|Position Summary: The Head Start Lead Teacher (HSLT) is responsible for the daily programming for children enrolled at the in the Head Start program at St. Joseph Academy (SJA). The role includes providing developmentally appropriate practices and high quality early care and education. The HSLT ensures that the needs of children and their families are understood and communicated as the primary SJA liaison. The HSLT will have strong knowledge of working with children from age three to five. The HSLT implements the early childhood program within local, state and federal guidelines, rules, regulations and laws, Wisconsin licensing, accreditation standards and Federal Head Start regulations.|
|Position Reports to: ECEC Director
|Equipment Used: Office equipment: personal computers, printers, phone systems, fax machine, photocopier|
|Physical and Mental Requirements: Must have ability to sit (25%), walk/stand (75%), routinely throughout the shift. Must be able to periodically lift up to 50 lbs. Must have functional senses/manual dexterity to carry out the job; communicate effectively; and use of office equipment. Must have the ability to deal effectively with the stress of managing emergency/critical situations and multiple tasks.|
|Performs duties with exposure to infectious or communicable diseases inherent to care children, and occasional exposure to loud or unpleasant voices due to unpredictable behavior of the children and seasonal exposure to high humidity, heat and cold due to the internal and external environment.