Greater Louisville Head Start

Head Start Assistant Teacher - Child Care Center Based Program

Reference ID : 29668
Location : Louisville, KY
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time

Description

Summary


Now hiring at the following locations:


  • Keystone Learning Academy, 1705 South 13th St., Louisville, KY 40210
  • Neighborhood House Preschool, 201 North 25 St., Louisville, KY 40212
  • St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood, 946 South 25th St., Louisville, KY 40210
  • WesKids Child Development Center, 5114 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY 40213
  • Auburndale Learning Academy, 7604 Third Street Road, Louisville, KY 40214

The Head Start Assistant Teacher is responsible for assisting with a classroom of children 3-5 years of age. S/he works collaboratively with a Head Start teacher, family members, and other staff to achieve positive outcomes for children of all abilities. This position reports to the Center Director.  


Background:

The premise of Head Start is simple: every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to reach their full potential. Working in partnership with Family & Children's Place, Greater Louisville Head Start is a free program helping nearly 450 families each year by:

  • Enhancing each child's growth and development
  • Strengthening parents' ability to nurture their child
  • Connecting families with needed community resources
  • Providing children with educational, health, and nutritional services

Early Head Start is designed for income-eligible children from birth through age 3, with families choosing between daily programs at learning centers around Louisville or weekly home visits. Head Start is designed for income-eligible children from ages 3 to 5 and is offered only at learning centers. Both Early Head Start and Head Start are inclusive of children and families with disabilities and/or special needs


Duties

  • Ensure classroom arrangement, materials and displays are organized and conducive to children's learning.
  • Maintain positive teacher-child interactions that provide emotional support and behavior management.
  • Implement GLHS's chosen curriculum with fidelity, being aware of the big ideas while also following all guidance and resources.
  • Assist Teacher in the preparation or modification of weekly lesson plans, implementation of individual plans, small-group activities and other curriculum components.
  • Provide children with a consistent classroom routine and assist in facilitating all parts of the routine to support child learning.
  • Interact with children intentionally throughout the day to provide differentiated support.
  • Assist in screenings/assessments and completing quarterly checkpoints for each child.
  • Establish positive and productive relationships with families through building rapport and trust.
  • Participate in ongoing reflective coaching and self-assessment.
  • Assume responsibilities and duties upon the absence of the Teacher.

In addition, the teacher will:

  • Know and understand GLHS's School Readiness Goals and strive to help all children achieve them.
  • Provide classroom experiences that are developmentally, linguistically, culturally and age-appropriate for the children served.
  • Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment, including full supervision of children at all times, and monitoring of daily health/safety practices in accordance with Head Start and childcare licensing requirements.
  • Maintain required documentation of activities, including child and family information, assessment data, volunteer logs, etc.
  • Participates in assigned meetings, events and training as required.

Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED is required
  • Preschool CDA -OR- state awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential -OR- enrolled to complete Preschool CDA within 2 years of hire -OR- AA/BA with at least 9 credits in ECE -OR- enrolled in a program that will lead to an AA/BA (Tuition assistance is available.)
  • Physical exam and background checks are required for this position.
  • Travel required locally or long-distance up to 10% of the time for work-related meetings and functions.
  • Must have a valid state issued ID; valid KY driver's license preferred
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively and interact with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy skills, using MS Office applications and other basic data systems including internet navigation.
  • Must be dependable and able to meet deadlines.

COVID-19 precautions

  • Remote interview process

Nice To Haves


  • Bilingual skills

Benefits


  • Benefits are specific to each employer/child care center and Salary is based on education and experience.


Salary : $10.20 to $15.29/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Louisville, KY

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