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Head Start Assistant Teacher
Rural Resources | Colville, Washington
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Head Start Assistant Teacher 

Rural Resources Community Action is currently accepting applications for Assistant Teacher in our Colville Head Start classroom. Full time (school year), exempt; $1,796 - $1,943 per month; depending on experience, plus benefits. Position is required to plan, organize and conduct activities in a Head Start preschool classroom. Valid driver's license & criminal history check required. Position is open until filled. 


Assists Lead Teacher in planning, organizing and conducting activities in a Head Start classroom to provide a quality preschool experience for children.

The Assistant Teacher at this level works under supervision of the Lead Teacher, but is able to perform most tasks independently. The Assistant Teacher is involved in training which would provide them with a solid background of knowledge in early childhood education and adult learning. 


Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

Assists in planning educational preschool classes for three and four-year-old children by making suggestions and providing ideas to the Lead Teacher for the monthly and weekly lesson plans. Collects and organizes appropriate materials to support lesson plans, with guidance from Lead Teacher. Helps with physical preparation of classrooms and cleaning of classroom. Has limited responsibility for independently implementing portions of the daily lesson. Will be in training for conducting small and large groups in classroom. Provides the majority of the classroom program as needed, in the absence of the Lead Teacher.

Assists with developmental screening of children. Writes individual plans, with goals and objectives, for children with technical assistance from Lead Teacher. Assists in implementing individual plans to meet individual children's needs. Assists in implementing behavior management plans by Lead Teacher.

Supports the parent involvement effort in the classroom by working with classroom volunteers as delegated by Lead Teacher. Attend parent meetings, as requested. Assists with communicating with parents by preparing parent correspondence and handouts, as delegated.

Assists with maintaining records that provide for the proper evaluation and documentation of assigned activities, including end-of-the-month records and daily record keeping, as delegated. 

Participates in family and team staffings to exchange information, provide input and stay up-to-date on current developments. Acts as advocate for children and families.

Assists in recruiting families by providing program applications to interested parties. Promotes the Head Start program in the community. Assists Lead Teacher in coordinating activities with the public schools and community businesses or organizations. Performs building and grounds maintenance activities such as sweeping, vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms and washing tables and chairs.

Assists Lead Teacher in assuring that safety requirements of classrooms and grounds are met.

Attends training and staff meetings as requested. May be asked to transport clients in own vehicle occasionally. Performs other related duties as assigned. 


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