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Assistant Teacher/Caregiver 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Fresno EOC is reflective of all communities we serve.
 
About the Organization Diversity Statement
Fresno EOC is reflective of all communities we serve.

Our Vision for our Agency
As an entrepreneurial agency, we bridge the gap to self-sufficiency by providing opportunities and resources, as we initiate and partner in shared community efforts to improve the quality of life.

Our Vision for Those We Serve
Empowered individuals who thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities

Our Vision for our Community
Healthy communities with equal access to social justice, jobs, education and resources.  
Description

The Assistant Teacher/Caregiver will support the care-giving staff to implement all components of quality in the Early Head Start Child Development Center. Job duties include supporting the Teacher/Caregiver in: working effectively with parents, maintaining positive staff relations, developing age appropriate programs and caring for young children under the age of 36 months.

Assist in the fulfillment of the agency’s vision, “For Those We Serve,” by empowering individuals to thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Personal and Professional Behavior:

Adhere to all FEOC personnel policies and procedures.

Assume responsibility for continued professional growth.

Maintain excellent work habits (attendance, punctuality, time management, teamwork, etc.).

Maintain confidentiality at all times.

Early Childhood Programming:

Assist in the planning and implementation individualized developmentally appropriate curriculum as per Early Head Start Performance Standards.

Assist in developing age appropriate classroom environments that include displays of children’s work and attractive interest centers.

Assist in providing a discrimination free environment that makes understanding, acceptance, and respect for all persons an integral part of daily programs.

Assist the infant/toddler staff in evaluation/assessment of the developmental level of each child and integrate this knowledge into the daily program.

Assist in the completion observations/assessments of each child as required by Early Head Start regulations.

Participants in semi-annual ITERS (Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale) evaluation.

Facilitate smooth transitions between activities.

Health, Safety, and Nutrition:

Supervise children and staff at all times to maintain a safe environment according to Cal OSHA Guidelines (SB198) plan, Community Care Licensing and

Early Head Start Performance Standards.

Implement healthful practices within the classroom environment using universal health precautions.

Change diapers and assist with toileting on a regular basis.

Keep accurate emergency information and authorizations for all children.

Maintain first aid materials/supplies in the classroom.

Maintain current Infant/Child CPR and First Aid certification.

Implement Center’s plan for medical and disaster related emergencies according to SB 198 and State licensing regulations.

Communicate all family updates to the Site Supervisor/Center Director and other caregivers as needed.

Recognize the mandate to report suspected child abuse.

Working With Children, Families and the Community:

Treat all children and their families with respect.

Assist infants and toddlers to resolve conflicts by enforcing limits in a consistent manner and by helping children find the appropriate ways to deal with their feelings.

Keep parents informed regarding their child’s progress on a regular basis through informal communication and formal conferencing.

Promote advocacy for children and families.

Demonstrate a professional attitude and appearance.

Involve parents in center activities, Local Parent Committee activities, etc.

Supporting Positive Staff Relations:

Attend and participate in all required staff meetings, in-service trainings, and orientations.

Implement positive communication and problem solving skills.

Work cooperatively with other staff members (including the administrators of the program), accept supervision, and contribute to the effectiveness of the team.

Bring concerns/problems to the attention of the Teacher/Caregiver and Site Supervisor/Center Director in a timely manner.

Driving as needed to perform required job duties.

Organizational Tasks:

Obtain materials and supplies needed for instructional activities.

Complete general housekeeping tasks as needed.

Demonstrated experience with all licensing requirements and ensure that all procedures are followed to meet or exceed the standard.

Complete tasks on schedule and demonstrate efficient use of time and materials.

Consideration given to the needs of children and families in a sensitive manner.

 
Position Requirements

High School diploma or GED required.

Twelve (12) units of Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development (CD) including six (6) units Infant Development required. (Child Development
Associate Teacher Permit is required).

Must have valid California Driver’s License and automobile with minimum liability insurance by State Law. Proof of insurance will be required.

Infant/Child CPR/First Aid certification with at least 15 hours of training on preventive health practices required within 6 months of employment.

Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Hmong/Lao or others as required.

Physical examination, TB screening clearance and signed federal criminal record declaration are required within 7 days after employment.

Fingerprint clearance under Title 22 regulations, and criminal record statement, background checks as needed, and reference checks are required prior to employment.

Former EHS/Head Start parents preferred. Employment in Head Start is contingent upon approval of the Policy Council.

Demonstrate experience to communicate (verbally and written) in English (other language as appropriate) with staff, children and families in an effective manner.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Program/Dept. Early Head Start  
Salary $13.00 hourly  
Benefits Excellent Group Health Insurance, 13 paid holidays, Paid Vacation, Pension Plan, 403(b) Plan  
Keywords Fresno, EOC, nonprofit, early, head, start, assistant, teacher, caregiver, child, development, education, associate, permit, infant, toddler, childcare  
Division Early Head Start  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 4  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number EDU-17-00017  
Location Fresno- Early Head Start  
Flyers None Specified 

Work schedule/Overtime Required

Monday - Friday

7.5 hours per day

37.5 hours per week

 

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