Sprfd/Eugene, OR

Head Teacher (Full Day, Part Day

Head Start of Lane County
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Open date
March 20, 2023
March 16, 2023
Expiration date
April 30, 2023
Until filled
Benefits eligibility
Pay type
Reports to
Regional Manager

Job description

Essential Job Responsibilities: Performance Indicators Classroom Time / School Readiness Supervise and monitor children at all times and respond appropriately to crisis or emergency situations that may occur. Establish a positive classroom climate. Guide the behavior of children in positive, effective ways. Follow a consistent schedule which includes small and large group experiences, choice time, music and movement, large and small motor activities, skill development, meals and effective transitions between activities. Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization and choice-making; ask open-ended questions and follow-up questions to promote further learning and thinking. Promote English language acquisition of children who are English- and Dual-Language learners. Release children only to individuals with appropriate signed consent. Individualization, Curriculum and Assessment Follow agency-adopted curricula, using effective strategies to guide learning. Prepare the classroom environment and materials to support developmentally appropriate curriculum plans and learning experiences. Assess individual and group needs, attending to specific interests, strengths and concerns. Work with appropriate agencies to develop specialized planning for children and families as needed. Coordinate with support staff when indicated, developing a collaborative approach that benefits all children in the classroom. Adapt curriculum to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their individualized family service plans (IFSP). Develop and utilize integrated curriculum plans which reflect mandated elements and components, familial and cultural influences, and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of Head Start children. Establish weekly goals that promote individual and group educational plans and include other Head start components. Participate in integrated service meetings to plan for and delivery collaborative services across all components. Family Engagement and Community Partnerships Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces family and volunteer engagement. Support the role of families as the first and primary teachers of their children. Support families’ safety, health, financial stability, life goals and aspirations. Maintain regular communication with families based on family’s individual needs. Conduct the required parent/teacher conferences and home visits for the purpose of assessment and support, and to share information on classroom progress and educational strategies at school and at home. Provide additional home visits if needed. Help plan and participate in family activity events. Coordinate with the Family Support Coordinator (FSC) as needed to assist families to complete follow-ups (i.e. dental, medical, physical and mental health needs of families, etc.) Coordinate with the Early Childhood Education Coordinator (ECEC) and FSC to provide families with timely information and referrals appropriate to their needs. Monitor and document attendance concerns. Provide learning opportunities for dual-language in the home Documentation Utilize agency adopted tools for ongoing assessment and documentation. Ensure all federal, local, state and/or agency documentation is completed accurately. Document all family contacts and home visits. Monitor and report child abuse. Professional Development Attend and participate in training and appropriate professional development activities. Attend and participate in meetings. Engage in ongoing self-assessment about job performance

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