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WACOG Kingman Assistant Teacher in Ehrenberg, Arizona

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Under supervision, develop and implement age and developmentally appropriate lesson plans and activities designed to promote the social competence, cognitive and language development, and physical growth of pre-school children. Assume responsibility for the care, safety, and welfare of the children through active supervision; abide by the Program Standards of Conduct.Coordinate with Head Start Teacher and other center staff to plan and facilitate comprehensive and culturally sensitive early childhood experiences using the Creative Curriculum and State standards; implement developmentally appropriate practices which meet the needs and interests of the children.Apply age appropriate teaching techniques and positive behavior management skills while working with preschool age children. Provide children a safe, nurturing, stimulating, and enjoyable learning environment through positive behavior management techniques and constant ("Active") supervision during all activities including instructional, playground, combined staff and child meal times, hand washing, and teeth brushing.Evaluate and report student progress while working with the Family Development Team and Program Specialists to ensure screenings and delivery of services to children and families.Apply Coaches' reflections to enhance and improve the overall teaching experience.Understand and adhere to all WACOG and applicable external regulations, policies and procedures, and safety standards to include Head Start Performance Standards, Arizona Child Care Licensing, CACFP, and all Mandated Reporting requirements regarding suspected child abuse and/or neglect.Develop and maintain respectful partnerships with families, including communicating with parents professionally on a daily basis, that support family well-being, strong relationships between parents and their children, and ongoing learning and development for both parents and children.Actively participate in the development of weekly lesson plans that include individualized activities for each child in a timely manner aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and WACOG's School Readiness Goals to ensure children's daily experiences provide multi-cultural and dual language opportunities that lead to improvements in cognitive, social/emotional, and physical growth. Follow up on goals on a monthly basis.Prepare and maintain accurate records including ongoing observations to evaluate each child's growth and development while maintaining the confidentiality of child, family and program information.Conduct developmental screenings and ensure each child's ongoing assessment is linked to curriculum goals. Use screening results to develop written referrals for children with suspected disabilities.Attend parent/teacher conferences; attend home visits and screenings on a regular basis.Attend IEP reviews and apply goals to meet children's needs. Write needed IEP referrals in a timely manner.Track, prepare, and submit In-Kind documentation in a timely manner through the appropriate channels.Remain prepared and organized with necessary forms for meetings and everyday classroom needs. Take responsibility for the completion and accuracy of sections five and six of the family files.Perform data entry into assigned electronic systems and paper files to include MTS and ChildPlus.Actively participate to build and maintain a professional and collaborative instructional team that includes Assistant Teachers, parents, and volunteers; mentor and lead other classroom staff.Clean and disinfect assigned areas on a regular basis and as needed.Develop professionally by taking educational training or workshops as required.Travel within WACOG service area which may include overnight stays.Maintain reliable and p redictable attendance; Work outside of standard business hours as needed.Utilize tact and discretion, maintain confidentiality in matters concerning families, children, staff, and program per WACOG confidentiality policies. Project a positive and professional image of WACOG at all times.Other duties as assigned or required of the position. EOE/ADA