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Early Head Start Teacher

Company: BCFS
Location: Victoria
Posted on: January 12, 2022

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It's a great feeling to work for a company that does so much good for others around the world!Early Head Start Teacher (Infant & Toddler)Position Description:

        • $12.24/HRCompany: BCFS Education ServicesPosition: Early Head Start Teacher (Infant & Toddler)Assignment : Early Head StartReports to: Center DirectorStatus: Full Time, Non-ExemptPay Grade: 6AH-Early Head Start Teacher (Infant & Toddler) Teacher IEducation:Employee must have a high school degree and obtain an Infant/Toddler CDA within a specified time of employment based on date for provision of services. Employee cannot provide in-classroom services prior to obtaining their CDA. Must be willing and able to obtain basic First Aid and CPR Certification and maintain certification. Acceptable TB and drug screening results, a clear criminal record check and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment. Current and former Head Start employees, students and parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.Experience:2 years related experience in the Early Head Start preschool classroom setting is preferred.Job Summary
          • The Early Head Start Teacher (Infant & Toddler) is responsible for planning and implementing developmentally and culturally appropriate learning environment for infants, toddlers and their families. This position is responsible for implementing the early childhood education curriculum (Frog Street Curriculum for Infants & Toddlers). This position is responsible for developing child, family and health plans with parents and completes ongoing follow-up and tracking to reach these goals.Essential Functions1. Attends all required training and workshops, including on-line trainings and staff meetings.2. Remains up to date on information that pertains to the needs of the children in the program including Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act, DFPS Child Care licensing regulations and other applicable regulations and practices including IDEA & Part C/Early On.3. Works as a team member with all education staff, parents, and Parent Committee members to implement curriculum that is meaningful and meets the individual goals of each child and program needs.4. Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Early Head Start children, families, and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures and other legal requirements i.e., FERPA & HIPPA.5. Keep up to date on Developmentally Appropriate Practices.6. Knowledge of developmentally appropriate social-emotional development of infants & toddlers.7. Collaborate with parents in identifying opportunities to learn about the growth and development of their children.8. Promote positive attachment between caregivers, children, and families.9. Model appropriate communication skills, guidance techniques, and developmentally appropriate practices.10. Continue professional growth by participating in trainings, ECE classes, etc.11. Familiar with environmental rating scales and implementing appropriate assessment screenings.12. Knowledge of the screenings, assessment, and evaluation instruments.Program Implementation1. Supervises all classroom activities and outdoor activities.2. Plans and implement the developmentally and linguistically appropriate curriculum (Frog Street Infants & Toddlers) and experiences in the manner appropriate to the ages, languages and cultures of children served.3. Documents and provides Part C Service Coordination for children with special needs. Communicates Service Coordination efforts with Director of Family Engagement and Managers.4. Plans and implements learning experiences that strengthen the intellectual and physical competencies of infants and toddlers, supporting their readiness for school through literacy, phonemic print, and numeracy awareness. Use of enriched language to further their understanding of increasingly complex and varied vocabulary. Exposure to various books, demonstrates developmentally appropriate book handling skills, and support emerging problem-solving abilities.5. Implements education lesson plans and individualization for infants & toddlers in accordance with his/her needs, based on a method of observing and recording their interests and developmental progress.6. Supports social and emotional development and provides positive guidance and discipline.7. Maintains a commitment to professionalism and continues own professional development so that decisions are based on knowledge of early childhood theories and practices.8. Participates in family style mealtimes with the children as a curriculum activity to model good nutrition and proper social skills.9. Ensures a purposeful program responsive to the children needs.10. In cooperation with parent(s), observes screens, assesses, evaluates, monitors and documents infants and toddler's development, health, dental and social-emotional health using appropriate child screenings, assessments and evaluations adhering to the timeliness outlined in the Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act, DFPS Child Care licensing regulations, and other applicable regulations and practices including IDEA & Part C/Early On.11. Refers families to local service agencies when additional services/support are needed.12. Documents and reports suspected instances of child abuse as required by law.13. Knowledge of and participates in the eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance processes.RECORD KEEPING1. Accurately submits paperwork and progress reports to the supervisor as required.2. Maintains a complete record keeping system on each child's developmental progress, behavior and health, and parental concerns, referrals and contacts made for special needs.3. Gathers and maintains individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation, and record keeping for successful individual and program planning.4. Understands, generates and documents In-Kind and other allowable costs applied toward the non-federal share requirements.Parent Involvement and Community Relations1. Maintain an individual system to assure program's needs for parent involvement in each classroom are maintained.2. Establishes positive and productive relationships with families focusing on a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents of the children.3. Participates in the orientation of parents to Early Head Start throughout the year.4. Facilitates, provides child-care, and supports monthly Parent Committee meetings at the center.5. Schedules and arranges meetings and documents parent-teacher conferences and home visits as required.6. Involves parents in the educational activities of the program:A. To emphasize their role as the primary caregiver of the child's education and development.B. To support parents with increasing their knowledge, understanding and skills in basic child development.7. Identifies and arranges for parents to participate as volunteers in the classroom and work as substitutes as well as other volunteer activities.8. Collects monthly In-Kind records from parents and submits report to their supervisor.9. Positively promotes Early Head Start in the community.10. Supervises classroom volunteers, including parents as assigned.11. Works closely with community agencies, as appropriate, for shared activities, recruitment, and transition.Knowledge and Skills
            • Ability to work in diverse environments, bilingual in Spanish preferred.
              • Extensive knowledge and skills in the field of early childhood development.
                • Extensive computer knowledge of Word & Excel, also the ability to access e-mail and the willingness to learn new programs as needed.
                  • Ability to supervise classroom, staff, and volunteers.
                    • Knowledge of the state and federal regulations pertaining to child abuse and neglect and DFPS Child Care licensing requirements.
                      • Knowledge of local resources and families' cultures.
                        • Ability to be responsive to the needs of children and to work well with staff, children, and parents/families.
                          • Ability to plan, organize and implement classroom activities.
                            • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
                              • Ability to maintain accurate records, which reflect the program requirements and progress of children.
                                • Ability to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and positive attitude in the field of early childhood education.
                                  • Ability to exhibit patience and tact when communicating with children, families, staff, management, referral sources and the public.
                                    • Ability to project professionalism in conducting daily activities.
                                      • Ability to read and follow Performance Standards, Program Policies & Procedures, DFPS Child Care Licensing regulations and emails daily.
                                        • Knowledge of basic food preparation, serving and sanitation procedures.
                                          • Knowledge of current car seat safety regulations and laws for use when transporting children and families in approved agency vehicles.Requirements
                                            • Required to lift to 60 pounds.
                                              • Required to stand, sit on the floor, bend, squat, kneel, lift children, and engage in physical play in various learning environments.
                                                • Exposure to communicate diseases, and other hazards such as cigarette smoke, pets, at risk neighborhoods, etc.
                                                  • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
                                                    • Travel by car, bus, airplane, or train may also be required associated with attendance at conferences, meetings and other duties carried out at distant locations in and out of state and in some cases where some overnight travel may be required.
                                                      • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required for events such as home visits, parent teacher conferences, Parent Committee meetings, community, and social events such as field trips.
                                                        • Required to hold and maintain a valid driver's license.The BCFS System is committed to following immunization recommendations produced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As such, our company policy requires that all employees must receive a COVID vaccination and an annual Influenza vaccination or obtain an approved exemption from the BCFS System as a medical or religious accommodation. This is a condition of employment and all new hires will be responsible for providing proof.English (United States)If you like to work with people that believe they can make a difference in the world, this is the company for you!EEO StatementIt is the policy of BCFS System of Companies and its affiliated organizations to provide equal employment opportunity and treat all employees equally regardless of age, race, creed/religion, color, national origin, immigration status or citizenship status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, genetic information or genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, partnership status, victim of domestic violence, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.Click here to view the "EEO is the law" poster

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