Infant/Toddler Teacher

Alameda Family Services - Alameda, CA

JOB DUTIES

Classroom Teacher

  1. As a co-teacher, the Preschool Teacher will ensure the safety of children and provide developmentally activities that are in keeping with the program’s curriculum and philosophy (Creative Curriculum, Anti-Bias Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practices, PITC and CSEFEL) in alignment with the established Child Outcomes Framework.
  2. Respect each child’s individual development and the diversity of children, families and staff.
  3. Act in equal partnership with co-teacher(s) in planning and conducting child development activities, supervising meal service, and in assisting children especially during transitions.
  4. Ensure children’s health and safety and provide constant monitoring and attentive supervision.

 

  1. Provide support to children including but not limited to providing individualized care, managing challenging behaviors, toileting, diapering, nap coverage and administration of first aide as appropriate to training.
  2. Complete all required paperwork in a timely manner, including lesson plans, observations,  initial screenings, ongoing assessments, referrals, individualized education plans, and individual school readiness goals.
  3. Create child portfolios by recording observations, collecting samples and entering supporting documents and case notes in established data systems such as but not limited to ChildPlus, DRDP Tech, Learning Genie, etc.
  4. Contact parent when a child’s behavior is unsafe to self or others.  Notify Site Supervisor of call and action steps implemented.
  5. Work with local agencies to coordinate appropriate services to children, including children with disabilities and special needs.
  6. Conduct and record monthly emergency and evacuation drills
  7. Conduct Home Visits and Parent Teacher Conferences.

 

Parent Engagement

  1. Welcome parents and children to the site and work in partnership to support child transitions.
  2. Explain and clarify regulations, policies, procedures, and promote established goals and objectives.
  3. Promote the importance of consistent attendance and support parents in developing attendance goals and improvement plans.
  4. Share information regarding child outcomes and progress made in achieving developmental milestones and benchmarks with parent(s) during home visits and parent-teacher conferences.
  5. Actively engage parents in their child’s school readiness by sharing information about the child’s progress, answering questions and working with parents in resolving issues in a positive manner.
  6. Involve parents, as appropriate, in all aspects of developing, implementing and evaluating the classroom and child development activities.
  7. Assist parents and community volunteers in completing documentation of in-kind contributions.

 

Program and Agency

  1. Support and promote the agency and program mission and philosophy within the agency,   program and community, including following the agency and program lines of communication
  2. Comply with Community Care Licensing, Child Adult Care Food Program, State of California Department of Education regulations and Head Start Program Performance.
  3. Explain and clarify regulations, policies, procedures, and promote established goals and objectives.
  4. Discuss concerns, answer questions, and work to resolve conflicts in a positive manner to the benefit of the children, parents, staff, program and agency
  5. Actively participate in program-wide activities, meeting, events, trainings, and other professional growth and development opportunities.
  6. Work with, contribute to, and serve as a member of a multi-disciplinary team by encouraging and facilitating problem solving strategies; accepting supervision, and working closely with direct service staff, program management, agency administration, community partners, coaches & consultants to ensure high-quality services and implementation of best practices.
  7. Complete and submit time sheets, mileage reimbursement forms and requests for materials, equipment and supplies in a timely manner.
  8. Be flexible, organized and demonstrate strong time-management skills.
  9. Follow established confidentiality policies, procedures and mandated reporting protocols.
  10. Seek support as needed and accept guidance from coworkers, program management, program specialists, consultants and coaches.

 

Ongoing Monitoring

  1. Conduct daily health checks to ensure that children are well and inspect classrooms, entryways and outdoor space to ensure the health and safety of children enrolled.
  2. Review Daily Roster and Meal Counts at point of service to ensure accuracy and documentation of the actual number of children in attendance throughout the day.
  3. Review Medication Authorizations, prescription medications prior to use and monthly to ensure compliance with program policies and adherence to authorized procedures, use and expiration.
  4. Review Meal Modifications and ensure compliance during meal service.
  5. Assist in monitoring the quality of child development services being provided to the children and families in our care.
  6. Review child portfolios, screening, and assessments to ensure accurate record keeping, documentation, quality of service and compliance with Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) and other related requirements and/or regulations.
  7. Conduct and record monthly emergency and evacuation drills.
  8. Ensure implementation and assess the effectiveness of the Ongoing Monitoring System.
  9. Participate in the Annual Self-Assessment and Community Assessment.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • CDE-Associate Teacher Permit required.
  • AA/BA Degree in related field preferred.
  • Experience in early child care setting or social service setting required, Head Start experience preferred
  • Computer literacy required - ChildPlus.Net and Learning Genie experience preferred.
  • Positive, professional and courteous work demeanor
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a team in a culturally diverse environment
  • Second language skills are desirable

 

PHYSICAL JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Lifting of books and other documents weighing up to 20 pounds may be encountered in performing essential functions.
  • The ability to hold, carry and/or assist children weighing up to 50 pounds is often required.
  • Ability to understand and comply with Community Care Licensing regulations and Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Position requires occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

 

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Community Care Licensing and Head Start Performance Standards require a background check and clearance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ) background prior to employment.
  • A Health Screening Report completed by a physician, which includes your Immunization Record, Flu Vaccinations and current TB Test Results.

 

HAZARDS

  • Exposure to bodily fluids and infectious diseases.
  • Comply with emergency health and safety policies, procedures and protocols including but not limited to COVID-19 response services.

 

 

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Alameda Family Services offers a very generous benefits program.  Based upon a 40 hour work week you will receive a paid ½ hour lunch break, Medical/Dental/Group Term Life Coverage, 11 paid holidays per year, approximately 24 days of vacation (accrual calculation .0923 x hours worked ) and 12 days of sick time (.0462 x hours worked).

 

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

Alameda Family Services does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

 

How to Apply

send resume and cover letter to mboudreau@alamedafs.org

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Contact Info

Marianne Boudreau

Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Alameda, CA

Salary: 17.72 - 19.32

Posted On: June 8th, 2021

Agency Details

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ALAMEDA FAMILY SERVICES

Alameda Family Services is a non-profit agency that provides comprehensive supportive services to youth, families and children in the City and County of Alameda through several programs: Early Head Start, Head Start, Family Support Services, School-Linked Services, and Behavioral Health Care Services (Counseling and a Clinical Training Program).  The services include groups, developmental screening, home visits and mental health services for new parents and their infants; counseling for youth and their families; parent education classes: early childhood development and family services; coed anger management groups; groups for men involved in domestic violence; sliding scale fee counseling; school based mental health programs; crisis intervention, case management and other support services; and a training program for graduate/post-graduate psychology, MFT and social work students.

 

ALAMEDA HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM

Alameda Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides comprehensive services to qualifying pregnant women and families with children birth to 5 years of age.  Child development, health and family support services are provided through a variety of program options designed to meet the individual needs of low-income and at-risk children and families.