Head Start Substitute Teacher

Child Start Inc. - Fairfield, CA

Child Start, Inc.

Job Description


Job Title: Substitute Teacher                      FLSA Status: Non-exempt


Period of Employment:  12 months                         Hours:  40 hours/week 


Program/Department: EHS-CCP                           Revised: July 2015


Supervisor: EHS-CCP Program Manager               Supervises: None




Provides support to child care partners to facilitate optimum delivery of services in partnership child care centers and family child care homes.  Responsible for partnering with child care providers to further the emotional, cognitive and social development of Head Start children by implementing relationship-based, developmentally appropriate program services. 



  1. Encourages participation of children by initiating and demonstrating daily curriculum and interactive activities in accord with performance standards, regulations and Child Start values.


  1. Collaborates with partnership staff and integrates Early Head Start services into daily routines to meet the individual developmental needs of children.  Provides inclusion activities for children with disabilities.


  1. Contributes to understanding of individual child needs by utilizing data from screening and developmental assessments to implement intentional teaching strategies. 


  1. Implements program goals and philosophy in partner settings and through relationships with parents.  Works with partners and Child Start staff to generate parent engagement in both the child care setting and at home. 


  1. Promotes safe environments by practicing safe and healthy work habits, guiding staff, parents and volunteers, and maintaining orderly, clean, and appealing learning environments. 


  1. Works with partners to complete and maintain all necessary records and documents in compliance with performance standards and regulations.  Protects families and children by safeguarding confidentiality of personal information. 


  1. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing early childhood publications. 


  1. Helps improve services, efficiency and goal achievement through ongoing evaluation of operations and work processes.


  1. Reports any suspected child abuse, as required by law.


10.  Assures continuous care of children by assuming responsibility when partnership staff and/or provider are engaged in coaching/training sessions.



1.  Telephone, fax, copier, personal computer.

2.  Vehicle



Work is performed in partnership child care centers and family child care homes, using established service area plans, resource materials and the procedures and regulations of the program.  Frequent standing and walking.  Exposure to childhood illnesses and noise.  Needs to be present with children at all times.  Regular bending, squatting and sitting to communicate with children at their level.  Lifting up to 50 pounds.



A.   AA/BA in childhood development with at least 6 infant/toddler units AND two years of full-time experience in teaching low income, multi-ethnic preschool aged children.  OR

B.   Child Development Associate Teacher Permit with at least 6 infant/toddler units AND three years of full-time experience in teaching low income, multi-ethnic preschool aged children. 

C.  Effective interpersonal, communication, and teaching skills. 

D.  Ability to pass medical exam and TB test.

E.   Ability to obtain First Aid/CPR certification.

F.   California Driver’s License, required insurance, good driving record and reliable vehicle

       (upon hiring)

G.   Ability to learn/administer/work with:

      1.   A comprehensive child development program

      2.   Head Start Performance Standards, Title 22 licensing regulations and other related requirements of child development programs

       3.  Low income, ethnically and linguistically diverse populations

       4.  Universal precautions in a child development setting

       5.  Americans with Disabilities Act.


This job description is not intended to be understood to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.  Duties and responsibilities may vary depending upon agency needs. 





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Contact Info

Renay Ordonez

Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Fairfield, CA

Salary: 13.43 - 15.40

Posted On: December 5th, 2018

Agency Details

Website: www.childstartinc.org

Child Start Inc is committed to providing quality early learning and essential support services to vulnerable young children and their families.