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Community Action Planning Council Master Teacher II in Watertown, New York

JOB TITLE: Master Teacher II CLASSIFICATION: Academic/Full-time/Non-Exempt POSITION GRADE: Grade 6 SALARY: $16.15 per hour (Bachelor's Degree) $20.00 per hour (NYS Certified) JOB HOURS: 37.5 hours per week; Monday-Friday Occasional evening hours required JOB LOCATION: CAPC Watertown Head Start Center-Unit 5 JOB SUMMARY: The Master Teacher II is responsible for teaching and maintaining a safe, healthy, and developmentally appropriate pre-school classroom of 17 3 year old children with the assistance of the Teacher Assistant and Teacher Aide. The Master Teacher prepares and implements lesson plans for age appropriate classroom activities and maintains compliance with NYS Daycare and Head Start regulations. This person provides leadership, supervision and guidance to classroom staff. Systematic planning and recordkeeping are essential for this position. EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in early childhood education with NYS certification in Birth-2nd Grade; or a Bachelor's Degree in early childhood education with a 5-year plan to obtain certification. CERTIFICATION: NYS Early Childhood Education or Special Education certification in B-2 or N-6 is required, or a 5-year plan to obtain certification. EXPERIENCE: Experience teaching in an early childhood setting and supervision required. SKILLS: - Knowledge of early childhood, ability to work with young children -Supportive and non-judgmental in working with diverse families. -Strong organization, communication and time management skills -Maintain confidentiality of program and agency related information -Serve as an advocate for children and families -Work independently and as a team member to provide quality programming for Head Start children and families -Keep accurate detailed records OTHER: Employment is conditional pending Policy Council approval, satisfactory medical exam and TB test, receipt of clearance from the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, NYS Central Register for Child Abuse & Neglect, and NYS Criminal Justice Center at the time of hire. CAPC is a substance free workplace. The agency conducts random, post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug testing. Physical requirements of the job include standing, sitting, walking short distances, and lifting up to 40 lbs. Must have a valid driver's license. Preference is given to qualified in-house candidates. BENEFITS: Agency Flexible Benefits Plan, academic schedule, paid school vacations, and unemployment benefits during the summer. TO APPLY: Submit updated resume, CAPC employment application, and college transcripts to Community Action Planning Council, 518 Davidson Street, Watertown, New York 13601, Fax: 315-785-0892, or email Application form available at Application/resumes will be accepted until position is filled.