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Pre-School Certified Teacher

Pre-School Certified Teacher

Wasco, OR

This Position is "OPEN UNTIL FILLED"

Contact:  Carrie Somnis - Coordinator - Infomration Below


Title:                                     Pre-School Teacher

Department:                      School Site

Classification:                   Classified

Supervised by:                  Superintendent or Designee

Work Year:                         Assigned by Superintendent


Job Purpose Statement:


To develop and implement preschool curriculum for young children between the ages of 3 and 5 with a focus on Kindergarten readiness.  To provide a safe, emotionally secure environment for the healthy development of young children.  To demonstrate knowledge of child development and use of various teaching approaches appropriate for the children.  


Job Qualifications: Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • AA/BA/BS Degree in Early Childhood Education Preferred
  • Prefer minimum of one-year experience in a pre-school (infant/toddler) classroom.
  • Meet North Central Education Service District OPK/Head Start Guidelines


Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing Required:

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance
  • CDA/Oregon Registry Online (Step 8) or TSPC
  • Valid Driver’s License and evidence of insurability
  • Within 30 days of employment must be Pediatric CPR & First Aid Certified
  • Oregon Food Handlers Card
  • Successfully pass district background screening

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough, current knowledge in the fields of Early Childhood Education and Child Development.
  • Proficiency in implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is based on the most current early childhood education and child development research.
  • Proficiency in developing and maintaining a nurturing, safe, and healthy environment that promotes social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of children.
  • Ability to create a rich learning environment and use sound guidance and discipline, and instructional practices appropriate for the preschool child.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and flexibility in working with children, parents, and staff.
  • Computer literate, sufficient to use software such as email application, word processing, spreadsheets, and data bases to produce correspondence, documents, and reports as required by the position.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Develop and implement age-appropriate curriculum.
  2. Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question and investigate.
  3. Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
  4. Maintain effective classroom management at all times.
  5. Plan and supervise class field trips, guest speakers, and other experiential activities that help engage students.
  6. Provide care and supervision for children in a variety of settings including snack time, toileting, indoor and outdoor play.  
  7. Order supplies needed for class projects and prepare materials and classroom for class activities. Be responsible for the supervision and scheduling of parent volunteers. 
  8. Organize and attend fundraising events and other meetings as scheduled.
  9. Continually evaluate students and their levels and abilities as well as maintaining individual student portfolios with work samples and skills checklists.
  10. Keep accurate records of all students.
  11. Promote the development of parent skills, in their role as prime educator of their children.
  12. Plan and execute home visits to develop the teaching skills of parents.
  13. Maintain children’s files in accordance with set standards.
  14. Conduct parent/teacher conferences twice a year.
  15. Maintain a successful working relationship with parents, school administrator, and staff.
  16. Prepare monthly reports accurately and by deadlines.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Entry Level

Job Function : General

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