spectrum of academic transfer and career and technical education programs.