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PRESCHOOL TEACHER

For Champlain Valley Head Start

Work in an outcomes-oriented, team environment under the supervision of the Head Start County Supervisor. Ensure program compliance with Head Start Federal Performance Standards, Vermont Child Care Licensing regulations, as well as all other applicable regulations, best practices, and Agency and program policies and procedures. Maintain the highest standards of diplomacy and professionalism, in all settings within and outside of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO), in representing CVOEO, Champlain Valley Head Start (CVHS), and Head Start children and families. Exercise good judgment in all situations. Summary of Essential Job Functions A. General duties  Serve as lead or co-teacher for assigned program option site.  Provide and maintain safe, healthy, friendly, and developmentally appropriate environments for preschool children. Complete daily playground checklist and follow Active Supervision Protocol. Maintain assigned site in compliance with Performance Standards and Vermont Child Care Licensing regulations, including daily set up and clean-up of classroom in order to maintain a healthy environment.  Plan, schedule and implement home visits that both address the individual needs of children and families, which include, all Head Start components and comprehensive services. Provide opportunities for families to become directly involved in the development of their children, and in the services provided to them.  Meet monthly with supervisor to discuss caseload and collaboration, review Child Plus, and to discuss classroom practice.  Conduct a minimum of two Parent/Teacher Conferences per program year.  Oversee volunteers, interns, and collaborative staff on site. 

 

Nov 22, 2019
experience. Vermont educator’s license required in program options if specified as a requirement by CVHS collaborative partners, or if required for NAEYC or state-funding purposes.  Knowledge and experience in developmentally appropriate early childhood practice, child outcome assessment; child behavior management; curriculum planning, development and implementation. Demonstrated ability to work with children with special needs and their families.  Also required are excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills, as well as skills in documentation, record-keeping and computer applications such as Word, Excel, email and internet. Must be able to develop and maintain strong, cooperative relationships with parents, staff, collaborative and community partners. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required; bilingual abilities are a plus.  A commitment to social justice, to working with families with limited resources, and to maintaining client confidentiality is necessary.  Must be skilled in following precise instructions and meeting deadlines, and must possess abilities to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.  Must be energetic, positive, mature, professional, diplomatic, motivated, have a “can-do, extra-mile” attitude and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.  Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and reliable personal means of transportation required.  Willingness and ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, and to perform other duties as assigned in order to meet program goals and objectives.  Ability to uphold safety standards.
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related education field
St. Albans
40 hours/week
$20.28-$24.22/hour
To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter with three work references via e-mail to: hdstjobs@cvoeo.org. No phone calls, please. For more info: : www.cvoeo.org/careers