Head Start Lead Teacher

Position: Head Start Lead Teacher

Location: King Cove, Alaska

Reports to: APIA Head Start Program Coordinator- Anchorage

Work Schedule: Full-Time – 37.5 hour per week 

Salary: DOE & Education

Duties: Lead and manage a Head Start classroom of preschool aged children.  Supervise site based Head Start staff as directed.  Follow all Head Start Performance Standards.  Attend meetings and trainings.  Develop and implement daily lesson plans; preparation and clean-up of activities, special projects, etc. Facilitate child developmental screening and assessments.  Work with other agencies as required.  Individualize education for children.  Support families to meet their goals.  Use of appropriate discipline/guidance techniques, including redirection, acknowledgment of appropriate behavior, and setting reasonable limits.  Maintain paperwork and files, conduct home visit/parent/teacher conferences.

Qualifications: At least 19 years of age with a high school diploma/GED; AA in Early Childhood Education preferred, equivalent degree experience; three years of experience working directly with young children in preschool classroom; two years of supervisory experience of one or more staff; physically/mentally able to work with young children and their families.

Requirements: Upon date of hire, required to achieve a Child Development Associate (CDA) preschool teaching credential within 1 year of hire. If applicant does not possess a CDA, AAS, or BA in Early Childhood Education or in a related field, a condition of hire is to obtain credential in timeline directed by the Education Services Coordinator.  Must provide documentation of current TB test and Hepatitis screening/vaccination status; pre-employment physical examination; criminal history background clearance and be willing to obtain a CPR and First Aid Certification.

Position is open until filled. Relocation and housing not included.

Native preference will be given, depending on experience.

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employment.