In addition to a Competitive hourly wage, we offer:
---Medical, dental, vision and supplemental insurance plans that are partially paid.
---403(b) retirement plan with an annual Agency contribution
---Paid time off: Prorated amount after 90 days for the first year, depending on start date and
Two (2) weeks after completing one year of employment
---Generous amount of paid time off around major holidays
---Employee referral bonus
---Qualify for student loan forgiveness through the PSLF Program
4 openings available.
In accordance with Federal Performance Standards, provide a successful, safe and supervised educational setting to promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children. Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program. Develop individual goals for children, provide continuous assessment on progress, and facilitate a successful transition into kindergarten.
MAJOR RESPONSIBLITIES AND KEY TASKS:
Establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment.
Utilize assessment data to assist with planning and implementing learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children.
Engage, support, and assist in developing relationships with families.
Supervise and monitor children at all times.
Conduct child focused observations and collect samples of children’s work to share learning growth with families.
Adapt curriculum to address and meet individual goals for children.
Develop lesson plans consistent with curriculum.
Communicate regularly with parents through home visits and conferences.
Operate a computer and have the willingness to learn other software programs as necessary.
Complete required documentation and reports as necessary.
Attend and participate in professional development opportunities.
Ensure implementation of comprehensive services for children.
Maintain ODJFS and SUTQ requirements.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or in a related field with a minimum of 27 credit hours in Early Childhood Education.
Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or in a related field with a minimum of 27 credit hours in Early Childhood Education.
Appropriate Child Development Associate (CDA) credentials. (Accepted for Toddler Teachers only)
An available licensed vehicle, a valid Ohio Driver's License and insurability monitored by ACCAA insurance carrier.
Completion of background checks including BCI, FBI, sex offender registry and child abuse and neglect registry.
Ashtabula County Head Start is a federally funded school readiness program primarily serving children ages 0 to 5. The program also serves pregnant women. Preschool aged children are taught all of the skills necessary for them to not only succeed in Kindergarten but also do so very well. Ashtabula County Head Start is a 5-star rated (via the State of Ohio – Step Up to Quality Program) preschool at all sites in operation, meaning each site provides the highest quality preschool educational services.
In addition to being a school readiness program, Ashtabula County Head Start provides services to families. These services range from goal setting to establishing medical and dental care and many things in between. Ashtabula County Head Start connects with many community organizations to promote and advocate for excellence in preschool education and strong families.