- - Head Start/Early Head Start
- Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
- Year Round - Full Time
***NATIVE AMERICAN PREFERENCE APPLIES***
The Teacher/Mentor, under the direction of the Education and Disabilities Supervisor, is responsible for organizing and coordinating the program's education services effort, which includes but is not limited to: on-the-job guidance, coaching, training, and providing technical assistance to the classroom staff and home visitors and all provision for services related to the implementation of developmentally appropriate early childhood education experiences and school readiness outcomes.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Provides professional development to Instructors on child assessments, early childhood development and school readiness.
- Aggregates and analyzes child progress data for improving curriculum implementation and continuous program improvement etc.
- Analyzes and develops strategies for improving instructor/child interactions, and depicting instructor progress in all domains of early learning.
- Develops effective strategies for working with culturally, linguistically, developmentally and age diverse groups of children.
- Implements a system of monitoring and evaluating all education components of the program including but not limited to: lesson plans, instructor observations, etc.
- Assists in the identification, development, and delivery of training needs for staff.
- Completes classroom and home-based observations as scheduled by program.
- Conducts weekly study team meeting with instructing staff.
- Provides support and guidance to staff in the completion of career development plans.
- Provides training to parents in the area of curriculum, transition, educational milestones, and child development.
- Reviews and evaluates the existing educational plan, program policies, procedures and protocols to ensure compliance with the Performance Standards and all Federal, State, and Tribal regulations.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Evacuates children during emergency and monthly drills.
- Reports all findings, strategies etc. to the Education/Disabilities Supervisor.
- Assists with completion of the program's annual self assessment and community assessment.
- Assists staff in interpreting child screening and assessment data.
- Ensures that the Ojibwa culture and cultural diversity of the children are reflected in the educational plan.
- Assists staff in the development of Individual Service plans for children.
- All other job related duties as assigned.
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, customers and outside vendors/service providers.
Position heavy with lifting of 100 pounds maximum and frequent lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds. Physical factors include frequent sitting, reaching, use of hearing, smell, near/midrange/far vision, depth perception, color and field of vision and typing; and occasional standing walking, carrying/lifting/pushing/pulling, stooping kneeling, crawling, handling, travel and bending. Working conditions include frequent exposure to noise and air quality; and occasional exposure to weather, wet/humidity and vibration. Potential hazards include constant computer use; frequent exposure to moving mechanical parts, electric shock, chemicals, infectious exposure, client contact and equipment; and occasional exposure to insecticides/pesticides and needles/syringes. Must obtain an annual TB Test. Must be in good physical health as determined by physician.
Education/Experience: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, Teacher Prep, Psychology, Sociology or Human or Family Services with at least 25 credits in Early Childhood Education or Child Development Associate Credential, or Elementary Education required. Must be able to obtain a Bachelor's Degree within 2 years of hire. One year of experience in Early Childhood Education required.
Certification/License: Must be able to obtain CPR/First Aid Certification within 1 year of hire. Must have education related and program specific certifications as required or ability to obtain within required timelines. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Must maintain confidentiality. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) preferred. Understanding of Ojibwa Culture and Language preferred. Must have knowledge of Early Childhood Development and Developmental Milestones. Must have organizational skills and be able to plan, prioritize and manage work load to meet goals in a timely manner. Must be able to provide training to staff and parents. Native American preferred.
REMUNERATION: $14.22 Per Hour