Assistant Preschool Teacher

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency

Traverse City, MI

JOB DETAILS
SALARY
$12.4 - $13.28 / Per Year
JOB TYPE
Traverse City, MI, US
Full-time
LOCATION
Traverse City, MI
POSTED
Today

ASSISTANT PRESCHOOL TEACHER

Various Locations Available

$12.40-13.28/hr.

 

Purpose: 
To promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families.

 

Position Objectives:

  • Comply with and utilize the Head Start Program Performance Standards, Head Start Act, State of Michigan Child Care Center Licensing Rules, the Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Pre-Kindergarten, GSRP Implementation Manual (GSRP funded), Great Start to Quality, Program Procedure Manual Guidance, 5 Year Grant, USDA/CACFP/MDE Requirements, and NMCAA Personnel Polices.
  • Act in a manner that is conducive to the welfare of children.
  • Assist in ensuring facilities are conducive to the welfare of children.
  • Ensure appropriate care and supervision of children at all times.
  • Assist in administering day-to-day operations.
  • Assist in child assessment and in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the classroom program and child assessment.
  • Assist in providing remote services when necessary, to support children and families in a home environment.
  • Assist in family engagement activities.
  • Be responsible for the general management of the center when the teacher is absent.
  • Commitment to making progress toward program goals on an ongoing basis.

 

Essential Functions:

Eligibility Recruitment Selection Enrollment & Attendance

  • Team with HS Recruitment and Health Specialist to recruit eligible children.
  • Assist teacher in providing orientation for each newly enrolled child as assigned.

 Education and Child Development

  • Provide a developmentally appropriate classroom environment using the Creative Curriculum, School Readiness goals, Early Learning Framework, Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), and Preschool Quality Assessment (PQA).
  • Conduct child developmental screenings within 45 days of enrollment and GOLD assessments three times a year.
  • Provide clear behavioral expectations and use effective methods to prevent and redirect behavior using Conscious Discipline guidelines.

 

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Head Start assistants must have a CDA credential, be enrolled in a CDA credential program that will be completed within two years from the date of hire, have an associate or bachelor’s degree (in any area), or be enrolled in a program leading to such a degree.
  • GSRP assistants must have an associate degree in early childhood education, child development, or the equivalent or possess a valid classroom CDA credential, or must complete requirements within two years from the date of employment if approved by the ISD.

 

Additional Qualifications Required:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Pass a comprehensive background check.
  • Ability to meet the State of Michigan and federal health requirements (medical clearance, mental wellness, and TB examination).
  • Be suitable to meet the needs of children.

 

Apply Method:

For more details and to apply visit www.nmcaa.net 

Position will remain Open until filled.

 

NMCAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the Company

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency

INDUSTRY
Education