Lower Sioux Indian Community

Posted On: Jul-06-2021
Status: This Job is Closed
Summary Under the direction of the Center Supervisor, with assistance provided by the Education
Coordinator and the Early Childhood Coach, the Teacher develops and implements individual
educational plans for children, which help them to develop socially, intellectually, physically, and
emotionally in a manner appropriate to their stage of development. The Teacher will deliver curriculum
in Dakota to create a nurturing Dakota learning environment. The Teacher works collaboratively with
the Teacher and volunteers.
1. Work with the Education Coordinator and Early Childhood Coach to Implement evidence-based
and Dakota language curricula in the classroom;
2. Perform the functions of this position with compliance of the Head Start Performance
Standards and the component plans; and thorough knowledge and application of
Developmentally Appropriate Practices;
3. Plan and implement learning experiences that promote all developmental areas, including
improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy and phonemic, print,
numeric awareness, and language, with a primary focus on the Dakota language;
4. Guide and facilitate activities of the children, including: daily activities, field trips, selecting and
arranging equipment and materials in the classroom;
5. 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;
6. Maintain a comprehensive and ongoing portfolio assessment for each child, including weekly
observations in each area, examples of the child's work, and developmental assessment
completed as per IMSHS procedure;
Lower Sioux Indian Community
in the State of Minnesota
P.O. Box 308 ‚óŹ 39527 Reservation Highway 1
Morton, MN 56270
Cansayapi Otunwe7. Conduct at least two parent conferences annually to discuss the child's individual development
and progress, assist the parents in developing observational skills and solicit parent
8. Eat with and assist children in development of social and self-help skills, and sound nutritional
9. Meet regularly with director and coordinators to exchange information pertinent to the
identification and services of children with disabilities;
10. Meet with mental health consultant monthly to discuss mental health needs of children;
11. Guide children's acquisition of social skills, and those marked by the Early Head Start Learner
12. Attend staff training and meetings, and board and parent meetings as requested;
13. Works with the Teacher Assistant and volunteers to use and develop their skills and abilities in
planning and carrying out classroom activities;
14. Maintain a safe and healthy classroom environment. Assure that classroom equipment,
furniture, materials, and supplies are properly maintained and stored;
15. Use the indoor and outdoor play areas as an extension of the classroom; assures that the
playground is safe;
16. Assist in conducting the daily health and environment check list;
17. Assist in implementing children's I.E.P. (Individual Education Plan) or I.F.S.P. (Individual Family
Service Plan) seeking clarification for any aspects that are not well understood;
18. Assist in recruiting and orienting volunteers, providing them with guidance as needed;
19. Complete and submit required forms and records in a timely and accurate fashion, e.g., lesson
plans, portfolio forms, assessment, time sheets, meal reports etc.;
20. Actively assists in transition activities;
21. Distribute newsletters, flyers, and other information to families as instructed by the supervisor;
22. Actively participate in the development and implementation of the Teacher Professional
Development Plan;
23. Assure that files are complete, accurate, and confidentially maintained; and
24. Perform other duties, as may be required.
Associates/Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education or child development preferred; or an
Infant/Toddler CDA. If the Teacher does not have a CDA, the tribe may work with them to obtain this