Teacher II (36123) **Plus $1000 Recruitment Bonus!
Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Teacher II for Duval Head Start
Located at the Kipp Center in Jacksonville, FL
**Plus $1000 Recruitment Bonus!
Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children
are safe, families are strong and communities are vibrant.
Since 1982, Lutheran Services Florida has been providing and
sharing solutions to protect Florida's most vulnerable. Today, we
are one of the largest nonprofits in Florida touching 1 in 50
Floridians with a wide range of services, including:
- early childhood education
- refugee and immigration
- mental health and substance abuse
- juvenile justice
- child welfareLSF is looking for a talented Teacher IIwho wants
to make an impact in the lives of others.
Purpose & Impact
The purpose of the Teacher II is to serves 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
- Plans develop and implement 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
- 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:
- A baccalaureate or advanced degree in Early Childhood
Education; or a baccalaureate or advanced 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:
- Teaching credentials: licensure or certification by the state
for Pre-K teachers recognized by the local school district or state
education agency as qualifying teachers to teach pre-school
children in that school district or state if the individual has at
least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting
teaching pre-school aged children. OR
- 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.A baccalaureate degree in any
field and has been admitted into the Teach For America program,
passed a rigorous early childhood content exam, such as the Praxis
II, participated in a Teach For America summer training institute
that includes teaching preschool children, and is receiving ongoing
professional development and support from Teach For America's
- 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 CPR within six months
of the date assigned to this position; and successful completion of
a Level II background screening, local criminal record check, and
drug screening prior to hiring.
Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) requires those hired into this
position to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated for
COVID-19 (including any booster shots, if required) or must become
fully vaccinated within the first 30 days of employment. Failure to
provide timely proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will
result in the termination of your employment with LSF.
Any individuals subject to this requirement may submit for
consideration a request to be exempted from the requirement (based
on a valid religious or medical reason) on forms to be provided by
LSF. Such requests will be subject to review and approval by the
Company, and exemptions will be granted only if the Company can
provide a reasonable accommodation in relation to the requested
exemption. Note that approvals for reasonable accommodations are
reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis and availability of a
reasonable accommodation is not guaranteed. This vaccination
requirement is based, in part, on recently established government
requirements. The requirement is also based on the safety and
effectiveness of the vaccine in protecting against COVID-19, and
our shared responsibility for the health and safety of members,
clients, and community.
Why work for LSF?
Ability to Make an Impact in Multiple Areas
LSF offers several programs, spanning across a wide range of
populations in need. This gives our team members an opportunity to
learn and potentially work in programs outside of their direct
area. Either way, members of the LSF family will play a part in
transforming the lives of those in need.
A career at LSF means working and learning alongside talented
professionals in a dynamic and inclusive environment. The values of
our organization - OPEN-MINDED, COMPASSIONATE, GENEROUS, VISIONARY
and HONESTY - drives each one of us.
People working at Lutheran Services Florida treat each other like
family. Whether you work on the front lines or work in an office,
you share a common bond that is felt throughout the
Because of the variety of programs we offer throughout Florida,
team members have the option to explore areas of interest in other
programs or grow within their existing program/department.
Amazing benefits package including:
- Medical, dental and vision
- Teledoc (24/7 access to doctors via phone and video)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Long-term disability..... click apply for full job details
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