BENEFITS: La Casa offers a generous benefits package, including paid holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO) if eligible, Paid Sick Leave (PSL), 401k with employer match upon eligibility, and health, dental and life insurance benefits if you meet the eligibility requirements.
The Early Head Start Instructor will work cooperatively with staff, parents, and volunteers to provide intentional learning experiences in a safe environment which meets the cognitive, social emotional and physical needs of Early Head Start children and families.
RESPONSIBILITY AND DUTIES:
Assist the co-teacher and parents in maintaining a safe and healthy environment
Take the primary lead for 4 infants/toddlers in the classroom
Assist co-teacher in preparing, implementing, and evaluating daily classroom activities
Participates in the planning and implementation of lesson plans using Creative Curriculum
Input child information in Teaching Strategies GOLD using an assigned technology
Conducts developmental screenings and assessments
Contributes in the children assessment (ASQ - 3 and ASQ - SE) throughout the year
Participates in Home Visits and Parent Teacher Conferences
Participates in the IFSP meetings as required to ensure consistency in services to children with disabilities
Assist co-teacher in ensuring that children are engaged in age appropriate activities and consistently supervised
Take responsibility for the children when the co-teacher is not present and a substitute is present
Assist co-teacher and parents in providing for children’s daily needs and routines
Assist the co-teacher in ensuring all children are signed in and out by the parent on a daily basis utilizing the escort sheet and attendance record
Share the responsibility of maintaining orderliness and cleanliness in the classroom to include but not limited to janitorial duties such as: sterilization of toys, sweeping and mopping of floors in bathroom and classrooms, cleaning and sterilizing of toilet and sinks daily
Assist with daily personal hygiene of the children such as diapering, feeding, tooth brushing, toileting, hand-washing, and resting
Share the responsibility of providing appropriate care for children with disabilities
Encourage parents to attend monthly meetings, workshops and trainings
Provide input to co-teacher for Parent/Teacher Conferences, Staffing meetings and Monthly Individual Child Goal tracking
Maintain positive communication with parents, staff and community members
Remains up-to-date on information that pertains to the needs of the children in the program including Head Start Performance Standards, childcare licensing regulations and other applicable regulations and practices
Administers and observes the organizations office operations, policies and procedures
Volunteerism is encouraged during La Casa’s sponsored events
Responsible for community building and outreach efforts with the goal of increasing awareness in the community of La Casa’s program and increase participant numbers
Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Infant/Toddler CDA or Associate degree in Early Childhood Education, one year experience in an infant/toddler or related program and Current First Aid, CPR
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish/ French/Creole/Portuguese)
Excellent oral, written communication and computer skills
Interact professionally with other employees and participants
Professional attire required
Physically be able to arrange the classroom furniture, children cots, talk to children at eye level and lift 50 lbs.
Required to sit and walk for long periods
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to a variety of weather conditions
*The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Monday – Friday, 8:15 am - 4:15 pm (Schedule may vary according to meet Early Childhood Development needs)
Please email your resume with cover letter to: Yshin@lacasanwk.org Only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.
Open Date: September 28, 2018 Closing Date: December 30, 2018
La Casa de Don Pedro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to diversity in the work place. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex.
To learn more about our organization, please visit our website: www.lacasanwk.org