Tri Valley Opportunity Council Child Care Teacher/Teacher in East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Job Description and Minimum Requirements New Applicant? Scroll down to review the position information and apply. Child Care Teacher/Teacher Employment Type: Temporary Schedule: Part time June1-July21 & Full time July 24-Sept. 1 Location: Brooten, MN - Head Start Spanish Bilingual Skill: Not Required Job Description (1): The Child Care Teacher is responsible for classroom operation including planning, carrying out activities, maintaining the classroom environment, supervising children, establishing and holding parent/Teacher conferences/supervision of classroom staff/volunteers. The Child Care Teacher provides leadership and direction to other staff within the classroom and cooperates with other staff in providing services for the children and their parents. This position is responsible for creating and facilitating a safe, healthy environment that provides intentional developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for the young children served. Helps recruit potential parents by providing information to them about the various program services and benefits offered to enrolled children and families. Classroom Operations 1. Plans a daily schedule and weekly lesson plan creating a varied and wide-range of opportunities for children to promote school readiness. 2. Assumes overall classroom responsibility and data entry for all children served in their classroom. Safety & Sanitation 1. Maintains a safe, clean, care-giving environment, practices good personal hygiene and hand washing, and assures the well-being and safety of all of the children in that environment. 2. Utilizes disciplinary measures appropriately as outlined in the Behavior Guidance Policies and Procedures. 3. Protects all children from physical punishment or verbal abuse by anyone in any program activity, and immediately reports any such incident to the person in charge. 4. Provides for the physical safety of each child from arrival time until departure time. 5. Posts and complies with safety, sanitation and other guidelines for serving enrolled children. 6. Assures that safety and sanitation policies and procedures are followed appropriately. 7. Assures that children are dressed appropriately for the weather and type of play in which they are engaged. 8. Assures that children are supervised at all times. 9. Administers First Aid and/or CPR (if trained) when necessary. Physical Arrangement 1. Plans and arranges an environment and room arrangement for children which is supportive and appropriate to meet their needs according to NAEYC's Developmentally Appropriate Practices and the Creative Curriculum guidelines. 2. Creates developmentally appropriate and well-defined activity areas in the classroom. 3. Assures sufficient and appropriate materials are displayed in orderly and accessible fashion. 4. Assures indoor/outdoor areas are safe and secure, and provides a variety of opportunities for children to explore. 5. Assures physical environment is child-sized. 6. Maintains current inventory of classroom materials and equipment. Schedule, Routines and Transitions 1. Plans, posts, and complies with appropriate child lesson plans. 2. Ensures required items are posted. 3. Plans and implements transition activities to assist children with changes in the environment. 4. Provides predictable routines to help children gain a sense of security. 5. Creates intentional teaching opportunities in preparation for school readiness. Individualizing 1. Determines the needs of children and plans and expedites services accordingly. 2. Assists in the planning and conducts activities with the child that creates a developmentally appropriate and varied range of opportunities to explore and experience which meet the individual needs of the child (i.e. developing social and communication skills, self-esteem, creativity, self-reliance, etc.). Recordkeeping and Reporting/Data Entry 1. Completes timely, neat, accurate documentation as required. 2. Maintains and documents