Supervising Classroom Teacher
TITLE: Supervising Classroom Teacher
DEPARTMENT: Early Childhood & Family Development
REPORT TO: Education Coordinator
STATUS: Non-Exempt Position
The Supervising Classroom Teacher is responsible for leading and supervising a team to provide a positive learning environment for sixteen-month to five-year-old children, maximizing the involvement of families to support the learning process. Duties include providing classroom supervision on a daily basis, conducting two Home Visits per child and three parent-teacher conferences for enrolled families, acting as a liaison between the main office and the assigned classroom and maintaining the inventory of supplies.

Associates or Two-Year College Degree
Bachelor’s degree in a related field equivalent knowledge base gained through lived experience or through formal schooling, independent study, short course or other applicable arrangements.

Education may be waived with significant job related experience
More than 1 year
DHS Background Study
Valid Driver’s License
Employee Physical
Work Environment
Community Facing – Direct interaction or communication with a public.
Activity-Based – Workers can switch between different workspaces.

Excellent oral and/or written communications skills.
Ability to manage time that results in both a satisfactory quantity and quality of work.
Support the Mission of the Agency through daily work and while representing the Agency in public.
Have general knowledge of programs and activities of the Agency.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
Must be able to handle diverse work problems on a daily basis.
Must be able to organize a work schedule, set priorities and work effectively to meet deadlines without supervision.
Must be able to adjust to changes necessitated by last minute assignments and deadlines requests that may prove stressful.
Ability to effectively work across differences, especially socio-economic and cultural differences.
Attend trainings, classes and meetings as necessary to improve job skills and maintain an acceptable level of job performance.
Serve as a mentor for new staff.
Other Knowledge
Have knowledge and apply Agency policies and procedures, including safety, technology, data practices and other applicable policy, procedure and program regulations.
Understand numbers and mathematical concepts.
Knowledge and understanding of federal, state, and local guidelines, codes, regulations, for implementation and reporting requirements.
Working knowledge of child abuse laws, Head Start Performance Standards, State licensing requirements, United States Department of Agriculture guidelines and community resources.
Working Knowledge of Creative Curriculum and Desired Results Developmental Profile.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned.
Area 1: Program Operations
Reinforce, through implementation of all aspects of the Program, the role of parents as primary educator of their children.
Role model appropriate adult/child interaction consistent with established Early Childhood Best Practices.
Build and reinforce a partnership with families to model best practices.
Ensure each enrolled child on the caseload receives a developmental, sensory, hearing and vision, behavioral screening and nutritional assessment within the timeframe described in the Head Start Performance Standards.
Provide parent/teacher conferences.
Provide two 1 ½ hour Home Visits to each child on the caseload. The first to be completed within two weeks of enrollment and documented on designated forms.
Review with each enrolled family at conferences the individualized Family Partnership Agreement.
Complete an ongoing assessment at conferences on a quarterly basis.
Connect with families regarding the medical needs for license requirements.
Ensure Individual Child Care Program Plans (ICCPPs) are on file for children as needed.
Provide families with follow-up activities to be completed at home.
Implement activities/educational opportunities that provide for children’s individual achievement based on child assessment data and/or Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
Prepare classroom site into a conducive learning environment.
Be responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the site.
Participate in developing written weekly lesson plans with the Center staff.
Assist in maintaining the required CLASS scores in each of the three domains, as determined by the Program.

Area 2: Program Compliance
Adhere to and be able to articulate and utilize when performing responsibilities:
Program philosophy
Head Start Performance Standards
Head Start Service Area Plans
Personnel and Administrative policies
Agency Mission Statement
Blood Borne Pathogens Policy
Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) Policy
Data Privacy Policy
Minnesota Statute Rule 9503 (Rule 3)/245A
Contribute to and participate in ensuring all child records are up to date to meet licensing standards.
Implement curriculum to fidelity.
Ensure meals for each child adhere to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) nutritional requirements pertaining to portions, food components and food safety temperatures.
Monitor classroom attendance and support families as needed to meet Program attendance requirements.
Articulate and carry out appropriate emergency procedures.
Complete a Professional Development Plan and review with supervisor regularly.

Area 3: Program Development
Attend staff meetings, and participate in training programs offered by the Agency.
Attend authorized meetings specific to individual family services as needed.
Be an active team member with co-workers and partners, if applicable, in accomplishing Program goals, objectives and assignments.
Work cooperatively with THRIVE coaches and other Service Area staff to assist families in accessing resources as needed.
Conduct initial center-based orientation and/or training of staff, volunteers and independent contractors.
Oversee and train all site volunteers.
Participate in Center activities.

Area 4: Program Communication
Actively participate in Program recruitment activities.
Provide opportunities for parents to be meaningfully involved in the classroom.
Maintain all applicable required records, and submit all applicable reports, data entry, and paperwork in a timely manner as required by supervisor.
Maintain case notes documenting family changes/situations and any appropriate referrals to THRIVE Coaches or Coordinating staff and/or other agencies.
Track/ensure all staff training files are up-to-date.
Submit plans to the Education Coordinator post implementation with changes documented as necessary.
Create and maintain an accurate electronic succession plan for your position.

Area 5: Supervision
Directly supervise the Center staff within the assigned center.
Must complete an annual performance evaluation for each staff supervised.
Must complete a Professional Development Plan for each staff supervised.
Act as a lead resource for Center staff.

Supervision of Others
Responsible for assigning, instructing, and checking the work of 4 to 7 other employees in 1 geographic location
Safety of Others
Responsible for the safety of others on the job. Provides oversight of work groups and/or public served. Implements and enforces safety standards for self and others.
Contact is within own department, and with other departments, customers, vendors, or the public.
Physical Demand
Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Requires sitting, standing, bending, stooping and reaching.
Physical ability to operate equipment specific to your position.
Must have reliable transportation.
Must have valid driver’s license and current auto insurance coverage in compliance with Minnesota State guidelines on the vehicle used for work related travel.
Travel for completion of job duties, trainings and meetings as required.

Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, co-workers, providers, volunteers and supervisors.
Treat customers, co-workers and public in a respectful and courteous manner at all times.
Continue to develop skills and abilities.
Community Representation
Represent Lakes and Pines Community Action, Inc. in a positive manner.
Adhere to the Community Action Code of Ethics.
Seek to understand poverty and barriers faced by community members.
Maintain confidentiality of agency, program and customer information.
An Equal Opportunity Employer/Contractor
In accordance with federal and state laws, Lakes and Pines CAC is an equal opportunity employer, contractor and provider of services. The Agency will maintain a policy of non– discrimination with all employees and applicants for employment. All aspects of employment within the Agency will be governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, public assistance status, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity,status as a parent, familial status, or in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.

If an applicant needs reasonable accommodations for the employment application process, please contact Lakes and Pines either by phone, mail, email or in person and request such consideration. (Such as sign language, interpreter, materials in large print, accessibility)

Individuals are encouraged to complete an Employment Application form whether or not a vacancy currently exists. Employment applications will be kept on file for one year and will be considered for appropriate job vacancies.