EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS Head Start & Early Head Start (South Sioux City and Dakota City Locations)

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership is looking for EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS to work in our HEAD START and EARLY HEAD START Programs at the Siouxland Family Center and Dakota Avenue locations. 40 hours per week M-F. Hourly wage plus benefits. May be subject to layoff periods. Bilingual skills a plus. There are immediate openings for Teachers for Early Head Start. Teacher positions for Head Start will begin with the new school year.

Education and experience will be considered and may increase the starting wage for these positions.

• EHS TEACHERS starting at $12.75 per hour, are responsible for understanding, planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities for children birth through age three. Promote nurturing and bonding relationships. Encourage self-help skills and provide consistent routines. Work with families to identify goals, strengths, needs and support them in a process which leads them toward self-sufficiency. Assist children in establishing good habits of personal hygiene; change diapers so children are comfortable. Develop weekly lesson plans and send to supervisor. Conduct screenings within 45 days of enrollments. Communicate with parents on a regular basis. Complete required educational home visits with Parent/Teacher conferences for each child. Attend and participate in children’s MDT and IFSP meetings. Enter documentation for each child and manage child data/reports through the on-line assessment system. Maintain a clean organized room. Frequent kneeling, stooping, bending and lifting up to 50 pounds. Maintain confidentiality of program participants and follow Program and Agency standards and policies. Education needed: Child Development Associate Credential, Associate’s, Bachelor’s or advance degree in early childhood education or a related field with experience in teaching 0-3 early education and care.

• HEAD START TEACHERS starting at $13.50 per hour, are responsible for understanding, planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities for preschool age children. Oversee the educational aspects of the center, including classroom staff and volunteers. Follow program’s curriculum. Develop weekly lesson plans and send to supervisor. Maintain on-going assessments/screenings for each child. Plan and implement individualized activities for each child according to their MDT/IFSP/IEP. Attend and participate in children’s MDT and IEP/IFSP meetings. Complete required educational home visits and Parent/Teacher conferences. Enter documentation for each child and manage child data and reports through the online computer assessment system. Communicate with parents. Maintain a tracking system of job performance with aides and volunteers and address performance issues. Prepare and conduct introductory and annual performance evaluations for relevant staff. Frequently kneeling, stooping, bending and lifting up to 50 pounds. Maintain confidentiality of program participants and follow Program and Agency standards and policies. Education needed: Bachelor’s or advance degree in early childhood education or advance degree and coursework in early childhood education with early childhood teaching experience.

The program provides opportunities for staff to obtain a Child Development Associate Credential or advance a degree.

Job application, job description, complete education requirements for each position, wage and benefit information are located on our website www.nencap.org under the Employment link or contact HR at 1-800-445-2505 or 402-385-6300. To apply, submit a completed Agency application with education credentials or transcripts. No resumes accepted. Send applications to Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, P O Box 667, Pender, NE 68047-0667. Positions open until filled.
EOE 80% Federally Funded Non-Profit Agency

BENEFITS:
Benefits include health, life, dental and vision insurance. Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, EAP, 401K Retirement.