HEAD START TEACHER
|Date Opened||5/10/2013 12:01:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||5/24/2013 11:59:00 AM|
|Salary||$31,512.00 - $50,044.00/year|
|Department||FAMILY AND AGING SERVICES|
|Job Type||Open Recruitment|
Hillsborough County Government is looking to add new members to our team who are committed to our core values of excellent customer service; respect for diversity, transparency, accountability and committment to excellence. Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation.
Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies with over 9,000 combined employees. We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including law enforcement, detention, fire, street construction and maintenance, courts, library, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, property appraisal, tax collection, water, sewer, and solid waste collection services. We also employ professionals, paraprofessionals, and clerical staff in a wide range of service support functions, that include management, finance, information technology, human resources, facilities, communications, etc.
Learn more about Hillsborough County or read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.
Performs duties planning and implementing educational activities for pre-school aged children in the Head Start Program that comply with federal performance standards.
- Plans, develops and implements daily lesson plans that provide for educational and enrichment activities for preschool age children that meet federal performance standards.
- Plans and arranges classrooms into distinctive learning areas that promote an effective learning environment.
- Screens and assesses preschool aged children to determine developmental/educational needs and develops and implements individual education plans that comply with federal performance standards.
- Monitors meal and snack periods, classroom and restroom activities, and playground activities to ensure a safe environment for young children.
- Documents children's progress or lack thereof and completes all required manual and computerized forms and reports in accordance with federal requirements.
- Initiates referrals to the appropriate Lead Teacher by submission of required paperwork.
- Plans classroom activities for parent and community volunteers.
- Attends and participates in workshops and other meetings to acquire and disseminate information.
- Communicates with parents through parent conferences, written correspondence, telephone and home visits to apprise them of child's progress, upcoming events, classroom activities, individual education plan changes, and other relevant information.
- Conducts health checks on children for health concerns, including ringworm, head lice or other health conditions, and reports to appropriate nurse.
- Reports suspected child abuse and neglect to designated state agency.
- Plans, coordinates and oversees field trips for assigned children.
- Requests supplies and equipment to be ordered for use by children in the classroom.
- Serves as a bus monitor in the transportation of children and engages children in song and other developmentally appropriate activities during ride.
- Assists in the transportation of special needs children by lifting child into seat and fastening safety belt.
- Inspects classrooms and grounds to ensure the safety, orderliness, sanitation and cleanliness of facilities.
- Discusses plans and coordinates concerns regarding the child and family with other Head Start staff.
- Performs First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as needed.
Performs other related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Ability to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds.
Ability to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds.
Note: Minimum Qualifications MUST be attained before the recruitment ending date.
Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field; or four year degree in any field with 18 credit hours in Early Childhood Education;
A Certificate of Completion of an approved 10 hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Pre-Schoolers; and
Proof of successful completion of the following courses: 6 hours Child Growth and Development; 6 hours Behavioral Observation & Screening; 8 hours Health, Safety & Nutrition; 4 hours Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect; and 6 hours Child Care Facility Rules and Regulations; or a 30 hour Introductory Child Care Training Course; and
One year of experience in teaching Head Start, Early Head Start, pre-school or kindergarten age children.
APPOINTING AUTHORITY REQUIRES
Certification in First Aid and CPR within six months of the date assigned to this classification; and
A background investigation and fingerprint identification prior to hiring.
APPOINTING AUTHORITY MAY REQUIRE
Possession of a valid driver license.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.
DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE: The employers of
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NOTE: Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County. They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.
EXAMINATION: Applicants will be competitively rated on the basis of their training and experience.