To provide a safe, healthy, developmentally appropriate, educational and supervised environment for children 3-5 years of age (i.e. indoor classroom, outdoor play area, and during field trips). Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program. To promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of children. To develop individual goals for children, provide ongoing assessments and children’s progress and facilitate transitions to kindergarten. Responsible for maintaining compliance with all applicable regulations, policies and procedures.
In the absence of the Center Director: Family Service Worker I/II, Associate Teacher, Assistant Teacher, and Aide/Custodian
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Disclaimer – This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed or may perform related duties as assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
A. Essential Job Specific Duties:
10. Prepares and submits accurate and timely reports, assessments and correspondence as required.
11. In collaboration with Center Director, plan and implements monthly fire and emergency drills.
12. Responsible for requisitioning appropriate supplies and materials for the classroom.
13. In collaboration with Center Director and Curriculum Specialist, plans and implements appropriate transitioning activities for children from the Child Development Center into local education agencies.
14. Coordinates and support staff development for the staff, parents and/or volunteers through participation in activity planning, program implementation and classroom record keeping.
15. Responsible for requisitioning appropriate supplies and materials for the classroom.
16. Works in cooperation with mentor coaches as assigned.
17. Maintain confidentiality of records and information on children and families at all times.
B. Other Job Specific Duties:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Agency policies and procedures
Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
Departmental policies and procedures
Regulations governing the administration of Head Start Program and State related programs desirable
Correspondence and report writing practices and procedures
Current problems of socially and economically challenged families
The contributions of parents and volunteers who may be non-professional
Modern office practices, methods, procedures and equipment including computers
Word processing, spreadsheet, database, and other related software applications
Ability to deal with conceptual matters
Ability to plan, organize, allocate, and control substantial resources.
Ability to communicate effectively
Good interpersonal skills.
Effectively present Head Start program to the general public.
Establish professional working relationships with staff, agencies and parents.
Exhibit an understanding and design of a curriculum which fosters appreciation of cultural and linguistic diversity, integrates health and nutrition education, promotes language development, art, music, and dramatic play, and develops mathematical and science concepts.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
The following requirements generally demonstrate possession of the minimum requisite knowledge and ability necessary to perform the duties of the position.
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Salary: 18.06 - 19.75
Posted On: February 16th, 2018
Since 1965 Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) has been working to provide an integrated network of services as the official anti-poverty agency for the county of Kern. One of more than 1,000 community action agencies nationwide, CAPK is one of Kern County’s largest nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporations. Through a variety of programs and in collaboration with other human services agencies and organizations, CAPK helps low-income residents pursue their educational goals, secure and retain employment, maintain adequate housing, access medical services, obtain utility bill payment subsidies and residential weatherization assistance, counteract hunger and food insecurity, obtain child care and preschool education, and engage in personal and family development opportunities to build and achieve individual and family self-sufficiency.