NACOG offers 19 paid Holidays (includes Winter Break and Spring Break) for all 9 month staff.
Staff have the option to earn additional paid days off by participating in the Wellness Program.
NACOG adheres to the Arizona State Sick Leave Law.
Working under general supervision and with moderate difficulty, this position is responsible for instructing preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Instructs children and facilitates developmentally appropriate activities to encourage growth in all areas of childhood development
Develops and maintains trusting relationships with children and families to ensure a successful learning environment
Develops and implements weekly lesson plans to ensure program compliance
Assigns duties to staff and monitors work to ensure a successful learning environment
Completes and submits paperwork (logs, reports) to document program compliance
Cleans and prepares classrooms regularly to ensure a safe, healthy learning environment
Completes regular playground and classroom inspection checklists to ensure a safe, healthy learning environment
Conducts health screenings for Head Start children (vision, hearing, mental health, and physical health)
Plans and conducts parent-teacher conferences to establish and assess progress toward family goals
Other related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Level I: Childhood Development Associate Credential (CDA) that is age appropriate to the children being served; or a state-awarded certificated for preschool teachers that meets or exceeds the requirement for a CDA.
Level II:Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; or an Associate Degree in a filed related to Early Childhood Education or child Development with experience teaching preschool children and a State-awarded certificate to teach in a preschool program.
Level III: Bachelors of Art or Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; or a BA or BS in a field related to Early Childhood Education or Child Development with experience teaching preschool children and a State-awarded certificate to teach in a preschool program.
Level IV: Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; and 36 credit hours in Early Childhood Education or Child Development beyond undergraduate level.
Physical exertion: ___ Sedentary; __ Light; _X_Medium; __ Heavy; __ Very Heavy. Work involves exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Visual requirements: Close visual acuity for compiling and analyzing data; viewing a computer screen; and reading.
Working conditions: Regular exposure to potential physical harm, hazardous chemicals, and infectious disease. Occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions.
NACOG is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by the state, federal, or local law. NACOG is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individual with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact the Human Resources Director, 928-774-1895, HR@nacog.org.
For COVID 19 Information, please click on links to Letters for Parents and Staff below:
Head Start has been a part of northern Arizona for over thirty years. The Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) administers the Program that has a service area of 27,000 square miles and includes the four counties of Apache, Navajo, Coconino, and Yavapai. The Program serves children zero to five years old who meet the required income guidelines. NACOG uses several program options to provide Preschool and Early Head Start services in 28 Northern Arizona communities on behalf of 1613 children.
NACOG addresses the needs of enrolled children and families by using the Head Start Performance Standards and locally designed service delivery systems. The program utilizes a comprehensive approach in meeting the needs of enrolled children and provides them the opportunity to begin their school experience on equal footing with their more socially advantaged peers. This is done with the use of field management zones and a network of service area partnerships that address the extreme rural barriers confronted by our large geographic area, extreme weather conditions, and the lack of resour...ces.
Head Start is federally funded through the Congressional Head Start Act, and is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. As Head Start enters the 21st century, a new national perspective and changes will have a major impact on established services.