Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties

Early Head Start Teacher Burnet

Location

Burnet, TX

Type

Full Time


                                               

Title:                                       Early Head Start Teacher         

Reports To:                            Center Director

EEO Category:                       Administrative

FLSA Status:                          Non-Exempt    

Pay Grade:                             $11-$13/Hour

Job Description Updated:     December 2014

Approved By:                         Human Resources


 Position Summary:

The Early Head Start Teacher is responsible for planning and organizing a teaching environment by implementing curriculum and developing lesson plans for children 0 to 3. The position reports to the Center Director and operates under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of independent judgment, discretion and initiative.

 Essential Job Duties:

  • Ensure safety in performing all job responsibilities; adhere to all safety policies in alignment with Head Start/Day Care licensing standards.
  • Coordinate, schedule and complete parent-teacher conferences and individual home visits with co-Teacher.
  • Assist with daily educational activities communicating with parents about student enrichment and experiences.
  • Assist with coordinating volunteer activities for the classroom ensuring appropriate background checks have been completed.
  • Assess and document the health and behaviors of children.
  • Assist with the planning, preparing and presenting of daily instructional activities/lesson plans coordinating with co-teacher, Center Director, Program Coordinators and/or parents/guardians.
  • Assist with implementing an individualized curriculum for all children including IEP/IFSP goals.
  • Conduct individualized activities to meet the needs of each child as planned with co-Teacher.
  • Assist with organizing time and materials to effectively manage classroom, attend meetings and complete required reports/documentation. 
  • Assist with integrating activities from all content areas into the classroom with co-Teacher.
  • Complete children’s observations; keep necessary computerized reports/documentation weekly or as planned with co-Teacher or Center Director.
  • Provide customer service in reception, greet and direct visitors at the site as needed.
  • Review weekly lesson plans with Center Director and Education Coordinator securing appropriate approvals.
  • Follow step-by-step activities as outlined in content area plans and policies and procedures.
  • Maintain and protect confidential information pertaining to staff, students and families.
  • Complete child observations; retaining reports/documentation on a weekly basis or as instructed by supervisor.
  • Assist with custodial duties in classroom and Head Start Center.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to operate various word-processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to assess the health and behaviors of children by sight and sound.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to ensure compliance with regulatory agency requirements and policies.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and utilize effective time management techniques.
  • Ability to respect confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to carry out multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Trainings:

  • High school diploma or GED.

 Experience:

  • One (1) year of related experience.

 Licenses/Certifications:

  • Valid Texas driver’s license.
  • Obtain and keep current Adult and Pediatric CPR and First Aid certifications
  • Current Child Development Certificate

 Mental / Physical Tasks (F= Frequent, O=Occasional, R=Rarely):

F

Talking

O

Using personal computer

F

Listening

F

Sitting

F

Standing

F

Bending

F

Walking

 

Other (list)

O

Grasping/holding

 F

Lifting/carrying

 

R

Moving heavy equipment

 

O

Driving

 

O

Using office equipment, stapler, telephone, etc.

 

 

Working Conditions:

  • Working in a fast paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly.
  • Working on weekends, evenings and some holiday may be required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company Website: www.owcb-tx.org

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