Preschool Teacher - UPKSaratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.Job DescriptionThis position is the lead in a classroom of Head Start children and facilitates team planning, implementation, and supervision of classroom activities. Will work with typically developing children and children with disabilities. Serves as the liaison between the classroom team and case management team. Shares the responsibility for parent education and supporting parent involvement in the program. Provides supervision to Assistant Teachers, Program Aides and volunteers working in the classroom.
- Work as a team member with their classroom staff and parents to implement curriculum that is meaningful and meets the individual and program needs.
- Responsible for the weekly preparation of daily lesson plans, including objectives to be posted for parents, volunteers and visitors in the classroom.
- Develop an individual plan for each child to include goal setting based on identified needs and prescriptions for objectives and activities to meet established school readiness goals and outcome goals.
- Directly supervises all classrooms staff and conducts on going supervision with classroom staff.
- Complete mandated 45 day requirements and ongoing assessments. Submit paperwork.
- Schedule and arrange meetings, and documents parent-teacher conferences and home visits as required. Attend CPSE meetings when scheduled.
- Complete a minimum of two home visits per year and as needed.
- May be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.
Position starts at $17.78 per hour.
- Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
- Valid New York State Teaching Certification in a preschool category.
- Previous supervision of classroom staff.
- Experience working with daycare/young children.
- Must be willing to obtain and maintain Basic First Aid, CPR certification and MAT (Medication Administration Training) within the initial probationary period and maintain certification.
- Basic computer skills including Word/ Outlook and data entry programs.
- Above average organizational and communication skills, ability to work as a member of a team, good interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain professionalism with staff and clientele.
- Ability to work under pressure and exercise good judgment. Ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse social and economic backgrounds.
- Some evening work may occasionally be required for events such as home visits and Parent Committee Meetings.
- Health exam and acceptable tuberculosis screening results are required post job offer and prior to employment. Also subject to a clear criminal records check and Statewide Central Register Database Check (Child Abuse Clearance)
- Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable to operate agency vehicles.
- Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
- Life Insurance and 401(k) Retirement
- Paid Vacation, Personal and Sick Time
- Paid School Breaks
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