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Teacher- Early Head Start

Job Description
Organization: 
Clayton Early Learning
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Denver Metro
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Education
Job Description: 

Clayton Early Learning is an innovation hub that fosters thriving, equitable communities by partnering with families to nurture a whole child, whole family approach to the early years, discover what works, and advance systems change.

Clayton Early Learning is a hub for Colorado’s innovative work in early childhood development. Committed fiercely to the belief that healthy early childhood development offers one of the most powerful levers for ending inequality, Clayton plays a leadership role in demonstrating what’s possible in the early years, and the positive impact that has for children and families over time. Clayton’s 20-acre campus in the heart of Denver is the home of Colorado’s only Educare school, a nationally recognized model supporting children from birth to age five and their families. We also impact systems change in Colorado and beyond through our research and evaluation services, professional development for teachers and leaders throughout Colorado, and policy and advocacy work at the state and federal level. Our direct service and systems change work impacts 20,000 children throughout Colorado every year.

POSITION SUMMARY:

In alignment with Clayton Early Learning’s mission, the Teacher is responsible for the implementation of effective teaching methods and best practices within the classroom. The Teacher is accountable for applying researched-based methods through the lesson plan for the purpose of achieving high quality learning among each individual student. The Teacher’s focus is on the individual student to best determine if learning is taking place and ensure that each child is academically, emotionally, and socially prepared for kindergarten.

Areas of Responsibility

POSITION SUMMARY:

In alignment with Clayton Early Learning’s mission, the Teacher is responsible for the implementation of effective teaching methods and best practices within the classroom. The Teacher is accountable for applying researched-based methods through the lesson plan for the purpose of achieving high quality learning among each individual student. The Teacher’s focus is on the individual student to best determine if learning is taking place and ensure that each child is academically, emotionally, and socially prepared for kindergarten.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Classroom Management

  • Responsible for the supervision of children within a classroom of 8-16 students which may include some children with disabilities and or behavioral difficulties.
  • Develops written lesson plans for the children’s daily activities.
  • Readies the classroom with supplies, furniture, and other materials to prepare for an effective classroom.
  • Collaborates with team specialists to meet the needs of children.
  • Follows the Conscious Discipline model for effective teaching and learning.

Compliance

  • Prepares, submits, monitors, and tracks internal and external reports/documents in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations/guidelines, and standard operating procedures which includes but is not limited to screenings, assessments, enrollment, attendance, etc.
  • Effectively implements Educare’s core features within the classroom.
  • Adheres to the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.
  • Maintains proper teaching credentials.

Shared Classroom Responsibilities

  • Provides routine care for children such as changing diapers or assisting with toileting.
  • Participates in the serving and clean-up of meals and snacks.
  • Eats meals and snacks together “family style” with the children.
  • Ensures that the classroom is clean and orderly.
  • Administers first aid/CPR when needed.
  • Organizes classroom materials and equipment to provide a safe, supportive age appropriate environment for children.
  • Prepares accident reports and submits them to the Nutrition, Health, and Wellness Specialist.
  • Maintains updated professional skills in child development.
  • Conducts family conferences and home visits twice annually with each child’s family to develop rapport, advise parents of child’s progress, and gain parental input into the child’s education plan.

Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the quality of Clayton Educare education programs.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong compassion for children and ability to interact in a positive manner at all times.
  • Possess computer skills to use Microsoft Office products, Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG) software, COPA, and other systems.
  • Ability to use written and verbal communication skills with children, parents, and other employees.
  • Develop, read, and understand written materials and instructions for classroom readiness.
  • Apply problem-solving skills to develop effective solutions for issues and challenges.
  • Ability to promptly and diplomatically resolve conflict within the classroom.

Clayton Early Learning provides national leadership to advance the field of early childhood education by researching, implementing, and disseminating innovative teaching models. Join our highly skilled team as we promote educational equity for young children through family engagement, teacher preparation, and effective early education policy.

Clayton Early Learning is an equal opportunity employer that values workplace diversity. We strive to create an inclusive work place that embraces diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. We prohibit discrimination of employees or applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law. 

Requirements/Qualifications
  • AA in Early Childhood Education or an AA in another field with 24 CE credits required.
  • Minimum of 2 years training and/or experience working in a professional setting with children ages 0-3.
  • Current knowledge of early childhood education practices.
  • CPR and first aid certification.
  • Universal Precautions certification.
  • Must pass a Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks.
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