To assist the EHS teacher and cooperate in a supportive role carrying out developmentally appropriate activities. To promote the health, nutrition and education of the children and to attend to their safety and welfare. Must meet requirements per Federal Head Start Performance Standards and any local, state and or agency policies and procedures.
Classroom Time (60%)
- Assist in setting up environment (indoor/outdoor).
- Use developmentally appropriate practices to facilitate activities with groups and individuals.
- Observe and record behaviors of children to assist the EHS Home Visitor and/or Teacher in the identification of each child’s strengths and areas to grow.
- Participate in monthly staffing of children with all staff as appropriate.
- Work with and encourage parent and community volunteers.
- Integrate all EHS components into classroom time.
- Develop and utilize daily plans which reflect mandated elements, parental and cultural influences, and promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of EHS children.
- Follow a consistent schedule that meets individual needs, including small and large group experiences, choice time, music and movement, large and small motor activities, skill development, meals, and effective transitions between activities.
- Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, and choice making.
- Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement in the classroom.
- Work with special needs staff in the classroom to develop a collaborative approach that benefits all children in the classroom and meets the needs as specified on the IFSP.
- Sanitize classroom equipment and laundry.
- Assist with meal service as needed.
Bus Monitor (30%)
- Monitor and manage the behavior of children.
- Secure children in age/weight appropriate restraints.
- Communication with families, including mail, sign-off to authorized adults, cell phones etc.
- Assist in emergency evacuation.
Written Documentation & Miscellaneous (10%)
- Assist Home Visitors and Teachers in maintaining accurate written/electronic records, including: assessments, IFSP documentation, screening instruments, anecdotal observations, and other required forms.
- Assure/assist in general maintenance and security of facility.
- Attend meetings, training’s, and appropriate professional development activities.
- Other duties as assigned.
All communications are potentially sensitive and are subject to Head Start’s policy on confidentiality.
- Full Year position.
- Supervised by EHS Manager.
Job Description created & PC Approved 2001 edited 06/2009. August 2021
This job description was last updated on 08/11/2021. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description is subject to change at any time.
Because this position requires in-person work and is student and/or visitor facing, complete vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (also known as COVID-19) is required.
Head Start of Lane County is an EEO Employer.
Head Start of Lane County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.