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Title: Head Start Programs Teacher, Full Time
Location: FDL Head Start
Supervisor: Assigned Program Manager
Closing Date: Permanent Posting
Rate of Pay: $15.90 to $19.59 per hour

 

General Summary:

The Fond du Lac Head Start Programs Teacher is responsible for putting the child development plans into operation, and for providing a program that is nurturing, responsive, culturally rich, and developmentally appropriate and allows for exploration. This position is also responsible for implementing Head Start Performance Standards and other requirements.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Implements a child development program for children:
    • Actively advocate and demonstrate appropriate adult - child interactions.
    • Assess child progress and needs using classroom and home visit observations.
    • Adapt the environment and curriculum to meet the needs of all children using developmentally appropriate practice and culturally responsive care giving.
    • Follow all health, nutrition and safety guidelines for an optimal classroom environment. Carry out activities related to health, e.g. toileting, diapering, safety in classroom, dental hygiene, and nutrition activities.
    • Work occasional evenings for trainings, family nights, home visits, conferences, and child care duties.
    • Maintain professional standards toward confidential relationships with all program participants and staff.
    • Implement positive behavior management techniques.
  • Partners with families to accomplish program objectives:
    • Share information via home visits, parent teacher conferences, parent committee meetings, and phone, personal, and written communication as necessary.
    • Welcome and inform families about how to be effective volunteers for our programs.
    • Support families by sharing information on child development.
  • Assist in accomplishing program objectives:
    • Follow the program plan of the Program Manager and support staff.
    • Implement the activities as specified in Head Start Performance Standards.
    • Participate in classroom observations and receive feedback on classroom improvement from the Program Manager.
    • Participate in staff meetings.
    • Promote cooperative and quality early childhood philosophy among staff, parents, collaborative partners and community.
  • Promote staff development:
    • Attend training and education opportunities as required.
    • Actively engage Foster Grandparents and volunteers within classroom.
    • Be familiar with Head Start Performance Standards and Fond du Lac Reservation policies.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Must attend all mandatory department trainings.
  • Ensures confidentiality of financial records and all records for employees and/or clients.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal physical requirements, including the ability to lift, carry, or restrain a child.
  • Walking, standing, bending, stooping and sitting on the floor with children may be necessary.
  • Ability to pass annual physical examination.
  • All vaccinations must be kept current.

Position Qualifications:

  • Early Head Start (year-round); Early Head Start Teachers work with children ages birth to age three.
    • One of the following Credentials is required:
      • Child Development Associates (CDA), AA or BA in Early Childhood. Or
      • AA or BA degree that is not in Early Childhood or a related field; additional course work in the field of Early Childhood or a CDA program is required; enrollment in an accredited college or CDA program must be completed within 6 months of hire and course work or CDA program must be completed within 3 years from hire. Or
      • High School Diploma or GED and enrollment in a CDA program, or accredited college to get your AA or BA degree in the field of Early Childhood is required. If not enrolled in a program or accredited college must be enrolled within 6 months of hire and must complete program or coursework within 3 years of hire.
    • Willingness to complete infant toddler/child development coursework as soon as possible.
    • Professional development plan is required immediately upon hire.
  • Home Based (year-round); Home Base Teachers work with pregnant mothers and children age’s birth – three in the family’s home.
    • Required Credentials: same as Early Head Start Teacher requirements above.
  • Head Start Teachers (nine months); Head Start Teachers work with children age’s three to six.
    • One of the following Credentials is required:
      • AA or BA in Early Childhood. Or
      • AA or BA in related field and teaching experience with preschool children Or
      • AA or BA in any field with additional coursework in the field of Early Child hood to be equivalent to a major and teaching experience with preschool children Or
      • AA or BA degree that is not in Early Childhood or a related field; additional course work in the field of Early Childhood or a CDA program is required; enrollment in an accredited college or CDA program must be completed within 6 months of hire and course work or CDA program must be completed within 3 years from hire. Or
      • High School Diploma or GED and enrollment in a CDA program, or accredited college to get your AA or BA degree in the field of Early Childhood is required. If not enrolled in a program or accredited college must be enrolled within 6 months of hire and must complete program or coursework within 3 years of hire.
    • Professional development plan is required immediately upon hire.
    • May be required to be a bus aide on morning or afternoon bus routes.
  • Child Care (nine-month and year-round); Child Care Teachers work with children ages 6 weeks to 6 years as part of the Extended Day Program as well as Stand Alone Center Based Child Care.
    • Required Credentials: CDA, AA or BA in Early Childhood or related field or the ability to qualify under Fond du Lac Reservation Child Care Requirements (a combination of education and experience) is required.
  • Meet the needs of all children including those at risk, those with special needs, those who are gifted, and those who are culturally diverse.
  • Knowledge of computer applications to include word processing, database and/or data entry, spreadsheets, and Microsoft Outlook is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.
  • Subject to immunization review and submitted proof of required vaccinations.
  • Some travel is required.

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APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-878-2653

 

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