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Requisition Number 17-0040
Post Date 2/10/2017
Title Infant and Toddler Teacher
City Palmdale
State CA
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Teacher, Infant and Toddler

Want to work for a non-profit agency which believes in team work, having fun and achieving success? If so, CCRC could be the right place for you!

Do you want to play a key role nurturing and caring for Infants and Toddlers, supporting parents and families? Are you a proven early child development educator with experience helping a diverse group children learn and grow while also engaging with parents?

General Summary: Under the direction of the Center Director, the Infant and Toddler Teacher will provide care for infants and toddlers in a group setting.  Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program. Develop individual goals for children, provide on-going assessment on progress and facilitate transition into Pre-K or Head Start Program.  Provide guidance to teacher assistant in accordance with policies, procedures, and philosophy of CCRC Head Start 0-5.

This postion works part-year from August until May or June.

Successful candidates will need the following:

Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education/ Child Development, or related field which includes a minimum of 24 semester units in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.

3 units in infant/toddler development

2 years’ experience working with families and children in an Infant/ Toddler setting required. 

Hold a current California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Child Development Teacher permit.

Training and experience in the principles of infant and toddler development. Experience in infant and toddler assessments and curriculum preferred.

Ability to converse, write, and/or translate in Spanish or Armenian preferred.

Criminal Records (e.g. Live Scan Fingerprinting), Child Abuse Index Check, Sexual Offender Registry, Health and Tuberculosis (TB) test clearances required.

Hold a valid First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate upon hire or within 30 days of hire.

Show ability to have flexibility, maturity of judgment, and ability to work collegially.

Must have strong organizational and leadership skills. Respect each individual, child, and family.

Guide supervisees to a vision-centered action approach and upholding the values and principles of the organization.

Valid California Driver’s License, reliable vehicle, automobile insurance, and clean DMV record required.

Ability to maintain cooperative, diplomatic working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, families, and the community to work as part of a team, and collaborate with colleagues.

Ability to supervise pre-school children and ensure a safe environment including the ability to monitor and respond to events going on at all times in the classroom, outdoor play areas.

Ability to respond appropriately to an emergency or a crisis situation.

Ability to maintain all assigned workflow and a high level of customer satisfaction in a fast paced working environment.

Ability to develop an environment that is free of disruptive influences.

 

You will have the opportunity to:

Within a team structure, provide quality services for infants and toddlers enrolled in the Early Head Start center based program which include the following responsibilities:

Interactions with Children and Families

  • Implement a culturally, linguistically, and developmentally appropriate individual and small group activities utilizing lesson plan, daily schedule and classroom materials. Implement with fidelity the Creative Curriculum to encompass current program School Readiness Goals.  Follow daily indoor and outdoor activities to provide an environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the development levels, interests, and special talents of infant and/or toddler. Ensure and maintain a clean and safe indoor and outdoor learning environment on a daily basis. Sanitizing toys and classroom equipment, including eating, diapering and napping area as needed. Provide care for all infants and toddlers including feeding, diapering, and holding. Communicate regularly with parents, regarding each child’s progress. Conduct the required parent conferences and home visits to establish individual goals, classroom progress, and provide educational strategies at school and home. Assist with Transition into Early Head Start program and out of Early Head Start program.

Staff Relationships

  • As a direct supervisor in the classroom ensure the daily functions of the classroom, act as a mentor and guide teacher assistants in all areas in the education program including but not limited to delegating and rotating classroom responsibilities. Supervise, evaluate and train teacher assistant as needed. Provide leadership by example and follow CCRC vision principles for all teacher assistants and volunteers. Maintain communication and professional boundaries at all times with staff and parents.

Administrative Functions

  • Ensure reports required by the Agency and the State are adequate and timely. Maintain a system of confidentiality for records and information of Head Start families. Complete and submit weekly lesson plans and goals.  Collect observations for ongoing assessments to ensure child outcomes are meeting agency benchmarks. Read, analyze, and interpret data from the DRDP (2015).  Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices, effective teaching strategies, regulations, licensing, DCFS, and diversity application. Assist with generating in-kind.

CCRC is a one of the largest and widely respected non-profits in California. We cultivate child, family and community well-being through our creative, informative and supportive programs and services. Our 700+ member team serves over 35,000 children and families each month in Northern Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.

CCRC offers a comprehensive employee benefits package which includes:  Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, Life and Long Term Disability insurance, 403(b) plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Holidays including Winter Break, Paid Time Off, plus many other supplemental benefits such as, Credit Union membership and Professional Development Opportunities.

CCRC will consider for employment qualified applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.
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