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Head Start Teacher, Grades 3-5 - Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Posted on 8/10/2017 7:37:04 AM

Listing expires 9/7/2017

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Job Announcement

 

Position Title:       HS Teacher 3-5

Location:                Early Education

Reports to:             District Coordinator

Opening Date:     August 10, 2017

Closing Date:       August 28, 2017

 

*** Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.***

          ***Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies***

 

SUMMARY

The Head Start Teacher is to provide a successful safe and supervised educational setting for children, while they are in the Head Start/Child care environment (classroom, outdoor play area and field trips). The HS Teacher is to promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of Head Start children. They are to encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program. The Teacher will develop individual goals for children, provide ongoing assessment on progress, and facilitate transition to the next level of education.  This is accomplished through individualized plans for each child and family, including Ojibwe Language and Culture components.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • AA degree, in Early Childhood and willingness to work in advanced degree program required.
  • CDA may be required.
  • Preferred BA Degree in Early Childhood.
  • Preferred two years’ experience in a pre-school classroom.
  • Valid MN driver’s license and insurable as a Mille Lacs Band employee.

·         Loves children can wholeheartedly engage in working with and for them.

·         CPR and first aid certified or (within 30days).

·         Current mantoux (yearly) and physical every two years.

·         Continued compliance of the Mille Lacs Band drug and alcohol policy.

·         Employment is conditional upon pre-hire and continued compliance of the background check policy.

·         Mandated reporter monitor and report suspected child abuse and neglect.

·         All communications are potentially sensitive and are subject to head Start confidentiality policy.

·         Projects and maintains an image of service and professionalism with a positive attitude and interacts easily as an integral part of the faculty and staff.

·         Understanding of the relationship of the Early Education Program to the Mille Lacs Band Community also values and supports the mission of both.

·         Sustained concentration and ability to handle multiple tasks often simultaneously.

·         Employees of the Mille Lacs Early Education Program are excluded from MLEE governing boards or committees.

·         Can lift 50lbs.

·         Head Start / Early Head Start experience.

·         Head Start / Early Head Start Parent.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prevention and Early intervention/disabilities services
  • Supervise and monitor children and all classroom staff at all times.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for and deliver collaborative services across all components.
  • Respond appropriately to crisis or emergency situations that may occur.
  • Coordinate staff in the classroom developing a collaborative approach that benefits all children in the classroom.

 

Individualization

  • Adapt curriculum to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their individualized Education plans or individual assessments.
  • Assess individual and group needs attending to the special-needs, specific interests, strengths and concerns.

 

Curriculum and Assessment

·         Developing and utilize integrated curriculum plans , which reflect mandated elements and components, parental and cultural influences, and promote the social , emotional , physical and cognitive development of Head Start children.

·         Follow a consistent schedule, which includes small and large group exercises, choice time, music and movement, large and small motor activities, skill development, meals and effective transitions between activities.

·         Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem-solving, cooperation, socialization and choice making; ask open-ended questions and listen respectfully to the answers.

·         Complete weekly goals/lesson plans that promote individual and group Head Start components.

  • Prepare classroom materials to support developmentally appropriate curriculum plans create and change learning centers as needed.

 

Parent Involvement and Community Partnerships

  • Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement in the classroom.
  • Monitor progress on family partnership goals.
  • Communicate regularly with parents regarding each child's progress.
  • Conduct required parent-teacher conferences and home visits for the purpose of assessment and support and share information on classroom progress and education strategies at school and at home.
  • Help plan and conduct regular parent meetings and family nights with team members
  • Work with appropriate agencies in developing specialized planning for children and families as needed.
  • Prepare and distribute follow up/pertinent information requested by the family in a timely manner.
  • Culture and language learning resources for parents and families.

 

Documentation and Record-keeping

  • Maintains program documentation and reporting requirements of program grants.
  • Document baselines ongoing assessments and individual progress in child portfolios.
  • Document all significant classroom issues parent contacts and home visits.
  • Accurately document classroom attendance during mealtimes daily.
  • Documents daily health and classroom observations, used to make modifications in individualized plans.

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist with breaks, bus monitoring and other classroom needs as requested.
  • Attend meetings trainings and other appropriate professional development activities.
  • Assure general maintenance and security of facility and assist with inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Assure daily, weekly and monthly cleaning and sanitizing requirements are met.
  • Supervise and monitor children at all times.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for and deliver collaborative services across all components.
  • Respond appropriately to crisis or emergency situations that may occur.
  • Adapt curriculum to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their individualized education plans.
  • Assess individual and group needs attending to the special-needs, specific interests, strengths and concerns.
  • Daily kneeling, stooping, bending and sitting on the floor, and occasional heavy lifting to attend
  • Children’s needs.  Including the physical ability to respond to children who are active; ensuring their safety or the safety of others in the environment.
  • Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement in the classroom.
  • Follow a consistent schedule, which includes small and large group exercises, choice time, music and movement, large and small motor activities, skill development, meals and effective transitions between activities.
  • Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem-solving, cooperation, socialization and choice making; ask open-ended questions and listen respectfully to the answers.
  • Complete weekly goals/lesson plans that promote individual and group Head Start components.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Typical hours 7:30-3:30 Monday - Friday.
  • Moderate stress
  • Work is both in and out doors
  • Risk or personal danger exposure is moderate.
  • Local travel is required
  • Travel outside the state is required if necessary.

 

 

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Employment Coordinator

43408 Oodena Dr.

Onamia, MN 56359

Fax # (320) 532-7492

e-mail to hr@millelacsband.com