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HeadStart Teacher

Great Northwest Education Cooperative Head Start is seeking candidates for a dependable full time
Teacher. This is an eight (8) hour/day 40 hours per week position with benefits, working on site
Monday – Friday, 7:45 am to 4:45 pm.

Job Description

The Head Start Teacher develops and implements individual and group educational plans for preschool children,
designed to promote social-emotional, physical, and cognitive growth in a manner appropriate to their stage of
development. The Head Start Teacher provides leadership through active direction and direct involvement with
Teacher Assistants, Program Aides, and Volunteers and is responsible for the general and day-to-day operations of
a Head Start classroom ensuring regulatory and legal compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and
communication with parents.
The Head Start Teacher reports directly to the Program Director. The Head Start Teacher is also responsible for
creating and nurturing strong partnerships with families and ensuring that program standards, compliance, and
quality is of the highest standards.
As a front-line representative of Save the Children, the Head Start Teacher is required to ensure the safety and
security of children and families that he/she comes in contact with, adhering to the agency’s values of
Accountability, Ambition, Collaborations, Creativity, and Integrity.
As a Save the Children employee who will come into contact with children on a routine basis, you are expected
to prevent child abuse in every situation by striving, through mental awareness, good practice and training to
minimize ,risk to children. The position must take positive steps to protect children who may be a subject of

concern and report, respond to any instance of child abuse, and promote training and awareness around all child-
safeguarding obligations.

Essential Duties

• Classroom Management
• Curriculum Planning
• Child Assessments
• Home Visits/Conferences

Responsibilities and Impact

• Plans and conducts activities with Head Start Assistant Teacher to meet individual needs of children in
accordance with the daily schedule.
• Engages with children during all activities throughout the day. Provides constant supervision of children
during all learning activities indoors and outdoors and ensures safe environment.
• Provides a balanced program of child initiated and teacher directed activities and opportunities for
individual, small group, and large group learning.
• Plans and conducts parent-teacher conferences (minimum 2) and home visits (minimum 2) or more often
as needed to ensure parent/caregiver is well informed on their child’s progress of development and
learning, routines, activities and behavior.

Job Description

• Maintains classroom management using developmentally appropriate techniques.
• Maintains documentation as required by agency.
• Participates in Professional Development Plan including CPR and First Aid.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.
Makes routine decisions around day to day execution of the job. Good time management and organizational skills.
Works closely with management to ensure program compliments Head Start Standards. Keeps manager informed
of important issues. Builds effective relationships within the organization, the children and their families.


• Minimum of an Associate or Baccalaureate degree in child development or early childhood education or a
related degree with early childhood equivalent coursework.
• Experience working with preschool-age children.
• Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; great problem solving and time
management skills. Ability to follow directions and take initiative.
• Ability to work collaboratively with Assistant Teacher, other staff, parents, and community partners in the
provision of high-quality services to children and families.
• Knowledge of the purpose of the Head Start/Early Head Start Program.
• Ability to relate sensitively with children and to work well with staff, parents and families.
• Ability to keep all information strictly confidential
• Ability to perform medium to heavy physical work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to
20 pounds frequently and up to 5-10 pounds constantly, performing such activities as sitting, crawling,
stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping. This also
includes some duties that require repetitive action and motion skills, keyboarding, and computer use.

Clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and pass all
state and local health requirements required to post job offer and prior to employment. To drive agency vehicles
(if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Save the Children Head Start insurance
carrier, and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to Save the Children Head Start. Current and former Head
Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

If interested in this position, please fill out the application below and send your resume to:

Great Northwest Education Cooperative Head Start
Amber Brannin, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 730
Williston, ND 58802

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