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Tallatoona Community Action Partnership, Inc.       

JOB TITLE:                                     Teacher

CLASSIFICATION:                          Full-Time

STATUS:                                          Non-Exempt

OFFICE LOCATION:                       Head Start Early Child Development Center

General Description

Under the direction of the Center Manager, the Teacher will be responsible for planning and implementing developmentally appropriate classroom activities according to the requirements of the Head Start Performance Standards, Georgia Bright from the Start: Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) Rules and Regulations and Tallatoona CAP, Inc. and develop a team approach to classroom teaching in collaboration with the Teacher Assistant.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for classroom management and coordinating the daily activities of the classroom with the assistance of the Teacher Assistant.

Uses the program curriculum to develop lesson plans for classroom and supportive activities both indoors and outdoors to ensure individualization for child development, with the assistance of the Teacher Assistant.

With the assistance of the Teacher Assistant, maintains a clean, safe and healthy environment for the children, indoors and outdoors, in accordance with agency guidelines.

Provide constant supervision of children at all times.

With the assistance of the Teacher Assistant, conducts on-going observations and anecdotal record of children in his/her care. Uses records and screenings to develop daily and weekly lesson plans meeting the needs of the children and meeting weekly planned objectives.

Conducts home visits and parent conferences, maintains proper records within agency time frame.

Prepares information for Individual Education Programs (IEP) based on observations, in collaboration with the Teacher Assistant. Attends IEP meetings as required.

Refers to the IEP(s) for individualization on lesson plans.

Attends required training and meetings as specified by the agency.

Participate in Open House and Parent Meetings as required by supervisor.

Promotes consistent child attendance in the classroom, with the assistance of the teacher Assistant.

Articulate in defining and explaining the eight domains of learning and how the curriculum meets the domains.

Participates in recruitment activities (children and classroom volunteers) as required by supervisor.

Diaper and bathe children (if necessary) in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Follows nutrition and health guidelines for the Family Style meals and hygiene practices (tooth brushing, hand washing etc.).

Prepares monthly parent calendar, with the assistance of the Teacher Assistant. Maintains confidential files in accordance with agency procedures.

Reports all needs related to service area delivery to the Center Manager and performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must be effective in both verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to plan and organize.

Must be able to attend required meetings and trainings at various locations and be able to work a flexible schedule.

Must possess leadership skills and have the ability to work with individuals inclusive of all ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds.

Must have access to a vehicle, a valid drivers’ license and maintain adequate liability Insurance.

Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Individual with both oral and written English/Spanish bilingual skills preferred.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education preferred or Bachelor’s/advanced degree and coursework equivalent to a major (30 semester hours) relating to Early Childhood education, with experience teaching pre-school children. Bachelor’s degree and has been admitted into the Teach for America program, passed an Early Childhood content exam, such as the Praxis II, and has participated in a Teach for America summer training institute that included teaching preschool children and is currently receiving ongoing professional development and support from Teach for America’s staff.

Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Associates degree in a related field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education, with experience teaching pre-school age children.

Work Environment

This job operates in a childcare environment. This role routinely requires interactions with children, parents, noisy and fast paced day to day activities.  Requires uses of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Tallatoona is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Tallatoona does not and will not discriminate in employment and/or personnel practices on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are also performed without regard to these items.

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