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Early Head Start Teacher I -IV

Texas State Job Bank

This is a Full-time position in SEGUIN, TX posted June 9, 2021.

1 fulltime position in Seguin and 1 fulltime position in New BraunfelsiMISSION:CCSCT empowers vulnerable families and individuals in greater South Central Texas to achieve self-sufficiency by eliminating barriers through innovative programs and strong community partnerships.JOB SUMMARY:The Early Head Start Teacher I-IV is responsible for the implementation of the program in an assigned EHS classroom and ensuring the classroom operates in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, TDFPS Minimum Standards and all state and local regulations.

The Early Head Start Teacher provides care and education for children and their families in a child care setting, provides a supportive, safe, and stimulating learning environment and will be knowledgeable of Texas Minimum Standards for Licensing and Head Start Performance Standards.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Maintains a calm, safe classroom and playground that incorporates developmental appropriateness; creates an atmosphere in which the children feel comfortable and secure, reflecting the cultures of all enrolled children.Ensures the safety of children through constant supervision, effective arrangement of space, proper maintenance of equipment and regular practice of fire drills and other emergency procedures.Develops lesson plans that meet the needs of each child, planning for variations in ability levels and individual interests.Incorporates developmentally appropriate practice according to the Head Start Performance Standards.Assists children in developing self-help skills including diapering, toilet training, hygiene, feeding, dressing and daily activities in a caring, nurturing and supportive learning environment.Operates the classroom in compliance with all childcare-licensing standards, paying particular attention to standards prohibiting any form of physical punishment.Ensures the arrangement of each classroom provides a stimulating, clean, and safe learning environment, incorporating NAEYC standards.Ensures proper documentation in children’s files in all content areas.Completes Individual Education Plans for each enrolled child; continues the on-going assessment process, maintaining written or computer records on each child.Nurtures the development of infants through the provision of developmentally appropriate care and aids them in developing cognitive, physical, one-to-one or small group skills.Makes available a variety of opportunities to help children develop and understands appropriate relationships with others.Increases the complexity and challenge of activities as children develop.Contributes to the operation of the center by participating in staff meetings and sharing information gained through attendance at workshops and Head Start trainings.Observes, records, and reports any child’s behavior, sharing information appropriately with other staff members.Shows personal development and growth by being relaxed, using a calm, quiet voice, being pleasant and enthusiastic about the children, and by using self-control in trying situations.Reports all suspected child abuse to the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400 or to an immediate supervisor.Completes required home visits and parent conferences in conjunction with the Family Services staff.

Teachers are required to conduct 2 home visits and 2 parent conferences per year per child.Assists the children at snack, breakfast, and lunchtime, ensuring that the Head Start philosophy of serving family style meals is maintained and assist the child in eating.Encourages the involvement of the families of the children in a Head Start program and supports the development of relationships between children and