||Supervision: Under the immediate supervision of the Infant/Toddler Facilitator/Education Manager, with overall supervision of the Head Start Director.
Supervision Exercised: Provides in classroom supervision to volunteers and parents assisting in the classroom.
Standard Employment: 9 hour shifts – 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday
4 hour shift – 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon - Friday
1893 hours per program year
General Description: The teacher is responsible for providing a safe and healthy environment and developmentally appropriate learning opportunities in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards, 45 CFR 1304.20, 1304.21, 1304.22, 1304.23 and 1304.24 for young children entrusted to them. The teacher must consult and cooperate with the parent/family who has temporarily delegated the responsibility for the care and development of their child to the Infant & Toddler Head Start program. The Dakota language and culture is an integral part of the curriculum, therefore it is the responsibility of the teacher to plan age appropriate cultural activities that will assist the child in developing a positive self-image and gaining knowledge of our heritage. Teacher is assigned and responsible for 4 infants/toddlers in their care and will remain with these children until they exit the program.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Safety and Sanitation:
1. Comply with the safety and sanitation policies and other program policies and guidelines for serving infants and toddlers.
2. Post required policies in classroom, i.e. daily routine schedule, curriculum activity schedule, incident reporting, emergency numbers, hand washing, etc.
3. Assure that daily safety and sanitation procedures and precautions are taken to limit the spread of infectious disease by washing off tables, toys, sleeping mats, hand washing, etc.
4. Assure that children are dressed appropriately for the weather and type of play in which they are engaged. During the winter months the teacher must assist with making sure the children are buttoned up with caps.
5. Model and encourage appropriate health and safety habits to support social competence in the child (brushing teeth after meals, hand washing, cleaning up after self).
6. Ensure children are supervised at all times. No child will ever be left alone or unattended.
1. Set up and maintain a welcome and appropriate environment.
2. Create developmentally appropriate and well-defined activity areas in the classroom that allows each child to explore the environment. The physical environment must be child-sized.
3. Ensure that sufficient, appropriate and a variety of materials are displayed and accessible to all children in the classroom.
4. Periodically change or rotate objects to stimulate and challenge infant/toddler in
5. Feed infants and toddlers when they are hungry.
6. Complete safety checklist of indoor/outdoor areas to ensure the environment is safe, secure and provides a variety of opportunities for children to explore.
Schedules, Plans and Transitions:
1. Responsible to comply (to the greatest extent possible) with the daily routine schedule for children enrolled in the program.
2. Provide written weekly lesson plan that includes meaningful culturally relevant activities, 1 health; 1 nutritional and 1 mental health activity. Lesson plans must be turned in to the Education Manager one week before implementation.
3. Ensure daily activities include physical contact, sounds, feeling of textures and tasting and/or smelling foods.
4. Plan and implement appropriate transition activities to assist the children with changes in environment.
5. Assure time schedules are flexible and respect the special needs of the individual child.
6. Provide predictable consistent routines as a part of child’s learning experience to help child gain sense of security.
7. Responsible to accurately record daily attendance
8. Work closely with Education Manager to plan meaningful field trips.
1. Provide environment that supports and encourages verbal interaction between and among children and adults and one that allows freedom of expression.
2. Talk to children using descriptive language and behaviors especially during meals and other care giving routines, or when the child is upset or in a conflict with another child.
3. Support communication through reading stories, singing songs, reciting rhymes and encourage child to hold and look through books.
4. Encourage expression of feelings and interact with child at his/her level.
1. Encourage age and developmentally appropriate problem solving techniques and skills by allowing infants and toddlers to play with and explore objects.
2. Provide children with opportunities to develop self-help skills. Family style feeding is a must and is required.
3. Promote interaction with other children, encouraging use of words.
4. Provide consistent routine with reasonable and appropriate limits and rules for
children’s behavior and explain why to children.
5. Inform, remind and assist children in learning appropriate behavior.
1. Provide opportunities for children to solve problems on their own.
2. Use daily routines to help children master self-help skills and to feel competent.
3. Provide children with meaningful age appropriate culturally relevant activities.
4. Support and encourage children’s natural curiosity about people and objects in their environment.
5. Spend individual time each day with every child in your primary care group.
1. Conduct 2 home visits per child and 2 parent teacher conferences per child at which parents will be informed and involved in planning, implementing and evaluating
services provided and other activities.
2. Promote parent/family education to reinforce learning and development at home.
3. Maintain and document communication with families about child’s experiences at the center.
4. Responsible to complete required developmental and behavioral screens of child and on going observations and assessments with documentation to support child development gains.
5. Record ongoing observations and assessments in the child’s file identifying areas in which the child may need additional assistance.
6. Complete individual child plans that include summaries of the child’s progress. Once complete, place the child plan in child’s file.
7. Promptly refer any child suspected of having special needs to Special Needs Manager for further referral and/or evaluation.
8. Provide services, which respect child’s individual difference and special needs.
1. Participate in learning experiences for personal growth and professional development
and implement appropriate practices in the classroom.
2. Participate actively in all aspects of planning regarding education and early childhood development for the program.
3. Maintain accurate records and submit all required forms and reports, as well as update them within specified time frames.
4. Knowledge of laws regarding the abuse and neglect of children and report suspected mistreatment in accordance with the state law and Head Start policy.
5. Attend and actively participate in weekly teacher meetings to discuss concerns, other issues and make recommendations on correcting concerns or making improvements to the program.
1. Conduct self in a respectful, cooperative manner when interacting with children, co-
workers and others and constructively represent Head Start.
2. Participate in all meetings as directed and keep informed of program activities.
3. Is knowledgeable and complies with Head Start policies and applicable laws and regulations.
4. Provide information in a timely manner as directed by one’s supervisor or the director.
5. Contact Education Manager when sick. In the absence of Education Manager contact the Head Start Director.
6. Identify work that needs to be done and ensure that work is done in a timely manner.
7. Communicate with parent when child is dropped off and picked up. Parents must be made to feel welcome at the center. Serve as host to extended family members and other visitors participating in program activities and other program sponsored events.
8. Responsible for maintenance of inventory of the classroom. A list of damaged items to be discarded and missing items must be documented and given to the Director.
9. Perform other tasks as directed by supervisor or director in order to ensure the quality of the program services.
10. Provide support to new or substitute teachers and volunteers.
11. Other duties as assigned.
1. Must possess a minimum of High School Diploma or GED, must attain a CDA certification within one year of hire. Must work toward Associates of Art degree in Early Childhood Education.
2. Prefer minimum of 6 months to 2 years work experience at an Early Childhood Center based program.
3. Good communication, observation and written skills are required - exhibit ability to communicate effectively with the staff, parents and people in the community.
4. Flexible – exhibit ability to adapt and be flexible in a variety of situations. Must be in good health and physically capable of participating in activities that requires lifting, running, skipping, jumping, crawling, etc.
5. Must exhibit sensitivity and appreciation for the healthy development of young children.
1. Attend staff meetings, in-service training and other career development activities both locally and out-of-area.
2. Must attend mandatory 2-week pre-service training.
3. Must sign a background check permission form upon submission of application to permit a background check at the state and federal level that indicates no convictions of child abuse/child neglect or any violent crimes. Employment is considered temporary until the background check is complete.
4. Must complete CPR and First Aid training within 90-days of hire.
5. Must promote alcohol and drug free lifestyle
6. Must have pre-employment drug test, physical and TB test.
7. Must submit to drug test.
8. Submit 3 letters of reference with application for employment.
9. Must sign a Confidentiality Statement upon hire and adhere to policy.
10. Indian preference applies.
||Early Head Start
To assist the Head Cook in preparing food for meals served to elders at the Ulysses U.K. Abraham elder center and the home-delivered meals for the handicapped and home-bound elders Monday through Friday of each week. The Head Cook provide direction to and informs assistant cook of daily responsibilities.
Duties of this position include but are not limited to:
1. Prepares meals in accordance to menus and recipes approved by the Head Cook and IHS dietary consultants.
2. Sets tables and readies the center for participants, serves appropriate portions onto trays of congregate participants, packages meals for home-deliveries and responds to the needs of elders during meal.
3. Washes dishware and thoroughly cleans dining area on routine basis after each meal. Follows schedule developed by Head Cook for less frequent cleaning and preventive maintenance procedures.
4. Assists Head Cook in estimating weekly and monthly foods to be purchased. This includes products needed for daily cleaning of center.
5. Must assist Head Cook in planning menus to ensure food is appetizing and meets the daily nutrition needs of elders eating at the center.
6. Drives and delivers meals on a routing schedule.
7. Other duties assigned by the Head Cook and Program Manager
1. Must have a high school diploma or GED.
2. Must have a SD Driver’s License.
3. Experience and interest in cooking, especially in large quantities.
4. Must enjoy working with people, especially the elders of our Tribe.
5. Familiar with Indian elders and ability to relate to all elders, staff and others in respectful, courteous manner.
6. Must be willing to participate in training in the immediate are and willing to travel out of area for required training.
The Cook/Supervisor is responsible for the ordering of food and other kitchen materials for the preparation of meals, for the serving of food and beverages, and the cleanliness and sanitation of the restaurant facility. The Cook/Supervisor shall ensure recipe integrity, meal quality, and customer satisfaction. The Cook/Supervisor operates the SWO Administration Building food service program by preparing, cooking, and serving meals for employees and visitors during the hours of 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM on Monday through Friday. The Cook/Supervisor serves as the supervisor of the kitchen and kitchen staff and does related work as required. The work week for the Cook/Supervisor shall be 40 hours per week.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Maintains established standards of sanitation, safety, food preparation, and storage as set by governmental health departments.
• Does all the ordering, invoicing works closely with food vendors and the gift shop manager, ensuring all the daily receipts and monthly reports are turned in on a timely matter.
• Maintains an orderly, sanitary, safe and very clean kitchen.
• Will work closely with the IHS Sanitarian with his regular inspections.
• Prepares a limited daily menu, plate count worksheets, monthly inventories, serving schedules, and other reports as required.
• Orders, receives, and assumes responsibility for preservation of food items and other supplies. Food is properly maintained and rotated per expiration dates, avoiding spoilage.
• Assures the proper care and safety and maintenance of all food service equipment. Identifies equipment needs for food preparation and service and assists in purchasing as needed.
• Will coordinate and work closely with the Gift Shop manager on any catering requests we may receive for our building events.
• Maintains a high standard of sanitation in food preparation. Inspects food preparation and serving areas to ensure observance of safe, sanitary food-handling practices.
• Train workers in food preparation and in customer service, sanitation, and safety procedures.
• Supervise and participate in kitchen and dining area cleaning activities.
• Operates cash register and makes change, and works closely with security verifying sales, and deposits.
• Resolves customer complaints regarding food service.
• Other duties as assigned.
Education and/or Experience:
• High School Diploma or GED
• 2 yrs College preferred not required.
• At least three years of cooking experience in a restaurant, nutrition program, or other food business is preferred.
• Three years of food service experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.
• Able to operate state of the art kitchen ovens (combi-therm) grille and fry equipment.
Knowledge and Skills:
• Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
• Ability to write simple correspondence.
• Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to co-workers and other employees of the organization.
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
• Basic computer skills including e-mail, and internet.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, and walk be on your feet for 8 hrs a day, and lift boxes up to 50 lbs. Must use hands to manipulate or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. (Physical is required).
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the Cook/Supervisor frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to heated cooking items. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet/or humid conditions and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
Assist and empower Sisseton Public School Students in meeting their unique academic and cultural needs as identified.
• Preparation of individualized student progress report
• Provide supportive instruction on the individual subject area as needed; math, science, social studies, reading and writing
• Maintain discipline in the classroom by using constructive methods
• Provide a Dakota Lesson to students, with the provided Lesson Plan.
• Work with presenters in teaching lessons on our Dakota History, Language and Culture.
• Help process paperwork for registered J.O.M. students and parents.
• Other related duties as directed by the Program Manager
• Applicant will be willing to learn and teach the Dakota Language on a daily basis.
• Must have a positive attitude and strong commitment to education and your youth
• Must have a valid South Dakota drivers license and be able to obtain a SWO tribal license
• Must pass a background investigation
• Must be willing to role model a healthy and positive lifestyle
Education and/or Experience:
• Must have a High School Diploma/GED
• Preference will be given to individuals with a minimum of an AA degree in Education or related field.
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
• Preference will be given to individuals who have completed a course in Dakota Language.
Assist the Tutor as needed whole tutoring students in the area of general academic studies as identified.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist the Tutor in preparation and maintenance of progress reports and/or program files.
• Chaperone students while on off-site events and during transportation ride home.
• Attend all staff and programmatic meetings.
• Assist staff in providing snacks and clean up afterwards.
• Be willing to learn Dakota and take part of Dakota Cultural teachings.
• Other related duties as directed by Tutor and Program Manager.
• Minimum of 16 years of age.
• Must be currently in High School with a GPA of 2.0 (must maintain during employment)
• Must have a positive attitude and a strong commitment to education.
• Ability to work effectively with peers, students, and adults in a cooperative manner.
• Must be willing to role model a healthy and positive lifestyle.