West River Head Start
Opening: Classroom Teacher in Mandan, ND
- Apply by May 12th. Interviews will be held on May 17th.
Seeking a highly motivated preschool teacher who loves working with children, takes pride in creating a safe, nurturing learning environment that meets children where they are, and implements lesson plans that take all children to the next step developmentally.
This person will be responsible for the day to day learning and safety of all children. He/she will work with the teacher assistant to operate a classroom that puts emphasis on structure, routine, and building relationships. The teacher will be responsible to interact, engage, observe, and assess children through play and be able to adhere to program policies and requirements. The teacher is also expected to develop a positive rapport with families as it is a vital part to optimal child development and learning.
If you possess strong communication skills, the ability to connect easily with families and coworkers, initiative to learn new skills, leadership qualities, and desire to work in a professional, supportive environment, apply today!
Requires an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education
Work in the classroom as part of a teaching team.
West River Head Start offers a preschool setting for 3 to 5 year olds.
Full-time with benefits.
9-month position from mid-August to mid-May. Enjoy your summers off!
Must have valid driver's license
Will obtain CDL to operate a 20 passenger school bus
Bliginual in Spanish is a plus!
Pay depends on level of education: $36,540/year - $43,472/year
Must submit application, college transcripts and Pre-Interview Questionnaire (see below)
Responsible for the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each child to assure developmental progression of each child.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Adheres to all principles of confidentiality: Shares appropriate information with co-workers, family and community (knowing what to share with whom, when and how). Displays appropriate discretion in confidential matters relating to program staff and participants.
Responsible for generating in-kind from classroom families and outside sources and documenting in-kind attempts.
Plans and facilitates the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each child. Assures the development progression of all enrolled children.
Provides accurate developmental screening. Completes observations, portfolios, lesson plans, continuum, etc. Developmentally appropriate practices are implemented for the growth and enhancement of all enrolled children.
Understands and promotes school readiness for children.
Monitors the cleanliness and organization of the classroom to ensure for the safety and mobility of each child.
Supervision of children at all times to ensure safety.
Will be a good role model and builds positive relationships with children.
Observes, documents, and analyzes reports that show the growth and concerns if all children using Teaching Strategies GOLD.
Implement age-appropriate curriculum and lesson plan to meet the required Head Start Performance Standards.
Provides and rotates a variety of toys and materials. Lesson plans are complete and written for at least one week in advance.
Teacher implements the 7 Skills of Conscious Discipline while creating a school family that establishes simple, reasonable and consistent guidelines for children's behavior to encourage self control.
Responsible for completing lead lice checks.
Reports maintenance needs.
Assist in recruitment efforts.
Keep accurate records of attendance, lunch counts and family contact notes.
Refer information or concerns to paraprofessional/assistant, Family Support Coordinator, and Education Specialist as needed.
Teacher insures that the classroom volunteer procedure is followed. Volunteers are trained and follow classroom procedures.
Participate in meetings, committees, and training sessions as required. Will conduct a minimum of two parent/teacher conferences and a minimum of two home visits annually per child.
Obtain Commercial Driver's License to drive 20 passenger school bus.
Responsible for cleanliness of Head Start vehicles.
Provide weekly home activities and in-kind.
The teacher includes the teacher assistant in weekly lesson planning.
Report any vehicle damage or accidents according to HIT Policy and Procedures.
Ensures all transportation procedures are followed.
Teacher demonstrates a positive attitude with parents, community members and other staff by using assertive communication (clear, direct, and respectful) when addressing an issue.
Computer skills to adequately perform job responsibilities.
Must comply with all facility, Head Start Policy and Procedures and HIT Expectations.
Responsible for transportation of children for special activities such as field trips.
Other duties may be assigned.
Head Start offers health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, paid time off, 401k (after 1 year), life insurance and more. Find out more about the benefits that are offered at
Health Insurance - Plan Costs
BCBSND Blue Saver 100
HIT, Inc. Pays
Employee + Dependents
Dental Insurance - Plan Costs
BCBSND Plan 103
HIT, Inc. Pays
Vision Insurance - Plan Costs
HIT, Inc. Pays
Ready to apply?
Submit our official application online or by hard copy.
Submit college transcripts and/or CDA certification to firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete the Pre-Interview Questionnaire below.
Have questions? Contact us!
West River Head Start
1004 7th Street SW
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: (701) 663-9507
WRHS Pre-Interview Questionnaire for Teacher
In addition to the Pre-Interview Questionnaire, make sure you have submitted the employment application and a copy of your transcripts. Any questions, call Barbara at 663-9507. Answer the following questions thoroughly.
* When you walk into a preschool classroom what should it look like?
* How do young children learn best?
* What is your philosophy about Developmentally Appropriate Practices?
* What suggestions would you give to another teacher that is having difficulties teaching social problem solving skills?
* How would you implement literacy in the classroom?
* West River Head Start uses the Creative Curriculum for Preschool. What do you know about this curriculum?