Teacher II (3260)
Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Location: Boynton Beach
Posted on: September 5, 2021
Teacher II for Palm Beach
Head Start / Early Head Start
Located at the Boynton Beach,
Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where
children are safe, families are strong and communities are
Since 1982, Lutheran Services
Florida has been providing and sharing solutions to protect
Florida’s most vulnerable. Today, we are one of the largest
nonprofits in Florida touching 1 in 50 Floridians with a wide range
of services, including:
- early childhood
- refugee and
- mental health and substance
- juvenile justice
- child welfare
LSF is looking for a talented
Teacher II who wants to make an impact in the
lives of others.
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 that
comply with federal performance standards. Participates in
the HS/EHS Quality Assurance efforts.
A Day in the Life of
a Teacher II
- 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
- Screens and assesses children to
determine developmental/educational needs and develops and
implements individual education plans that comply with federal
- 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
- Plans classroom activities for
parent and community volunteers.
- Attends and participates in
workshops and other meetings to acquire and disseminate
- Communicates with parents through
parent conferences, written correspondence, and telephone to
apprise them of the child's progress, upcoming events, classroom
activities, individual education plan changes, and other relevant
- Conducts health checks on
children for health concerns, including ringworm, head lice, and
other health conditions, and reports to appropriate Health
- Ensures lessons and classroom
activities align with the Florida Pre-Kindergarten
- Conducts Voluntary
Pre-Kindergarten assessments as required.
- Ensures that at least 80% of the
children are kindergarten-ready.
- Performs quality staff-child
interactions resulting in a CLASS scores greater than the lowest
10% of the threshold in each domain.
- Uses active supervision
techniques and maintains positive classroom behavior.
- Receives a satisfactory or higher
score on the Teacher Success Rubric.
- Maintain a comprehensive and
ongoing portfolio assessment for each child, including weekly
observations in each area, examples of the child's work, and a
- 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;
- Reports suspected child abuse and
neglect to the designated state agency.
- 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 the child into the seat and
fastening safety belt.
- Inspects classrooms and grounds
to ensure the safety, orderliness, sanitation, and cleanliness of
- Reviews and forwards accident and
- 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
- A baccalaureate or advanced
degree in Early Childhood Education; or a baccalaureate or advanced
degree in any subject, and coursework equivalent to a major
relating to Early Childhood Education with experience teaching
preschool-aged children. Coursework equivalent to a major
related to Early Childhood Education includes but is not limited to
- Teaching credentials: licensed or
certification by the state for Pre-K teachers recognized by the
local school district or state education agency as qualifying
teachers to teach pre-school children in that school district or
state if the individual has at least 500 clock hours of experience
in an early childhood setting teaching pre-school aged children.
- Coursework: No less than
18-semester credits in courses that focus specifically on child
development, early childhood education and curriculum, early
childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development,
health and physical development, mathematics, science and
children’s literature. These courses may have been taken in
various departments such as Education, Home Economics, Music, Art,
Library Sciences, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychology,
Family Studies, and others, and must specifically address young
- A baccalaureate degree in any
field and has been admitted into the Teach For America program,
passed a rigorous early childhood content exam, such as the Praxis
II, participated in a Teach For America summer training institute
that includes teaching preschool children, and is receiving ongoing
professional development and support from Teach For America’s
- Completion of State Childcare
Training required including Certificate of Completion of an
approved 10 hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices for
Preschoolers or Infant/Toddlers Course; and proof of successful
completion of the following courses: 6 hours Child Growth and
Development; 6 hours Behavioral Observation & Screening; 8 hours
Health, Safety & Nutrition; 4 hours Identifying and Reporting Child
Abuse and Neglect; and 6 hours Child Care Facility Rules and
Regulations, or a 30 hour Introductory Child Care Training
Course. In addition, all state-mandated courses for the
Voluntary prekindergarten required.
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.
Also required: Certification in
First Aid and CPR within six months of the date assigned to this
position; and successful completion of a Level II background
screening, local criminal record check, and drug screening prior to
Why work for
Ability to Make an Impact
in Multiple Areas
LSF offers several programs,
spanning across a wide range of populations in need. This gives our
team members an opportunity to learn and potentially work in
programs outside of their direct area. Either way,
members of the LSF family will play a part in transforming the
lives of those in need.
A career at LSF means working and
learning alongside talented professionals in a dynamic and
inclusive environment. The values of our organization –
OPEN-MINDED, COMPASSIONATE, GENEROUS, VISIONARY and HONESTY –
drives each one of us.
People working at Lutheran
Services Florida treat each other like family. Whether you work on
the front lines or work in an office, you share a common bond that
is felt throughout the organization.
Because of the variety of programs
we offer throughout Florida, team members have the option to
explore areas of interest in other programs or grow within their
Amazing benefits package
- Medical, dental and
- Teledoc (24/7 access to doctors
via phone and video)
- Employee Assistance Program
- Long-term disability
- Employer-paid life insurance (1X
- Health and dependent care
- Paid holidays
- Generous PTO policy
- 403(b) Retirement plan with 3%
discretionary employer match
- Tuition reimbursement
- LifeMart Employee Discount
- Short-term disability
- Group life insurance
- Accident, critical illness/Cancer
and hospital policy
- Legal Shield coverage
Florida is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free
Lutheran Services Florida
Children & Head Start Services
3230 Commerce Place, Suite
A, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
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