Early Head Start Certified Teacher
Posted: January 23, 2023
- No history of child abuse or negligence.
- Valid Nebraska Teaching Certificate with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education (age 3 through Grade 3), Early Childhood Inclusive (Birth through Grade 3), or Early Childhood Special Education (Birth through Kindergarten), or
- Provisional Endorsement pursuant to 92 NAC 24 along with a plan to complete the requirements for full Endorsement within 2 years of hire.
- Head Start experience preferred (minimum of two years) but not required.
- Basic computer skills, photocopier/facsimile, and other technology related to job requirements.
- Ability to obtain CPR/First Aid certification within three months of hire.
- Ability to work additional hours beyond the workday (including evenings/weekends) on occasion to meet job requirements.
- Knowledge and skills to implement research-based, developmentally appropriate instructional strategies and curriculum.
- Knowledge of early childhood development across all developmental domains.
- This position is eligible for VEOA Veteran’s Preference.
- Successfully pass required background checks.
- Regular and dependable in person attendance is required.
- Understand and comply with the ESU #3 Board of Education Personnel Policies and Employee Handbook.
- Ensure compliance with grant requirements, Program Performance Standards, Nebraska Department of Education Rule 11, and Head Start policies and procedures.
- Utilize active supervision guidelines to ensure that all necessary and reasonable precautions are taken to protect children and monitor the learning environment for health and safety.
- Ability to organize inviting, accessible learning environments according to ECERS and curriculum standards.
- Participate in health and nutrition activities to include (but not limited to) CACFP, NapSACC, family style meals, conversations with parents and caregivers around health and nutrition.
- Adhere to the research based curriculum adopted by SCHS/ESU #3 and support individualization and growth for all children. Engage in activities designed to achieve program goals as outlined in SCHS/ESU #3 Strategic Plan.
- Implement teaching practices that focus on English language acquisition and include steps to support the development of the home language for dual language learners.
- Ability to engage in authentic observations of children and utilize observational information as well as assessment data to plan and design appropriate activities for young children.
- Ability to foster and sustain communication with parents and caregivers and engage with families through a minimum of two home visits and two parent-teacher conferences during the program year.
- Ability to provide children with the skills to help resolve conflicts, solve problems and develop relationship.
- Ability to collaborate and communicate with Family Advocates in order to support families/caregivers toward achieving family goals.
- Attend all professional development activities as required by SCHS.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding co-workers, agency, family and child information.
- Model respect and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, specialists, and supervisors.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Position would begin in August 2023. This is a birth-age 3 teaching position.
Beginning salary on step 1 36,547.00