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Community Action of Pioneer Valley Head Start Itinerant Lead Teacher in Greenfield, Massachusetts

FRANKLIN/HAMPSHIRE COUNTIES \$5,000 SIGN ON BONUS HS&ELP Itinerant Lead Teacher POSITION SUMMARY The Itinerant Lead Teacher works with the assigned Site Director during long-term staff absences and during times when children require additional skilled support. The Itinerant Lead may be reassigned as program needs change, and will be considered for assignment to one specific classroom as openings occur, if desired. Responsible for overall classroom operations in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards, Department of Early Education and Care Regulations, National Association for the Education of Young Children, and MA Department of Education Frameworks. Work with families and community to implement individualized School Readiness goals. Ensure adequate bus monitor coverage for bus route. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS At least 21 years of age. Associate Degree in early childhood education or closely related field. Department of Early Education & Care Lead Teacher certified. SKILLS REQUIRED Basic computer skills: using a mouse, email, Microsoft office Excellent verbal (in-person and phone) and written communication skills Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail Understanding of data capture and tracking methods. Sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic diversity and the needs of individuals with lower incomes. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES Commitment to quality early care and education. Complete and maintain EEC Professional Qualifications Registry (PQR) and Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP). Obtain and maintain CPR and Emergency Pediatric First Aid certification according to EEC regulations. Practice and maintain current knowledge of the Head Start and EEC Regulations, and NAEYC criterion (if applicable). Ensure the appropriate supervision of children, including implementation of protocols for the care of young children both in the classroom and on the bus (where applicable). Ensure healthy and safe environments for young children. Provide support and guidance for teaching staff through ongoing reflective supervision and monthly observation, including volunteers and interns, as assigned. Ensure completion and posting of weekly curriculum, child anecdotal records, child assessments, home visits and family conferences. Engage with families in creating school readiness goals for children. Work with program and community specialists to implement goals through the program\'s case management system. Fill in for bus monitor as needed, completing daily passenger logs, pre and post trip bus inspections, if applicable. emote work from home will be assigned and determined by your supervisor; When schedule requires remote work, expected to be available for meetings, calls, responding to emails, and conducting regular duties during standard service/agency hours. Follow HS & ELP Standard of Conduct. Attend all appropriate program workshops and meetings, including site Family Meetings. Adhere to agency confidentiality polices. Maintain good in-house relationships with all other staff members.