In-Home Teacher DIII
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
Under the supervision of the District Coordinator, the In-Home Teacher will work with staff and families of Early Head Start (0-3 years old) children, directly and indirectly to involve them in their child’s learning, to assist in planning activities for parents and families, to offer information and referral for services in the community, to carry out the objectives of the program, and to coordinate them with the Head Start Program. Develop home activity kits and plans with the individual families to meet their needs.
• Loves children can wholeheartedly engage in working with and for them.
• AA degree, in Early Childhood or higher or must obtain CDA within one year.
• Preferred two years of experience in pre-school classroom.
• Must have access to transportation for frequent driving in outlying areas
• Must be CPR and first aid certified or (within 30days).
• Must have Current immunizations and a 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 background check policy.
• Mandated reporter who must report suspected child abuse and neglect.
• Must have driver’s license Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must have current valid driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
• Background investigation required that shows no theft or fraud above a misdemeanor, no felony drug conviction and no sexual or crimes-against-a-person conviction at any level.
• A staff person with direct contact with or access to children in care must disclose the arrest, conviction, and applicant background information if that staff person:
(a) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed:
- a crime against a child;
- an act of physical or sexual abuse;
- a felony;
- the same or similar crimes as those in this subsection listed in the laws of another state or of the United States or of any Tribal law;
(b) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed any misdemeanor offense under Federal, State, or Tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution; crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children. The Licensing Committee may evaluate the nature and time of a misdemeanor assault charge as well as other types of misdemeanor crimes not specified in this section to determine whether employment is appropriate.
8 MLBSA § 1212(a-b).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Typical decisions and problems include:
• Meet and develop plans with families for child development activities in their home at visits.
• Understand safety requirements for staff and families.
• Know and implement appropriate child development practices, trauma informed practices, lesson development and creation, mental health best practices and program health and safety requirements.
• Participate in recruitment efforts/activities of eligible preschool children and parents, and conducts data intake as needed.
• Plan and facilitate parent and family orientations and home visits within the program in a developmentally appropriate manner.
• Provide information relative to Head Start health and nutrition requirements: support families in completing the following, but not limited to; developmental, hearing, vision, vaccination, physical, dental, nutrition, or other health requirements or screening.
• Documentation and Record-keeping of the following and not limited to; lesson plans, observations, child assessment data, family communication and other items required by policy.
• Welcome families into the program and share information about transitioning into Head Start and/or kindergarten.
• Assist all families in the development of Family Partnership Goals and monitor progress or other necessary follow up.
• Work with parents to establish and maintain regular attendance for their child during home visits.
• Document and track follow-up needs including but not limited to; Family Partnership Goals, health, dental, nutrition, hearing and vision concerns.
• Assist parents to strengthen their knowledge of community resources and support parents in problem solving, and provide recommendations and referrals for relevant community resources.
• Will assist with developing and updating community resources.
• Actively encourage parents to participate in the program i.e. parent meetings, field trips, policy council and classroom help.
• Responsible for parent newsletter, memos, calendars and flyers as needed.
• Advocate and collaborate with community agencies to support child, family and agency outcomes.
• Participate in referral and Special Education (individual family service plans) processes as needed.
• Maintain regular contact with children and families while monitoring Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individual Interagency Intervention Plan (IIIP).
• Promote family literacy.
• Monthly Status reports to district coordinator.
• Typical hours are 8:00pm-5:00pm Monday-Friday
• This position will provide in-home services during the construction period of Early Head Start expansion and will transition to center based services upon the completion of the building.
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