Head Start Programs Teacher

Fond du Lac Reservation   Cloquet, MN   Full-time     Education
Apply Now
Posted on October 9, 2020

This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefits plan, which includes medical, dental, retirement, optional life insurance, optional disability coverage and more. For detailed information please see our website at www.fdlrez.com. Go to programs/staff benefits.

Location: Head Start
Supervisor: Assigned Program Manager
Closing Date: October 23, 2020

Rate of Pay/Range of Pay: $11.61 - $17.80

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Fond du Lac Head Start Programs Teacher is responsible for putting the child development plans into operation, and for providing a program that is nurturing, responsive, culturally rich, and developmentally appropriate and allows for exploration. This position is also responsible for implementing Head Start Performance Standards and other requirements.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Implements a child development program for children:
Actively advocate and demonstrate appropriate adult-child interactions.
Assess child progress and needs using classroom and home visit observations.
Adapt the environment and curriculum to meet the needs of all children using developmentally appropriate practice and culturally responsive caregiving.
Follow all health, nutrition and safety guidelines for an optimal classroom environment. Carry out activities related to health, e.g. toileting, diapering, safety in classroom, dental hygiene, and nutrition activities.
Work occasional evenings for trainings, family nights, home visits, conferences, and child care duties.
Maintain professional standards toward confidential relationships with all program participants and staff.
Implement positive behavior management techniques.

Partners with families to accomplish program objectives:
Share information via home visits, parent teacher conferences, parent committee meetings, and phone, personal, and written communication as necessary.
Welcome and inform families about how to be effective volunteers for our programs.
Support families by sharing information on child development.

Assist in accomplishing program objectives:
Follow the program plan of the Program Manager and support staff.
Implement the activities as specified in Head Start Performance Standards.
Participate in classroom observations and receive feedback on classroom improvement from the Program Manager.
Participate in staff meetings.
Promote cooperative and quality early childhood philosophy among staff, parents, collaborative partners and community

Promote staff development:
Attend training and education opportunities as required.
Actively engage Foster Grandparents and volunteers within classroom.
Be familiar with Head Start Performance Standards and Fond du Lac Reservation policies.

Provision/Assurance of Services:
Appropriate work attire is required.
Must attend all mandatory department trainings.
Ensures confidentiality of financial records and all records for employees and/or clients.
Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
Maintains a clean and organized work area.
Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Home Based Teacher only - Class D Driver's License is required and must be insurable under Fond du Lac's insurance requirements.
Early Head Start (year-round):
o Early Head Start Teachers work with children ages birth to age three.
o One of the following Credentials is required:

CDA, AA or BA in Early Childhood or related field.
AA or BA degree that is not in Early Childhood or a related field; field additional course work in the field of Early Childhood is required and must be completed within 2 years from hire. Enrollment in a CDA program, school or local community college to get your AA or BA degree in the field of Early Childhood. Program must be completed within 2 years of hire.
o Willingness to complete infant toddler/child development coursework as soon as possible.
o Professional development plan is required immediately upon hire.

Home Based (year-round):
o Home Base Teachers work with pregnant mothers and children age's birth - three in the family's home.
o Required Credentials: same as Early Head Start Teacher requirements above.
Head Start Teachers (nine months)
o Head Start Teachers work with children age's three to six.
o One of the following Credentials is required
AA or BA in Early Childhood.
AA or BA in related field and teaching experience with preschool children
AA or BA in any field with additional coursework in the field of Early Child hood to be equivalent to a major and teaching experience with preschool children
AA or BA degree that is not in Early Childhood or a related field; additional course work in the field of Early Childhood is required and must be completed within 2 years from hire.
Enrollment in a CDA program, school or local community college to get your AA or BA degree in the field of Early Childhood. Program must be completed within 2 years of hire.
o Professional development plan is required immediately upon hire.
o May be required to be a bus aide on morning or afternoon bus routes.

Child Care (nine-month and year-round)
o Child Care Teachers work with children ages 6 weeks to 6 years as part of the Extended Day Program as well as Stand Alone Center Based Child Care.
o Required Credentials: CDA, AA or BA in Early Childhood or related field or the ability to qualify under Fond du Lac Reservation Child Care Requirements (a combination of education and experience) is required.
Meet the needs of all children including those at risk, those with special needs, those who are gifted, and those who are culturally diverse.
Knowledge of computer applications to include word processing, Access, Excel and Microsoft Outlook is required.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation's Personnel Policies.
Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.
Some travel is required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Normal physical requirements, including the ability to lift, carry, or restrain a child.
Walking, standing, bending, stooping and sitting on the floor with children may be necessary.
Ability to pass annual physical examination.
All vaccinations must be kept current.

NATIVE AMERICAN PREFERENCE