TEACHER II & III (HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START)

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE ASSOCIATION - San Diego, CA

Basic Job Assignment:

 

Site Locations:

Area 1
Karen D. Love: 2230 East Jewett, San Diego, CA 92111

Area 3
Altadena: 3770 Altadena Ave. San Diego, CA 92105
Home Ave: 4111 Home Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105

Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor and/or Assistant Site Supervisor the teacher leads a classroom of toddler children. 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.

 

Employment Requirements:
The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, independent worker who possesses a solid understanding of appropriate child development theories and practices; the ability to communicate effectively with staff, managers, clients/ participants, and individuals of varying levels outside of the organization; establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of Association management, employees, parents, and others encountered in the course of work; create and maintain a safe learning environment for children and others; To work effectively with parents, families, and childcare providers and be sensitive to the needs of culturally and ethnically diverse groups; effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public; is well organized and is able to plan and prepare in a thorough fashion; has excellent written communication skills; and has demonstrated experience working with culturally and ethnically diverse, low income or no income clients and unique populations.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of an Associate degree from an accredited college or university; AND
  • Early Child Development Teacher Permit or higher; AND
  • Completed a course of 3 units of infants in toddlers (a grade C or better); AND
  • At least (1) one-year experience in a licensed Child Development infant/toddler setting; AND
  • Current Certification in pediatric first aid and CPR or the ability to obtain within 90 days of employment;
  • Must meet and maintain state law and county licensing requirements regarding employment in a child care center (fingerprints, TB, physical) as well as provide proof of immunity to measles and pertussis, and must obtain an influenza vaccination, or provide a medical exemption.

Example of Major Functions:

  • Develops and implements weekly lesson plans for Toddler children;
  • Interacts and socializes with children;
  • Provides a safe, nurturing, and pleasing environment for the children;
  • Screens and assesses each child using appropriate screening/ assessment tools;
  • Develops individualized educational plans for each child based on developmental assessments;
  • Identifies and refers children with special needs;
  • Ensures that child care routines are carried out in manner that is prompt, hygienic and consistent with good child development principles including routines related to bathroom use, diapering change, hand washing, tooth brushing, eating and transitioning between activities;
  • Completes daily health check; ensures 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; operates the classroom in compliance with all child care licensing standards;
  • Completes daily anecdotal notes, observations, work samples and gathers information to create a portfolio for each child.
  • Conducts home visits, parent teacher conferences, and inputs on PROMIS system and progress notes on child’s file.
  • Integrates activities that are developmentally appropriate for toddler children and that reflect the NHA Child Development Program, Early Head Start curriculum and philosophy, and comply with the Performance Standards and Title 5 Education Code;
  • Supervises outdoor play environment and parent engagement events;
  • Provides emotional support and encourages high self-esteem in the children and parents;
  • Maintains written documentation on each child;
  • In compliance with requirements for confidentiality; prepares monthly reports on attendance, excused absences, daily sign in/out sheets, in-kind, CACFP meal count; participates in cross-component tasks; works with community resources to identify child/family needs and refers to proper resources for assistance; supervises and participates in the evaluation of Associate Teachers, parents, volunteers and other classroom aides;
  • Must have computer skills;
  • Communicate effectively both oral and written;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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 6 months 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.

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

 

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.

How to Apply

http://www.neighborhoodhouse.org/career-opportunities/

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Contact Info

Human Resources Department (858) 715 - 2642

Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: San Diego, CA

Salary: 18.93 - 22.28

Posted On: June 4th, 2021

Agency Details

Website: http://www.neighborhoodhouse.org

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.