It is an exciting time to join Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (MNC)!
Mission Neighborhood Centers is seeking a Substitute Teacher to work with the Master and Lead Teachers in assisting our education staff in overall functioning of assigned Head Start Classroom in accordance with Federal, State, Local and Agency regulations and procedures.
Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor / Master Teacher and in accordance with Head Start (HS) Federal Program Performance Standards, California Department of Education (CDE), California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Childcare Licensing Division (CLD), and Mission Neighborhood Center’s (MNC), the Substitute Teacher will primarily assist the teachers in providing quality, comprehensive child development services to preschool children and their families; and encouraging parental involvement in educational planning, goal setting and center activities. Promotes health, safety, nutrition, social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of preschool children enrolled in the program.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES
Interacting with Children
- Helps teacher instruct children and parents (e.g. nutrition, self-care, social, motor skills, language skills, etc.) for the purpose of optimizing development of each child and helping to enhance parenting skills. Uses English language in order to assist ESL learners to acquire English language skills and to expand the language skills and vocabulary of the English-Speakers.
- Implements academic, behavior, family events, health and nutrition plans (e.g. literacy activities, stories, songs, math/science activities, art, etc.) for the purpose of achieving program objectives.
- Helps to carry out small groups’ activities for the purpose of providing classroom activities and routines that support individual/group needs and/or delivering services in compliance with established guidelines.
- Assists children with hand washing and tooth brushing for the purpose of modeling appropriate personal hygiene.
- Use positive discipline techniques in guiding children’s behavior.
- Monitors conversation, manners, cleanup activities, listening, etc. for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social behavior.
- Assists in organizing indoor/outdoor, quiet/active and field trip activities appropriate to age group for the purpose of actively participating in the learning activities with children.
Communication with Parents
- Acts as a support and resource person for families for the purpose of assisting the teachers in case managing specific needs with families, advocating for parents and encouraging parent involvement in the program.
- Assist volunteers and parents in working with children in the classroom with proper health practices, food handling and interactions/supervision of children.
- Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.
- Works in each classroom on an assigned basis to provide adequate coverage in the teacher’s absence, break periods and planning time.
- Maintain flexibility in changing planned activities according to children’s interests.
- Maintains classroom equipment, work areas, student files/records for the purpose of ensuring availability of items, providing reliable information and/or ensuring a safe and sanitary environment.
- Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution. Assist in the maintenance of equipment and emergency supplies.
- Cleans facilities, equipment, refrigerator and playground area for the purpose of ensuring a safe and sanitary environment.
- Assist in keeping labeled classroom areas and objects.
- Responsible to take the initiative to rotate a variety of materials on low open shelves for children to use independently.
- Set-up and serves meals and snacks for the purpose of meeting nutritional needs of students. Checks and signs for food and food service supplies when they are delivered.
- Check temperature of food delivery, log temperature and follow procedure for heating and storage of food according to MNC’s policies and procedures.
- Carries out Health & Safety Checklist; corrects and identifies deficiencies. Perform minor repairs and maintenance in classroom, as needed. Report major repairs to the Site Supervisor / Master Teacher.
- Follow Head Start/CDE/CLD policies and procedures in reporting suspected child abuse in accordance with federal and state laws.
- Attends meetings and/or workshops (e.g. staff/center meetings, in-service sessions, training, and parent meetings) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and/or maintaining their professional development.
- Must follow timekeeping policies and procedures and approve your timesheet following payroll schedule.
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Education: Require a High School Diploma or GED; must be enrolled in college education working towards an AA degree in Early Childhood Development, ESL and/or General Education in accordance with an individualized Staff Development Plan developed with the Education Mentor Coach.
Experience: Must have a 16-hour certification in training and experience in the principles of child health, safety and nutrition. In addition, must have experience in preschool setting and meets the California Community Care Licensing requirements, including 6 ECE Units including core course as listed on the Child Development Permit Matrix. Current or Previous Head Start Parent, preferred.
- State of California Child Development Assistant Teacher Level Permit
- Current Physical Health Screening (every 2 years thereafter)
- Fingerprinting Clearance (DOJ)
- Current Immunizations (TB, Influenza, MMR, Pertussis) (every 2 years thereafter)
- Clearance of Child Abuse Index
- Current CPR & First Aid Certificate (every 2 years thereafter)
- Must be register with the Early Care & Education Workforce Registry
- Must attend trainings that are required by funders (might be an evening or Saturday)
Language(s): Bilingual, bi-literate preferred; English/Spanish or other language ability based on program needs.
How to Apply
If you are qualified and interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter with Substitute Teacher in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not contact us by telephone. Please visit our web site for additional information on our Company web-site at: www.mncsf.org
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity in the workplace. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.