HS TEACHER I
Company: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Location: Huntington Park
Posted on: September 21, 2022
The mission of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
(MAOF) is to provide for the socio-economic betterment of the
greater Latino community of California, while preserving the pride,
values and heritage of the Mexican American culture. MEXICAN
AMERICAN OPPORTUNITY FOUNDATION
HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
POSITION TITLE: Teacher I
PROGRAM: Head Start/Early Head Start
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, hourly
REPORTS TO: Site Supervisor, EHS Program Manager and Program
I. COMPONENT MISSION
The objectives of the Education Services Component are to:
--- Provide children with a learning environment and
developmentally appropriate opportunities that will foster each
child's social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth.
--- Integrate the aspects of the various Early Head Start component
areas into the schedule of educational activities.
--- Encourage parents to provide continuity from center to home
activities and to reinforce their role as the primary influence on
their child's education and development.
--- Assist parents in identifying educational activities for their
children in the home.
--- Support parents to increase their knowledge, understanding and
experiences of their child's growth and development.
II. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND SPECIFIC DUTIES (not limited
--- Develop plans to ensure that daily activities provide for the
safety of each child when using indoor and outdoor facilities.
--- Conducts daily inspection of indoor and outdoor facilities
using the agency daily check list; removing hazardous debris,
unsafe equipment and materials and ensures that the classroom and
center facility is free of garbage.
--- Provides continuous supervision of all children's activities to
ensure their safety.
--- Establishes safety rules in the daily routines of children that
are understandable and predictable by children and adults.
--- Develops and posts an emergency exit plan and conducts monthly
emergency exit drills.
--- Plans and implements classroom activities that encourage
healthy habits appropriate to the age of the children in the
--- Conducts a daily health check for each child, recognizing and
reporting illnesses of children to appropriate health
--- Selects and incorporates materials and equipment that are age
appropriate and invite children to practice their emerging
--- Maintains an age appropriate environment that is orderly and
inviting to children
--- Includes children's culture(s) in materials available in the
classroom that are age appropriate
--- Assists children during meal and snack time demonstrating
appropriate dental and personal hygiene. Uses these opportunities
to foster language development.
Developmental and Educational
--- Based on assessment and observation, plan and implement
activities to meet the individual needs of the children including
those children that have special needs.
--- Plan and implement a positive and comfortable routine within
the classroom environment through realistic limits for the
children, providing for active and quite opportunities and
establishing consistent and appropriate transitions from one
activity to another.
--- Develops and implements weekly lesson plan.
--- Maintains and documents ongoing observation, progress, and
developmental progress of each child.
--- Implements the Infant/Family Services Plan for each child with
--- Works individually with children that need additional
opportunities to foster their growth and development.
--- Provide materials, equipment, and opportunities within daily
routines that foster the development of large and small motor
skills for each child.
--- Ensure that daily routines provide opportunities for each child
that address special needs, cultural backgrounds and linguistic
--- Plan and implement activities that provide children with
challenging opportunities that encourage both verbal and non verbal
communication, curiosity, and problem solving skills ensuring the
ability to communicate in, and further the child's familiarity with
their primary language.
--- In bilingual settings, communicates both verbally and in
writing with both parents and children in their primary language
--- Provide opportunities for children to use and develop their
creative abilities through exploration and experimentation. These
opportunities should include a variety of media through art, music
and dramatic activities that encompass all aspects of the
--- Plan and implement opportunities that aid each child in the
development of self-esteem, awareness and the ability to express
his/her feelings, and to develop confidence as an individual and a
member of a cultural/ethnic group.
--- Assist children in their development of independence and social
skills through opportunities in which the child can assume
responsibility both within the group and for himself/herself.
--- Establish productive relationships with parents to increase the
center's ability to assist parents in meeting their role as the
primary influence on their child.
--- Provide opportunities for parents to use their skills and
talents within the classroom.
--- Encourage participation in parent center meetings, assisting
the parents in the organization and agenda of those meetings.
--- Conducts parent education meetings which include orientation,
discussion of Individual Education Plans, child growth and
development, curriculum and parenting ideas to strengthen parenting
--- Conducts parent conferences and home visits.
--- Plans and implements the agenda for home visits and parent
--- Plans and implements the daily classroom and outdoor routines
--- Provides input in the updating of the Education Services Plan.
--- Provides oversight of classroom volunteers
--- Supervises custodial personnel.
--- Attends all required in-service trainings, orientations and
--- Participates in regularly scheduled team teaching meetings.
--- Orders forms, program supplies, and equipment in accordance
with the approved budget.
--- Responsible for all center food/vendor invoices.
This position receives direct supervision from the Area Supervisor.
It is expected that the Teacher I has the ability to use
appropriate judgment and has the skill and experience that would
allow the employee to work with limited supervision. Decision
making is permitted in order to carry out assigned duties and
responsibilities. Performance evaluation and professional
development is conducted by the site supervisor.
--- Program Managers, Coordinators, Directors
--- Health, Nutrition, Social Services, Disabilities, Mental
Health, Parent Involvement areas.
--- Family Service Associates
--- Program Director
--- Parent Policy Committee
--- Volunteers III. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED Education: 1.
Must have a minimum of an AA degree in Early Childhood Education
and/or Child Development and currently attending courses towards a
BA degree. Will be placed on a professional staff development plan
until completion of BA. BA degree preferred.
2. California Children's Center Permit or a California Child
Development Teacher Permit from the Commission on Teacher
3. Minimum of two (2) years paid experience working with children
1. Ability to communicate, both oral and written
2. Bilingual (English-Spanish) required.
3. Ability to speak, read and write English well enough to
understand and be understood by others.
4. Ability to include parental input into goals for a child's
5. Ability to relate to diverse groups of people including
6. Sensitive to the needs of others.
7. Maintain confidentiality.
8. Sincere commitment to providing services to children and the
IV. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
As a condition of employment, must pass a pre-employment Health
Screening, including passing a physical examination, verification
of a T.B. clearance and Drug screening. Health Screening and T.B.
clearance must be issued within six (6) months of employment and
must be renewed every four years.
V. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Must possess own vehicle, and possess a current and valid
California Driver's License and at minimum, general liability
2. Revoked fingerprint clearance number will lead to immediate
removal from the site and termination of employment.
3. Mandatory pediatric first aid and CPR certificate, which
employee is responsible to maintain, as a condition of employment
for the duration of their employment in this position.
4. Regular attendance, Monday thru Friday, according to the work
schedule provided by the site supervisor. 5. Must provide
vaccination records for influenza, pertussis and measles at the
time of employment. Influenza vaccine required annually
VI. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described herein are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly
required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
The employee is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee
is required to stand, sit and walk. The employee may lift and/or
move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this
job include close vision, peripheral vision and the ability to
adjust focus. MAOF is committed to a diverse workforce. As part of
this commitment, MAOF provides equal opportunity in all of our
employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion,
transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and
employees without regard to race, color, medical condition as
defined by state law, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin,
age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group
identification, mental or physical disability, pregnancy,
childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other legally
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