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Head Start Lead Teacher Denver City Full-Time

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Head Start is committed to establishing a learning environment to which children, parents and staff can teach and learn from one another.  To accomplish this goal, staff must display sensitivity to, respect and knowledge of the community’s cultural differences and issues. All Head Start and Early Head Start staff shall agree to abide by the program’s standards of conduct introduced during pre-service and/or in orientation.  Employee orientation, pre-service and in-service training are provided in order to assist staff and volunteers in acquiring or increasing the knowledge and skill needs to fulfill their job responsibilities. 



Teacher are responsible to the Site Manager in the implementation of their respective Center Based program in meeting all required regulations for providing a safe and healthy educational environment and an environment conducive to learning for both enrolled children and their families. Noise level could be moderate to loud in working in center.


Teachers will perform a variety of essential functions that include--

(A) planning and implementing learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children, including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy, phonemic, and print awareness, their understanding and use of language, their understanding and use of increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, their appreciation of books, their understanding of early math and early science, their problem-solving abilities, and their approaches to learning;

(B) Establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment;

(C) Supporting the social and emotional development of children; and

(D) Encouraging the involvement of the families of the children in a Head Start program and supporting the development of relationships between children and their families.


QUALIFICATIONS:  SPCAA will strive to meet/exceed staffing requirements by hiring qualified lead teachers so that at least 50 percent of Head Start teachers in center-based programs have—

(i) a baccalaureate or advanced degree in early childhood education; or

(ii) a baccalaureate or advanced degree and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience teaching preschool-age children.  

•            Education requirements (any one of the following):

•            Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education or Bachelor degree in related field with college courses in early childhood education or child development to equal a major, focused on children up to age 5.

•            A Texas Teaching Certification (pre-K or all level) or

•            Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or

•            Associate degree in a related field with college courses in early childhood education or child development to equal a major. 




Interested person may get applications from any South Plains Community Action Association, Inc. (SPCAA, Inc.), WorkForce Centers, or on the SPCAA, Inc. website (www.spcaa.org).  Submit Applications and resumes via the SPCAA, Inc. website, via fax to 806.894.6591 or to the HR Dept. at SPCAA, Inc. PO Box 610, Levelland, TX 79336. All applicants must be registered with Work in Texas (www.workintexas.com).  SPCAA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For questions regarding positions please contact Human Resources at 806.894.6104. All applicants must be registered with WorkInTexas.

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