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VPK Teacher

Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Location: Largo
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

$3000 Recruitment Bonus!

LSF is looking for a talented Teacher II who wants to make an impact in the lives of others.

Purpose & Impact:

The purpose of the Teacher II is to serves as lead worker in the classroom. Performs duties planning and implementing educational activities for pre-school aged children or infants/toddlers in the Head Start/Early Heart Start Program.

Essential Functions:

Plans develop and implement daily lesson plans that provide for educational and enrichment activities for pre-school age children or infants and toddlers that meet federal performance standards.
Plans and arranges classrooms into distinctive learning areas that promote an effective learning environment.
Screens and assesses children to determine developmental/educational needs and develops and implements individual education plans.
Monitors meal and snack periods, classroom and restroom activities, and playground activities to ensure a safe environment for young children.
Monitors food service and supplies for adequate inventory.
Documents children's progress or lack of and completes all required manual and computerized forms and reports in accordance with federal requirements.
Initiates referrals on children to the Center Director by submission of a variety of formal documents.
Plans classroom activities for parent and community volunteers.
Communicates with parents through parent conferences, written correspondence, and telephone to apprise them of child's progress, upcoming events, classroom activities, individual education plan changes, and other relevant information.
Conducts health checks on children for health concerns, including ringworm, head lice and other health conditions, and reports to appropriate Health Coordinator.
Ensures lessons and classroom activities align with the Florida Pre-Kindergarten standards.
Conducts Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten assessments as required.
Ensures that at least 80% of the children are kindergarten ready.
Performs quality staff-child interactions.
Uses active supervision techniques and maintains positive classroom behavior.
Maintain a comprehensive and ongoing portfolio assessment for each child, including weekly observations in each area, examples of the child's work, and a developmental assessment.
Uses home visits and parent conferences to discuss the child's individual development and progress, assist the parents in developing observational skills and solicit parent observations;
Plans, coordinates and oversees field trips for assigned children.
Orders supplies and equipment to be used by special needs children in the classroom.
Assists in the transportation of special needs children by lifting child into seat and fastening safety belt.
Inspects classrooms and grounds to ensure the safety, orderliness, sanitation and cleanliness of facilities.
Reviews and forwards accident and incident reports.
Discusses plans and coordinates concerns regarding the child and family with other Head Start/Early Head Start staff.
Performs First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as needed.
Performs other related duties as required.


Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or related degree

Experience: Two years of experience teaching Head Start, Early Head Start, pre-school or kindergarten age children. Bilingual preferred: English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area.

Why work for LSF?

LSF offers 60 programs across the state of Florida serving a wide range of populations in need. Mission Driven staff members become part of the LSF community while transforming the lives of those in need. Our staff additionally find growth opportunities as they explore areas of interest within the organization.

Amazing benefits package including:

Medical, Dental and Vision
Teladoc (24/7 online access to doctors)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employer paid life insurance (1X salary)
13 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
Generous PTO policy (starting at 16 working days a year)
403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match OR 3% student loan repayment reimbursement
Tuition reimbursement

Lutheran Services Florida embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Lutheran Services Florida, Largo , VPK Teacher, Education / Teaching , Largo, Florida

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