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Early Head Start CCP Teacher-Appletree Academy-Moduas Road (Decatur, AL)
Summary
Title:Early Head Start CCP Teacher-Appletree Academy-Moduas Road (Decatur, AL)
ID:2080
Department:Head Start
Location:Decatur
Close Date:08/28/2020
Description
Childcare Resource Network
Job Description
 
 
 
JOB TITLE:       Infant/Toddler Teacher                STATUS:  Nonexempt
 
REPORTS TO:  Childcare Resource Network        DATE:     June 2020
 
This job posting is for Appletree Academy in Decatur, AL
 
NUMBER OF WORKING DAYS:   245
 
 
 
Position Summary:
Responsible for working in a team effort with the Teacher Assistant and other program staff to provide infants and toddlers with a safe and healthy learning environment, advancing their physical and intellectual growth, supporting social and emotional development, providing positive guidance and discipline, establishing positive relationships with families and encouraging their involvement in the education of their children, ensuring a well-run purposeful program responsive to participant’s needs and maintaining a commitment to professionalism. 
 
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be 19 years of age and have a High School Diploma or GED.  BS or BA in Early Childhood Development preferred.  Experience working in a pre-school environment preferred.  Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development from a college or university accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), preferred, or age appropriate CDA/equivalent coarse work from an accredited college or university (minimum requirement- Reauthorization Act 2007).  Qualifications would include a caring and service oriented attitude, resourceful, good interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate to effectively.  Must meet all current child care employee regulations, Performance Standards and agency regulations.  Hold or be willing to obtain a current age appropriate CPR/First Aid Certification.  Must be dependable, work as scheduled and be on time.  Utilize all safety equipment and procedures in daily operation of the classroom including appropriate attire such as non-slip shoes/shoe covers, smocks, and gloves.  Ability to communicate in a second language preferred.  Good verbal and written communication skills.  Demonstrate ability to assume primary responsibility for planning and implementing the daily program for a group of young children.  Ability to work well with parents of young children; infants and toddlers up to three years of age.  Has the ability to provide guidance, encouragement, on-going monitoring to the classroom.  Ability to provide leadership and problem solve with other staff.  Have the ability to work with children and families from diverse social, economical, and cultural backgrounds.  Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred. 
 
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Assumes primary responsibility for planning and implementing the daily plans.
  • Uses the Infant/Toddler School Readiness Goals as a guide to planning individual activities for children.
  • Provide guidance and positive discipline in a safe and healthy environment.
  • Works with the Teacher Assistant, ATL and CTL to develop lesson plans, classroom management, and procurement of needed teaching materials and supplies.
  • Communicates verbally and in writing with parents.
  • Provides leadership and problem solves with staff and children.
  • Provides guidance, coaching and encouragement (to parents and children through on-going monitoring in the classroom and daily interactions with family).
  • Is responsible for building trusting relationships with the child and families.
  • Assumes primary responsibility to ensure that child outcome documentation in TS Gold is completed.
  • Focuses on the routines, relationships, development and care of children.
  • Stays current with early child development through provided professional development.
 
 
Additional Responsibilities:
 
  • Serve on committees as appropriate.
  • Serves as mentor for new staff.
  • Assist at other centers if needed to maintain ratios.
  • Participate in special projects throughout the year.
  • Support and understand the vision, mission and values of the Partnership.
  • Other duties as may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.
 
 
Work Relationships and Scope:
 Regular interaction with children and their families.  Frequent interaction with all levels of the Program, general public, community activities, and medical professionals.  
 
 
Measure of Performance: 
Exemplifies servant leadership. Excellent communication skills. Accurate, timely, reliable and thorough. Gains the trust and respect of staff. Accepts feedback willingly. Represents the values of the Partnership in action and word. Innovative regarding training techniques, delivery methods and in tracking learning for a variety of positions and roles within the company. Acts with confidence and deliberateness. Ability to use training to resolve complex human resource issues. Self-directed. Ability to work without close supervision. Works comfortably in a  team environment. Maintains confidential information.
 
 
Working Conditions:
Work is performed mainly at a school site with moderate exposure to injury.  Functional requirements of the job include: diapering a baby, participate in daily activities, participate in emergency situations/evacuations, and provide care for children with special needs according to our program policies.  Be able to actively participate in a variety of activities with children and oversee children outdoors in various weather conditions as required by program standards.  This position requires sitting, standing, bending, and minimal lifting.  This position requires a valid driver’s license and safe driving record. 
 
 
Other Characteristics:
Must possess a valid state driver’s license.  Meet all current childcare employee regulations, Performance Standards and agency regulations. Hold or be willing to obtain a current age appropriate CPR/First Aid Certification.  Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds as needed in daily activities, emergency situations, and providing care for children with special needs. Be able to actively participate in a variety of activities with children and oversee children outdoors in various weather conditions as required by program standards. Work assigned hours. Punctual. Utilize all safety equipment and procedures in daily operation of the classroom including appropriate attire such as non-slip shoes/shoe covers, smocks, and gloves.
 
All selected candidates for positions at Childcare Resource Network are required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and a background check. 
 

Acknowledgement:
This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this position.  It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the job.  The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by the Area Team Leader.  All requirements are subject to change over time and to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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