Float Teacher 0-5

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

Float Teacher 0-5

The Floater Teacher is to assume the responsibility of the Early Education Teacher and provide a successful safe and supervised educational setting for children, while they are in the Head Start/Child care environment (classroom, outdoor play area and field trips). As well as promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of Head Start children. Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program. The development of individual goals for children, provide ongoing assessment on progress and facilitate transition to the next level of education. This is accomplished through individualized plans for each child and family, including Ojibwe Language and Culture components.

• Loves children can wholeheartedly engage in working with and for them.
• AA degree, in Early Childhood
• Preferred two years of experience in pre-school classroom
• CPR and first aid certified or (within 30days).
• Current mantox (yearly) and physical every two years.
• Continued compliance of the Mille Lacs Band drug and alcohol policy.
• Employment is conditional upon pre-hire and continued compliance of the criminal background check policy.
• Mandated reporter monitor and report suspected child abuse and neglect.

• Other:
• All communications are potentially sensitive and are subject to Head Start confidentiality policy.
• Computer skills experience with various applications, such as word processing, e-mail and Internet.
• Daily kneeling, stooping, bending and sitting on the floor, and occasional heavy lifting to attend
• Children’s needs. Including the physical ability to respond to children who are active; ensuring their safety or the safety of others in the environment.
• Able to lift 25lbs.
• Projects and maintains an image of service and professionalism with a positive attitude.
• Projects and maintains an image of service and professionalism with a positive attitude and interacts easily as an integral part of the faculty and staff.
• Facilitate and encourage cultural activities and practices in a respectful and professional manner.
• Understanding of the relationship of the Early Education Program to the Mille Lacs Band Community also values and supports the mission of both.
• Sustained concentration and ability to handle multiple tasks often simultaneously.
• Head Start / Early Head Start experience.
• Head Start / Early Head Start Parent.


• Adapt curriculum to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their individualized Education plans.
• Assess individual and group needs attending to the special-needs, specific interests, strengths and concerns.

Curriculum and Assessment
• Develop and utilize integrated curriculum plans , which reflect mandated elements and components, parental and cultural influences, and promote the social , emotional , physical and cognitive development of Head Start children.
• Follow a consistent schedule, which includes small and large group exercises, choice time, music and movement, large and small motor activities, skill development, meals and effective transitions between activities.
• Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem-solving, cooperation, socialization and choice making; ask open-ended questions and listen respectfully to the answers.
• Complete weekly goals/lesson plans that promote individual and group Head Start components.
• Prepare classroom materials to support developmentally appropriate curriculum plans create and change learning centers as needed.

Parent Involvement and Community Partnership
• Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement in the classroom.
• Monitor progress on family partnership goals.
• Communicate regularly with parents regarding each child's progress.
• Conduct required parent-teacher conferences and home visits for the purpose of assessment and support and share information on classroom progress and education strategies at school and at home.
• Help plan and conduct regular parent meetings and family nights with team members.
• Work with appropriate agencies in developing specialized planning for children and families as needed.
• Prepare and distribute follow up/pertinent information requested by the family in a timely manner.

Documentation and Record-keeping
• Maintains program documentation and reporting requirements of program grants.
• Document baselines ongoing assessments and individual progress in child portfolios.
• Document all significant classroom issues parent contacts and home visits.
• Accurately document classroom attendance during mealtimes daily.
• Mandated reporter monitor and report suspected child abuse and neglect.
• Documents daily health and classroom observations, used to make modifications in individualized plans.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359
Fax # (320) 532-7492
e-mail to hr@millelacsband.com