Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency
Head Start Teacher I, II, & III (Finance)
Implement the Agency's approved education curriculum in the classroom according to Head Start standards;
Help to assure the Service Area Plans, programs, policies, and procedures relating to center operations are carried out;
Assure the center is in compliance with all health, safety, and Community Care Licensing requirements; including child-teacher ratio and visual supervision;
Work with the Lead Center Teacher to develop and follow a consistent schedule which follows Early Head Start/Head Start standards and professional best practices;
Implement a curriculum that includes parent input, cultural diversity, and promotes social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive development;
Ensure individual child growth and achievement consistent with direction and standards set by the program including all program components: mental health, nutrition, health, and transitions;
Participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings for children with disabilities and implement goals listed on the Individual Education Plan or Individual Family Service Plan Help to maintain a safe and healthy environment in the classroom and on the playground, including the following:
Maintain a clean and organized classroom;
Assist with daily clean-up using approved methods;
Assist in general maintenance of the facility;
Assist in setting up the environment (indoor/outdoor) for the activities of the day
Assist with table setting, food preparation, clean-up in the classroom using approved sanitation methods
Follow California State Licensing Requirements and Head Start Standards;
Observe and record each child's progress on a regular basis
Change diapers as necessary and assist with toileting;
Correct or report any operational deficiencies that constitute immediate threats to children's health and safety;
Help to maintain a clean, safe and organized office space;
Conduct home visits and Parent/Teacher Conferences twice a year and as needed for family support and case management and document the results;
Participate in the family engagement component which may include evening events. Family engagement includes parent activities, , class celebrations, and supporting parents as classroom volunteers and helping parents to reach their goals as parents and as individuals;
Help to supervise, train, evaluate, and support the staff assigned to you;
Attend staff, in-service, parent meetings, and training as directed;
Assist with in kind documentation;
Substitute for other teachers as needed.
Minimum Qualifications: Teacher I
Completed 24 units ECE/CD. For Early Head Start classrooms, 6 of these units must be focused on infant and toddlers;
Possess a current Teacher Permit or apply for one within thirty (30) days of hire
Minimum Qualifications: Teacher II
Same requrirements as Teacher I with the addition of A.A./A.S. Degree in ECE/CD or related field and working toward an BS/BA degree in Early Childhood Education. For Early Head Start classrooms, 3 of these units must be focused on infant and toddlers;
Minimum Qualifications: Teacher III
Same requirements as Teacher I with a B.A./B.S. Degree with at least 24 units ECE/CD. For Early Head Start classrooms, 3 of these units must be focused on infant and toddlers.
Minimum Qualifications: Teacher I & II & III
Be able to pass a full fingerprint/background check prior to hiring;
Experience and proficiency in Word, Excel, email, and Windows Operating System;
Within the past 4 years, 175 days of 3+ hours per day working with children in a preschool or infant/toddler setting;
Meet all federal/state licensing requirements and/or program requirements necessary for this position: possess a valid California driver's license, an acceptable driving record, fingerprint clearance, TB Test, CPR, First Aid training, and health screening;
Lift 40 pounds;
Have reliable transportation.
Previous Early Head Start/Head Start or State Preschool/Infant Toddler experience ;
Ability to speak and understand Spanish;
Experience in the supervision and training of adults;
Knowledge of local community resources.
Frequent (3 - 6 hours) walking, standing, bending of the waist, squatting, and twisting of the neck.
Occasional (up to 3 hours) sitting, bending of the neck, climbing, kneeling, crawling, and twisting of the waist. Occasional, repetitive, use of both hands is also required in this position: simple grasping, fine manipulation, pushing/pulling, and reaching above or below shoulder level.
The position requires working inside and outside in a playground environment, as weather permits, with exposure to extremes in temperature, humidity or wetness, and may also require walking on a variety of grades and surfaces (uneven ground). This position may also require travel to various locations for agency meetings and events.
Employees in this position may be exposed to bio-hazards such as blood borne pathogens and waste matter (changing diapers, etc).
Lifting and Carrying Requirements: Occasionally (up to 3 hours) lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs.