Company: New River Community Action Inc
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Under the direct supervision of the Site Administrator, the
Teacher is responsible for the daily operation of classroom.
1. Plans, coordinates and implements a developmentally appropriate
classroom-based program for three to five-year-old children using
the approved curricula.
2. Prepares daily lesson plans and provides activities and
experiences that encourage questioning, probing, and
problem-solving skills appropriate to the developmental and
learning styles of each child.
3. Collects and enters data and utilizes computerized records to
plan around the children's needs and interests.
4. Develops home and school goals for each child and completes
required home visits and parent/teacher conferences.
5. Enhances the parent-child relationship and supports parents'
roles as the first and life-long educators of their children.
6. Completes required screenings and ongoing assessments of young
children's development according to established time frames.
Follows policies and procedures outlined in Integrated Service
Plans when making and following-up on referrals and planning for
children with an IEP.
7. Adheres to state and federal guidelines and follows agency
policies/procedures in all areas.
8. Acts as a member of a comprehensive services team (including
NRCA staff, parents, and other community organizations), so that
family service activities are coordinated and integrated throughout
9. Actively recruits new families for the program.
10. Completes documentation, to include necessary data entry, and
submits all appropriate paperwork and reports as required by
11. Maintains confidentiality of family records and
12. Actively participates in opportunities that lead to completing
their individualized professional development plan.
13. Assumes responsibility of filling bus monitor position as
14. Professionally represents one's self, as well as NRCA, in the
community by supporting the agency's customer services beliefs.
15. Personally reports to Department of Social Services all
suspected child, aged or incapacitated adult abuse and neglect as
required by law and document accordingly. The Commonwealth of
Virginia mandates the reporting of suspected child abuse and
neglect within 24 hours to the local DSS. Informs Site
Administrator and Family Services and Community Specialist of all
reports to Department of Social Services.
16. Supports the day-to-day operation of the center. Performs all
other duties that advance the philosophy and goals of the program
and NRCA as deemed necessary by the supervisor.
Directly supervises the Assistant Teacher in the classroom.
Supervises and trains other classroom staff, substitutes, and
volunteers as needed. Conducts orientation, documents on-going
performance and completes performance appraisals for all staff
supervised by this position. Maintains confidentiality of staff
Knowledge, skills & abilities
Must be friendly, positive, responsible, and capable of exercising
good judgment in dealing with children and adults.
Capacity to problem solve, handle crises, and work with families
and children of various cultures from at-risk backgrounds.
Respects and responds appropriately to the culture, language,
values, and family structures of each family served in the
Willingness to work in the homes of families residing in high-risk
Must maintain regular attendance and perform job duties and
responsibilities in a satisfactory manner. Notifies supervisor by
6:00 am if unable to report to work. Is responsible for securing
Prior to employment, the applicant must sign authorizations for
NRCA to perform DMV and Criminal Record Checks. These will be used
to demonstrate that a satisfactory driving record and no pending or
found charges or convictions related to abuse, neglect, or
exploitation of children or adults are present. This information
can also be used to determine if any other felonies or misdemeanor
charges which would conflict with the mission and philosophy of the
agency are present.
Driving is an essential function of the job. Must possess valid
driver's license and safe driving record. If currently holds a
Commercial Driver's License, must maintain that license. Must be
able to drive up to 4 hours per day, but may be required to drive
more than 4 hours in a given day. Some night/overnight driving may
be required for trainings or meetings.
If agency vehicle is unavailable, must have a vehicle with valid
inspection and insurance meeting minimum state requirements
available for transporting individuals and families within the New
River Valley, and in pre-approved cases outside the New River
Valley. Mileage reimbursed by NRCA.
Must pass a physical exam in which a physician documents employee's
capability of transporting clients. The physical must also include
a TB test and document that the employee is capable of performing
essential duties specified in his/her job description.
Must be willing to abide by the following Code of Conduct :
Respects and promotes the unique identity of each child and family
and refrains from stereotyping based on gender, race, ethnicity,
culture, religion, or disability.
2. Follows program confidentiality policies concerning information
about children, families, and other staff members.
3. No child will be left alone or unsupervised while under the care
of Head Start staff.
4. Uses positive methods of child guidance and will not engage in
corporal punishment, emotional or physical abuse or humiliation.
Will not employ methods of discipline that involve isolation, the
use of food as punishment or reward, or the denial of basic
Must be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds, walking, bending, and
standing, occasionally lifting 80 pounds.
Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education,
or another bachelor's degree with equivalent course work
Wage, non-exempt position, full-time 40 hours/week. 10-month
position (academic calendar).
This position is classified as grade 4 on NRCA pay scale table
currently in force. Minimum pay rate is $16.23 per hour.
Keywords: New River Community Action Inc, Roanoke , Lead Teacher, Education / Teaching , Christiansburg, Virginia
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