Head Start Teacher l/ll

Kings Community Action Organization - Hanford, CA

Interviews will be scheduled immediately upon receiving well qualified candidates on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional interviews scheduled periodically as needed and as well qualified candidates are available. Recruitment is continuous until open positions are filled.


Job Description:

Length of work year: 10-months

Employment Type: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation: Min.15.23/hour - Max.21.96/hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled 





The Teacher I position will model an outstanding customer service to all stakeholders and is under the supervision of the Teacher Director/ Site Supervisor. The Teacher I is responsible for providing educational experiences for children and their parents in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and Departmental of Social Services, Licensing Division. 



Head Start and Educational Standards: 

  • Enforce Office of Head Start and State of California licensing rules and regulations for all areas concerned with the operations of child care centers.  

  • Follow Office of Head Start, Department of Social Services Licensing Division and agency regulations and standards to maintain a safe environment for children and employees. 

  • Follow agency rules as outlined in the employee handbook. 

  • Apply rules and regulations consistently and objectively in dealings with enrolled families.  

  • Staying current of the changes within the Office of Head Start and California Child Development regulations governing operation of child care centers. 

  • Must be committed to continual learning and self- improvement through training, formal education, conference attendance, and keeping abreast of changes within Office of Head Start and California Child Development regulations governing operation of child care centers. 


Classroom Environment Functions: 

  • Plans and sets up a classroom environment according to program curriculum, documents on-going observation and assessments, including Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP), progress notes, and portfolio samples for the purpose of individualizing for each enrolled child. 

  • Develop daily lesson plans that reflect the goals of the curriculum and the individual needs of the children.  

  • Providing a high quality, nurturing, and supportive classroom environment that supports children learning. 

  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development. 

  • Help keep center orderly by sharing cleaning responsibilities and duties 

  • Reviews and plans classroom experiences and routines with teacher assistant. 


Teacher I Supervisor and support Functions: 

  • Responsible for the quality and timeliness of work, meeting program deadlines, submitting monthly paperwork and reports, and conducting and documenting scheduled home visits and parent conferences with enrolled families. 

  • Attends and prepares all requested documentation for IEP meetings, transition meetings, parent conferences and case conferences. 

  • Works with teacher assistants to create a social and emotional climate of care and respect that promotes each child’s sense of trust, independence and competence. 

  • Supervises and evaluates teacher assistants, works with parents in planning activities to meet the individual needs of their child and supports volunteer efforts by helping parents and others feel comfortable and valued when assisting in the classroom.  

  • Works in conjunction with teacher director/site supervisor, teacher assistants and the management team in completion of program goals and meeting required deadlines through planning and follow up in a timely manner. 

  • Assist the teacher director and site supervisor with the supervision of children in their care by always being able to account for the children by consistently counting them throughout the day. 

  • Ensure the safety and security of all children by maintaining visual supervision and an accurate census of children producible on demand and verifiable by count when requested by management, parents, or regulatory agencies.    

  • Provides support to families through needs assessments, scheduled home visits and parent/teacher conferences.  

  • Participates in case conferencing to develop a team approach in providing services to preschool children and their families.  


Other responsibilities and duties as assigned: 

  • Current Child Development Teacher Permit or obtain within 6 months of employment and keep current by completing 25 hours of professional growth, annually. 

  • Follow safety protocol and standards. 

  • Assist the Teacher Director, Site Supervisor and Director as required/requested.   

  • Participate in staff meetings and attend other meetings and seminars as directed. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education from an accredited institution of higher education. 


  • Associate’s Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education from an accredited institution of higher education with 24 Child Development units completed including CORE classes with a grade C or better and completing the Bachelor’s Degree within 6 months of employment. 


  • At least one year work/volunteer experience in a preschool setting.  


KCAO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace

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Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Hanford, CA

Salary: 15.23 - 21.96

Posted On: February 6th, 2019

Agency Details

Website: https://www.kcao.org/careers/


Join Kings Community Action Organization (KCAO) and make a difference in Kings County, CA as a Head Start Teacher. KCAO envisions a future where all people in Kings County are able to live with dignity, have access to available resources and have the opportunity, motivation and ability to live economically productive and satisfying lives.

Our Mission: Working as a team, KCAO will seek and provide programs that develop self-sufficiency in individuals, families, and communities within Kings County.

Our Vision: Kings County residents and communities will achieve self-sufficiency through the high quality and client-focused programs of KCAO.