Head Start Substitute Assistant Teacher/Teacher Advocate Qualified
NeighborImpact’s Head Start program Overview
NeighborImpact Head Start and Early Head Start provide free quality preschool and social services to 445 children and families from pregnant woman to children ages 0-5 throughout Crook and Deschutes County. The program provides quality classroom learning in addition to resources that enable access to health and dental care, family support, nutritional meals, family engagement, social/emotional and physical development, nutrition and more. Head Start is actively working toward expanding the implementation of full day preschool in Central Oregon communities to support school readiness.
Overview of Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Substitute Assistant Teacher/Teacher Advocate Qualified works to assist the Center Team and teacher and to cooperate in a supportive role carrying out developmentally appropriate activities. To promote the health, nutrition and education of the children and to attend to their safety and welfare. Supervised by the Regional Coordinator, with daily tasks assigned by the classroom Teacher. Provide safe bus transportation for Head Start children as assigned.
- Minimum education required is an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field (human development, child and family studies, social work, sociology/psychology, education) with a minimum of 35 college quarter credit hours in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related classes
- Diploma and transcripts are required to validate Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education/Related field and to verify ECE/Related coursework
- Must have one year experience as a lead teacher (or equivalent) in a preschool classroom (Head Start Preferred)
- Must have one year experience in a social services field, or home visiting experience
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
- Head Start parent or past parent preferred
- Competency with Microsoft applications
- Frequent kneeling, stooping, bending, and sitting on the floor to attend to children’s needs. This position is rated as active and occasionally requires the individual to lift 50 pounds
- Must be able to ride a school bus with children for assigned periods of time
- Ability to apply developmentally appropriate practices for young children in a classroom setting
- Ability to respond appropriately (both mentally and physically) to an emergency or a crisis situation
- Ability to make frequent significant decisions to assure the health and safety of children
NeighborImpact is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, employment, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination. All applications will be considered only on the basis of the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. It is our established policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.