Head Start Teacher Wanted In Gresham

Published 2017-12-25
Expires 2019-06-16
ID #11638
Head Start Teacher Wanted In Gresham
United-states, Oregon, Gresham,
Published December 25, 2017

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Occupation: Head start teacher

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Job Summary
Provides a safe and supervised educational setting for children that promotes their social,
emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Develops a partnership with parents and encourage their involvement in all aspects of the
program. Develops individual goals for children, providing on-going assessment on progress and facilitating kindergarten transition.
Provides day-to-day supervision of classroom staff and volunteers.

Position Specific Duties

  1. Develops and utilizes integrated curriculum plans, which include mandated elements
    and components, parental, and cultural influences.
  2. Encourages experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation,
    socialization, and choice making; asks open-ended questions and listens respectfully to children.
  3. Provides classroom management and
    facilitates the social and emotional development of children by using the program policies and procedures and Positive Behavior Supports in
    prevention and intervention of challenging behaviors.
  4. Using data from the on-line ongoing assessment system, develops and
    implements an individual education plan for each child that is specific to his/her interests, strengths, and areas for growth and
  5. Assesses the ongoing development and progress of children through a variety of observation methods, such as but not
    limited to, written anecdotal, video, photo, parent observations, etc.
  6. Engages in coaching and reflective practices that lead to
    increased school readiness for children and families and improved pedagogy.
  7. Documents and submits data and follow up for children
    and families per prescribed timelines.
  8. Provides home visits and parent teacher conferences with families that are family
  9. Promotes and supports parent involvement and activities in all aspects of the program, including evening parent services,
    and assists with the implementation of parent involvement plans.
  10. Assists parents to increase knowledge in child growth and
  11. Works as a team with Family Workers to engage in mutually respectful goal oriented partnerships with families to
    promote parent/child relationships and family well-being.
  12. Conducts individual screenings on children; monitors all necessary
    screening results and follow-up services through communication with appropriate co-workers.
  13. Trains Assistant Teacher and Classroom
    Aide through weekly planning and conferencing, providing resources, daily classroom observations, and specific feedback, informally and
  14. Rides the school bus to ensure the safety of children as assigned.
General Duties

  1. Reports suspected child abuse in accordance with Oregon Statute and Head Start procedures.
  2. Attends training sessions and
    participates in training opportunities.
  3. Works as a team with community agencies and other staff in providing services to children
    and families.
  4. Maintains confidentiality in matters concerning Head Start families.
  5. Interacts with children, families and
    community members in a supportive and professional manner.
  6. Performs all other duties as assigned.
Examples of

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child
    Development and a Step 9 or higher in the Oregon Registry; OR
  • Associate's Degree in a related field such as
    General Studies, Social Science, Psychology, etc. (not limited to these degrees) and a Step 9 or higher in the Oregon Registry.
  • Two
    years of experience teaching preschool-age children
  • Current driver's license, insurance, and access to a reliable automobile during
    work hours
  • Experience working with diverse backgrounds of the College's community, students and employees; demonstrated commitment
    to promoting access and diversity
Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Early
    Childhood Education, Child Development or Early Intervention
  • Bilingual skills: oral and written fluency in English with fluency
    also in Spanish, Russian or another language that meets community/department's needs.
Qualifications: />Additional Qualifications
  • Must be enrolled in the Oregon Central Background Registry prior to beginning
    employment and enrollment must be maintained throughout employment
  • Post-offer fitness for duty evaluation, must be obtained within
    30 days of hire date:
    • TB screening
    • Health appraisal
  • Food handler's card, must be obtained within 30
    days of hire date
  • Infant/child first aid/CPR, must be obtained within 60 days of hire date
  • Recognizing and Reporting Child
    Abuse & Neglect training must be completed within 60 days of hire date
  • Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety, must be
    obtained within 30 days of hire date
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Ability to lift 50
    pounds on a daily basis
  • Knowledge of child development and/or early childhood best practices
  • Knowledge of or ability to
    establish working relationships with staff
  • High performance through creativity, positive spirit, and multi-tasking
  • Skills
    in motivating, training and developing a high performing staff
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse internal and external
  • High personal integrity and sound professional ethics
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication
    Computer proficiency (in Microsoft Windows environment preferably)
Supplemental Information:

Working Conditions
Works assigned schedule, and exhibits regular and predictable attendance. As necessary to
meet workload demands, works outside of typical schedule, including evening/weekend hours. Work may require travel to off-campus locations.
Work is sometimes performed in an emotional and stressful environment.

Additional Information
If you require technical support with your account or application, please call
877-204-4442 Option 1.

The College reserves the right to request proof of degree or certification at a later date if these
documents are required as part of the qualifications for the position.

Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background
check as part of the employment process.

MHCC is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must
already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and interview process. Please notify Human Resources at
least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Mt. Hood Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively
supports workforce diversity.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Anne Blumenauer at: target="_blank">[email protected] or 503-491-6142.

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