Teacher I *$3000 Sign on Bonus!
Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Posted on: November 25, 2022
Teacher I for Duval Head Start Mon - Fri / 40 Hour Work
WeekLocated in Jacksonville, FL*$3000 Sign on Bonus!LSF is looking
for a talented Teacher Iwho wants to make an impact in the lives of
others.Purpose & ImpactThe purpose of the Teacher Iis toserves as
lead worker in the classroom.Performs duties planning and
implementing educational activities for pre-school aged children or
infants/toddlers in the Head Start/Early Heart Start Program that
comply with federal performance standards. Participates in the
HS/EHS Quality Assurance efforts.Essential Functions
- Plans, develops and implements daily lesson plans that provide
for educational and enrichment activities for pre-school age
children or infants and toddlers that meet federal performance
- Plans and arranges classrooms into distinctive learning areas
that promote an effective learning environment.
- Screens and assesses children to determine
developmental/educational needs and develops and implements
individual education plans that comply with federal performance
- Monitors meal and snack periods, classroom and restroom
activities, and playground activities to ensure a safe environment
for young children.
- Monitors food service and supplies for adequate inventory.
- Documents children's progress or lack of and completes all
required manual and computerized forms and reports in accordance
with federal requirements.
- Initiates referrals on children to the Center Director by
submission of a variety of formal documents.
- Plans classroom activities for parent and community
- Attends and participates in workshops and other meetings to
acquire and disseminate information.
- Communicates with parents through parent conferences, written
correspondence, and telephone to apprise them of child's progress,
upcoming events, classroom activities, individual education plan
changes, and other relevant information.
- Conducts health checks on children for health concerns,
including ringworm, head lice and other health conditions, and
reports to appropriate Health Coordinator.
- Ensures lessons and classroom activities align with the Florida
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Standards.
- Conducts Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten assessments as
- Ensures that at least 80% of the children are kindergarten
- Performs quality staff-child interactions resulting in a CLASS
scores greater than the lowest 10% of the threshold in each
- Uses active supervision techniques and maintains positive
- Receives a satisfactory or higher score on the Teacher Success
- Maintain a comprehensive and ongoing portfolio assessment for
each child, including weekly observations in each area, examples of
the child's work, and a developmental assessment.
- Uses home visits and parent conferences to discuss the child's
individual development and progress, assist the parents in
developing observational skills and solicit parent
- Reports suspected child abuse and neglect to designated state
- Plans, coordinates and oversees field trips for assigned
- Orders supplies and equipment to be used by special needs
children in the classroom.
- Assists in the transportation of special needs children by
lifting child into seat and fastening safety belt.
- Inspects classrooms and grounds to ensure the safety,
orderliness, sanitation and cleanliness of facilities.
- Reviews and forwards accident and incident reports.
- Discusses plans and coordinates concerns regarding the child
and family with other Head Start/Early Head Start staff.
- Performs First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as
- Performs other related duties as required.Education:Associate's
Degree in Early Childhood Education; or an Associate's Degree in
any subject, and coursework equivalent to a major relating to Early
Childhood Education with experience teaching preschool-aged
children. Coursework equivalent to a major related to Early
Childhood Education includes but is not limited to the
following:Coursework: No less than 18 semester credits in courses
that focus specifically on child development, early childhood
education and curriculum, early childhood teaching and assessment,
psychology, family development, health and physical development,
mathematics, science and children's literature. These courses may
have been taken in various departments such as Education, Home
Economics, Music, Art, Library Sciences, Physical Education and
Recreation, Psychology, Family Studies, and others, and must
specifically address young children.Completion of State Childcare
Training required including Certificate of Completion of an
approved 10 hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices for
Preschoolers or Infant/Toddlers Course; and proof of successful
completion of the following courses: 6 hours Child Growth and
Development; 6 hours Behavioral Observation & Screening; 8 hours
Health, Safety & Nutrition; 4 hours Identifying and Reporting Child
Abuse and Neglect; and 6 hours Child Care Facility Rules and
Regulations, or a 30 hour Introductory Child Care Training Course.
In addition all state mandated courses for the Voluntary
prekindergarten required.Experience:Two years of experience
teaching Head Start, Early Head Start, pre-school or kindergarten
age children.Bilingual preferred: English/Spanish or English and
other languages present in the local area.Also required:
Certification in First Aid and CPRwithin 90 days from the dateof
hireand successful completion of a Level II background screening,
health, TB and drug screening prior to hiringExperience:Two years
of experience teaching Head Start, Early Head Start, pre-school or
kindergarten age children.Bilingual preferred: English/Spanish or
English and other languages present in the local area.Also
required: Certification in First Aid and CPRwithin 90 days from the
dateof hireand successful completion of a Level II background
screening, health, TB and drug screening prior to hiring.Skills:
- Working knowledge of brain development and its impact on early
- Working knowledge of child development birth to age five for
typical and atypical children.
- Working knowledge of culture and practices for early
- Working knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for
- Working knowledge of behavior modification theories and
practices relating to early childhood development.
- Working knowledge of current educational techniques and
practices relating to early childhood development.
- Skill in the application of supervisory techniques.
- Skill in making presentations to groups.
- Skill in verbal communication with infants, toddlers, and
pre-school age children.
- Skill in resolving conflicts between pre-school age
- Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of
- Ability to plan, organize and conduct early childhood education
- Ability to implement routine care for infants and toddlers in a
- Ability to assume a seated position on the floor, or a bent or
kneeled position for extended periods of time.
- Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and develop
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in
- Ability to prepare and maintain work related reports and
- Ability to handle confidential information.
- Ability to use a computer and related software.
- Ability to follow established procedures.
- Ability to administer CPR and First-Aid.
- Ability to implement safety procedures.
- Ability to work effectively with others.
- Ability to provide physical assistance in the transportation of
- Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.Why work for LSF?LSF
offers 60 programs across the state of Florida serving a wide range
of populations in need.Mission Driven staff members become part of
the LSF community while transforming the lives of those in need.
Our staff additionally find growth opportunities as they explore
areas of interest within theorganization.Amazing benefits package
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Teledoc (24/7 online access to Doctors)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Employer paid life insurance (1X salary)
- 13 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
- Generous PTO policy (starting at 16 working days a year)
- 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match OR
3% student loan repayment reimbursement
- Tuition reimbursementLutheran Services Florida embraces
diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is
proud to be an equal opportunityemployer.Lutheran Services Florida
Children & Head Start Services3027 San Diego Road, Ellis Building,
Jacksonville, FL 32207EOE/DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE
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