Description

Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $16.25 - 20.77
Organization's Mission: To elevate individuals, families and Communities of Weber County by improving self-sufficiency through services and collaboration.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: OWCAP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other protected characteristics. In reading and answering the following questions, be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based upon non-job-related information.
Position Summary: SUMMARY OF POSITION: According to Head Start guidelines and definitions, plan and implement comprehensive, age-appropriate curriculum implementation by providing various materials, activities, and experiences that support a broad range of children’s prior experiences, maturation rates, styles of learning, developmental abilities, needs, cultures, and interests. Assist children in gaining the skills and confidence necessary to be prepared to succeed in their present environment and with later responsibilities in school and life. Embrace the role of the parent as the primary educator of the child and promote and support attachment between parent and child.
Primary Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1. Education
a) Education of children through implementation of Head Start Program Performance Standards and School Readiness Act of 2007
b) Implement approved curriculums
c) Individualize for each child through ongoing observations and data collection
d) Plan, implement and evaluate daily, developmentally appropriate activities
e) Provide quality teacher-child interactions and work on building trust relationships with all assigned children.
f) Strive to meet minimum CLASS thresholds as indicated in 1304.16 Head Start Program Performance Standard
2. Working with Families
a) Set up, prepare and conduct home visits and parent-teacher conferences
b) Build quality teacher-parent relationships. Involve parents in curriculum planning and classroom volunteering. Provide information and problem solve to address needs of families
c) Use and embrace families culture, ethnicity, background and composition
d) Work with all Team Members to support families in requirements of program.
3. Health
a) Complete speech, developmental and behavioral screenings within 45 days of child’s entry
b) Complete speech, developmental, behavioral or other health referrals as needed, attend IEP meetings, and implement IEP’s for children with diagnosed disabilities. Work with inter-disciplinary team
c) Use developmentally appropriate behavior guidance and classroom management skills. Work with inter-disciplinary team
d) Conduct family-style meal and snack times and ensure compliance with Head Start standards; USDA/CACFP, Child Care Licensing, Caring for our Children National Standards
4. Safety
a) Arrange classroom to provide safe, developmentally appropriate use; care for and maintain appearance and cleanliness of classroom
b) Assess each child’s health status. Care for health and safety of children as established by the Head Start Standards; Child Care Licensing, Caring for our Children National Standards
c) Implement Active Supervision at all times; Ensure child safety by never leaving them alone.
d) Provide guidance and training for substitutes, new-hires and volunteers
e) Provide guidance, training, support and leadership of classroom team. Communicate with team members to ensure functions of the classroom are met.
5. Provide professional and accurate documentation
6. Support the achievement of in-kind goals
7. Participate in all professional development activities
8. Attend assigned meetings
9. Other duties as assigned
Desired Qualifications: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of principles of child growth and development, early childhood education and family support.
• Knowledge of teaching strategies, guidance, learning, and child development; rich conceptual experiences
• Subject-matter content appropriate for preschool children
• Assessment procedures
• Methods of collaboration with parents and families
Benefits / Why Work With Us: We are an established non-profit agency contributing to the community by helping to end the cycle of poverty. We offer a great benefits package for full time employees.
How to Apply: OWCAP requires a completed agency application prior to granting an interview. Application can be completed in-person at our location or by calling and requesting an application via email or fax.
Closing Date: 10/20/2021
Location: 3159 Grant Ave, Ogden. UT

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Contact: OWCAP
Email: personnel@owcap.org
Phone: 8013999281