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Lead Teacher

Organization

Floyd County Community Action Agency

Description

POSITION(S): Early Head Start Teacher & Part Day Lead Teacher

OBJECTIVE OF THE JOB (PURPOSE): Teacher for the Head Start program is responsible for the instructional experiences for the infant and toddlers for adequate development in the social, emotional, physical, and educational processes.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Supervise and monitor children at all times and respond appropriately to crisis or emergency situations that may occur.
*Follow a consistent schedule which includes small and large group experiences, choice time, music and movement, large and small motor activities, skill development, meals and effective transitions between activities.
*Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization and choice-making; ask open-ended questions and follow-up questions to promote further learning and thinking.
*Maintain a safe and sanitary indoor and outdoor environment.
*Possesses knowledge and understanding of early childhood development.
*Documentation and recordkeeping are timely and accurately completed and maintained as required by all applicable regulations.
*Other duties as assigned and explained by Education Manager

UNIVERSAL STANDARDS:
*Reliable, consistent attendance is a requirement and essential function of the job.
*Positive relationships are developed with staff, parents, children and the community
*All issues are approached with a win-win attitude that respects the dignity of all parties involved
*Professional knowledge, skills and attitudes are enhanced by the utilization of opportunities and resources available
*Respect and maintain the rights and privacy of all staff, parents and children
*Meets schedules and deadlines and performs minimal tasks with little supervision
*Possess and maintains the necessary skill level in technology systems and software required to perform individual job duties
*Demonstrates the knowledge of and ability to effectively use communication tools. (E.g. computer, telephone, email, fax, etc.)
*Demonstrate effective respectful oral and written communication skills with staff, parents, children and the community
*Submit to Random Drug Screenings.
*Ability to physically and safely transport an infant and toddler.
*Ability to drive or provide transportation for required travel in specified county, counties, or service area.
*Wide range of mobility including walking, running, climbing (step stool), sitting(including in small/child chairs and the floor), stooping, bending, and carrying necessary to perform planning, preparation, classroom activities, and possible evacuation in emergencies

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES):
*Must be at least 21 years old
*Minimum of High School Diploma or GED required. An Infant/Toddler CDA (Child Development Associate Certificate) or comparable credential is preferred for Early Head Start Teacher
*An Associate’s Degree (AA) in Early Childhood Education, relevant degree or higher is required for Part Day Lead Teacher

Type

Full-time

Work Schedule

Set Hours — EHS Teacher: Monday-Thursday 7:45a-4:15p Friday 7:30a-1:30p Part Day Teacher: Monday-Friday 7:30a-3:30p

Salary

$12.90-19.91 per hour

Benefits

401(k).
401(k) Matching.
Dental Insurance.
Health Insurance.
Life Insurance.
Paid Time Off.
Tuition Reimbursement.
Vision Insurance.

Required Education

High School Diploma — *Minimum of High School Diploma or GED required. An Infant/Toddler CDA (Child Development Associate Certificate) or comparable credential is preferred for Early Head Start Teacher
*An Associate’s Degree (AA) in Early Childhood Education, relevant degree or higher is required for Part Day Lead Teacher
*Please note that the pay scale, minimum start out and max out include relevant degree qualification (associates, bachelor's, masters) as well as experience with Floyd County Head Start

Work Location

Other — New Albany, IN

Application Process

Submit resumes if interested to athompkins@fcheadstart.com.

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