4K Teacher Needed
Family Forum, Inc. has a position open for a 4K Preschool Teacher in Ashland, WI.
Applicant must have a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or a related degree plus 6 courses of Early Childhood Education.
Must also have a WI DPI license for Early Childhood (PK-3) or equivalent (PK-6). Benefit package available; This is a part-year position with summers off.
*Equal opportunity employer*
- Site: Ashland, WI
- To assist the center manager in providing services to children and families. Work under the direction of the center manager and provide services to children and families.
- Supervise teaching assistants as needed.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
- Assists in recruiting and enrolling families.
- Plan, prepare and implement activities, lessons and projects that support the curriculum of Family Forum, Inc. and addresses the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.
- Conducts 4 parent conferences per school year, 2 of which must be in the home, obtaining family input on each child’s development and behavior, plan together and provide opportunities for ongoing observations of their child.
- To maintain a high level of teacher-child interaction in the domains of emotional support, classroom organization, and instructional support as defined by the CLASS Observations.
- Implements Family Forum, Inc.’s protocol on Active Supervision and zoning of classroom areas;
- Implements practices that support social emotional executive functions and self regulation;
- Maintain a well organized physical classroom environment by using tools such as the ECKERS tool.
- Structure classrooms and lesson plans to encourage parents to engage in their child’s education.
- Participates in training, staff meetings, conferences and similar activities that promotes development of the program.
- Conducts a strength based family assessment with each family upon enrollment (as part of the first home visit) and at the end of the program year.
Initiates with parents an opportunity to develop and implement individualized Family Partnership Agreements.
- Partner with parents and provide them with information about the importance of their child’s regular attendance.
- Communicates and partners with the family support specialist;
- Refers families to the family support specialist for additional supports;
- Assists families with accessing resources within their community through our referral process and follow-up with families on the outcome of the referral.
- Makes referrals both inside and outside the program.
- Works with agency staff and consultants concerning the needs of the children and provides support to the parents. This includes participating in IEP meetings.
- Initiates activities that promote parent involvement in the program.
- Maintains all record keeping forms and reports information according to agency plans and procedures, including COPA.
- Data entry of required health screenings;
- Conduct the approved behavioral screening on assigned children within 45 days.
- Work with families and health providers to obtain medical and dental exams and follow up services.
- Promote shared responsibility with parents for child’s early learning and development.
- Participates in program reviews.
- All staff are to ensure the health and safety of children at all times and report any known misconduct.
- Supports and implements all agency policies and procedures
- Relationship Building – Ability to effectively establish strong and caring relationships with families and promote feelings of security and trust in infants, toddlers and preschool children by being warm, supportive and comforting.
- Friendly – Ability to exhibit an open, friendly and cooperative demeanor toward others.
- Team Builder – Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal; cooperate successfully as a member of a team.
- Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others, including giving and receiving feedback on the quality of services.
- Honesty / Integrity – Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace and with families we serve. Members put the interests of the organization ahead of their own professional or personal interests or those of another by: disclosing any conflicts of interests, adhering to the conflict of interest policy; avoiding the use of corporate opportunities for individual personal gain; will not disclose confidential information about the organization.
- Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
- Communication, Written – Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
- Creative – Ability to think in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea.
- Goal Oriented – Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.
- Interpersonal – Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
- Organized – Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
- Patience – Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous.
- Relationship Building – Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
- Reliability – The trait of being dependable and trustworthy
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Applicant must have a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or a related degree plus 6 courses of Early Childhood Education.
- At least 6 months related experience and sufficient knowledge, training, and experience to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of the position.
Certifications & Licenses
- Must also have a WI DPI license for Early Childhood (PK-3) or equivalent (PK-6).
- Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
- Ability to write simple correspondence.
- Ability to effectively present information in on-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
- Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.
- Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
- Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position.
- O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 – 2.5+ hrs/day)
- F (Frequently) Position requires this activity from 33% – 66% of the time (2.5 – 5.5+ hrs/day)
- C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Stand O; Walk O; Sit F; Manually Manipulate F; Reach Outward F; Reach Above Shoulder F; Climb F; Crawl F; Squat or Kneel F; Bend F;
10 lbs or less F; 11-20 lbs O; 21-50 lbs O; 51-100 lbs N; Over 100 lbs N; Push/Pull 12 lbs or less O; 13-25 lbs O; 26-40 lbs N; 41-100 lbs N;
Other Physical Requirements
Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth)
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Deadline for applications is: Position will be open until filled.
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