Classroom Teacher II at United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS)

Posted in General Business 7 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Mission, Texas

Job Description:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The teacher will A.) Schedule, complete and track all required home visits and parent/teacher conferences, B.) Schedule and complete child developmental screenings and assessments, C.) Ensure collection of and timely online entry of classroom observations and documentations, D.) Complete assessment finalization checkpoints for all children within the specified time frame for each event. E). Use those results to create/update individualized plans in conjunction with parents to address each child's needs and track child's progress.
  • Plan and implement indoor and outdoor learning environments and experiences by implementing the Creative Curriculum System, UMOS School Readiness Plan, and the Head Start Early Learning Outcome Framework.
  • Implement daily activity plans, field trips, and transition activities and submit completed, legible, required documents to the Child Development Coordinator in a timely manner.
  • Implement Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) of any child with a disability ensuring Individual Goals are integrated into the individualized plans and lesson planning that includes tracking progress of child's goals.
  • Maintain required documentation (including but not limited to child roster/absentee list, meal count, classroom child file, case notes, developmental screenings, and assessments, etc.) on children and classroom activities and submit written reports to the Child Development Coordinator in a timely manner.
  • Maintain written and verbal communication with families that captures ongoing dialog with parents regarding the developmental progress and other pertinent information regarding their child using the PFCE Framework.
  • Maintain and document the Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)within classroom in accordance with federal state and local regulations that includes conducting and participating in family style meals according to the UMOS procedure.
  • Implement required health and safety policies and procedures including, but not limited to storage of poisonous and hazardous materials, conducting health and safety checklists, daily child observation, diapering, injury/accident prevention, child accident reports, sanitizing, cleaning, and universal precautions.
  • Participate in the ongoing weekly generation and collection of non-federal shares (In-kind).
  • Use positive guidance strategies to help children learn, monitor, and promote positive behaviors.
  • Demonstrate active supervision by keeping direct sight and sound supervision of all children at all times.
  • Communicate, assist, and work with other staff in the coordination and assistance with arrival and departure of children at the center, set up and clean-up of the indoor and outdoor environments, and work with bus staff to ensure communications from center to parents, and parents to center are clearly explained and delivered.
  • Will attend all staff meetings, trainings and center activities as assigned by the Center Manager and CDC.
  • May be requested to assist in training and/or supporting other teaching staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications:
  • Be 21 years of age
  • Must have an AA in Early Childhood, Child Development or related field and/or have completed 30 college credit hours towards attainment of AA in Early Childhood or related field of which 18 college credit hours must be in Early Childhood Education and/or acquired an Infant and Toddler CDA (Infant and Toddler classroom only).
  • Preferred teaching experience with children ages 0-5.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Preferred Bilingual in Spanish and English (oral and written)
  • Must have basic computer skills to include but not limited to data entry and internet.
  • Have reliable transportation; hold a valid driver's license with adequate car insurance.
  • Work flexible and/or irregular hours with some travel

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