EMPLOYMENT

TEACHER

Kidco Head Start is accepting applications for a Head Start Teacher in Linn and Benton Counties. Kidco Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program in Linn and Benton Counties for children from low-income families and children with special needs.

                               

WAGE:            $16.39 w/Bachelors, $15.14 w/Associates degree. Additional 6% increase for bilingual Spanish/English) classified non-exempt

HOURS:          37.5 to 40 hours per week depending on placement/August through June annually

BENEFITS:     Paid vacations, holidays, sick/personal leave, 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, and job-related training opportunities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates or Bachelors (preferred) degree in ECE or related field; and

  • Minimum one (1) year experience working effectively with groups of 3-5 year old children in a structured, developmentally appropriate preschool program. Experience in a lead capacity preferred.

  • Experience in planning and scheduling developmentally appropriate classroom and individual activities for children.

  • Sensitivity to individual and group needs of adults and children in target area; knowledge of family dynamics.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain written and computerized educational record keeping systems in an organized and accurate manner.

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents, staff and public

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Classroom: provide safe, consistent, positive classroom environment; utilize developmentally appropriate practices to facilitate group and individual activities.

  • Recordkeeping and Curriculum Development: develop balanced lesson plans, adapting curriculum to meet individual goals for children, help maintain up to date child files, to include observations, screenings, assessments and individual plans.

  • Leadership and Training: provide guidance to teaching team, supervise and monitor volunteers, practicum students and parents that visit your classroom; provide training and support to your classroom team by providing ongoing, constructive feedback.

  • Home/School Partnership: conduct regular home visits and parent-teacher conferences to promote understanding, support and encouragement.

Please note: A program application is required.

 

Questions: Human Resource Department 541-451-1581 x115 or larnold@kidcoheadstart.org

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Kids and Company of Linn County reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice

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