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Infant Toddler Teacher

Position: Teacher
(Associate Teacher State of California Dept of Education Permit and 6 infant/toddler units required)
Program:   Head Start / Early Head Start
Supervisor:   Site Supervisor
Hours/Week:   38-40 Hours from August – June
(Opportunity forSummer Employment Opportunities Available)
Classification:   Non-Exempt/Hourly
Starting Rate:   $15.172-$17.078
    *Position requires occasional evenings and weekends.

Alameda Family Services

Alameda Family Services is a non-profit agency providing comprehensive human services to youth, families and children in Alameda and Oakland.  These services include counseling for youth and their families; homeless youth services; early childhood development and family services; drug and alcohol education and prevention programs; sliding scale fee counseling; social work case management services; school-based programs and a high school health clinic.

Alameda Head Start / Early Head Start

Alameda Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides no cost services to qualifying families who reside in the city of Alameda.  Comprehensive services are provided to pregnant women and their partners and children from birth to 5.  Child development, health and family services are provided through a variety of program options designed to meet the needs of low-income and at risk families.

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Site Supervisor, the Infant/Toddler Teacher is responsible for all aspects of operating a quality Head Start/Early Head Start classroom and child development program.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assist Site Supervisor indeveloping and implementing the operations of a quality Early Head Start classroom and child development program ensuring that classroom and child development activities are in keeping with the program’s curriculum and philosophy (Creative Curriculum, Anti-Bias Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practices, PITC and CSEFEL) and reflect and respect the individual development and diversity of the program’s children, families and staff.
  2. Comply with Community Care Licensing, Child Adult Care Food Program regulations and Head Start Performance Standards,
  3. Act in equal partnership with co-teacher(s) in planning and conducting child development activities, supervising meal service, and in assisting children in the classroom especially during transitions.
  4. Complete all required paperwork in a timely manner, including lesson plans, initial screenings, ongoing assessments, referrals, individualized education plans, school readiness goals and progress notes.
  5. Share information regarding child outcomes and progress made in achieving developmental milestones and benchmarks with parent(s) during home visits and parent-teacher conferences.
  6. Assist parents and community volunteers in completing documentation of in-kind contributions.
  7. Complete and submit time sheets, mileage reimbursement forms and requests for materials, equipment and supplies in a timely manner.
  8. Ensure children’s health and safety, and provide constant and attentive supervision
  1. Conduct daily and monthly health and safety checks of classrooms and site.
  2. Administer first aide as appropriate

 

 

  1. Involve parents, as appropriate, in all aspects of developing, implementing and evaluating the classroom and child development activities.
  2. Actively engage parents in their child’s school readiness by sharing information about the child’s progress, answering questions and working with parents in resolving issues in a positive manner.
  3. Contact parent’s when a child’s behavior is unsafe to self or others.  Notify Site Supervisor of call and action steps implemented.
  4. Involve parents, as appropriate, in all aspects of developing, implementing and evaluating the classroom and child development activities.
  5. Work with local agencies to coordinate appropriate services to children, including children with disabilities and special needs.
  6. Create, support and promote a team environment by encouraging and facilitating problem solving; accepting supervision and working closely with the education and family services staff.
  7. Actively participate in site, program and agency trainings and case conferences.
  1. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. Associate Teacher State of California Department of Education Permit and 6 infant/toddler units required.
  2. AA/BA Degree in Early Childhood Development or related field preferred.
  3. 3-5  years of experience in early child care setting or social service setting
  4. Computer literacy require and experience using Microsoft Office with ChildPlus.Net experience preferred
  5. Positive, professional and courteous work demeanor
  6. Ability and desire to work as part of a team in a culturally diverse environment
  7. Must have California driver's license and automobile insurance

 

PHYSICAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  1. Primary responsibilities are performed in an office setting in a seated position.
  2. Ability to use desktop computer and telephone on a frequent basis. 
  3. Lifting of books and other documents weighing up to 20 pounds may be encountered in performing essential functions.
  4. The ability to hold, carry and/or assist children weighing up to 50 pounds is often required.
  5. Please see physical demands checklist for additional activity frequency.
  6. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position.
  7. Position requires occasional evenings and weekends.

 

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

    1.  Community Care Licensing and Head Start Performance Standards require a background check

          and clearance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ)  

          background prior to employment

     2.  A Health Screening Report completed by a physician and current TB Test Results are required

          prior to employment

 

HAZARDS:

          Exposure to bodily fluids and infectious diseases.