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    Assistant Teacher

    Location: Rockaway Beach, NY              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Teacher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Alion Toney-Morris

    GENERAL SUMMARY: 

    This position is responsible for the smooth operations of an office and other duties related to administration including answering phones, filing, etc. Performs all duties as required by the Program Director and/or immediate supervisor and other duties as assigned relating to the administrative component including, policy and procedure updates, typing, word processing, faxing, acting as receptionist and other clerical duties.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs applied toward the non-federal share requirement.
    • Attends all workshops and meetings as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor.
    • Attends all required staff and parent meetings and activities.
    • Responsible for understanding Head Start Performance Standards and local child care licensing regulations.
    • Expected to be knowledgeable of the regulations associated with prevention of occupational disease and injury, including the exercise of universal precautions and the prevention of contamination.  
    • Positively promotes Head Start in the community.
    • Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Head Start/Early Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirements are a high school diploma or GED with some relevant experience in human resources and/or secretarial functions. AA degree or higher in related field preferred.  The individual must possess a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.  The position must have the ability to manage numerous tasks, possess good organizational skills, communicate effectively with co-workers and the public, and work collaboratively in a team environment. 

     

     

    On Call Program Aide

    Location:Rockaway Beach, NY              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: On Call Program Aide

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Alion Toney-Morris

    GENERAL SUMMARY: 

    This position works as a part of a team to assist in activities in the areas of the classroom, kitchen and bus and/or to serve as a disabilities aide as needed. The position contains elements of job descriptions of positions with titles similar classroom aide, bus monitor, janitor and kitchen aide and as a disabilities aide providing support for children with disabilities.  Works with typically developing children and/or children with special needs/disabilities.   The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers/bus routes as deemed necessary for program operations.  This position may receive content area technical support and training from the staff person responsible for center supervision, teacher, bus driver, staff person responsible for transportation, kitchen staff and/or program managers/specialist/coordinators.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assists classroom staff in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities included in lesson plans.
    • Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions and be prepared to go outdoors daily.
    • Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.
    • Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and social skills.
    • Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.
    • Assists the teacher in any aspect of the program as the need arises (e.g., at Family Nights, copying newsletters, cutting out classroom materials, making phone calls, etc.).
    • Serves as a temporary substitute in the periodic absence of the assistant teacher or teacher.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age.  This is an entry-level position requiring no previous education or experience unless there is a local or state regulation that requires a high school diploma or G.E.D.   A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred.  Some states may require additional requirements for kitchen aide duties (i.e., kitchen permit).

     

    Preschool Teacher

    Location:Rockaway Beach, NY              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Preschool Teacher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Alion Toney-Morris

    GENERAL SUMMARY: 

    This position serves as the lead worker in a classroom of Head Start children by planning, implementing, and supervising all classroom activities. This position works with typically developing children and children with disabilities.  Because this position is one part of a large system of services provided to children and families, this position also serves as a social service referral person and shares responsibility for parent involvement in the program. The position of Teacher works in tandem with the rest of the parts of the system as an integrated team to support the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.  The position may serve as “site director” for child care licensing purposes.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Attends all required training and workshops to include but not limited to 15 hours of classroom focused professional development and methods that comply with applicable State and local laws for identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect.
    • Remains up-to-date on information that pertains to the needs of the children in the program including Head Start Performance Standards, child care licensing regulations and other applicable regulations and practices.
    • Works as a team member with the other education staff, parents and Parent Committee members to develop a curriculum that is meaningful and meets the individual and program needs.
    • Responsible for the weekly preparation of daily lesson plans, which includes objectives to be posted for parents, volunteers and visitors in the classroom.
    • Develops an individual plan for each child to include goal setting based on identified needs and prescriptions for objectives and activities to meet established goals (outcomes).
    • Schedules home visits and parent-teacher conferences with families as required and on an as-needed basis and documents these events.
    • Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
    • Prepares and maintains a safe, healthy learning environment for children that is positive, developmentally appropriate and experientially-based.
    • Provide sufficient and appropriate outdoor time daily for children (see Operations Manual for specifics).Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions.
    • Develops individual training plans for all staff supervised making it clear what is expected and what the timeframe is for completion of short and long term goals.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Current minimum qualification is one of the following:

    1. An associate degree in a field related to Early Childhood Education and coursework* equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching preschool-age children;
    2. A baccalaureate or advanced degree in any field and coursework*  equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching preschool-age children; or
    3. A baccalaureate degree in any field and has been admitted into the Teach For America program, passed a rigorous early childhood content exam, such as the Praxis II, participated in a Teach For America summer training institute that includes teaching preschool children, and is receiving ongoing professional development and support from Teach For America’s professional staff; or
    4. Be enrolled in an associate or bachelor degree program in early childhood education (or related degree as defined in # 4 or # 5 above) and be able to obtain the degree within a reasonable time-frame after the initial date of hire into the Teacher position and have an approved waiver in effect.

    If a program is going with option 4 with the waiver, it must be noted that the classroom in which this individual is being placed must have at least one staff member with a CDA or State-Awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the training required for the CDA during the time this Teacher position is earning an associates or bachelors degree.

    When using this waiver option the pay scale must be adapted to show an AA waiver for new staff being hired (at a lower level than newly hired staff with an AA degree).  When the staff member completes the AA degree they would move to the AA pay level.

                                                        

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