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Head Start Teacher

Company: Starfish Family Services
Location: Inkster
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:The Head Start Teacher plans and implements a quality program of educational activities for pre-school children that encourages growth and development in a variety of areas. - The Teacher also promotes a cooperative, constructive relationship with families to ensure the child's growth/development meets -full potential. -EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate's degree in early childhood education or child development required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in early childhood education or child development -preferred
  • Previous professional experience working with preschool-aged children preferred -COMPTENCIES AND ABILITIES:
    • Ability to develop and implement classroom curriculum that encourages language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of children.
    • Ability to interact with children in a warm, nurturing manner.
    • Must have current first-aid -and CPR training. -
    • Ability to work with children with developmental delays or disabilities.
    • Knowledge of or ability to learn to conduct developmental screenings and assessments of children.
    • Working knowledge of child development, age appropriate behaviors, common childhood behavior challenges and appropriate interventions.
    • Knowledge of the practices of early childhood teaching.
    • Ability to intervene with children's behaviors in a non-punitive and supportive manner.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with young children and their families.
    • Ability to develop and implement individual learning -plans for children.
    • Ability to implement individual education plans (IEP) and individual family service plans (IFSP) for children with disabilities. - -DUTIES AND RESPONBILITES:
      • Responsible for ensuring that daily activities and interactions reflect the mission and goals of the program.
      • Attend on-going trainings/workshops on the HighScope Curriculum and Child -Observation Record (COR). Implement strategies learned from trainings/workshops attended.
      • Implement curriculum activities, strategies, learning environment, and interactions in accordance to the PQA.
      • Plan and implement a program of educational activities for children, including writing a weekly lesson plan that specifies a daily schedule, toward the achievement of specific curriculum goals as written in education component plan.
      • Create a clean, safe classroom environment that is conducive to learning, promoting social relationships.
      • Evaluate the accomplishments of the children on a regular basis and reports progress to parents/guardians.
      • Plan and implement an individual learning -plan for each child in the classroom. Implement IEP and IFSP goals as part of the individualization process.
      • Plan and implement daily outdoor activities that develop gross motor skills and promote exploration and social relationships.
      • Develop curriculum activities that reflect the ethnic/multi-cultural makeup of the community.
      • Maintain compliance with child-care licensing and HHS regulations.
      • Monitor and work in conjunction with co-teacher to provide a well-organized classroom.
      • Assists in ensuring that all health and developmental screenings are up-to-date and complete.
      • Promotes parent-child bonding and nurtures parent-child relationships. Assist in facilitating parent education workshops as assigned.
      • Provide, document and report all program activities and interactions as required by contract, licensing, and programmatic goals.
      • Implement classroom health, dental, and nutrition performance standards and document in weekly lesson plans.
      • Coordinate mealtime service, including interacting with children and accurate CACFP record keeping.
      • Provide children -with experiences that support their full range of developmental and socio-emotional needs.
      • Provide activities that foster development of a positive self-image; address physical and mental health needs of children and document in daily lesson plans. -WHAT STARFISH HAS TO OFFER...
        • Full medical, dental, prescription, and vision coverage for full-time employees
        • Long-term disability and short-term disability coverage -
        • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts -
        • Comprehensive?Employee Assistance -Program? -
        • Retirement Plan with Employer Matching
        • Paid Parental Leave -
        • ?Creativity and Innovation supported and encouraged -
        • On-the-job training and emphasis on Professional Development
        • Agency sponsored?Reflective Supervision -
        • Self-Care and Employee Wellness Inspired Workplace -
        • Agency sponsored Head Space account? -
        • Trauma-Informed Workplace -
        • 15 PTO days per year, 10 paid holidays, 3 floating holidays and mental health days -
        • Focus on partnering with families to help them thrive -
        • Active Diversity, -Equity -and Inclusion Committee -
        • Fulfillment?and the knowledge of having made an impact on someone's life -Starfish Family Services is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of SFS not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person's race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, disability or any other basis protected by federal, state, or other applicable law.

Keywords: Starfish Family Services, Detroit , Head Start Teacher, Education / Teaching , Inkster, Michigan

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