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Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Infant/Toddler Teacher I

 

Status:              Non-Exempt

Position:           Full-time

 

Definition:

Under the guidance of the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) Site Supervisor, EHS-CCP Teacher provides quality primary care giving for infants or toddlers in a safe and supervised early care and educational setting; Promotes the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of Early Head Start children enrolled in the program; develops individual goals for children; provides screenings and on-going assessment; Follows all Head Start Program Performance Standards, agency's policies, procedures and other applicable Federal and State regulations to successfully support the EHS-CCP Program goals and objectives. Will also integrate activities that support Plaza CS School Readiness goals. 

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Participates in the overall agency quality improvement process to support the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge.
  • Respects infants' curiosity about each other; ensures that children treat each other gently.
  • Actively participate in organizing each day's activities to provide children with a variety of experiences and opportunities that allow them to develop curiosity, initiative, problem-solving skills, and creativity, as well as a sense of self and a feeling of belonging to the group.
  • Supports School Readiness goal implementation and Parent Family and Community Engagement integration.
  • Performs screenings with parental engagement.
  • Actively participate in conducting ongoing assessments and uses the assessment data to plan classroom activities.
  • Actively participate in developing individualized plans for all children in care.
  • Maintains a positive, calm attitude and a pleasant, soothing voice, and models this attitude and voice for parents and others working or volunteering in the program.
  • Ensure compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Maintains an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child and family.
  • Encourages each child's family to be actively involved in the Early Head Start program.
  • Promotes parent-child bonding and nurturing parent-child relationships.
  • Promotes feelings of security and trust in infants and toddlers.
  • Talks, sings, and reads to infants frequently.
  • Tends to children's personal hygiene needs, remaining especially attentive to them during routines such as diaper changing, cleaning, feeding, and changing soiled or wet clothes.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for and deliver collaborative services across all components.

 

 

 

 

  • Observes children to detect signs of illness, injury, abuse, neglect, emotional disturbance, or other special needs, and reports these signs immediately to the center director or person in charge.
  • Ability to apply Early Childhood Development theory in daily activities, and adapt to the individual needs of infants and toddlers.
  • Develop and utilize integrated lesson plans, which reflect mandated elements and components, parental and cultural influences, and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of infants and toddlers.
  • Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum into classroom activities to address and meet individual goals for infants and toddlers as identified in their individualized education plans.
  • Prepare classroom materials to support developmentally appropriate curriculum plans; create and change learning centers and materials as needed.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment and communicate regularly with parents, regarding each infant and toddler progress.
  • Document baselines, ongoing assessments according to EHS-CCP Program using DRDP 3 times per year.
  • Maintains confidentiality of records and information of staff and families.
  • Conduct daily meal count and attendance
  • Ensures parents properly use the sign in and out sheets on a daily basis
  • Responsible for ensuring proper care and supervision and maintaining visual supervision of children at all times.
  • Conduct daily Health & Safety check list to ensure environment safety for children & families.

 

Education and Qualifications: 

  • Must have an AA Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE); OR in a field related to early childhood education and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience working with infants and toddlers.
  • 6 units in Infant/Toddler units (if course has not been completed, it must be completed within the first year of employment).
  • The individual must possess a current Child Development Teacher’s permit or higher category.
  • Training and experience in the principles of infant/toddler development.
  • Preferred experience in infants and toddlers assessments, Infant/Toddler Curriculum and 2 years experience working with infants and toddlers with diverse needs in a center based program which includes children with disabilities.
  • Must work as a team player.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

The successful candidate will have the ability to perform the following functions with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Successful completion of pre-employment Physical exam and TB Clearance
  • Successful completion of background check including DOJ, FBI & CACI
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid
  • Adherence to the Confidentiality Agreement
  • Adherence to the Child Abuse Reporting Mandate
  • Duties are performed at one and/or multiple centers.
  • May need to work a flexible schedule as work will be required during evening and weekend hours.
  • Valid California Driver's license, good driving record (DMV check will be conducted); and proof of automobile insurance as driving a vehicle to attend parent meetings, home visits, and community meetings is required.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to change position; to sit, stand, walk, climb or balance; to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; to bend, twist and reach with hands and arms.
  • Lift and/or move up to 45 pounds

 

Childcare employees must be able to perform the following essential functions:

  • Observe, see, hear and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and conflicts that may occur in the child development center or on the playground.
  • Be aware of the cognitive, social and physical needs of children.
  • Communicate verbally and writing in English to the degree that child, parents and other staff members are able to understand and respond

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

  Metro Area Los Angeles CA
  Job Location City Los Angeles
  Job Location State California
  Job Location Zip 90022
  Job Location Country United States
  Job Category Child Care
  Prefered Experience 2 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
 
  Job Posting Date Jul. 16, 2017
 

Organization Details

  Organization Name Plaza Community Services
  Organizational Focus
  Contact Person Human Resources
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email resumes@plazacs.org
  Web Address http://www.plazacs.org

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