Teacher: Mountain View
Job Postng: Teacher Mountain View
This is work at the supervisory level in the instruction and guidance of pre‑school children in a pre‑school service program. Work involves responsibility for the day to day planning and operation of a pre‑school center. Supervision is exercised over a staff of pre‑school center employees. Work is performed under the supervision of an administrative superior. Assignments are stable in nature and are carried out in accordance with rules, regulations, and established practices and procedures.
· Plans, organizes and directs the activities of a pre‑school center.
· Prepares lesson plans and activities schedules, assigns staff to various activities, schedules staff working hours to ensure adequate staffing ratios.
· In cooperation with nurses, educators and SLHDA resource staff, studies the needs of children enrolled in the program.
· Participants in staff meetings to discuss methods of program operation, evaluation and improvement in such areas as admissions, lesson plans, child guidance and parental involvement.
· Maintains records on center activities, program activities, progress of children, etc., prepares comprehensive reports as required.
· Conducts home visits with parents of pre‑school children to discuss progress on a periodic basis, discusses problems and recommends appropriate action.
· Performs related work as required.
· Coordinates transfers from Head Start to school district in collaboration with kindergarten teachers.
· When notified of special needs of children in the classroom, works to understand those special needs and accepts individual differences.
· Required to work with special needs children and follows suggestions given by Special Needs Coordinator, Administrative Staff, and/or Community Professionals contacted as resources and voices any concerns regarding special needs children to the above individuals.
· Serves as guide to parents in their transition from public assistance to training and/or education to self-sufficiency.
· Serves as guide to parents as to procedures for child support enforcement.
· Provides all of the same services to the Early Head Start program.
· Works to prepare children for primary grades as per pre-established outcomes.
· Assists in case management approach involving an active partnership with Head Start families in order to assist in enabling them to attain goals that will help them reach, maintain and surpass economic self-sufficiency.
· Entering child and family data into computer program.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
· Knowledge of the physical, social and emotional needs of children and of educational experiences which will further the child’s social interpretation and the socialization process.
· Knowledge of pre‑school program objectives and interpretation of rules, regulations, policies and procedures as they relate to the operation of a pre‑school center.
· Knowledge of modern practices and techniques in the field of early childhood education.
· Ability to communicate with children and to gain their cooperation and participation in activities.
· Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of a staff of pre‑school workers.
· Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and to maintain accurate records of activities.
· Ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing.
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups having diverse backgrounds and interests.
· Knowledge of public assistance system in PA.
· Knowledge of child support enforcement laws in PA.
· Knowledge of First Aid and CPR through course work, certification and maintenance of credentials.
· Basic computer skills including data entry & e-mail for communication purposes.
Completion of a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in Early Childhood Education.
Completion of a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in Elementary Education with experience teaching pre-school children and a State Awarded Certificate to teach in a pre-school program or a CDA credential.
SLHDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer