Head Start Substitute Assistant Teacher
WCMCA Head Start is looking to hire Substitute Assistant Teachers to assist the lead teacher to provide a high-quality, safe learning environment for 3 to 5-year old children in the Head Start Classroom on a as needed basis.
Support the lead teacher in lesson planning, daily classroom responsibilities, and assist with strengthening family engagement.
- Must be 18 years of age with high school diploma or equivalency
- Interest and experience in working with young children
- Ability to exercise patience and understanding when working with children
- Meet minimum standards per Head Start Performance Standards and Minnesota Rule 3 Licensing
- Ability to follow instructions; good oral communication skills
- Meet physical abilities: must be able to lift 50 lbs; and daily kneeling, stooping, bending and sitting on the floor to attend to children’s needs
- General knowledge of the Head Start program
- Proof of valid driver’s license and current/adequate vehicle insurance coverage
- Demonstrated understanding of diverse backgrounds and cultures
- Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or AA in Early Childhood Education
Manages the following positions:
- Work directly with children in context of the program plan and curriculum. (Engage children during mealtime, participate in play activities and bus ride experiences)
- Ensure safety of Head Start Children. Report accidents, illnesses or child abuse and neglect.
- Assist with the preparation of indoor and outdoor space for planned activities including supplies and materials, ensuring the maintenance of a safe and healthy environment. (Inspect, clean and monitor indoor and outdoor space, monitor food safety, assist with fire & tornado drills, clean tables and sanitize toys, complete safety checks twice a year, assist with First Aid checks)
- Welcome and support families in their participation in Head Start.
- Participate in all required training including First Aid/CPR that is necessary for certification/licensure regulations.
- Keep immediate supervisor informed of all problems, unusual or extraordinary matters of significance coming to his/her attention, so that prompt corrective action can be taken as needed.
- All other duties as assigned by supervisor, including participation in agency and program committees.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Physical demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; each with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50
- Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate-to-high.
Positions open until filled.
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