Reach Dane

4K DPI Lead Teacher-Incentive Pay $1,500

Reference ID : 7325
Location : Madison, WI
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time

Description

Summary


The 4 Year Old Kindergarten (4K) Teacher provides a safe and nurturing environment for children that encourage their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. The Teacher plans and implements a developmentally appropriate curriculum for enrolled children living in low-income, at-risk environments. They ensure the provision of quality, comprehensive child development services including education, health, nutrition, parent involvement, and necessary family support services and referrals. The 4K Teacher will follow Head Start performance standards, Reach Dane work plans, policies and procedures, city of Madison and NAEYC accreditation criteria (if applicable). They also maintain positive relationships with parents, children and coworkers and community partners as well as provide supervision and performance feedback for reporting staff.


Duties

The 4 Year Old Kindergarten (4K) Teacher provides a safe and nurturing environment for children that encourage their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. The Teacher plans and implements a developmentally appropriate curriculum for enrolled children living in low-income, at-risk environments. They ensure the provision of quality, comprehensive child development services including education, health, nutrition, parent involvement, and necessary family support services and referrals. The 4K Teacher will follow Head Start performance standards, Reach Dane work plans, policies and procedures, city of Madison and NAEYC accreditation criteria (if applicable). They also maintain positive relationships with parents, children and coworkers and community partners as well as provide supervision and performance feedback for reporting staff.


Requirements

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, or Elementary Education that includes 18 credits specifically related to ECE.
  • At least 1 year experience in an early care education setting; experience teaching preschool children means completion of supervised student teaching or experience as a preschool teacher in a licensed program or employment as a public school preschool teacher
  • DPI certification in ECE or related DPI cert. or the ability to become DPI certified is required
  • Experience working with low-income families
  • Must have a valid Wisconsin’s Driver’s License, motor vehicle and adequate liability insurance as required by agency policy and state liability regulations
  • Must have a warm and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others and be able to relate well to children, families, staff and community
  • Demonstrate effective listening, oral and written communication skills
  • Must be willing to fulfill their responsibilities in accordance with the agency’s mission
  • Preferred bilingual, particularly Hmong and/or Spanish
  • Must secure Registry certificate within 90 days of employment

Nice To Haves



Benefits


Reach Dane offers a generous benefit package to regular employees that work 20 hours or more per week. The benefit package includes the option to enroll in health insurance, dental insurance, and vision insurance. Reach Dane/Reach Green has a competitive 403B match after 2 years of employment and contributes 4% (employee must contribute at minimum 1% to receive match.) Other perks include: vacation and sick time accruals, long term disability and life insurance at no charge. No weekends, paid continuing education credits



Minimum Education : Bachelor's
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Madison, WI

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