Careers at Human Services Association
Teacher - State Program
Posted: October 12, 2021
Full-Time Employee (12 months)
PROGRAM: State Preschool
STATUS: Full Time - Non-Exempt
REPORTS TO: Child Development Supervisor
HOURS PER WEEK: 40
TERM: 12 Months
Under the supervision of the State Child Development Supervisor and Lead Teacher, plans, coordinates and implements school readiness and High Scope curriculum. Also, performs a variety of duties to aid in the care, development, and instruction of children in the “Pasitos” preschool center. Comply with program regulations as deemed by the teacher handbook and the agency regulations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop and implement a curricula program with the goals of developing school readiness skills, activities, and overall growth and development in all areas
• Provide on-going child observations that will ensure the individualization of educational services
• Meet and maintain all State of California licensing requirements and other program requirements
• Develop goals and objectives for individual children, as appropriate, and plan activities
• Ensure the maintenance of an appropriate, safe learning environment at the Center by using a team-teaching approach
• Support the Associate Teacher, and other staff at center
• Ensure there is communication between Teacher and parent
• Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment throughout the year
• Deal with any immediate Center crisis and represent Center as needed
• Prepare and conduct parent conferences; keep appropriate written records; coordinate any parent volunteers and complete any required documentation
• Maintain enrollment and provide accurate child information records
• Ensure that screening, ASQ, DRDP and on-going evaluation process is completed
• Conduct daily health checks of each child
• Ensure the staff/child ratio is safe and meets licensing requirements
• Ensure the center classroom area is clean and the bathroom is clean for the children’s use by cleaning up, sweeping, wiping, throwing away trash and preparing classroom
• Conduct fire and earthquake drills
• Conduct and coordinate small and large group activities
• Implement parent monthly meetings
• Implementing of an on-going nutrition and health program for the children; submit proper daily meals counts.
• Identify and report child abuse and submit incident reports in a timely manner
• Support the Center’s philosophy in maintaining an anti-biased environment while providing culturally sensitive and relevant curriculum for families with children ages 3 to 5 years of age
• Assist the Child Development Supervisor in the coordination of special activities, i.e., holidays, graduations, etc.
• Assist children with physical, emotional needs and overall development
• Attend department, agency, and community meetings, trainings and events, as assigned
• Actively participate in all child activities and implement other activities as assigned
• Carry out authorized emergency and safety procedures and administer first aid
• Ensure a safe, nurturing environment for children by maintaining center clean and organized
• Records and notifies parents and administrative office of illness and accidents of children and staff
• Records and totals the meal count, milk count and children’s attendance records
KNOWLEGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Patience, caring attitude and to know the child growth and development process
• Developmentally Appropriate Practice and DRDP’s
• Be knowledgeable in the development and implementation of education program policies and procedures
• High/Scope and School Readiness curricula preferred
• Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds, and those with disabilities and special needs
• Prepare and maintain detailed records accurately and in a timely manner
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Organized and able to successfully meet daily objectives; have the ability to lead team atmosphere; have mediation and negotiation skills; possess effective conflict resolution skills
• Communicate orally and in writing using correct English (spelling, grammar, vocabulary and punctuation)
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred; effective oral and written communication
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s degree in related field with 24 units of ECE and Site Supervisor permit or qualify for permit
• Permit, or meet qualifications and willing to apply for above permit
• Some experience in instructional capacity in a child care and development program; preferred in a full-day program
• Occasional driving is required. Must provide own vehicle, valid California driver license and proof of full insurance coverage
• First Aid certification, Child CPR certification
• Health screening.
• Negative tuberculosis screen (required)
• TDAP or DTAP clearance (required)
• MMR Clearance (required)
• Must pass criminal background check.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job or that an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Teacher work location is located at the center assigned of the following cities: Bell Gardens, Huntington Park or South Gate, CA. As needed, the teacher will do periodic home visits, drive to different site locations and training sites (this includes HSA’s main office, Clarendon office, or location to be announced). The majority of the job duties are performed within the classroom setting which includes but is not limited to the following: working with the parent and child, preparing lesson plans, required child documentation (i.e.; ASQs, DRDP-2015, etc.), and conducting parent conferences & periodic home-visits. These tasks require the following physical demands which include but are not limited to: constant walking, bending; occasional lifting (25 pounds), pushing, squatting and climbing stairs (as needed). The employee will complete required teaching documentation (as indicated in the job description) in the office, a location with moderate noise levels, peanut free, and that is a non-smoking facility.
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