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Assistant Teacher - Head Start Coeur d'Alene

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Work type: Full-time Staff
Location: Coeur d'Alene
Categories: Head Start, Early Childhood Education
Hiring range: $13.21 to $14.34

Work Site Location: Head Start Coeur d'Alene  2 positions available 
Work Schedule: These benefited positions are 75% full-time with benefits over 12 months. Works July - June  

North Idaho College does not have a vaccine requirement. However, some departments and programs at NIC, including Head Start and many of our nursing and health professions, are subject to federal or local hospital vaccine requirements. 

Excellent benefits, including PERSI pension retirement  

Job Summary:
In conjunction with the North Idaho College Head Start mission, Five-Year Goals and in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations the Assistant Teacher under general direction assists the Classroom Teacher with implementing a comprehensive child development program.

Job Duties:

This list includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with supervisor, staff, families and the community
  • Conduct classroom hours each week per center model.
  • Assist in maintaining a safe, clean, healthy, and organized learning environment.
  • Participate in ensuring active supervision of all children in the classroom.
  • Assist in planning, preparation and implementing classroom curriculum and learning experiences, with the classroom team.
  • Assist in screenings, assessments and goal setting for children including collecting anecdotal records and portfolio entries, as needed or required by center model.
  • Support the development of relationships between children and their families through involvement in the program.
  • Support disability services in the classroom.
  • Support individual children in meeting their basic developmental needs, including, feeding and toileting
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to ensure up-to-date, quality services to children and families.
  • In absence of Classroom Teacher, take the lead responsibility for the classroom.
  • Participate as part of the center team to ensure efficient center operations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Plan work time to meet the center operations schedule, knowing that flexibility is required to meet the unique needs of the Head Start program and its participants.
  • Participate in internal and external committees, including but not limited to, planning and/or operations committees and task forces as directed by the program Director.

Minimum Qualifications
Education
Level I: Have a CDA credential or a state-awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential, are enrolled in a program that will lead to an associate or baccalaureate degree or, are enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of the time of hire.
Level II: Associate degree in Early Childhood Education, or Child Development.

Experience
Experience as a staff or volunteer in a preschool classroom, with preference given to Head Start experience.

Required License and/or Certifications:
• Register with Idaho STARS and participate in the professional development system.
• Maintain current Infant/child & Adult CPR and First Aid.
• Meet terms of Statement of Agreement/ Employment Declaration.
• Pass an enhanced criminal background check including fingerprinting, as required by Head Start Program Performance Standards and Child Care Licensing requirements, prior to first day of work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• The ability to work with families and children from diverse ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
• Positive approach to Early Childhood Development programs, health and social services.
• Working knowledge of commonly used computer software programs including data collection systems.
• Demonstrate professional ethics and confidentiality. Represent the Head Start program in the community and with other professionals, positively and with professionalism.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check and proof of degree if required for this position. 

All application materials including resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts must be uploaded and the application completed prior to the close date

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