Teacher, Head Start

Dominion High School, Sterling, VA
Jun 05, 2019
Jun 26, 2019
Full Time
The Head Start teacher instructs, nurtures and encourages Head Start preschool children to increase their social
competency. This individual would guide students toward the fulfillment of their potential for social, emotional, psychological, intellectual growth and maturation.

The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed in relation to the position. This is not a comprehensive listing of all responsibilities or tasks; other work may be assigned when deemed appropriate:
* Meets and instructs assigned class in the location and at the times designated. Develops and maintains a
classroom environment conducive to effective learning and strives to establish positive relations with families.
Prepares lesson plans with the teacher assistant, posts plans in classroom and provides copies to the Education
Coordinator. Encourages students to create and maintain appropriate standards of classroom behavior.
* Strives to implement by instruction and action the district's philosophy of education, and instructional goals
and the objectives of Head Start and the HighScope curriculum.
* Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
* Evaluates student progress on a regular basis using Key Developmental Indicators, the Child Observation
Record and pals Pre-K©; maintains accurate, and complete records.
* Makes provisions for being available to students and families for education-related purposes outside of the
instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
* Works to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their families regarding both
the broad academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students.
* Participates with the teacher assistant in home visits to Head Start families.
* Attends and participates in Head Start staff meetings and professional development.
* Meets Head Start requirements for sharing responsibility with a multi-disciplinary team.
* Participates in family style meals with students by sharing the same menu to the extent possible.

Below are the qualifications for this position:
* Bachelor's degree required
* Must hold or qualify for a Collegiate or Postgraduate Commonwealth of Virginia Professional License with an Early/Primary Education Pre-K-3 endorsement
* Experience working with preschool age children
* Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills
* Demonstrates strong organizational skills
* Must be trustworthy and dependable
* Bi-lingual preferred, but not required

Physical Requirements
The following provides a brief description of physical requirements for this position:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly talking. expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. The employee must possess normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall and apply certain practices and policies. Frequently sitting and/or remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

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