Website PIEDMONT COMMUNITY ACTIONS, INC.

PIEDMONT COMMUNITY ACTION, INC.
www.pcasp.org
PO Box 5374
300 S. Daniel Morgan Ave. Ste. A
Spartanburg, SC 29304
Ph. 864.585.8183 Fax: 864.585.5152
Email: Hr@pcasp.org

HEAD START TEACHER

I. General Description:
To implement the education and early childhood development program as required by AFC in Head Start Centers as assigned by the Child Services Manager.

II. Specific Duties:

a. Arrange classroom space into interest centers, with materials readily assessable to children and ensures the Fidelity of Creative Curriculum along with Early Childhood Environmental Rating System (ECERS).
b. Maintain a clean, uncluttered, well organized classroom environment.
c. Utilize Active Supervision ensuring a safe environment indoors, outdoors and during transitions applying active supervision.
d. Establish and post age appropriate Classroom Rules, Daily Schedule, Helper Charts and center management signs; with words and pictures.
e. Label all shelving and furniture with words and pictures in both English and Spanish.
f. Complete a daily Health Check of the children upon arrival.
g. Administer the Dial-4 screening to children upon initial entry in the program, within 45 days.
h. Refer children with suspected developmental problems to the Disability/Mental health manager.
i. During Transitions, provide an intentional learning activity.
j. Display Creative Artwork, at children’s eye level, throughout the classroom and hallways.
k. Develop a system for taking child Documentation notes and entering them into the TS GOLD online system daily.
l. Create, Submit and Post weekly Lesson plans from TS GOLD; ensuring Health, Nutrition and Mental Health activities are included along with Individualization for each child, daily.
m. Utilize the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework to ensure that developmentally appropriate activities are conducted.
n. Develop a Positive Relationship with children and families.
o. Use Volunteers, community resources and field trips for classroom enrichment and In-Kind contributions.
p. Conduct and document Home Visits and Parent/Teacher Conferences twice a year as required by the Program Performance Standards.
q. Request Supplies and equipment and submit to the Center Manager.
r. Teaching staff will conduct family style meals and eat with children to promote healthy eating habits while having conversations.
s. Maintain a filing system to ensure Confidentiality.
t. Plan and develop School Readiness Goals for each child to promote growth and
development.
u. Obtain Teaching Strategies GOLD Interrater Reliability Certification within 120 days and keep in good standing every two years.
v. Upon receiving information and training on CLASS (classroom assessment scoring system), include CLASS dimensions in daily facilitating, Positive Environment, Sensitive, Productive, Zero Negative Climate, Open Ended Questions, Brainstorming, Language Modeling, Conversations, and Critical Thinking.
w. Drive or monitor Bus route as needed. Conduct Safety Walk through at the end of route.

III. Supervisor Control:

a. The teacher is directly responsible to the Center Manager for center operation and directly responsible to the Child Service Manager for service area operation.
b. The teacher performance is monitored twice annually or as needed.
c. A Performance Evaluation is completed, within the first 90 days of employment
then annually, by the Center Manager. He/she may be informally evaluated on
the job at any time deemed necessary.
d. Professional Development Plan must be developed annually; along with achieving
a minimum of 15 credit hours annually.

IV. Other Significant Facts:
a. Must be in Good Health
b. Must receive an annual physical
c. Must have available transportation.
d. Must have driving license.

V. Qualifications:
Minimum Requirements: Associates of Arts in Early Childhood Development or
a related field and at least two years of experience in Early Childhood
Development. A Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Development or
related field of study is preferred.
Must obtain a CDL within 90 days.

Revised 7/2017

To apply for this job email your details to Hr@pcasp.org