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.
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