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Kansas Employer Assistant Teacher 0-3 (Galena) in Riverton, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/11813197

POSITION SUMMARY:Assist and support the implementation of an early childhood education program that provides qualitydevelopmentally appropriate services to children and families that meets program, state, and federal regulationsper the Head Start Performance Standards.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:• Be and advocate for Head Start in the community.• Team with center staff to provide an inviting and nurturing learning environment for children, families,volunteers, and staff.• Provide full services to assigned families per the Head Start Performance Standards, under the directsupervision of the Lead Teacher.• In absence of Site Manager and Lead Teacher, the Assistant Teacher supervises the paraprofessional andbus driver.• Individualize teaching to enable children to attain key curriculum and social/emotional goals with theassistance of parents or primary caregivers.• Responsible to ensure completion of data entry in Agency approved Data System• Responsible to ensure completion of data entry for child observations, home visits, parent -teacherconferences, meal counts, attendance and all other assigned data.• Participate in clinical team meetings by giving input for the lead teacher to share developmentalinformation and therapeutic results each week to the team.• Team with center staff to recruit, train and encourage parent and community volunteers’ participation atthe center and document volunteer hours to fulfill federal match requirements.• Insure parents/primary caregivers are informed of all policies included in the Parent Handbook.• Team with parents to schedule all health appointments, identify children and families with nutritionalproblems, post children’s allergies, in the kitchen and inform staff of all children’s allergies.• Carry out all classroom and playground duties as assigned.• Be a role model for the children before, during meals and at clean up time.• Promote and model excellence in daily program operations that support the provision of quality servicesfor children and families, and a learning environment where all staff can thrive.• Obtain and share knowledge of theories and techniques for adult education and Early Childhooddevelopment.• Maintain dependable, punctual attendance.• Assist in setting-up a developmentally appropriate classroom based on Head Start PerformanceStandards-using Creative Curriculum, PBS (Positive Behavior Support) and other curricula provided byprograms.• Travel within agency area with occasional out of area trips for training.• Assist with developmental and social and emotional screenings and observe the developmental level ofeach child making appropriate referrals if needed.• Be knowledgeable of Performance Standards, Policies and Procedures, Positive Behavior Support (PBS)ASQ-3, ASQ-SE and Creative Curriculum.• Participate in Individualized Education Plan (IEP), Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), and/orPerson-Centered Plan (PCP) meetings as needed for children with special needs while taking the role ofresource person and parent advocate.• Assist with informing parents of child’s progress at parent conferences and/or monthly home visits orupon request of parent.• Utilize Positive Behavior Support (PBS) strategies to prevent and defuse challenging behavior.• Comply with Head Start Performance Standards.• Respect and support cultural differences and diverse family structures.• Demonstrate goo d work habits such as arriving on time and adhering to appropriate break times.• Attend mandatory In-Service trainings and staff meetings.• Responsibility to report any suspected abuse or neglect to appropriate authority.• Advocate for SEK-CAP, Inc. in the community.• Maintain and assure confidentiality and privacy of SEK-CAP, Inc. customers.• Uphold and promote the core values and mission statement of SEK-CAP, Inc.• Support management decisions both in actions and words.• Other duties as assigned.

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