Employment Opportunities

Head Start – Glasgow

 JOB TITLE:   Center Based Teacher, Seasonal Full Time

FLSA STATUS:   Non-Exempt Position

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Head Education Coordinator / Head Start Director

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:   Assist Education Coordinator in supervision of Assistant Teacher and Classroom Aide

SALARY RANGE:   Grade 10


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


This position is responsible for planning, implementing, and supervising all classroom activities. This position will provide high quality, individualized education to Head Start children in a center based environment as stated in the revised Performance Standards. This position also serves as a social service referral person, and shares the responsibility for parent involvement in the program.



Associate of Arts (AA) in Early Childhood Education; Child Development Associate (CDA); or be able to obtain a CDA within one year of employment as a teacher; and work toward the completion of requirements to obtain an AA or BA degree in Early Childhood Education within three year of hire.

  1. Must have a High School diploma or equivalent.
  2. One year of classroom teaching in a developmentally appropriate classroom is preferred. Supervisory experience is preferred.
  3. Experience teaching in a preschool program and/or working with children in a preschool setting is preferred. Using early childhood methods and techniques is preferred.


Knowledge of various services resource in the community.

  1. Extensive knowledge of Early Childhood Development.
  2. Some knowledge of the basics of supervision.
  3. Knowledge of the state and federal regulations pertaining to child abuse and neglect.


Ability to relate well to, communicate and coordinate with staff members and with children/families of low income and varied backgrounds.

  1. Ability to gather and analyze data and make concise, accurate reports to designated staff.
  2. Ability to train Assistant Teacher and Aide in providing a developmentally appropriate classroom setting for Head Start children.
  3. Ability to lift 50 pounds, bend, stoop, sit on floor and other activities as they pertain to working with preschool aged children.
  4. Must be willing to create an individual Career Development Plan.
  5. Ability to acquire a CDA within one year from the date of hire, and an AA within 3 years of hire.
  6. Ability to work well with staff, and take initiative.
  7. Ability to keep all information on families strictly confidential.




While performing the duties of this job the employee’s physical demands include: standing, walking and sitting for extended periods of time, hearing, seeing (including color vision), lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, climbing, crouching, speaking, handling, pushing, and pulling.




  1. Provision of services and record keeping:
  2. Provide necessary referrals, attend CST and IEP meetings and collaborate with public schools and other agencies/professionals as needed.
  3. Provide an appropriate learning environment that is developmentally appropriate to enhance the child’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.
  4. Work with Assistant Teacher and Aide in all phases of classroom planning, including preparation of materials.
  5. Prepare weekly lesson activities, which include objectives to be posted for parents, volunteers, and visitors to the classroom. Implement and supervise daily activities of children.
  6. Prepare, maintain records on each child, including assessment results, goals, and individualized activities for each child, and classroom documentation records. Train the Assistant Teacher and Aide to assist in these items.
  7. Conduct monthly curriculum planning meetings with parents and keep in contact with parents through monthly newsletters and take home activities with ideas for children to do at home with their families.
  8. Keep current on information that pertains to the needs of the children in the program.
  9. Develop an Individual Plan for each child to include goal setting based on identified needs and prescriptions for objectives and activities to meet established goals.
  10. Schedule and conduct family visits and parent-teacher conferences.
  11. Supervise all classroom activities, outdoor activities and field trips.
  12. Direct any special needs problems to the appropriate coordinator.
  13. Eat nutritionally prepared meals with the children to model nutrition and proper social skills.
  14. Screens, observes and documents behavior of the children as required.
  15. Share pertinent information/monthly progress reports to the Family Support Coordinator to ensure coordinated services that meet the needs of the individual children and families.
  16. Request supplies for the classroom activities as needed.
  17. Participate in the orientation of parents throughout the year by attending center committee meetings.


  1. Developing staff:
  2. Provide training and assistance to Head Start parents in the task of teaching their children in the home environment.
  3. Participate in agency evaluation of self and of the Head Start program.
  4. Maintain appropriate confidentiality in matters relating to program staff and Head Start families and children.
  5. Assist in the supervision of Assistant Teacher(s) and any Special Classroom Aides by providing accurate input of their performance in all phases of classroom planning, including preparation of materials. Provide training and direction to Assistant Teacher in the areas of responsibility of timely reports, maintaining a safe environment, planning, documenting appropriate information and preparation for family visits and parent-teacher conferences.
  6. Work with other members of the Head Start staff in sharing concerns and implementing plans and child staffing to meet identified needs of Head Start children and their families.
  7. Participate in the training of parents to volunteers as needed.
  8. Identify and arrange parents to volunteer in the classroom.
  9. Serve as an advocate for Head Start and Action for Eastern Montana and promote positive public relations.


  1. Travel:
  2. Have means of transportation and freedom to travel as required by job duties and/or training.


  1. Other Functions:
  2. All related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  3. Have PPD (TB sub-dural tine test) or acquire upon hire.
  4. Have first aide and CPR training or acquire same upon hire.


  1. Scope/depth of client services:
  2. Case load includes approximately 18-20 children and their families.


  1. Length of Position:

1.         Dependent upon availability of Head Start program funding.