Rural Resources Community Action Head Start Assistant Teacher in Kettle Falls, Washington

SUMMARY : Assists Lead Teacher in planning, organizing and conducting activities in a Head Start classroom to provide a quality preschool experience for children. The Assistant Teacher at this level works under supervision of the Lead Teacher , but is able to perform most tasks independently. The Assistant Teacher is involved in training which would provide them with a solid background of knowledge in early childhood education and adult learning. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : Assists in planning educational preschool classes for three and four-year-old children by making suggestions and providing ideas to the Lead Teacher for the monthly and weekly lesson plans. Collects and organizes appropriate materials to support lesson plans, with guidance from Lead Teacher . Helps with physical preparation of classrooms and cleaning of classroom. Has limited responsibility for independently implementing portions of the daily lesson. Will be in training for conducting small and large groups in classroom. Provides the majority of the classroom program as needed, in the absence of the Lead Teacher . Assists with developmental screening of children. Writes individual plans, with goals and objectives, for children with technical assistance from Lead Teacher . Assists in implementing individual plans to meet individual children's needs. Assists in implementing behavior management plans by Lead Teacher . Supports the parent involvement effort in the classroom by working with classroom volunteers as delegated by Lead Teacher . Attend parent meetings, as requested.