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Pre-School Teacher

Kenaitze Indian Tribe Kenai, AK

  • Expired: March 12, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

Preschool TeacherDept./Program: Early Childhood CenterDivision: Human and Community ServicesReports To: Education and Disability CoordinatorSupervises: N/ARevision Date: 10/5/2016Employment Status: Full TimeFLSA Status: Exempt ProfessionalSchedule: Exempt - 37weeksPreference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638Job SummaryTo create a successful environment that will promote the growth and development of up to 20 children and families. Teachers will maintain on-going contact with families, and work with all other program components (health, nutrition, family services, and mental health) to integrate educational goals and developmentally appropriate practices into the family setting and encourage health and wellbeing of the child by following the guidance of the performance standards.

In addition to social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development, teachers also prepare children for a successful transition into the public school system.Essential... FunctionsCollaboratively develop and utilize developmentally appropriate lesson plans, which reflect mandated elements, component work plans, parental and cultural influences, promote social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of program children, and identify how it reflects/relates to the eight domains, and outcomes.Maintain accurate written records and data entry on database system.Follow a consistent schedule which includes small and large group experiences, Dena'ina language, choice time, music and movement, large and small motor activities, skill development, eat snack with children in family style, effective activity transitions, social skills curriculum (Project Achieve-Stop & Think).Responsible for classroom management, guiding and mentoring Teacher's Aide, ISP's, and volunteers during class and on field trips and delegation of responsibilities to team members according to their abilities, development, and skills to ensure that all classroom activities are carried out.Assure child/staff ratio is maintained at all times..Plan field trips within the community, and various cultural trips as appropriate.Responsible for encouraging and scheduling regular parent volunteers in classroom and regular Parent Committee activities/meetings and planned family events. This may require adjusting workday to work occasional evenings.Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for and deliver collaborative services across all components as well as trainings, and appropriate professional development activities (may include evenings and weekends).Conduct regular checks of safety and cleanliness of indoor and outdoor play areas and complete checklist daily.

Report any problems on the maintenance form and/or to supervisor. Assists with laundry, cleaning and sanitizing toys and classroom area.Plans and facilitates the development of family partnerships agreements (FPA) with parents of students through establishment of mutual trust relationships and the identification of family strengths, goals, needed services, and support.Assists families in achieving goals by coordinating support services, making contacts with agencies, providing transportation resources, and scheduling appointments.Conduct a minimum of two home visit per school year with each family. May conduct other home visits for purposes of assessment and support, and to share information on parenting, educational strategies, and classroom progress.It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list.

The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.Working ConditionsMedium work Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.Physical RequirementsStand or

Kenaitze Indian Tribe


Kenai, AK
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