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Texas State Job Bank Employer Head Start Teacher I and II in SEGUIN, Texas

1 fulltime position in Seguin and 1 fulltime position in New BraunfelsMISSION:CCSCT empowers vulnerable families and individuals in greater South Central Texas to achieve self-sufficiency by eliminating barriers through innovative programs and strong community partnerships.JOB SUMMARY:The Head Start Teacher I and II is responsible for the implementation of the program in an assigned classroom and ensuring the classroom operates in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, TDFPS Minimum Standards and all state and local regulations. The Head Start Teacher provides care and education for children and their families in a child care setting, provides a supportive, safe, and stimulating learning environment and will be knowledgeable of Texas Minimum Standards for Licensing and Head Start Performance Standards.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Maintains a calm, safe classroom and playground that incorporates developmental appropriateness; creates an atmosphere in which the children feel comfortable and secure, reflecting the cultures of all enrolled children.Ensures the safety of children through constant supervision, effective arrangement of space, proper maintenance of equipment and regular practice of fire drills and other emergency procedures.Works with the Teacher Assistant to develop lesson plans that meet the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of each child, planning for variations in ability levels and individual interests; reviews other teaching staff's plans.Ensures that all classroom staff are competent in their abilities to interact appropriately with the children.Incorporates developmentally appropriate practice according to the Head Start Performance Standards.Evaluates the teaching techniques of other center staff to ensure that developmentally appropriate practice according to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as well as Community Council of South Central Texas quality Head Start standards are effectively implemented.Ensures continuity of curriculum and high standards of equality in the classroom; works individually with children who experience difficulty in group activities.Consistently implements center routines, including hand washing, tooth brushing, eating, napping, and transitioning between activities.Operates the classroom in compliance with all childcare-licensing standards, paying particular attention to standards prohibiting any form of physical punishment.Completes annual evaluations for employees supervised; maintains documentation relating to staff competencies.Models team leadership; ensures that the teamwork concept is upheld and implemented at the center.Ensures the arrangement of each classroom provides a stimulating, clean, and safe learning environment, incorporating NAEYC standards.Ensures proper documentation in children's files in all content areas.Completes Individual Education Plans for each enrolled child; continues the on-going assessment process, maintaining written or computer records on each child.Supplies a variety of materials and planned activities designed to encourage individual and group play and offers a variety of language stimulation activities.Provides experiences that promote individual self-expression in conversation, imaginative play, and creativity and provides positive guidance to promote self-esteem.Provides experiences involving thinking skills such as generalizing, classifying, sorting, and problem solving.Makes available a variety of opportunities to help children develop and understands appropriate relationships with others.Increases the complexity and challenge of activities as children develo