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TEACHER (HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START) (Nonprofit)
San Diego, CA 92111
Recruited by: Dennis Montero | Acting HR Manager - Recruitment/Talent | Neighborhood House Association See all my Jobs

  • Hiring Company: Neighborhood House Association
  • Industry: Nonprofit
  • Compensation: Hourly: $20-29/hr
  • Expires: Oct 17, 2019
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Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE:
Under the supervision of the center director, provides a safe and orderly environment and experiences that maximize the learning and development of each child at his or her own level and interacts with parents to facilitate problem-solving relative to meeting the needs of children and families. Adheres to the core values of the Agency; NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct for Early Childhood Practitioners and Professional Practice, Head Start Performance Standards; and required Head Start Competencies.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this position.
• Develop weekly lesson plans which integrate indoor and outdoor activities that are developmentally appropriate for preschool children, reflect an integrated Head Start curriculum and philosophy, and comply with the Performance Standards;
• Develop and maintain a safe and pleasing environment for the children, which facilitate their ability to grow physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually;
• Screen and assess each child using appropriate screening/assessment tools;
• Develop individualized educational plans for each child based on developmental assessments including identified special needs with concern for his/her interest, handicaps, special talents and individual style and pace of learning, and considering the individual child in relationship to his cultural and social/economic background in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards;
• Identify and refer children with special needs;
• In the absence of the center director, provides guidance of the center operations as assigned;
• Ensure that childcare routines are carried out in a manner that is prompt, hygienic, and consistent with good child development principles including routines related to bathroom use, hand washing, tooth brushing, eating and transitioning between activities;
• Complete daily health check;
• Ensure the safety of the children through continuous supervision, effective arrangement of space, proper maintenance of equipment, regular practice of fire drills and other emergency procedures, and operate the classroom in compliance with all childcare licensing standards;
• Supervise outdoor play environment and field trips; check daily environments safety, and select activities to be utilized for the individual development of the children;
• Provide emotional support and encourage high self-esteem in the children and parents;
• Maintain written documentation on each child in compliance with requirements for confidentiality;
• Prepare monthly reports on attendance, excused absences, daily sign in/out sheets, in-kind, CCFP meal count, fluoride tracking, health and safety checklist, milestones, child observation, etc;
• Complete forms such as Home Visit, Parent/Teacher Conference, Classroom/Center Meeting, training reports and agendas, Ouch Reports, Field Trip Requests, Lunch Request, and Field Trip Permission Slips;
• Conduct home visits and parent/teacher conferences;
• Participate in cross-component tasks where teacher roles are assigned such as: case management meetings; assist with parent education by assessing needs and participate in planning and attend parent meetings, program-wide recruitment and enrollment activities, work with community resources to identify child/family needs and refer to proper resources for assistance;
• Supervise and participate in the evaluation of the teacher aide, parents, and volunteers;
• Collaborate with the classroom family service assistant to ensure that the needs of the family are met;
• Assist in planning for transition of children to kindergarten by visiting schools, meeting teachers, developing children's portfolios; and identifying expectations for kindergarten to ensure that children are prepared to meet those expectations; facilitate preparation of food for meal time;
• Establish and maintain positive relationships with parents and involve parents in the planning and implementation of daily program activities as well as involving the parent in the education of their child by providing home activities that are developmentally appropriate;
• Ensure that children's bathrooms are clean and sanitary;
• Recruits families for the Head Start program as required by Performance Standards;
• Participate in recommended training programs, conferences, courses and other aspects of professional growth. Assist and attend public relation events sponsored by the school district, community agency, and/or program.
• All other duties as assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of:
• Knowledge of appropriate child development theories and practices;
• Adult learning principles and Family Child Care philosophy;
• Head Start Program Performance standards and other applicable regulations;
• Effective oral and written communication skills and knowledge of computers and related software programs.

Ability to:
• Ability to develop and implement effective lesson plans and skills in classroom observation and designing appropriate instructional strategies to meet the developmental needs of pre-school children;
• To create and maintain a safe learning environment for children and others;
• To supervise others and to work effectively with parents, family, family child care providers and community;
• Speak in languages spoken by the families that the program serves is highly desirable.

Training & Experience:
The following are typical ways of obtaining the knowledge skills and abilities outlined above. Bachelor’s degree in Child Development/Early Childhood Education (ECE/CD) or Associates degree in ECE/CD is required; Child Development Teacher Permit; a minimum of one year successful experience as a Child Development Center Teacher or equivalent teaching experience.

Training & Experience for Infant & Toddler Teacher:
Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development/Early Childhood Education, with at least 3 units of demonstrated coursework in Infant and Toddler and a Child Development Teacher Permit or higher; six (6) months or more experience paid or volunteer in a Child Development/Early Childhood Education setting. OR An Associate’s Degree in Child Development/Early Childhood Education, with at least 3 units of demonstrated coursework in Infant and Toddler and a Child Development Teacher Permit; one (1) year or more experience paid or volunteer in a Child Development/Early Childhood Education setting. Plus Training on effective communication with infants and toddlers and their families and other staff; training on safety issues (e.g., reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome); Must be computer literate.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATES:
Certification in pediatric first aid and CPR must be met within 90 days of employment. Must meet and maintain state law and county licensing requirements regarding employment in a childcare center (fingerprints, TB, physical, immunizations, Teacher permit or higher).

APPLICATION SUBMITTAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Please apply on the Agency website at www.neighborhoodhouse.org. Applications must be fully completed (per instructions), signed, and dated when submitted. Any applicable supplemental application questions and/ or certifications must be attached to the application at the time the application is submitted. All statements on the application will be subject to verification and investigation prior to employment. In order for your education or certification(s) to be considered, you must attach a copy of your official degree transcripts or diploma or foreign equivalency report and/or certification to your application. Please only submit the documents required.

NOTE: Only those candidates being considered will be contacted for an interview and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of job on a case by case basis.

ABOUT NHA:
The Neighborhood House Association is a non- profit organization. Head Start positions are funded in whole or in part by money provided through the State and Federal Government. Additionally, some Social Service Program positions may be funded in whole or in part through grant funds. Because positions and salaries may be funded through grants, and State and Federal funds ongoing employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these funds.

BENEFITS:
Eligible employees receive the following benefits:
• Vacation;
• Sick leave;
• 13 paid holidays;
• Two (2) personal days;
• Four (4) days annual bereavement leave;
• 401K Retirement Plan;
• Medical;
• Dental;
• Flexible Spending Account (FSA);
• Life & Disability insurance;
• Supplemental Life & Voluntary Products;
• Social Security;

**Medical and dental benefits are provided to regular employees who work a minimum of 30 hours per week.**

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD:
All regular appointees serve a six (6) month introductory period.

CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION STATUS:
In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Neighborhood House Association hires only U.S. citizens and others lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

This Job Announcement is not an offer of employment. The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any of the provisions contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Any person who is hired may voluntarily leave their employment upon giving proper notice, and may be terminated by the Agency at any time and for any reason. Any oral or written statements to the contrary are hereby expressly disavowed and should not be relied upon by any prospective or existing employee.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Please note that offers of employment are only valid if they are made by the Human Resources Department