Southern Utah University
  • 27-May-2021 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Cedar City, UT, USA
  • 20500+ DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefits

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Child Development Area Supervisor, the Teacher, along with the Teaching team, is responsible for the classroom operation including planning, carrying out activities, maintaining a safe classroom environment, supervising children to keep them safe. Teachers conduct parent/teacher conferences, home visits and supervise classroom volunteers. Teachers are responsible to work with parents and the Teaching team daily to plan and implement an individualized curriculum for 3 to 5-year-old children in the Head Start classroom. He/she works in partnership with other teachers, and full-time advocates to build a positive relationship with the families

This position will be 40 hours a week.

First consideration date of applicants will be 06/10/2021.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Demonstrates and models good health, nutrition, safety and positive discipline practices and supports the other teachers in providing children and parents with a positive respectful classroom environment.
  2. Responsible to make sure each child screenings, assessments, and evaluations are completed as scheduled, and that the results are recorded accurately, and then are reported to parents and the central office in a timely manner and then use the information to guide individualized curriculum planning for each child.
  3. Support the specific needs of children who come to Head Start with individual education plans (IEP), and assist parents to refer their child to the local education agency for assessment of concerns that are noted or develop after the child's enrollment.
  4. Supports parents in their role as prime educators of their child by building an engaged trusting relationship and by integrally involving them in the development of home and classroom learning activities individualized for their child.
  5. Responsible for maintaining education logs on each enrolled child and family in the programs database.
  6. Responsible to conduct at least two parent/teacher conferences and two home visits with each family where information about the child's growth and development is shared back and forth between teachers and parents.
  7. Maintains order and cleanliness with daily cleaning, regular disinfection of toys, furniture and toothbrushes, and proper storage of toys and equipment both inside the classroom and on the playgrounds.
  8. Maintains the classroom inventory and may be required to transport materials and other supplies from the central office.
  9. Coordinates with the family advocate on parent committee meetings, attends and presents a classroom update and parent training from the curriculum.
  10. Attends and implements required trainings including pre-service, in-services, Head Start conferences, workshops and individualized trainings for 15 hours of professional development yearly.
  11. Accepts other job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • An Associate's Degree in early childhood education or related area with early childhood classes with a willingness to work towards a bachelor's degree is required.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in early childhood education or a bachelor's degree in a related field with coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education is strongly preferred.
  • A CDA or a willingness to acquire a CDA within eighteen months of employment will be considered if the above qualifications are not in place.
  • The ability to speak and write both English and Spanish is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with preschool children required.
  • Must demonstrate adequate health to do the job. He/she must be able to lift 40 pounds, carry it for 50 feet, and be able to sit on the carpet and get back up without assistance.
  • He/she must be willing to work effectively in a team with agency representatives, parents, specialists, family advocates, and other professionals to meet the needs of the children and families.
  • Must maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications, and food handler's permit, blood borne pathogens, hazardous chemicals exposure, and preventing sexual harassment trainings are required.
  • Must support the Head Start Performance Standards, the SUU Head Start Mission, Head Start policies and procedures and the SUU Head Start Code of Conduct.
  • Acts in the best interest of SUU Head Start and Southern Utah University at all times.
  • Employment is conditional pending results of a pre-employment physical exam and TB test, and approval of the Head Start Policy Council.
  • Must be able to pass a background check with the BCI database and not have a record of substantiated child abuse or any other crimes against the vulnerable population.

Document Needed to Apply:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • 3 Professional Reference
  • Unofficial Transcripts

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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