Lead Preschool Teacher (Head Start)
Milwaukee, WI 
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Job Description
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
 
 
Qualifications:
  • BA degree in early childhood education or related field preferred (Staff meeting minimum requirement of an Early Childhood Associates Degree, Child Development Associate (CDA) or successful completion of 12 college credits in early childhood education; must agree to obtain professional credentials within 2 years of accepting the position)
  • 2+ years experience within early care working in a licensed childcare setting
  • Bilingual speaker (Spanish) preferred
  • Experience in Head Start program preferred
  • Exemplary interpersonal, collaborative, and planning skills
  • Interest and ability to support children and their families
  • Ability to analyze an issue, identify options, and implement solutions
  • Ability to work cooperatively with people in and outside of the Education/Childcare Services department
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) and effectively interact with children, their family members, management, and staff members
  • Ability to respond positively to work direction and guidance from others
  • Ability to work independently, managing multiple demanding tasks under critical timeframes
 
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.
 
Environmental Conditions:
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.
 

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

 

Job Summary
Start Date
ASAP
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
40
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
9:00AM - 6:00PM
Salary and Benefits
Med/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability/PTO/403(b) Match
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
1 to 2 years
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