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    Teacher Preschool

    Location: Ellensburg              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:  Teacher Preschool - $1232.00 Biweekly - AA; $1360.00 biweekly - BA

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Education/Mental Health Services Manager

    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 REPONSIBILTIES:

    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).

    Supervises all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities.

    Plans and provides a developmentally and linguistically appropriate curriculum and experiences in a manner appropriate to the ages, languages and cultures of children served.

    Submits monthly progress reports to the supervisor as scheduled

     

    Supervises or orders supplies as needed and takes inventory as requested

     

    Submits monthly bills and reports to the central office in a timely manner.

     

    Sets up system to assure program's needs for parent involvement in each classroom are met.

     

    Establishes positive and productive relationships with families focusing on a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents of the children.

    Participates in the orientation of parents to Head Start throughout the year.

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    1. Must be able to complete the State of Washington’s STARS training within six months of hire and/or one of the following:
    2. 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;
    3. 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
    4. 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;

     

     

     

     

    Program Aide

    Location: Ellensburg              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide  - $12.20 hourly w/o HS/GED; $12.50 hourly HS/GED

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Education/Mental Health Services Manager

    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 REPONSIBILTIES:

    Assists classroom staff in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities included in lesson plans.

    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.

    Empties trash or garbage containers if needed before the custodian or janitor services.

    Sanitizes surfaces, picks up and puts away materials in the classroom or kitchen in order to maintain a safe and organized environment.

    Works with assigned children with disabilities.

    Supports the work of the classroom staff and managers, specialists and/or mental health consultant in carrying out individual plans for children with special needs.

    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.   A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred.  Bilingual preferred.

     

                                                        

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