Head Teacher
Child, Family & Community Services, Inc. - Union City, CA

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A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and/or related field and a Child Development Master Teacher Permit; two years experience beyond permit requirements (working with children (2) years (9) nine months to (5) years of age); must possess current CPR and first aid certification

Create an effective environment for learning in which positive self-concept and self-reliance are stressed; assesses student needs and provide appropriate learning experiences based upon each student’s needs, interests and abilities; maintains written records on each student; initiates and enforces a set of classroom standards that facilitate effective growth and development and school readiness skills for each student based on sound child development principles.

• Create an environment in which relationships between child and teacher and other educators can flourish
• Ability to direct, instruct, and train assigned teachers.
• Ability to cooperation in a professional and ethical manner with personnel related to the program.
• Interacts with parents on a regular basis through classroom contact.
• Maintains competence through attendance at in-service training sessions and related professional growth.
• Assist with transition to child’s school placement.
• Promote parent involvement in the child’s education and well being.
• Attend case conferences, site meetings, case reviews, IEP meetings, parent meetings, and other meetings as directed.
• Actively encourages each student to develop acceptable standards of behavior and a desire for positive social relationships.
• Responsible for a caseload of 20 to 30 children depending on program assigned.
• Plans, coordinates and directs the work of the associate teacher and teacher assistant.
• Prepare and maintain accurate records, including child observations, individualities, lesson plans, attendance, lunch count, parent participation, in-kind contributions, and other as directed, using proper spelling and accurate calculations.
• Utilize developmental screening and observation to make referrals for assessment, and/or additional support.
• Encourages acceptable social practices, eating habits and personal hygiene.
• Conduct on-going assessments of each child’s growth and development and update each child’s goals and objectives.
• Conduct regular home visits and parent conferences.
• Conduct a daily inspection of the facility, both indoors and out; takes every step necessary to ensure a clean, safe, and orderly physical environment.
• Ensure compliance with Title 22 regulations and program goals.
• Ability to conduct emergency procedures and safety procedures; administer first aid.