Head Teacher in Lagos, Nigeria

at Alphagold Consults

Industry
Education
Specialization
Education/Teaching/Training
Minimum Qualification
OND
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Gender
Male or Female

Job Description

1. Participate in grantee and delegate component pre-service

training; Implement IMSHS curricula in the classroom;

2. Perform the functions of this position with a strong

understanding of the Head Start Performance Standards

and the component plans; and thorough knowledge and

application of Developmentally Appropriate Practices;

3. Guide and facilitate activities of the children, including: daily

activities, field trips, selecting and arranging equipment and

materials in the classroom;

4. Cooperate with other staff and classroom groups to

maintain the smooth functioning of the center, which at

times may require changes to meet the needs of the

children;

5. 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, completed as per IMSHS

procedure;

6. Use 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;

7. Eat with and assist children in development of social and

self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices;

8. Meet bi-weekly with director and coordinators to exchange

information pertinent to the identification and services of

children with disabilities;

9. Meet with the mental health consultant monthly to discuss

mental health needs of children;

10. Guide children's acquisition of social skills;

11. Attend staff training and meetings, and board and parent

meetings as requested;

12. Works with Teachers, Teacher Assistant and volunteers to

use and develop their skills and abilities in planning and

carrying out classroom activities;

Responsibilities

1. Participate in grantee and delegate component pre-service training; Implement IMSHS curricula in the classroom;

2. Perform the functions of this position with a strong understanding of the Head Start Performance Standards and the component plans; and thorough knowledge and application of Developmentally Appropriate Practices;

3. Guide and facilitate activities of the children, including: daily activities, field trips, selecting and arranging equipment and materials in the classroom;

4. Cooperate with other staff and classroom groups to maintain the smooth functioning of the center, which at times may require changes to meet the needs of the children;

5. 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, completed as per IMSHS procedure;

6. Use 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;

7. Eat with and assist children in development of social and self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices;

8. Meet bi-weekly with director and coordinators to exchange information pertinent to the identification and services of children with disabilities;

9. Meet with the mental health consultant monthly to discuss mental health needs of children;

10. Guide children's acquisition of social skills;

11. Attend staff training and meetings, and board and parent meetings as requested;

12. Works with Teachers, Teacher Assistant and volunteers to use and develop their skills and abilities in planning and carrying out classroom activities;

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