HEAD START TEACHER

Vacancy Ann. # STOI-17-072
Title HEAD START TEACHER
Supervisor EDUCATION RESOURCE SPECIALIST
Department 477/TANF - HEAD START
Location WELLPINIT, WA
Status FULL TIME / REGULAR
Rate of Pay $14.72 - $23.15/HOUR (DOQ/DOE)
Opening Date JULY 7, 2017
Closing Date OPEN UNTIL FILLED

INTRODUCTION:

The Spokane Tribe of Indians Head Start Program is designed to promote the school readiness of low-income children by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development—

1)      in a learning environment that supports children’s growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional functioning, creative arts, physical skills, and approaches to learning; and

2)      through the provision to low-income children and their families of health, educational, nutritional, social, and other services that are determined, based on family needs assessments, to be necessary. 

 

MAJOR TASKS:

  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order in the classroom.
  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  • Teach basic skills to children.
  • Observe and evaluate children’s performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Read books to entire class or to small groups.
  • Attend to children’s basic needs by feeding them, dressing them, etc.
  • Provide a variety of materials and resourced for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
  • Assimilate children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.
  • Serve meals and snacks in accordance with nutritional guidelines.
  • Teach proper eating habits and personal hygiene.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students and the program.
  • Identify children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems and discuss them with supervisors, parents or guardians, and child development specialists.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to children.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and needs, determine their priorities for their children, and suggest ways that they can promote learning and development.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Arrange indoor and outdoor space to facilitate creative play, motor-skill activities, and safety.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, policies, and regulations. 
  • Demonstrate activities to children.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning by following approved curricula.
  • Organize and label materials and display students’ work in a manner appropriate for their ages and perceptual skills.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence. 
  • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration. 
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
  • Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Administer tests to help determine children’s developmental levels, needs, and potential.
  • Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for Teacher Assistants. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older and must have a High School Diploma or GED;
  • AA Degree in ECE required or willingness to obtain within five years of hire date.  Must make progress towards meeting this requirement as soon as hired. A signed educational agreement will be required.
  • Two years (2) experience working with children 6 weeks – 6 years in a group setting is preferred (or a combination of work and education pertaining to Early Childhood Education);
  • Initial Basic STARS 30-Hour Training preferred OR ability to complete within six months of hire date and ability to complete 10 hours as required on an annual basis;
  • Ability to obtain the following certificates and licenses within the specified time frame:
  • Blood Borne Pathogens (1 Month),
  • Food Handlers Certification (2 months),
  • First Aid and CPR Certification Infant and Child (2 months).
  • Commercial Driver’s License with passenger and school bus endorsements (1 year) 
  • Ability and willingness to maintain absolute confidentiality of sensitive information for both external and internal systems;
  • Previous experience working with Native American clientele and understanding of their cultural needs;
  • Successful clearance of Criminal History and Background inquiry—Tribal, State and Federal.
  • Successful clearance of National Child Abuse Registry and Neglect Data System;
  • Negative TB test prior to employment preferred, required within one month of hire date;
  • Ability to lift and maneuver small children on an ongoing basis and the necessary physical dexterity to work with small children 30-50 lbs. on average (bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, lifting, etc.).

Applications Are Available In The Tribal Human Resources Department
Or can be downloaded online at: www.spokanetribe.com 

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Geraldine Abrahamson

(509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527  FAX: (509) 458-6556

E-mail:   sabrina.mccoy@spokanetribe.com  or hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com         

Applications Must Be Received In The Human Resources Department No Later Than 4:30 p.m. On The Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian

Preference Policy

Applicants May be Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A 90-Day Orientation Period