Early Head Start Teacher II
Company: Volunteers of America Southwest
Location: San Bernardino
Posted on: January 17, 2023
Volunteers of America Southwest is an exceptional place to work.
Our goal is that all of our children become self-motivated,
competent, and lifelong learners. The work of educating our
children and supporting our families is the critical mission of
Volunteers of America Southwest and we would not be able to achieve
our mission without dedicated and talented teachers such as
yourself! Come join our team.
WE OFFER YOU:
- Career growth opportunities
- Exceptional place to work with up-to-date facilities, resources
- Team focused environment with long service staff
- Competitive compensation of $22/hr
- Comprehensive employee benefits package effective 1st of the
month after 30 days of employment
- Retirement plan with employer match
- Sign on bonus SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Under the direction of the Child Development Coordinator, an Early
Head Start (EHS) Teacher is a staff person who facilitates safe and
healthy learning activities for young children, under 3 years of
age. Play based learning promotes social-emotional, physical, and
cognitive growth. An Early Head Start Teacher plans individual and
group activities according to a child's age and current
developmental levels under the guidelines of Creative Curriculum.
Provides children with a learning environment and the varied
experiences to develop school readiness skills, appropriate to
their age and stage of development. An EHS teacher also involves
parents in educational activities of the program to enhance their
role as the principal influence on the child's education and
development. Assist parents to increase knowledge, understanding
skills, and experience in child growth and development. Identify
and reinforce experiences, which occur in the home that parents can
utilize as educational activities for their children.
Develops a plan to ensure the safety of the children within the
group utilizing indoor and outdoor facilities completes daily
health and safety checklist and reports needed repairs and/or
timely maintenance to the Center Coordinator.
- Inspects/facilities for hazardous conditions and unsafe
environment and materials and completes daily health and safety
checklists. Removes all debris, and all hazardous and unsafe
equipment and materials.
- Supervises activities of children to ensure their safety.
- Recognizes and reports accidents, illnesses, and suspected
child abuse to appropriate personnel according to timelines.
- Conducts monthly emergency drills
- Maintain a clean and orderly classroom, kept free of garbage
and debris. Effective Teaching Practices
- Plans and conducts classroom activities that encourage healthy
habits appropriate to the child.
- Selects and uses materials and equipment that stimulates
development in the children.
- Includes materials, which reflect the children's culture(s) and
uses them appropriately.
- Plans and facilitates daily learning activities for children
based on children's interests in alignment with the Creative
Curriculum to support School Readiness in all learning
- Writes and maintains accurate records, child observations to
complete accurate child assessments (DRDP) 3 times per year
- Designs an individual development plan (IDP) for each child in
collaboration with the parent, identifying learning goals and
activities for home and school that will support development and
achievement of goal (s).
- Provide diaper changes and meeting toileting needs of young
children, as needed. Facilitate healthy habits with assistance such
as tooth brushing and handwashing
- Conducts staff-parent conferences and home visits to each
family with an enrolled child each program year; per requirements;
two home visits and two parent teacher conferences.
- Attends all required in service training, and orientations,
workshops, seminars, etc.
- Follows approved agency procedures, as well as distributes and
maintains them under property security.
- Submits all required reports and administrative forms
accurately, completely and timely, including enrollment and
attendance information. Parent-Family- Community Engagement
- Active participant in recruiting, assisting parents who walk in
for enrollment information and/or participates in formal
recruitment activities as assigned.
- Encourages participation in parent groups at the center and
provides opportunities for parents to use their skills and talents
in the group.
- In bilingual settings, communicates both verbally and in
writing, with both the parents and the children in their language
- Conducts parent education meetings, which will include
orientation, discussion of IPP, child development, curriculum, and
parenting skills. Program Responsibilities
- Attends trainings and meetings, as scheduled and/or
- Perform special projects and/or other related duties as
- Abides by Agency Code of Conduct and policies, including
applicable laws such as Mandated Reporting
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Early Childhood Education,
Child Development, or related field.
- EHS Requirement: Must have completed six units in Early
Childhood Education with a focus on infant and toddler (I/T)
development or commit to completing the six units in ECE I/T in one
year in which an educational plan needs to be submitted to the HR
- At least two years' experience in a classroom or group setting
with infants/toddlers Knowledge and Skills:
- Ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of
- Promote children's progress across the standards described in
the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to
Five and applicable state early learning and development standards,
including for children with disabilities and dual language
learners, as appropriate
- Advance children's intellectual and physical development,
including improving the readiness of children for school by
developing their literacy, phonemic, and print awareness,
understanding and use of language and increasingly complex and
varied vocabulary, appreciation of books, understanding of early
math and science, problem-solving skills, and approaches to
- Establish and maintain a health learning environment
- Support children's social and emotional development
- Encourage family involvement of the children in a Head Start
program and support the development of relationships between
children and their families
- Promote infant/toddler development
- Demonstrate knowledge of safety issues in infant/toddler care
(such as SIDS)
- Facilitate effective communication with infants, toddlers,
parents, and other staff members
- Ability to meet physical requirements of the position per
attached in the Physical Demand Section, with or without reasonable
- Utilizes highly effective teaching practices that support
children's development towards School Readiness
- California Child Development Teacher Permit or higher.
- AB 1207 Mandated Reporter CA certified SPECIAL
Eligibility to Work: All potential employees will be asked to
present supporting documents establishing proof of identity and
employment eligibility upon completing the I-9 form.
Medical Examination: Must submit a medical examination
demonstrating capability to perform type of work required; must
submit a tuberculin skin test or chest x-ray, and proof of the
following immunizations; Influenza, Pertussis TDAP (Whooping
Cough), and Measles (MMR).
Fingerprint Clearances: All potential employees will be subject to
obtain fingerprint clearances from the Department of Justice (DOJ),
the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Child Abuse
Index prior to starting work.
Other Special Requirement: Must have the use of an automobile with
adequate insurance coverage and a valid California driver's
license, or have available transportation.
Failure to meet medical standards and/or criminal record clearance
may result in withdrawal of job appointment.
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:
--- Ability to lift 30 pounds if required.
--- Ability to squat, bend, stoop, sit on floor, stand, and walk
for required periods of time.
--- Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth
perception along with the ability to focus vision.
--- Reach with hands, arms, use hands, and fingers to handle
objects and operate tools, computers, and/or controls.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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