Head Start Teacher

Location: Head Start Building

Salary: Negotiable (Full-Time 42 weeks/yr with Baccalaureate)

Reports to: Head Start Manager  

Table of Equivalencies: Does Not Apply

Posting Date: 1-8-19

Closing Date: 1-15-19

Pay Grade: 4

Department: Education, Employment & Training

Every employee of Stockbridge Munsee Community is expected to present themselves in a professional manner to customers as well as other departments. Stockbridge Munsee Community strives to provide a positive team environment where everyone contributes.


This position will plan and implement educational programs for three and/or four year old children which will reflect sound development practices and will be inclusive of the children’s own heritage.  This position is responsible to complete/assist the assigned components of the Head Start Program Performance Standards and Regulations.  This is a non-exempt position and reports to the Head Start Manager.  Continuation of position is contingent upon funding allocations.


All employees of Stockbridge Munsee Community must meet the following qualification:

  1. Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug and health screening.
  2. Must be at least 18 years of age, unless otherwise stated on job description
  3. Must maintain an acceptable departmental attendance record
  4. Must be able to work weekends, nights and holidays
  5. Must obtain and maintain Elder/Youth License as stated on job description


  1. Build an understanding of the Head Start program by communicating its philosophy, mission, and services to staff, families, and the community.
  2. Prepare daily detailed classroom plans incorporating the following domains of early learning and development; physical, health, social, emotional, approached to learning, language, literacy, mathematics, science, and creative arts expression, logic & reasoning, social studies with a strong emphasis on the children’s own cultural heritage.
  3. Implement daily classroom curriculum plans utilizing current curriculum for Head Start and carry out activities with support staff by helping children acquire meaningful content knowledge; ensuring that learning experiences are based on information that is current, accurate, and focused at the children’s level of understanding.
  4. Foster children’s curiosity, engagement, reasoning, and problem solving by providing a balance of open-ended exploration, teer-guided inquiry, structured activities, and play
  5. Conduct individual child development pre-screening’s and post screenings.
  6. Monitor children’s progress per the goals developed by staff, parents, and specialists, including those in IEP’s, by observing and documenting children’s play, conversations, routines/schedules, work samples and through conversations with families.
  7. Offer families opportunities to increase their child observation skills by providing written and verbal information and encouraging participation in classroom and family education activities.
  8. Meet federal, state, and program documentation requirements by maintaining accurate, objective, complete, timely, and well-organized child and family records
  9. Assist with duties identified in the Head Start Program Performance Standards and Regulations which include Parent Involvement,, Health, Safety,Nutrition  and Transition activities.
  10. Assist the Head Start Manager with the Early Childhood Education Manager duties identified in the Head Start Program Performance Standards and Regulations.
  11. Act as child/family advocate at Parent Meetings as needed/required.
  12. Participate in pre-service, in-service, and other on-going training as required by Head Start and Wisconsin Child Care regulations.
  13. Conduct parent conference three (4) times per year in the form of home visits/center visits.
  14. Help the Head Start program achieve its goals by staying informed of pertinent day-to-day activities and adjusting own work accordingly.
  15. Advance program practice by promoting a positive working environment and working collaboratively with other staff to understand and support the adoption of best practices for children, families, and staff.
  16. Practice excellent customer service skills at all times to include, but not limited to, addressing customer and employee needs courteously and promptly.
  17. Must maintain an acceptable departmental attendance record.
  18. Must be reliable and prompt when reporting to work.
  19. Required to attend job related, in-service, meetings, and training to maintain professional and technical knowledge.
  20. Must adhere to tribal law and other applicable laws as well as tribal personnel policies and procedures.
  21. May be required to satisfactorily complete an exam or other testing requirement(s) to determine skill proficiency.
  22. The above duties and responsibilities are not an all inclusive list but rather a general representation of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position.  The duties and responsibilities will be subject to change based on organizational needs and/or deemed necessary by the supervisor.


  1. A Baccalaureate Degree in Early Childhood Education required (as mandated by the Federal Head Start Act of 2007). DPI license preferred.  (MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF DEGREE TO COMPLETE APPLICATION.)
  2. Must be 21 years of age or older.  This is a state licensing requirement.
  3. One (1) year teaching experience in an early childhood setting is preferred.
  4. Must be willing and able to obtain additional education and training at a minimum of 25 hours annually as mandated by state licensing requirements  
  5. Current First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications or willingness to obtain these certifications within (30) days of date of employment is required.  Must maintain CPR and Red Cross First Aide Certification during employment.
  6. Must complete certification on Mandated Reporting, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Shaken Baby Syndrome is required within (90) days of employment.
  7. Knowledge of or the ability/willingness to learn about Stockbridge-Munsee Community, its history, culture, language and integrate into curriculum is required.
  8. Ability to work cooperatively with Head Start staff, parents of children, and other child support systems in the best interests of the children is required.
  9. Ability to develop and effectively carry out age-appropriate activities with a specific group of children is required.
  10. Ability to maintain a healthy physical environment by following health and safety procedures (e.g., following universal precautions, regularly sanitizing equipment, child-proofing environment, etc…).
  11. Ability to inform and communicate orally and in writing in diverse and challenging situations with the ability to process information effectively, identify and define problems and make objective decisions is required.
  12. Ability to operate standard office equipment such as computer, laminator, television, copy, and fax machine is required. Additional knowledge of smart board, ipad, and more advanced technologies preferred.
    a. Frequently sit, bend/stoop, squat, carry and lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
    b. Occasionally stand, walk, crouch, kneel, balance, and push and pull.
    c. Must be able to use both hands for repetitive movements, simple and firm grasping.
    d. Applicants must complete a self-disclosing Physical Questionnaire prior to start of employment.
  14. Must adhere to strict confidentiality in all matters.  (Must sign a confidentiality statement prior to start of employment.)
  15. Must pass a pre-employment drug and health screening.  Must adhere to the Tribe’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy during the course of employment.  A Tuberculosis (TB) screening and/or TB Skin Test is required prior to employment and annually thereafter.
  16. Must provide written documentation from a doctor that a physical examination was performed within (30) days of employment and annually thereafter.
  17. Must submit and pass a background security check to meet the Employment Eligibility Requirements as it pertains to the position and the location of the department prior to and during the course of employment with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community.  This includes obtaining an elder/youth license.
  18. A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and insurance are required.  Must obtain a Wisconsin driver’s license within thirty (30) days of employment if applicant has an out-of-state driver’s license.  Must be authorized as eligible to operate a personal and tribal vehicle under the Stockbridge-Munsee Community Vehicle Drivers Policy prior to actual start date.  Must maintain driver’s eligibility as a condition of employment.
  19. Stockbridge-Munsee Community Food Safety Certification is required with in three (3) months of employment.  Must maintain Food Safety Certification during employment.
  20. Must be willing to attend all applicable training.
  21. Must pass pre-employment drug and health screening.  Must adhere to the Tribe’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy during the course of employment.
  22. Must be eligible for coverage under the employer’s liability insurance.
  23. Must have demonstrated ability to maintain satisfactory working record in any prior or current employment.
  24. Must be able to meet physical requirements of position.
  25. Must abide by departmental and organizational safety, testing, and uniform guidelines.

How To Apply

Download and Fill Out Application 

Print Job Description 

Mail or Fax Application to:

Stockbridge-Munsee Human Resources
P.O. Box 70 Bowler, WI 54416 or (715) 793-4380



The Stockbridge Munsee Community operates as an equal opportunity employer. Except Indian Preference is given in accordance with the Tribal Employment Preference Ordinance.


Although an interview may be granted, this does not determine that the candidate fully meets the qualifications until it is determined by the interview team.