Head Teacher, Non-Exempt - SF Head Start
San Francisco State University - San Francisco, CA

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Position Summary

This position requires the services of a qualified individual who will be responsible for teaching infant/toddlers in an assigned classroom/center. The Head Teacher is responsible for the implementation of the curriculum, developmentally appropriate classroom and outdoor activities, guidance, safety and supervision of infant/toddlers assigned to the classroom. The Head Teacher is responsible to supervise the site during the absence of the Program Manager as needed. The Head Teacher is responsible to open or close the site as requested. The Head Teacher will work collaboratively with the Program Manager, Service Area Managers and parents to achieve or exceed the Head Start Performance Standards.

  • Implements a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate preschool education program for 3-5 year old children in a safe and healthy classroom environment.
  • In the absence of the Center Director, is the designated person in charge and assumes responsibilities in conformance with licensing requirements of Community Care Licensing.
  • Implements a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and addresses individual needs of children from different linguistic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and recognizes that children have individual rates of development, as well as interests, temperaments and learning styles.
  • Ensures that the classroom environment, curriculum and learning activities are appropriate for children with disabilities mainstreamed with their peers and that they are provided with the full range of Head Start services required in the Performance Standards and in their Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  • Supervises, coordinates, and/or conducts all required screenings for each child: physical examination, dental screening, hearing screening, nutrition assessment and developmental screenings within 45-90 days of enrollment.
  • With parental input, develops an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for each child to incorporate the results of the developmental screenings.
  • Develops lesson plans with the input of the teaching staff to ensure learning activities meet the individual child┬┐s needs as reflected in the screenings.
  • Collects, compiles and submits data on a timely manner for child outcome measures. (DRDP+--r)
  • Supervises and evaluates teaching staff on their daily job performance through regular observations and feedback with recommendations for improvement.
  • Identifies, coordinates and/or conducts training for teaching staff.
Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development from an accredited institution with 24 ECE/CD units (which includes core courses, 2 units of adult supervision, and 3 units of supervised field experience in ECE settings).
  • 2 years of successful teaching experience with 3-5 year children, or a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, and/or a Commission on Teacher Credential (CTC) Certificate.
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License/Certification Required
Must be able to provide evidence of current physical examination, or obtain one within thirty days o f employment. TB documented (TB clearance). Must pass a criminal records check. (Fingerprint Clearance). Possess a valid Driver's License, acceptable driving record, and current auto insurance coverage.

Annual Physical examination; Annual tuberculosis Test/ Clearance; Child abuse Index Clearance; completion of Family Services Credential within three (3) years of date of employment; must be able to complete a written exercise before interview.
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Environmental/Physical/Special
The work hours are 8 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Teachers must be physically fit and capable of lifting children, stooping, squatting, sitting on the floor, running, bending, crawling, reaching up, and climbing preschool play structures. Bilingual persons encouraged to apply (preferably Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin).
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How To Apply

Please visit Human Resources, Safety & Risk Management webpage at http://www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww/Employment_HRMS/employment/jobs.html and submit an online application and/or resume and cover letter (optional), describing your specific qualifications for each position.

The Human Resources, Safety & Risk Management office is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872 or (415) 338-1873; The office is in-service and closed to the public on Wednesdays.

SF State is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity.

EMAIL: theresa@sfsu.edu

Minimum Qualifications*
  • BA/BS degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development from an accredited institution with 24 ECE/CD units (which includes core courses, 2 units of adult supervision, and 3 units of supervised field experience in ECE settings).
  • 2 years of successful teaching experience with 3-5 year children, or a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, and/or a Commission on Teacher Credential (CTC) Certificate.
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License/Certification Required
Must be able to provide evidence of current physical examination, or obtain one within thirty days o f employment. TB documented (TB clearance). Must pass a criminal records check. (Fingerprint Clearance). Possess a valid Driver's License, acceptable driving record, and current auto insurance coverage.

Annual Physical examination; Annual tuberculosis Test/ Clearance; Child abuse Index Clearance; completion of Family Services Credential within three (3) years of date of employment; must be able to complete a written exercise before interview.
.
Environmental/Physical/Special
The work hours are 8 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Teachers must be physically fit and capable of lifting children, stooping, squatting, sitting on the floor, running, bending, crawling, reaching up, and climbing preschool play structures. Bilingual persons encouraged to apply (preferably Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin).
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How To Apply
Submit an online application and/or resume and cover letter (optional), describing your specific qualifications for each position.

The Human Resources, Safety & Risk Management office is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872 or (415) 338-1873; The office is in-service and closed to the public on Wednesdays.

SF State is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity.

EMAIL: theresa@sfsu.edu

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