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Head Start Substitute Teacher

Company: Western Arizona Council of Governments
Location: Yuma
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

_ In order to be considered for this position all applicants MUST apply and submit an application at _ SUMMARY STATEMENT Under close supervision, fill in for classroom staff to develop and implement age and developmentally appropriate lesson plans and activities designed to promote the social competence, cognitive and language development, and physical growth of pre-school children. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1) Assume responsibility for the care, safety, and welfare of the children through active supervision; take responsibility for the daily operations in the classroom; abide by the Program Standard of Conduct.2) Coordinate with Center Manager and other center staff to plan and facilitate comprehensive and culturally sensitive early childhood experiences using the Creative Curriculum and State standards; implement developmentally appropriate practices which meet the needs and interests of the children.3) Apply age appropriate teaching techniques and positive behavior management skills while working with preschool age children. Provide children a safe, nurturing, stimulating, and enjoyable learning environment through positive behavior management techniques and constant ("Active") supervision during all activities including instructional, playground, combined staff and child meal times, hand washing, and teeth brushing.4) Become familiar with the classroom and individual child's needs, including known allergies, lesson plans, schedule, and routine; Engage with the children immediately and consistently.5) Understand and adhere to all WACOG and applicable external regulations, policies and procedures, and safety standards to include Head Start Performance Standards, Arizona Child Care Licensing, CACFP, and all Mandated Reporters requirements regarding suspected child abuse and/or neglect.6) Develop and maintain respectful partnerships with families, including communicating with parents professionally on a daily basis, that support family well-being, strong relationships between parents and their children, and ongoing learning and development for both parents and children.7) Actively participate in the development of weekly lesson plans that include individualized activities for each child in a timely manner aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and WACOG's School Readiness Goals to ensure children's daily experiences provide multi-cultural and dual language opportunities that lead to improvements in cognitive, social/emotional, and physical growth.8) Maintain accurate records including ongoing observations to evaluate each child's growth and development while maintaining the confidentiality of child, family and program information.9) May be required to conduct developmental screenings and ensure each child's ongoing assessment is linked to curriculum goals and develop written referrals for children with suspected disabilities.10) Attend parent/teacher conferences as needed.11) Track, prepare, and submit In-Kind documentation in a timely manner through the appropriate channels.12) Remain prepared and organized with necessary forms for meetings and everyday classroom needs. Take responsibility for the completion and accuracy of sections five and six of the family files.13) Perform data entry into assigned electronic systems and paper files to include MTS and ChildPlus.14) Actively participate to build and maintain a professional and collaborative instructional team that includes Teachers, Assistant Teachers, parents, and volunteers; mentor and lead other classroom staff.15) Clean and disinfect assigned areas on a regular basis and as needed.16) Develop professionally by taking educational training or workshops as required.17) Travel within WACOG service area which may include overnight stays.18) Maintain reliable and predictable attendance; Work outside of standard business hours as needed.19) Utilize tact and discretion, maintain confidentiality in matters concerning families, children, staff, and program per WACOG confidentiality policies. Project a positive and professional image of WACOG at all times.20) Other duties as assigned or required of the position. KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES (KSAs) The individual who holds this position must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities satisfactorily. The KSAs listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities needed for satisfactory performance.- Demonstrated competency to provide effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions, plan, and implement learning experiences that ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment and promote children's progress across the standards described in the _Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five_ and applicable state early learning and development standards, including for children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate.- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions- Ability to plan and implement learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children- Skill in improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy, phonemic, and print awareness- Skill in improving children's understanding, use of language, and use of increasingly complex/varied vocabulary- Skill in improving children's appreciation of books and their understanding of early math and early science- Skill in improving children's problem-solving abilities, and their approach to learning- Ability to establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment- Ability to support the social and emotional development of children- Knowledge to encourage the involvement of the families of the children and support the development of relationships between children and their families- Ability to interpret a wide variety of technical instructions- Working knowledge of Head Start Program Performance Standards and Arizona State Licensing requirements- Ability to perform accurate and timely data entry- Skill in navigating a variety of software programs- Ability to verbally communicate, instruct, read, and write in the English language- Ability to form and maintain professional and productive relationships. EOE/ADA _ In order to be considered for this position all applicants MUST apply and submit an application at _ Job Type: Part-timePay: From $14.00 per hourBenefits: Referral programSchedule: Monday to FridayEducation: High school or equivalent (Preferred)Work Location: Multiple Locations

Keywords: Western Arizona Council of Governments, Yuma , Head Start Substitute Teacher, Education / Teaching , Yuma, Arizona

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