|Position Title||Head Start Assistant Teacher|
|Period to Apply||06/01/2021-Open Until Filled|
|Supervisor||Head Start Classroom Teacher|
|Position Status||Regular Full-Time|
|Location||Ohkay Owingeh Head Start|
Under the direct supervision of the Education & Disabilities Manager and the Classroom Teacher, assists in providing classroom experiences to enhance and promote the educational, intellectual, social growth and development of children. Maintains a safe and healthy learning environment that reflects the Pueblo’s Culture.
Work under the direct supervision of the Education & Disabilities Manager and Classroom Teacher.
NATURE OF WORK
- • Assists in implementing lesson plans in a manner that will develop each child’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social behavior and in accordance with Head Start strategic plan; assists with planned activities to stimulate growth in language, social, and motor skills.
- • Assists Teachers in providing stimulation activities and experiences in all curriculum areas; avoids activities causing over-stimulation or fatigue.
- • Assists Teacher in providing and supervising a variety of experiences by means of dramatic play, storytelling, field trips, and group discussion to stimulate students’ interest in and broaden understanding of their physical and social environment.
- • Encourages children to take pride in their cultural heritage.
- • Assists in analyzing and appraising children’s progress and maintaining accurate written records, including assessments, IEP and ILP documentation, screening instrumentation, anecdotal observations, and other forms in a child’s working file.
- • Accompanies and transports children on field trips or to activities.
- • Instructs children in practices of personal cleanliness and self-care.
- • Fosters cooperative social behavior; promotes self-expression and appreciation of aesthetic experiences.
- • Ensures the cleanliness and safety of materials, classroom, and playgrounds by performing routine inspections.
- • Assists classroom volunteers and parents in feeling welcomed, comfortable, and involved.
- • Assists Teachers in maintaining effective working relationships with parents by assisting with parent participation.
- • Accompanies Teachers on home visits with families for purposes of assessment, support, and sharing information on parenting, educational strategies, and classroom progress.
- • Completes attendance records and accident and incident reports.
- • Updates the Parent Communication ensuring accurate and timely information.
- • Attends Monthly Parent Meetings; occasional weekend activities; and other program coordinated events.
- • Assists Teacher in implementing established classroom rules and routines and ensuring that they are understood and accepted by children and their parents.
- • Assists children in getting off and on the bus; provides transportation to children as needed; drives program bus on an established schedule.
- • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
- • Performs other duties as required.
- • Knowledge of traditional form of government and pueblo customs and traditions.
- • Knowledge of the functions and structure of Ohkay Owingeh.
- • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
- • Ability to communicate effectively in the English both verbally and in writing.
- • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
- • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- • Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
- • Ability to demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice, and desire to help when dealing with people.
- • Ability to work extended hours and various work schedules.
- • Ability to supervise and ensure a safe learning environment for young children.
- • Ability to respond to emergency or crisis situations.
- • Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything, and continually seek improvement in results.
- • Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
- • Skill in administering disciplinary rules to children and resolving situational conflicts among children.
- • Must satisfy health requirements as defined by the federal program standards.
- • Certified Child Development Associate (CDA).
- • Certified in First Aid and CPR.
- • Possession of Food Handler’s Certificate.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- • High School Diploma or GED; one-year experience working with children at the pre-school level preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must satisfy health requirements as defined by the federal program standards and be certified as a Child Development Associate (CDA) or on the path to receiving one.
- • Must be willing to sign a confidentiality statement upon hire.
- • Must be familiar with community resources that assist youth and families in the communities we service.
- • Must be culturally sensitive and be able to work effectively with individuals from different ethnic backgrounds.
- • Must be physically able to perform job duties.
- • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
- • Strong clerical and computer/database skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
- • Current valid New Mexico’s Driver’s License with no DWI’s.
- • Must be insurable through the Pueblos insurance Carrier.
- • No felony convictions or gross misdemeanors within the past ten years.
- • Must successfully be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.
SUBMIT APPLICATION AND RESUME TO:
OHKAY OWINGEH HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 1099, OHKAY OWINGEH, NEW MEXICO 87566
FAX (505) 852-0093
When required of the position, attach a copy of high school /GED, college education, certification(s) or license(s).
Incomplete applications may delay or exclude consideration of your application.
Incomplete applications may delay or exclude consideration of your application