Job Title:

Early Head Start Teacher

Center Name:

Development Centers

Employment Type:

Full- Time

Job Description/ Duties:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This position plans and implements a program of educational activities for infants and toddlers that encourages age appropriate growth and development in a variety of areas. The employee fulfilling this job is expected to complete assignments with a high standard of accuracy, attention to detail, and timely completion of work. This position works under the direction of the Site Leader/Early Education Specialist.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Responsible for ensuring that daily activities and interactions reflect the mission and goals of the program
  • Plan and implement a program of educational activities for infants and toddlers, including writing a weekly lesson plan that specifies daily schedule, and achieves specific curriculum goals as written in education component plan
  • Evaluate the accomplishments of the children on a regular basis and reports progress
  • Plan and implement an individual service plan for each child in the classroom
  • Plan and conduct at least two conferences and two home visits per child
  • Plan and implement outdoor activities that develop gross motor skills
  • Promote feelings of security and trust in infants and toddlers by being warm, supportive, and comforting, and by establishing strong and caring relationships
  • Develop curriculum activities that reflect the ethnic/multi-cultural makeup of the community
  • Maintain compliance with day-care licensing and HHS regulations
  • Assist in ensuring that all health and developmental screenings are up-to-date
  • Plan assignments and participate in the performance review of the assistant teacher
  • Ability and desire for personal and professional growth and skill development

Requirements/Credentials:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or Elementary Education with a ZA (or Early Childhood) endorsement required
  • Previous professional experience working with infants and toddlers

 

SALARY:                Commensurate with experience