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Kansas Employer Assistant Teacher 3-5 (Pittsburg) in Pittsburg, Kansas

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POSITION SUMMARY:\ Assist and support the implementation of an early childhood education program that provides quality\ developmentally appropriate services to children and families that meets program, state, and federal regulations\ per 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 direct\ supervision of the Lead Teacher.\ In absence of Site Manager and Lead Teacher, the Assistant Teacher supervises the paraprofessional and\ bus driver.\ Individualize teaching to enable children to attain key curriculum and social/emotional goals with the\ assistance 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 -teacher\ conferences, meal counts, attendance and all other assigned data.\ Participate in clinical team meetings by giving input for the lead teacher to share developmental\ information and therapeutic results each week to the team.\ Team with center staff to recruit, train and encourage parent and community volunteers participation at\ the 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 nutritional\ problems, post childrens allergies, in the kitchen and inform staff of all childrens 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 services\ for 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 Childhood\ development.\ Maintain dependable, punctual attendance.\ Assist in setting-up a developmentally appropriate classroom based on Head Start Performance\ Standards-using Creative Curriculum, PBS (Positive Behavior Support) and other curricula provided by\ programs.\ 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 of\ each 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/or\ Person-Centered Plan (PCP) meetings as needed for children with special needs while taking the role of\ resource person and parent advocate.\ Assist with informing parents of childs progress at parent conferences and/or monthly home visits or\ upon 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 good 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.\ U hold and promote the core values and mission statement of SEK-CAP, Inc.\ Support management decisions both in actions and words.\ Other duties as assigned.