Jefferson Parish Sheriff
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HEAD START TEACHER (6701)
at Jefferson Parish Sheriff
- Purpose of Announcement
EXAMINATION IS ANNOUNCED TO SUPPLEMENT THE EXISTING EMPLOYMENT LIST TO FILL TWO (2) CURRENT WEST JEFFERSON VACANCIES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF JEFFERSON COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS - HEAD START AND FUTURE EAST AND WEST JEFFERSON VACANCIES AS THEY OCCUR.
*NOTE: ALL POSITIONS ARE DESIGNATED "CYCLIC" AS DEFINED BY THE PERSONNEL RULES. EMPLOYEES ARE PAID ONLY DURING MONTHS WORKED, APPROXIMATELY TEN (10) AND ARE "FURLOUGHED" THE REMAINING TWO (2) MONTHS. CYCLIC EMPLOYEES DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PAROCHIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
- Kind of Work
- The purpose of this position is to plans, organizes, and coordinates with appropriate Staff, the daily and weekly classroom activities to ensure the 8 domains of education, social emotional, medical, and nutritional requirements (including lunch count, special dietary needs folder) of the Head Start Program are met. Instructs and interacts with pre-school age children in all center activities and joins them at mealtime. Monitors each child's health/hygiene and ensures steps are taken to correct problem areas. Supervises and directs the activities of the Assistant Teacher and assigned Child Care Workers in all phases of the daily program, evaluates and provides for the continual learning of the assistant, supplemented with frequent appropriate conferences. Requests and secures all equipment/supplies for the daily activities, and maintains center/classroom facilities in safe, clean and proper order Duties include proper maintenance in the pre-logs and reports on all equipment and supplies and participation in the home visits, evaluations, assessments and parent-teacher conferences. Position requires driving of a personal vehicle, thus possession of a valid driver's license, acceptable driving record, and personal automobile with minimum liability insurance available for business use business travel is reimbursed on a mileage basis) will be given preference.
NOTE: Some vacancies may require bilingual (Spanish/English) ability; therefore, selective certification of eligibles with bilingual fluency will be used in filling those vacancies.
- Minimum Qualifications For Admission to Examination
- Possession of a Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or higher degree from an accredited college in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or in an equivalent education major in which the primary focus of study is the care and development of preschool children (i.e., children 3 to 5 years-of-age).ORPossession of a Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or higher degree from an accredited college in any subject, including at least eighteen (18) credit hours of coursework relating to ECE; plus, at least six (6) months of experience working in an early childhood setting with preschool children (i.e., children 3 to 5 years-of-age).
NOTE: Coursework relating to ECE may include courses offered in various department (e.g., Education, Music, Art, Library Sciences, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychology...etc.); however, this coursework must address early childhood education or child development with a focus on children ages 3 to 5 years. Work experience includes paid or unpaid experience, internship in a childcare center, and practicum or student teaching experience.Must be able to pass a state background check with no felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions deemed relevant to work performed in this classification. Any conviction listed in the Louisiana Child Protection Act (Louisiana R.S. 15:587.1) is considered disqualifying, unless written proof of pardon is submitted in time for consideration with the application.
- Kind of Examination
(ENTRANCE AND PROMOTIONAL)
The examination will consist of a written test and a rating of training and experience, each weighted 50%. Bilingual candidates, successful on the written examination, may be required to participate in a qualifying oral panel interview. Acceptable applicants will be notified by mail of the date, time, and place of any assembled testing.
PREFERENCE IN CERTIFICATION WILL BE GIVEN TO QUALIFIED RESIDENT APPLICANTS OVER NON-RESIDENTS AND TO THOSE WHO QUALIFY ON A PROMOTIONAL BASIS.
JOB POSTING NO. 6701-08R