West River Head Start
Work in the classroom as part of a teaching team. Our Head Start program offers a preschool setting for 3 to 5 year olds.
Full-time with benefits from the fist day on the job. Enjoy your summers off!
Pay depends on level of education.
Must submit application, college transcripts and Pre-Interview Questionnaire
Must have valid driver's license
Will obtain CDL to operate a small school bus
Teacher Education Requirements to Meet Federal Standards
Early Childhood Education degree or in the process of pursuing an ECE degree or an advanced degree and coursework equivalent to a major relating to ECE, with experience teaching preschool-age children.
SOME EXAMPLES: B-3 teaching license, Child Development and Family Science
What counts as "coursework equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education"?
Coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education includes but is not limited to courses that focus:
Early Childhood Education and Curriculum
Early Childhood Teaching and Assessment
Health and Physical Development
Each applicant must provide college transcripts to Head Start with information on the college credit courses taken and to demonstrate that the courses address early childhood education or child development with a focus on children ages 3 to 5.
Does a person with an associate, baccalaureate, or advanced degree in a field other than early childhood education need experience teaching preschool-age children in addition to the courses equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education? Yes. An individual who has a degree in another field must have experience in an early childhood setting with children ages 3 to 5 in addition to courses equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education to meet the qualifications mandate for Head Start teachers.
Responsible for the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each child to assure developmental progression of each child.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
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.
Maintain CDL if applicable.
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.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Teacher with AA, BS/BA degree or Masters
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
BS degree in elementary education and early childhood education, first aid and CPR certificates
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to stand, sit, and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Pre-Interview Questions for Teacher
Answer the following questions thoroughly. Submit your response through the online survey or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
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?
Have questions? Contact us!
West River Head Start
1004 7th Street SW
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: (701) 663-9507