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Classroom Teacher

Work Site Location: Six positions available in Kootenai County
Work Schedule: These benefited positions are either 69% or 77% full-time and work Aug-June, with benefits over 12 months

North Idaho College does not have a vaccine requirement. However, some departments and programs at NIC, including Head Start and many of our nursing and health professions, are subject to federal or local hospital vaccine requirements.

Excellent benefits, including PERSI pension retirement

Job Summary:
In conjunction with the North Idaho College Head Start mission, Five-Year Goals and in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations the Classroom Teacher under general direction is responsible for the implementation of developmentally appropriate Early Childhood curriculum.

Job Duties:

This list includes, but is not limited to the following:
  • Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with supervisor, staff, families and the community.
  • Establish and maintain a safe, clean, healthy learning environment.
  • Use program selected curriculum, plan and implement with the classroom team, learning experiences that advance the intellectual, physical, and social-emotional development of children.
  • Support individual children in meeting their basic developmental needs such as feeding and toileting.
  • Responsible for completion of screenings, assessments, and goal setting for each child including the collection of anecdotal entries and completion of child portfolio.
  • Support the development of relationships between children and their families through involvement in the program.
  • Conduct Home Visits and Parent Teacher Conferences per center Model
  • Keep ongoing up-to-date documentation and records in each child file, hard copy and/or the electronic file.
  • Provide referrals, follow-up and documentation as needed for both children and families.
  • Support disability services that can include attending I.E.P. meetings and completing documentation for special services.
  • Conduct classroom hours each week per center model. Attendance is mandatory for teaching staff during classroom hours.
  • Staff with Family Advocate and Supervisor on Families and children as needed and as indicated in procedures
  • Serve as a mentor and coach to new employees, Interns, Practicum Students, and volunteers.
  • Participate in center and/ or program recruitment activities.
  • Participate in a program committee as assigned.
  • Participate in a Community Service Assignment to support increased services to the Children and Families in the program,
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to ensure up-to-date, quality services to children and families.
  • Participate as part of the center team to ensure efficient center operations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
  • Plan work time to meet the center operations schedule, knowing that flexibility is required to meet the unique needs of the Head Start program and its participants.
Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience :

Level I: Associates degree in Early Childhood Education, or Child Development, OR Associates degree in any other field of study AND: the equivalent of a major in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.

Level II: Additional education above the Associates Degree, within a year of obtaining Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, or Child Development.

Level III: Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, or Child Development, OR Bachelors degree in any other field of study AND: the equivalent of a major in Early Childhood Education or Child Development

One year experience (256 hours minimum) as a staff or volunteer in a preschool classroom with at least 10 children, with preference given to Head Start experience

Required License and/or Certifications :
• Register with Idaho STARS and participate in the professional development system.
• Meet all training and certification requirements for child care licensing and Head Start Program Performance Standards.
• Maintain current Infant/child & Adult CPR and First Aid.
• Meet terms of Statement of Agreement/ Employment Declaration.
• Pass an enhanced criminal background check including fingerprinting, as required by Head Start Program Performance Standards and Child Care Licensing requirements, prior to first day of work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people from diverse ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
• Working knowledge of computers and commonly used software for Internet and e-mail access, word processing and data collection and management.
• Positive approach to Early Childhood Development programs, health and social services.
• Demonstrate professional ethics and confidentiality. Represent the Head Start program in the community and with other professionals, positively and with professionalism.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check and proof of degree if required for this position.

All application materials including resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts must be uploaded and the application completed prior to the close date

Advertised: May 18, 2022 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close:

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