Preschool Site Director - Stand Alone
MINIMUM HOURLY RATE: $21.28
STANDARD HOURS PER WEEK: 40
MONTHS PER YEAR: 9
JOB CODE: 1050
POSITION TYPE: REPLACEMENT - Starts August 2020
LOCATION: THORNTON, CO.
SUMMARY: Successfully work with early childhood education administration and other early childhood (EC) education staff to coordinate and maintain a preschool program consisting of children with special needs, children at risk and tuition peers. Program must meet standards set forth by district, state and federal regulations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Frequency and percentage of time may vary based on building assignment.
1. As part of a preschool teaching team, implement the district’s Board of Education approved curriculum that meets the needs of all children and monitor child progress. May facilitate weekly team lesson planning and oversee classroom preparation.
2. Be knowledgeable about each child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) and help children to meet IEP goals. Work cooperatively with special education specialists and implement accommodations, modifications and interventions as needed. Assist in the implementation of each Special Education student’s IEP including monitoring of goals and benchmarks, implementation of accommodations and modifications and on-going assessment and testing to document progress. Attend IEP meetings.
3. Assist and maintain communication with families by helping to develop newsletters. Keep families informed on student progress; resolving concerns with families; scheduling and conducting family, child and staff conferences; and maintaining confidentiality.
4. Comply with laws and regulations by maintaining child and staff files; ensuring that classroom and programs comply with district, state and federal policies and regulations.
5. Assist early childhood director with supervising preschool classroom staff including assisting with interviewing, hiring and training employees and providing input to performance evaluations. Prioritize, schedule and assign work. May be responsible for review, approval and verification of reported time in district time and labor system. May prepare and analyze time and labor reports and complete paperwork for payment of stipends and other pay.
6. Attend weekly team meetings, as well as All Staff Meetings to discuss programming and child progress. Disseminate information to all staff from all early childhood meetings.
7. Implement results matter assessment; analyze data; drive data-based decisions around programming. Perform financial responsibilities by submitting purchase requests for supplies and materials.
8. Participate and implement skills acquired from early childhood staff development and training. Attend required continuing education classes and adhere to guidelines set by Colorado Preschool Program (CPP), the Colorado Department of Human Services and the local health and fire agencies. Perform assigned duties pertaining to developmental screenings.
9. Perform tasks including enrolling children, and completing monthly reports, through the use of district information technology systems. Work with EC administration in overseeing licensing regulations.
10. May serve as a substitute or float, as needed, to ensure minimum staffing ratios as well as coverage for staff.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:
• Must complete the district courses “Progressive Discipline,” and “Classified Evaluation System” within one year of entering position.
• Experience in an early childhood setting preferred.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:
• Criminal background check required for hire.
• Ability to successfully complete a pre-hire, post-offer physical examination.
• CPR and First Aid certifications and Universal precautions must be acquired within one month of entering position.
• Colorado Department of Human Services Director qualification required.
• The educational requirements for the director of a large center must be met by satisfactory completion of one of the following. (All course hours are given in semester hours, but equivalent quarter hours are acceptable.) Official college transcripts must be submitted for evaluation of qualifications.
o A Bachelor degree in early childhood education from a regionally accredited Colorado college or university; or,
o A current early childhood professional Credential Level IV Version 2.0 as determined by the Colorado Department of Education; or,
o A master’s degree with a major emphasis in child development, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education; or,
o Completion of all of the following three (3) semester hour courses from a regionally accredited college or university, at either a two year, four year or graduate level, in each of the following subject or content areas:
? Introduction to early childhood professions;
? Introduction to early childhood lab techniques;
? Early childhood guidance strategies for children;
? Early childhood health, nutrition, and safety;
? Administration of early childhood care and education programs;
? Administration: human relations for early childhood professions or introduction to business;
? Early childhood curriculum development;
? Early childhood growth and development.
? The exceptional child; and,
? Infant/toddler theory and practice; or the Department approved expanding quality infant/toddler training; or,
o Completion of a course of training approved by the Department that includes course content listed at Section 7.702.42, A, 3, a-j, and experience listed at Section 7.702.42, B.
Salary placement on our Classified Salary schedule is dependent on the Grade for the position being posted and employees’ previous work experience. “Grade” refers to position or job classification and “Step” refers to number of work experience credit or service years. Initial placement will be at the Grade for the position step 1. All Newly hired classified employees are placed initially on Step 1 of the pay grade for their position. Classified employees can advance an additional 5 steps (maximum Step 6) based on their previous experience. See our Classified Salary Schedule.
Adams 12 Five Star Schools is committed to providing an environment that promotes a healthy employee population able to serve our students at the highest level. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as other programs for benefit eligible employees. The employee assistance program, voluntary life insurance through PERA, and 401(k), 403(b) & 457(b) plans are available to all employees regardless of hours worked and are available immediately (upon hire date).
To learn more about our benefits, please see our Benefits Overview.
All applicants (current district employees and external applicants) should list any and all work experience, including current district experience, when completing the employment application. Please include job titles and duties that you held while doing that job. Since the Human Resource department uses the application to screen for minimum qualifications required for each job, it is important to have a complete application so you will be considered for the position you are applying for.
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