Early Childhood Education Instructor School Year Hourly
SUMMARY: Provides direct classroom instruction using district curriculum and state mandated assessment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Attend all district trainings. Attend all on site staff meetings, planning sessions and staff development.
Plan and implement, as designed, all components of curriculum.
Complete assessment training modules within specified timeframe.
Complete observations to evaluate student progress using district approved assessments. Document all observations and assessments in district approved system. Online recording of data and observations is required.
Apply appropriate instructional strategies as required and designed in curriculum.
Work collaboratively with co-teacher, special education staff, curriculum coach, classroom volunteers and all other school employees.
Share all classroom responsibilities equally with co-teacher, including: classroom environment, weekly planning, preparation of materials, and upkeep of classroom.
Full participant in all classroom components including: small group activities, large group, centers, outside time, parent conferences, staff development and work directly with children throughout the preschool day.
Prepare for and conduct parent/teacher conferences a minimum of two times per year.
Facilitate communication among students, team members (including co-teacher, other teachers, special education team, curriculum coach and director) and parents.
Maintain updated requirements of Early Childhood Teacher as defined by the Colorado Department of Human Services
Other duties as assigned.
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.
EDUCATION: High School diploma and Early Childhood Teacher qualifications through Colorado Department of Human Services. Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum one year teaching experience with preschool children preferred. Experience with curriculum and assessment preferred.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must have current CPR and First Aid, or complete within 60 days of hire date. Early Childhood Teacher (former Group leader) qualified as defined by licensing regulations through Colorado Department of Human Services. Must complete TRAILS report by the first day of employment- fee charged. Physical examination required by CDHS to be completed within first 30 days of employment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.