West River Head Start
Position is full-time, 9 months per year (mid August to mid May). Summer hours may be available through HIT, Inc.
Must have valid driver's license.
This person will work in the classroom of 3 to 5 year olds as part of a teaching team.
Pay depends on level of education:
TA 1: $13.21
- Applicant with HS diploma or GED
TA 2: $13.92
- Applicant has completed Child Development credential (CDA)
TA 3: $15.15
- Applicant has an AA or BS/BA degree in Early Childhood Education
Head Start pays over 80% of health insurance premium and 50% of dental and vision insurance premiums!
Responsible for the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of each child to assure developmental progression of each child. Provide transportation for the children in order for them to participate in the West River Head Start program. The bus driver is responsible for the cleanliness of the Head Start bus and must report maintenance needs to Support Services immediately.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Adhere 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.
Plan and facilitate the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of each child. Assure the developmental progression of all enrolled children.
Assist with accurate developmental screening. Completes observations, portfolio, continuum, lesson plans, etc. Developmentally appropriate practices are implemented for the growth and enhancement of all enrolled children.
Monitor the cleanliness and organization of the classroom to ensure the safety and mobility of each child.
Assist with observing, documenting, analyzing reports that show the growth and concerns off all children using Teaching Strategies GOLD.
Assist with implementing age-appropriate curriculum and lesson plans to meet the required Head Start Performance Standards.
Provide and rotate a variety of toys and materials. Lesson plans are complete and written for at least one week in advance.
Be a good role model and build positive relations with the children.
Assist with head lice checks.
Understand and promote school readiness for children.
Assist in recruitment efforts.
Work with teacher to implement 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.
Assist in the supervision of children to ensure safety at all times.
Assist with providing weekly home activities and in-kind.
Must report maintenance needs.
Obtain and maintain CDL, if required.
Ensure that all transportation procedures are followed.
Responsible for the cleanliness of Head Start vehicles.
Maintain a current route schedule which may be used, if needed, by a substitute driver.
Report any vehicle accident or damage, according to HIT Policy and Procedures.
Responsible for transportation of children for special activities such as field tips.
Keep accurate records of attendance, lunch counts and family contact notes.
Refer information or concerns to the classroom teacher, education specialist, and family support coach as needed.
Demonstrate a positive attitude with parents, community members and other staff by using assertive communication (clear, direct, respectful) when addressing an issue.
Ensures that volunteer procedures are followed.
Must comply with all facility and Head Start Policy and Procedures and HIT Expectations.
Computer skill to adequately perform job responsibilities.
Participate in meetings, committees, and training sessions as required. Will participate in a minimum of 2 parent teacher conferences and a minimum of 2 home visits annually per child.
Have questions? Contact us!
West River Head Start
1004 7th Street SW
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: (701) 663-9507