EMPLOYER: The Opportunity Alliance
The Opportunity Alliance is seeking a Lead Teacher – Preschool for our Head Start and Early Head start programs.
Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families through local programs. Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5.
The Lead Teacher-Preschool is responsible for providing and overseeing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment, primarily in a center-based classroom, for the overall growth and development of children & families in accordance with the Family and Early Childhood Education program plan, Head Start Performance Standards, State of Maine licensing rules, and NAEYC Accreditation Standards.
This is a full-time, hourly position during the school year located in Portland, ME Bayside, neighborhood.
An associate, baccalaureate or advanced degree in early childhood education or an associate degree in a field related to early childhood education and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience teaching preschool-age children or, a baccalaureate or advanced degree in any field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience teaching preschool-age children or a baccalaureate degree in any field and has been admitted into the Teach For America program, passed a rigorous early childhood content exam, such as the Praxis II, participated in a Teach For America summer training institute that includes teaching preschool children and is receiving ongoing professional development and support from Teach For America’s professional staff.
1-3 years of supervisory experience preferred.
Knowledge of the important role that culture plays in child & family development.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with complex information to address challenging situations.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with teams.
Commitment to social justice and the mission of Head Start.
Contracts that have Rider D: Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background, child protective service check & sex offender check.
Must not be on the state or federal suspension and disbarment list.
If residential or ECE employee must be able to pass pre-employment physical and TB screen.
ECE must be current on MMR and TDAP immunizations.
Must be able to exert significant physical effort with frequent standing, walking, reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, typing and frequently lift and carry small children or material weighing up to 25 pounds.
Driving may be necessary to attend meetings and trainings but is not a primary and essential job responsibility.
How to Apply:
Contact: Izzy Diamond
Phone: (207) 553-5882