Organization: Rocky Mountain SERTitle: Preschool Teacher – Grand Junction, CO
Categories: Nonprofit Jobs
Location: Western Slope
Organization Type: 501(c)(3)
Rocky Mountain SER has been satisfying Colorado’s diverse employment, training, and educational needs since 1980.
Rocky Mountain SER (RMSER) is a grassroots community based organization established in 1980. Since its inception, RMSER has provided quality educational, employment and training services to over 50,000 unemployed, economically disadvantaged and underemployed individuals.
Currently, RMSER serves more than 3,000 low-income and disadvantaged families annually through its Head Start, Workforce Training, Migrant Farm worker, and Youth and Community programs.
We are seeking a Preschool Teacher for a migrant head start program in Grand Junction, CO. This position is a partial year position from May to November.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
- Requires a substantial amount of standing, walking and moderate sitting while performing duties.
- Requires the ability to manipulate office equipment and similar tools and materials in the performance of duties.
- Requires the ability to lift a child weighing up to 50 lbs. and lift, carry, push and/or pull a burden weighing up to 50 lbs. on a limited basis.
- Ability to conduct activities involving stooping, kneeling/bending, crouching, crawling, twisting, and reaching on a frequent basis.
- Ability to work with hands above shoulder height with a weight up to 5 lbs.
- Ability to work with arms extended at shoulder height with a weight up to 5 lbs.
- Ability to participate in routine conversation in person or via telephone, and distinguish telephone, radio/pager signals, alarms, and other auditory tones.
- Work environmental factors may include, but are not limited to, the following: moderate noise levels, working in a confined space, limited exposure to adverse weather, congested traffic conditions while traveling and occasional high stress situations.
- Ability to distinguish small objects at near and far distances in conditions of bright or low light. Ability to see objects in a wide field of vision.
- Ability to respond to unanticipated situations involving activities of young children ranging in age from 6 weeks old to 5 years of age.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Establishes and implements an educational and social/emotional program that meets Head Start Performance Standards and ACF guidelines.
- Develops written plans for the daily activities that stimulate learning in all developmental areas (physical, social, emotional, and intellectual) for a class of 8 or fewer than 15 children. Classes may include children with identified physical and emotional disabilities.
- Models for and assists Teacher Assistants in conducting age appropriate learning activities.
- Accepts verbal authorization from Department of Social Services caseworker or call, if necessary to verify approval of entry.
- Plans with Teacher Assistant to develop weekly Lesson Plan.
- Provides guidance and training through classroom experiences and resource materials.
- Responsible for day-to-day supervision of Teacher Assistant, and will assist Teacher Supervisor with yearly evaluation process.
- Responsible for knowing when the Teacher Assistant is absent from or late to work and monitoring time sheets.
- Responsible for understanding and reporting absences, building emergencies, and incorrect deliveries to the proper supervisor.
· Current minimum qualification is one of the following:
- An associate, baccalaureate or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education;
- An associate degree in a field related to Early Childhood Education and coursework* equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching preschool-age children;
- A baccalaureate or advanced degree in any field and coursework* equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching preschool-age children; or
- 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 professional staff.
HEALTH AND SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:
· Staff must submit a medical statement, signed and dated by a licensed physician or other health care professional, verifying that the employee is in good mental, physical, and emotional health appropriate for their position. This statement must be dated no more than 6 months prior to employment or within 30 days after the date of employment. This statement must indicate when subsequent medical statements are required. All subsequent medical statements must be submitted as required in writing by a physician or other health care professional.
· Staff must be current for all immunizations routinely recommended for adults by their health care provider.
· Staff must submit the results of a Tuberculosis Test within 30 days after the date of employment. Subsequent testing requirements must be submitted as required in writing by a physician or other health care professional.
· Employees are responsible for obtaining the medical statement and TB test results. Employees who have been with Rocky Mountain SER at least one year may be reimbursed, with prior permission from the supervisor, for cost incurred while obtaining the medical statement and TB test
· Staff will obtain a finger print card for submission to Colorado Bureau of Investigation within 5 days of employment, the cost for the fingerprinting and submission to CBI is the responsibility of Rocky Mtn. SER. If you have lived in Colorado fewer than 24 months your fingerprints will be sent to the FBI.A criminal Record Check will be performed pursuant to 7.701.33 of the General Rules for Child Care Facilities for the state of Colorado.
· Staff whose background check is not in compliance with the regulations will be terminated.
· Staff must submit a request for review of the Central Registry of Child Protection within 10 days of employment.
· Any staff who observes or has become aware of a situation that could result in a safety hazard for the children, other staff members and Migrant Head Start parents admitted to the facilities is required to notify his/her supervisor immediately.
· First Aid Card (Good for period of 3 years)
· CPR Certification (Must be renewed annually)
· Certified Universal Precautions (Annually) follow licensing requirements
· Knowledge of the Migrant Head Start program and/or prior involvement with the program is desired but not required.
· Knowledge and experience of the community dynamics and services in the local area.
FLSA: Non-Exempt Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Pay Rate: 14.25 – 15.00
To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com
This is a posting on Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Career Center.