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Company: Child Care Resource Center
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

General Summary: Under the direction of the Center Director, the Teacher will promote activities designed to stimulate learning in all developmental domains, and encourage Family Engagement in all aspects of the program. The Teacher will develop individual goals for children; provide on-going assessment on progress and facilitate transition activities into Kindergarten. Additionally, provide guidance to teacher assistants in accordance with policies, procedures, and philosophy of CCRC Head Start 0-5.

This position is a full time (40 hours per week) position, will consist of working at a center location and may also require working nights and weekends.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

Within the team structure, Teachers will provide quality preschool services for children enrolled in the Head Start 0-5 which include the following responsibilities:

Supervision of staff (10%)

* As a direct supervisor of the teaching team, will ensure that the daily functions of the physical classroom are carried out satisfactorily; will act as a mentor and guide to the teacher assistants in all areas in the education program including but not limited to delegating and rotating responsibilities.* Supervise, evaluate, mentor, and train teacher assistants in the policies and procedures of CCRC Head Start, on lesson and activity plans, assessments, developmental summaries, observations, Desired Result Developmental Profiles (DRDP-PS), Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP's), Multi-Disciplinary Team Meetings (MDTM) notes, referrals, individualized logs, children's files, curriculum, end of the month paperwork, and center reports.* As the instructional leader, provide leadership by example and guidance to teacher assistants and volunteers, ensuring alignment with the vision and principles of CCRC Head Start, and respect of individuals and community.* Provide guidance in a supportive, instructive and non-judgmental way to enhance teacher assistants' skills, including observations of preschool activities and experiences as part of the ongoing assessment process and to use this information to individualize instruction for each child.

Interactions with Children and Families (70%)

* Plan, develop, and implement center services, ensuring daily operations of the center are successfully running from opening to closing, as well as planning and implementing developmentally appropriate services for children and families. Organize, schedule, and plan for all center activities.* Develop and utilize the Creative Curriculum to provide age appropriate activities which may take place indoors and/or outdoors, including activities in the classroom to enhance the growth of preschoolers in all developmental domains.* Adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of all children including at risk, special needs, gifted, and culturally diverse populations.* Provide age appropriate activities for child's growth in all developmental areas. Encourage guided experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, choices and ask open-ended questions.* Establish weekly goals that promote individual and group educational plans that support school readiness and facilitates transition into Kindergarten.* Partner with parent to provide care for all preschoolers, including feeding and diapering. In addition, provide respectful, responsive individualized plans which include Medical Care Plans for special diets, medical conditions/accommodations and allergies.* Partner with families to encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, choices and ways to ask open-ended questions with their child.* Provide and actively participate in all classroom and parent conferences, MDTM, home visits, IEP/IFSP processes and meetings, weekly planning meetings, and center staff meetings.* Develop, maintain, and implement knowledge of developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive practices, effective teaching strategies, Community Care Licensing, and DCFS regulations.* Prepare classroom materials and learning kits to support developmentally appropriate activities in the classroom and at home, as well as creating and changing learning centers in the classroom as needed.* Maintain a clean and safe indoor and outdoor environment on a daily basis. Ensure that all toys and classroom equipment are sanitized including eating, diapering, and napping areas as needed.* Assist with food service, learning kit distribution, and other needs as requested.* Communicate regularly with parents regarding each child's progress and provide parents with resources to support learning.* Conduct the required home visits and parent conferences to establish individual goals,; communicate class progress and provide educational strategies for parents to implement at school and in the home.* Develop and maintain well-defined lines of communication and professional boundaries with staff and parents at all times.

Administrative Functions (20%)

* Ensure reports required by the Agency and the State are adequate and timely.* Complete and submit weekly lesson plan goals that are accurate and timely to Center Director for review and feedback prior to implementation of virtual contacts.* Collect observations for ongoing assessments to ensure children outcomes are meeting agency benchmarks.* Read, analyze, and interpret data from the DRDP (2015) to create child and center specific goals in a timely manner.* Implement knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices, effective teaching strategies, federal and state regulations including licensing, DCFS, IEP/IFSP meetings, and inclusion methods/practices. Assist with generating and tracking Non-Federal Match on a monthly basis.* Ensure consistent adherence to Suspected Child Abuse reporting policies, procedures and documentation by all center and regional staff. In the absence of the Center Director, complete the Unusual Incident reports and promptly communicate these incidences to the Early Learning Supervisor.* Maintain a system of confidentiality for all data, records, and information regarding Head Start families.* Promptly report all issues, emergencies and unusual incidents.

Non-Essential Duties And Responsibilities

These duties include tasks that are required and comprise less than 5% of daily functions for this job:

* May serve as the Teacher Designee in the absence of the Center Director and Teacher Designee.* Assure general maintenance and security of facility and assist with inventory of equipment and supplies.* Actively engage in parent meetings, provide child care as needed, participation, planning, and set up of materials and room.* Attend meetings, trainings and appropriate professional development activities.* Other duties as assigned

Job Specifications

* Education: Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education/ Child Development, or (related field) including a minimum of 24 semester units in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.* Experience: 2 years' experience working with families and children in a preschool setting required. Related work experience in Child Development and Early Childhood Education* Professional/Technical Certifications:* Hold a valid First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate upon hire or within 30 days of hire.* Hold and maintain a current California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Child Development Teacher Permit or above based on the California Teacher Credential (CTC) Matrix upon hire or apply within 60 days of hire.* Technical Requirements:* Must have intermediate Technology skills specifically using Zoom, outlook, and Microsoft Suite, as well as the ability to learn additional platforms related to the program.* Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices, effective teaching strategies, regulations, licensing, DCFS, and diversity application.

* Behavioral:* Ability to maintain all assigned workflow and a high level of customer satisfaction in a fast paced working environment.* Ability to respond appropriately to an emergency or a crisis situation.* Ability to supervise pre-school children and ensure a safe environment including the ability to monitor and respond to events going on at all times in the classroom, outdoor play areas and on field trips.* Ability to engage children and families from diverse backgrounds and experiences including disadvantaged, at risk, and or low income.* Uphold the values and principles of the organization.* Show ability to have flexibility, maturity of judgment, and ability to work collegially.* Effective communication and Customer Service, working collaboratively with adults and children, able to demonstrate a supportive attitude to families.* Effective Organization skills, accurate work product, strong problem solving skills, effective critical thinking, and ability to make independent decisions/judgement.* Travel: This position requires 10% of travel. Travel will involve attending meetings, trainings, CCRC sponsored events and conferences locally a few times a month. Some overnight travel may be required. May use CCRC company vehicles, when available or personal vehicle and will be subject to Driver Management Policy requirements (i.e., valid California Driver's License, automobile insurance and a clean driving record required).* Work Schedule:* Teachers work full time 40 hours a week.* Hours may vary according to the needs of the family in their caseload...... click apply for full job details

Keywords: Child Care Resource Center, Lancaster , Teacher, Education / Teaching , Lancaster, California

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