Lead Teacher I

MAAC - Multiple locations in San Diego North County area, CA

Under direct supervision, will be responsible for planning, supervising, and implementing the education program in accordance with the policies, procedures, and philosophy of MAAC Head Start, and state and federal regulations as assigned. 


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Develop and implement lesson plans to involve the approved Creative Curriculum to encompass current program goals
  • Utilize classroom materials and routines as resources to provide an environment conductive to learning and appropriate to the development levels, interests, and special talents of the child
  • Develop and maintain a safe and healthy classroom environment
  • Implement rules and practices that provide and foster discipline in the child
  • Provide age appropriate activities to promote social, physical, cognitive, creative, and self concepts of the child
  • Provide a continuing interactive process between families and providers that lead to strengthen family identified goals
  • Develop and implement methods to utilize classroom volunteers, classroom aides, and parent volunteers
  • Maintain and update written records and reports in a timely manner
  • Maintain an open friendly relationship with staff, volunteers and parents
  • Conduct required Home Visits with primary caregiver
  • Recognize individual child differences in growth, development, and needs and develop individualized plans
  • Work with Head Start families on their identified needs, informing them of community resources, providing information and referrals, assisting in the scheduling of appointments and follow-up services
  • Integrate other Head Start components into the curriculum                              
  • Provide client transportation as needed
  • Work on the “Individual Family Plan” with each family beginning at “Phase- In” and updating at least three times during school year
  • Lift, carry, restrain children weighing 30-50 pounds as needed
  • Ensure personalized special services are provided to special needs children (i.e., feeding, assistance with toileting, including diapering, cauterization, urine bags, physically carrying the child-specialized equipment training will be provided as needed)
  • Mainstream special needs children into the classroom environment
  • Meet with parent(s) of special needs children to discuss educational objectives and special needs services
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education; OR a degree in a related field which includes twenty-four or more semester units in early childhood education and/or child development
  • State of California Child Development Associate Teacher level permit OR higher
  • Completion of supervised student teaching OR one year’s experience teaching preschool age children
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred
  • Valid CPR, First Aid, and Food Handlers certifications must be obtained within first two months (2) of employment and maintained throughout employment (paid, designated training available through MAAC). In the event employees do not attend the scheduled training, they must obtain the cards through outside resources and costs will not be reimbursed. The certifications must be obtained and maintained within prescribed timelines.

 FT/Regular/38 & 42 Weeks/SEIU Local 221 union position. Membership/dues are applicable.

Multiple locations in the San Diego North County area.

Please see our website for full job details and to complete our online application. Be sure to attach your resume, college transcripts and your current CA Associate Teacher level permit, or higher for consideration.


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Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Multiple locations in San Diego North County area, CA

Salary: 14.08 - 16.73

Posted On: June 22nd, 2017

Agency Details

Website: http://www.maacproject.org/

MAAC is a multi-purpose social service agency with a successful history of serving various communities throughout San Diego County. In 1965, MAAC opened its doors to serve San Diego's disadvantaged and now has centers strategically located as far south as San Ysidro and as far north as Camp Pendleton. One million clients later, MAAC is still acting as a catalyst to help individuals and families become self-sufficient. Serving approximately 35,000 individuals per year, MAAC provides a spectrum of unique programs designed to assist clients by engaging them in the enhancement of their own lives through lifestyle changes.

MAAC’s programs strive to improve clients’ economic standing as well as their ability to access resources available to them. Included among the many programs and services now offered are Head Start/Early Head Start/State Preschool/QPI and other related early childhood development programs, two culturally specific recovery homes: Casa De Milagros and Nosotros, award-winning affordable housing complexes, community and workforce development programs, and a community charter school. MAAC’s commitment to environmental sustainability carries the non-profit into the future with its low-income home weatherization program. For more information, visit   www.maacproject.org.