Volunteers of America Southwest
Early Head Start Teacher II (Personal Services)
Volunteers of America is a federally and stated funded comprehensive early childhood education program with a focus on child development that includes a child's cognitive, physical and social emotional growth and development. The program fosters Family Engagement in all areas of a child's development and provides comprehensive resources to low income families in the areas of health, nutrition and community resources.
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.
Effective Teaching Practices
Parent-Family- Community Engagement
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
Knowledge and Skills:
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.