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Preschool Teacher

Position: Teacher
(AA Degree w/California Associate Teacher Permit)
Program:   Head Start / Early Head Start
Supervisor:   Site Supervisor
Hours/Week:   38-40 Hours from August – June
(Opportunity forSummer Employment Opportunities Available)
Classification:   Non-Exempt/Hourly
Starting Rate:   $15.172-$17.078
    *Position requires occasional evenings and weekends.

Alameda Family Services

Alameda Family Services is a non-profit agency providing comprehensive human services to youth, families and children in Alameda and Oakland.  These services include counseling for youth and their families; homeless youth services; early childhood development and family services; drug and alcohol education and prevention programs; sliding scale fee counseling; social work case management services; school-based programs and a high school health clinic.

Alameda Head Start / Early Head Start

Alameda Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides no cost services to qualifying families who reside in the city of Alameda.  Comprehensive services are provided to pregnant women and their partners and children from birth to 5.  Child development, health and family services are provided through a variety of program options designed to meet the needs of low-income and at risk families.

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Site Supervisor, the Teacher is responsible for all aspects of operating a quality Head Start/Early Head Start classroom and child development program.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assist Site Supervisor indeveloping and implementing the operations of a quality Head Start classroom and child development program ensuring that classroom and child development activities are in keeping with the program’s curriculum and philosophy (Creative Curriculum, Anti-Bias Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practices) and reflect and respect the individual development and diversity of the program’s children, families and staff.
  2. Act as co-lead classroom staff with site supervisor in direct involvement in classroom and child development activities, including maintaining positive relationships with parents and staff and assisting in resolving conflicts between parents and staff.
  3. Involve parents, as appropriate, in all aspects of developing, implementing and evaluating the classroom and child development activities.
  4. Timely completion of requirements and paperwork, including but not limited to curriculum development; screenings, assessments and referrals; goals and progress notes; children’s files; database and tracking reports; home visits and parent meetings and conferences; in-kind documentation; time sheets and equipment and supply inventories.
  5. Act as staff person available to parents to answer questions and work to resolve conflicts in a positive manner to the benefit of the children, parents, staff, program and agency.
  1. Conduct daily and monthly health and safety checks of classrooms at site.
  2. Contact parent’s when a child’s behavior is unsafe to self or others. 
  3. Involve parents, as appropriate, in all aspects of developing, implementing and evaluating the classroom and child development activities.
  4. Work with local agencies to coordinate appropriate services to children, including children with disabilities and special needs.
  5. Timely completion of requirements and paperwork, including curriculum development; screenings, assessments and referrals; goals and progress notes; children’s files; database and tracking reports; home visits and parent meetings and conferences; in-kind documentation; time sheets and equipment and supply inventories.  Maintain and monitor family/child files for the site.
  6. Support ongoing attendance.
  7. Create, support and promote a team environment by encouraging and facilitating problem solving; accepting supervision and working closely with the education and family services staff.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. AA Degree required.
  2. 3-5  years of experience in early child care setting or social service setting
  3. Computer literacy require and experience using Microsoft Office with ChildPlus.Net experience preferred
  4. Positive, professional and courteous work demeanor
  5. Ability and desire to work as part of a team in a culturally diverse environment
  6. Must have California driver's license and automobile insurance

 

PHYSICAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  1. Ability to use desktop computer and telephone on a frequent basis. 
  2. Lifting of books and other documents weighing up to 20 pounds may be encountered in performing essential functions.
  3. The ability to hold, carry and/or assist children weighing up to 50 pounds is often required.
  4. Please see physical demands checklist for additional activity frequency.
  5. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position.
  6. Position requires occasional evenings and weekends.

 

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

    1.  Community Care Licensing and Head Start Performance Standards require a background check

          and clearance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ)  

          background prior to employment

     2.  A Health Screening Report completed by a physician and current TB Test Results are required

          prior to employment

 

HAZARDS:

          Exposure to bodily fluids and infectious diseases.