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Certified Head Teacher

La Peninsula Community Organization, Inc., Fulton Avenue, The Bronx, NY, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Job Description
Title: Certified Head Teacher
Reports to: Site Director
Department: Education
Position Type: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Salary Range: $62,464-$70,217

La Peninsula is a community-based, multi-site Head Start organization located in the South Bronx. Our mission is to provide quality, comprehensive services to children and families, to help them achieve a greater degree of social competence in dealing with their present environment and their later responsibilities in school and life.
La Peninsula Community Organization is seeking a highly energetic and motivated Early Childhood Pre-School age Teacher for its Head Start Program. The successful candidate will be professional and able to work in a collaborative, high paced and dynamic environment; have experience in Early Childhood education; and be willing to grow within our professional learning environment. Responsibilities include and are not limited to:
• Engage children in learning activities and play that stimulates their development
• Teach and assist children with activities of daily life (including diapering, toileting, hand washing, toothbrushing, etc.)
• Appropriately supervise classroom while keeping them safe at all times
• Engaging families daily and building relationships that support the healthy development of students.
• Development of weekly lesson plans aligned with the approved Curriculum.
• Student assessment and progress monitoring
• Conduct and facilitate parent teacher conferences, meetings and/or workshops.
• Individualized goal setting & learning activities for children with IEPs or other learning difficulties.
• Teaming with consultants and professionals across support areas including Family Service, Mental Health and Nutrition.
• Maintaining, developing and creating an engaging classroom environment
• Providing oversight, direction and collaborative working opportunities to support educational staff.
• Prepare monthly parent newsletters and other informational packets as guided by Policy and Site Director.
• Engage in professional development and learning opportunities as mandated by the Agency.
• Responsible for education management of site location.
• Eligible to be placed on license and maintain eligibility of the site.
• Engage in light managerial duties as directed include attending meetings, peer support, etc.

REQUIRED EXPECTATIONS include but are not limited to:
• Ability to establish a professional level of rapport with each family in order to provide quality care and friendly service
• Ability to implement effective teacher practice, enforce Agency policy and procedure and communicate each clearly.
• Attend and engage in occasional Agency parent participation events and other events that may be on nights and/or weekends
• Maintain a professional self-image and project the values of the organization at all times.
• Be a positive role model at all times for Staff, Families and Children.

• MANDATORY: Possess a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. If Master’s degree in another content area, must possess a minimum of 60 credits in Early Childhood Education.
• MANDATORY: Possess NYS Initial, Provisional or Permanent Certification in Early Childhood Education Birth to Grade 2 or Nursery to Grade 6.
• Have 2-3 years experience working in an Early Childhood Classroom of children aged 3-5.
• Be mentally and physically capable of caring for young children
• Possess a strong work ethic, be punctual, and have minimal absences
• Be able to kneel, bend, squat, lift, push, pull, and carry children up to 70lbs
• Be available for full time employment and available to work as late as 5:30 pm if needed
• Have dependable transportation

Certified Head Teachers will report directly to the Site/Education Director at their assigned work site and look to them for guidance regarding questions or concerns. Please keep in mind that the job description above is a guideline of responsibilities and does not list all duties expected of the position.

La Peninsula Community Organization, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

PLEASE NOTE: Section 424-A of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-caring responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report.

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