18 - EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR (NON DIRECTOR CERTIFIED)

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3014693
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : October 20, 2018

Job Description

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR - NON DIRECTOR CERTIFIED
 
Title of Supervisor:     Director of Early Childhood (or district designee)
Contract Terms:          183 Work Days – 8 Hours per Day - Will change based on hours and days for the new 4 day work week
                                      Early Childhood Educator Salary Schedule
                                      Non-exempt Employee
                                      Fringe Benefits based on PESPA Agreement
 
Qualifications:
 
Required:
  1. Must meet the minimum state licensing requirements for Early Childhood Teacher (formally known in the district as “Group Leader”) as per the Colorado Department of Human Services, Child Care Licensing Division OR be able to complete minimum requirements within the first year of employment
    • Minimum requirements include two Early Childhood Education college courses (ECE 101 OR ECE 103 and any other ECE college course) and a minimum of two years (3,640 hours) of experience with children under the age of six years
  2. Verified ability to lift students twenty-five pounds to fifty pounds without assistance and over fifty pounds with assistance

Preferred:
  1. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with 3 to 6 year old students
  2. Demonstrated previous experience working with students with special needs including but not limited to Autism in an inclusive model
  3. Demonstrated willingness to work with the team concept
  4. Demonstrated willingness to attend and participate in school and district professional development activities
  5. Demonstrated flexibility in work settings
  6. Demonstrated ability to hold confidentiality
Duties:
  1. Ensures developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) occur through an “active learning” approach and in compliance with the Colorado Department of Quality Standards for Early Childhood Programs when implementing the district curriculum.
  2. Responsible for overall classroom management to meet the social and emotional needs of students enrolled
  3. Responsible for student assessments, including but not limited to TS Gold
  4. Responsible for planning, preparing and carrying out student learning opportunities based on current and on-going knowledge of individual student needs and the goals of the preschool program
  5. Responsible for adapting the curriculum and explicit/direct instruction to meet the needs of individual children identified for special education services; work with children individually or in small groups; attend special education meetings to support the development of classroom activities when requested; initiate referrals when necessary
  6. Work cooperatively with team members to engage families and parents in Family Partnership Events, parent-teacher conferences, and other assigned/created parent events
  7. Develop action plans when necessary and work with children to achieve independent self-help skills to include toileting, potty-training, and diapering as needed and assist students with preparing for and taking part in classroom snacks/meals
  8. Recognize the needs of young children and interact with all stakeholders in a spirit of respect, courtesy, and confidence
  9. Function as a preschool team member, take appropriate measures to communicate expectations effectively, offer solutions for work problems, and take action for self-improvement
  10. Demonstrate understanding of job responsibilities, model appropriate team leadership skills, maintain consistent attendance and punctuality to work, appropriate appearance and dress, and observe established safety and health standards
  11. Teach and interact with students in order to effectively provide early childhood education/intervention services in a multiage and inclusive preschool setting
  12. Work cooperatively with parents, colleagues, and administrators
  13. Where applicable, oversees the day-to-day operation of the classroom such as responding to student behaviors, addressing parent concerns, entering student attendance data in the district student information system, ensuring compliance with licensing (both for the classroom and for individual requirements; i.e., up-to-date director qualifications), health and fire regulations for preschool programs, etc.
Responsibilities:
The Early Childhood Educator functions as a member of the Preschool teaching team.  The Educator applies research-based knowledge of child development and the stages of learning for preschoolers to promote student growth and achievement at a rate appropriate to age and stage of development.  The Educator organizes and maintains a learning environment along with varied learning experiences conducive to social/emotional, cognitive, and physical, language, literacy, and mathematical development for preschool age children.  Responsibilities includes but are not limited to maintaining a clean and safe learning environment, feeding, changing diapers, documentation of individual student progress/completing data reports, and conferencing collaboratively with parents.
Perform any and all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by building and program administrators.


Physical Demands:
Standing                   Frequently
Walking                     Frequently
Sitting                       Occasionally
Lifting:
Under 10 lbs.             Frequently
10 - 25 lbs.                Frequently
26 - 60 lbs.                Occasionally
61 - 75 lbs.                Rarely
76 - 100 lbs.              Never
Carrying:
Under 10 lbs.             Frequently
10 - 25 lbs.                Frequently
26 - 60 lbs.                Occasionally
61 - 75 lbs.                Rarely
76 - 100 lbs.              Never
Pushing/Pulling         Occasionally up to 120 lbs.
Climbing                     Rarely
Balancing                   Occasionally
Stooping                    Frequently
Kneeling                     Occasionally
Crouching                  Occasionally
Crawling                    Occasionally
Reaching                   Frequently
Handling                    Occasionally
Fingering                   Occasionally


 Application Procedure:
Apply online

 
Pueblo City Schools seeks to comply with state and/or federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, sex(gender), age, genetic information, or disabilities in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its educational programs or activities.  Inquiries regarding Pueblo City Schools' compliance may be referred to the Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Compliance Officer for Pueblo City Schools, 315 West 11th St., Pueblo, CO 81003 (719) 549-7162.
 
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  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Classroom Teacher > Early Childhood
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