Preschool Instructor-ECEAP & Head Start
Preschool Instructor-ECEAP & Head Start
Valley View Early Learning Center
Hours Per Day:
Position Type: Regular
Salary: $24.97 - $27.31
08/21/2019 - To be considered for this position, please submit a completed
online application and upload required documents on or before this date.
Additional Information: Lead preschool instructor. Ability to plan and implement instruction, guide
others and facilitate communication.
Experience working in early childhood ECEAP classrooms.
Internal applicants only
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JOB TITLE: PRESCHOOL INSTRUCTOR: ECEAP and HEAD START
GROUP: Teamsters III - Specialist LEVEL: 19
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
WORK DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR: 180 HOLIDAYS: 11 to 12 dependent on school start date
SUMMARY: The Preschool Instructor works with pre-school children in the district’s ECEAP or Head Start program as the lead teacher. Responsibilities include preparing program materials and delivering instruction that is aligned with district programming; monitoring children’s safety and well-being, collecting and documenting child development data, and fostering family engagement opportunities.
CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State. Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship. The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future. The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and organizational practices: - Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students. - Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-tune their craft and grow in their profession. - Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students, families, community and educators work hand-in-hand. - A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity, excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. - Develops and implements classroom activities and curriculum in accordance with program standards and ECEAP or Head Start guidelines. - Designs, implements and evaluates lesson plans on a daily and weekly basis. - Organizes and coordinates classroom activities and programs, including field trips - Assists with development of instructional leadership skills and abilities of assistant teachers and volunteers through supervision and training. - Assists with the development, implementation and communication of district and site policies and procedures related to ECEAP or Head Start programs and parent support systems. - Maintains close contact with families and follows up with family visits at least twice per year. - Maintains working knowledge and skills in the area of early childhood education. - Actively participates in professional development opportunities offered through the Education Service District and other agencies as needed.
JOB DESCRIPTION: PRESCHOOL INSTRUCTOR: ECEAP and HEAD START - Evaluates the needs of individual children using a variety of means such as screening tools, checklists, enrollment information, observations, parent interviews etc. - Develops and implements programs based on individual children’s needs and developmental level. Participates in quarterly staffing meeting and individual parent/child meeting and ensure individual learning plans are current and students are making progress. - Maintains organized, accurate written records on individual children’s progress as required to assist students with the successful transition from ECEAP or Head Start program to a regular school classroom. - Performs other related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Associate Degree in the field of early childhood education or child development with a minimum of 30 quarter units or equivalent semester hours in the field of early childhood education or child development Two (2) years of related work experience with adults/teen-parents and young preschool children 6 months work experience in early childhood education
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:: Bilingual in Spanish/English or Vietnamese/English Valid Washington State Elementary Education Teaching Certificate with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-Grade 3) or Special Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education preferred Current or former parent of Head Start or ECEAP student
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Criminal background clearance Post hire, Pre-Employment Physical Assessment Washington State driver’s license and proof of insurance Initial Health Exam completed within 30 days of hire Tuberculosis clearance obtained within 30 days of hire First Aid and CPR Certification obtained within 90 days of hire and maintain certification Food Handler’s Permit obtained within 90 days of hire and maintain valid permit
KNOWLEDGE OF: Early childhood education systems and programs Early childhood development Effective behavior management techniques School board policies and procedures
ABILITY TO: Communicate effectively verbally and in writing Operate a variety of office equipment including microcomputers and related software Maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups in a multicultural and diverse community Work collaboratively with school and central office administrators, parents, and community members Demonstrate understanding of and experience with cultural competence Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations Organize activities, set priorities, and follow instructions Attend to details and follow tasks through to completion Work effectively and safely with children Make quick and effective decisions Work independently Maintain accurate records Highline Public Schools 00S19PSI09 Preschool Instructor Page 2 of 3
JOB DESCRIPTION: PRESCHOOL INSTRUCTOR: ECEAP and HEAD START Maintain confidentiality Screen and treat minor illnesses and injuries Deal with children in a warm and confident manner Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Principal or designee
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will constantly bend neck and back, use hands for repetitive grasping and pushing/pulling. The employee is frequently required to stand/walk, squat, kneel, use hands for fine manipulation, and push/pull. The employee will occasionally be required to sit, climb stairs/ladder, lift and reach overhead, crawl, knee stand, and lift/carry. The employee must constantly lift/carry up to 10 pounds and must frequently lift /carry up to 20 pounds. The employee will occasionally lift/carry a maximum of 50 lbs. The employee is occasionally required to push/pull a maximum weight of 10 pounds. Anything over the weight limits should be done as a two-person lift or with a mechanical lift.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions for long periods of time and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally loud. Exposed to infectious diseases carried by children. The employee must deal with angry and upset students, parents, and community members. The employee must adjust to frequent interruptions in their work schedule.
CLASSIFICATION HISTORY Met with union on 5/22/2015 and agreement on changes was reached, 2015.05.22 Revised by Human Resources as outlined by Director of Early Learning, 2015.03.17 Updated Superintendent’s statement, 2014.10.14 Revised by Human Resources with input from Early Learning Department, added bilingual preference,2014.08.20; union agreement, 2014.08.25 Updated "Ability To" section to standard statements discussed with union business rep, 2014.05.12 Transferred to newest format, 2014.02.13 Updated by Human Resources, 2012/04 Revised by Human Resources, 04/2010 Nash & Company, Preschool Instructor, 09/2004 Changed job description, 7/00. Reformatted by Human Resource, 7/98 Changed from Non-Rep, Level D, to HASSP, Level M, 1/95 Job description prepared by E. A. Walsh and Company, 4/89 Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee. Highline Public Schools 00S19PSI09 Preschool Instructor Page 3 of 3