JobID 2383 : Early Childhood Educators (Multiple Positions) (#2002070)
8 hours per day, 195 days per year
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS & RESUMES RECEIVED IN LIEU OF APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
SUMMARY: In collaboration with Early Childhood Group Leaders, Preschool Teachers will develop and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum for children 3 months through 5 years of age. Handle various individual needs including special education, general education, CLD, migrant families, and low-income families.
*Bachelor's Degree in early childhood education and/or like subject area
*Valid CDE Teacher License in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Special Education
*Candidates with endorsements in CLDE, Bilingual Ed, Foreign Language, and/or sheltered content or other English Language instructional training desired
*More than two years of experience in working with children ages 3 months through 5 years of age desired
*Oral and written communication skills
*Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job
*Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions
*Ability to manage multiple priorities
*Ability to diffuse and manage volatile and stressful situations
*Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies and building and department procedures.
*Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator
*Basic computer skills (email, web-based assessments, etc.)
*Must be able to read, write, and comprehend English
*Experience working with diverse cultures and backgrounds desired
*Prepare a culturally responsive standards-based classroom environment with a play-based focus. Observe and interact with students and handle assessments. Follow objectives in lesson plans to meet students’ individual and developmental needs. Allow students to explore, build social skills (through the implementation of the Incredible Years curriculum), independence, self-esteem, and problem solving skills. Supervise students to ensure their safety, health and developmental growth. Establish positive relationships with students, including modeling behavior, teaching towards Measurement Topics, teach self-help skills, encourage independence and prepare activities for children. Communicate with staff and administration to collaborate using, purchasing, and sharing of supplies.
*Communicate with parents regarding upcoming events, students’ individual needs and goals. Conduct parent/teacher conferences, attend IEP meetings, RTI meetings, home visits, etc.
*Supervise classroom instruction with the help of teacher aides, assistants and substitutes. Provide instruction material; monitor quality, safety and appropriateness of materials and activities
*In collaboration with team leader, collect student assessment data (anecdotal records, student assessments, evidence towards proficiency on measurement topics, etc.) and enter into the appropriate documentation system (Educate/Work Sampling)
*Maintain written lesson plans with measurement topic objectives. Use a formal lesson plan format and give details of activities for day and developmental area that correspond to the preschool curriculum guide
*Plan curriculum based on Westminster Public Schools CBS standards for pre-school as well as Kindergarten readiness skills
*Ensure building safety; set up schedules, weekly meetings, staff development workshops; plan and conduct winter and spring programs, field trips and end of year program
*Maintain documents including individual children information sheets, volunteer forms, medical forms, emergency contact forms, person authorized to pick up child, newsletters, reminder notices, medication documentation, accident reports, attendance, report cards, lesson plans, individual portfolios, field trips, and district forms
*Handle classroom/building maintenance and safety including cleaning and disinfecting room and gym, report unsafe items and areas, monitor playground equipment, clean kitchen, supervise parking lot, observe hallways and bulletin board appearance
*Participate in district staff training and development including attending Early Childhood training and weekly staff meetings
*Perform other duties as assigned
Westminster Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ?District policy prohibits discrimination against any applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, or disability. Complaints in these matters should be addressed to the Chief of Staff, 6933 Raleigh Street, Westminster, CO 80030, phone: (303) 428-3511. ?Although the position is based at a school/department, the employer is Westminster Public Schools.