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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

SUMMARY

Teacher/Caregivers are responsible for all components of quality in their Infant/Toddler Room. This will include working effectively with parents, maintaining positive staff relationships and development of age appropriate programs for young children under the age of 3. Job duties include the caring for all young children under the age of 3, according to the State of California Community Care Licensing guidelines and ensuring quality programming, safety, and understanding.

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties and responsibilities of this position are as follows:

Personal and Professional Behavior

Adhere to all Fresno EOC 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

Plan and implement individualized, developmentally appropriate curriculum as per (Early) Head Start Performance Standards.

Develop age appropriate infant/toddler environments.

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

Assist with screenings and assessments of the developmental level of each child and integrate this knowledge into the daily program.

Complete observations/assessments of each child as required by (Early) Head Start regulations.

Participate in ITERS (Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale) evaluations, and other aspects of ongoing

Self-Assessment and data analysis.

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 (SB190Plan) 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.

Provide program policy information to families upon enrollment.

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.

Encourage parent involvement 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 Site Supervisor/Center Director in a timely manner.

Supervise and assist in evaluation of Assistant Teacher/Caregiver.

Organizational Tasks

Obtain materials and supplies needed for instructional activities.

Maintain appropriate, current and accurate records.

Demonstrate familiarity with all Community Care Licensing requirements and (Early) Head Start Performance Standards to ensure that all procedures are followed to meet or exceed standards.

Maintain observations, screenings and assessments in each child’s file.

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

Complete general housekeeping chores as needed.

Travel for agency business using personal vehicle.

Maintain regular attendance and punctuality.

Work evenings and weekends as required.

Perform other duties as assigned

 
Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty, satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education

High School Diploma or GED

Teacher/Caregiver I:

Associate’s Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development (CD) with a minimum of three (3) infant/toddler units or an Associate’s Degree in a field related to ECE/CD with a minimum of 30 units of ECE/CD and a Child Development Associate Teacher permit. Three (3) infant/toddler units must be included.

Experience

Two years’ experience as a teacher/caregiver in a licensed center serving infants and toddlers.

Essential Requirements

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

Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Hmong/Lao or other languages as 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.

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

Immunized against influenza (flu), pertussis (whooping cough) and measles. The influenza vaccination must be obtained annually during flu season, August 1 through December 1. A person is exempt from the immunization requirements for the following circumstances

1. The person submits a written statement from a licensed physician declaring that because of the person’s physical condition or medical circumstances, the immunization is not safe.

2. The person submits a written statement from a licensed physician providing that the person has evidence of current immunity to pertussis (whooping cough) or measles.

3. The person submits in writing declaration that she or he has declined the influenza (flu) vaccination. This exemption only applies to the influenza (flu) vaccine.

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 -not applicable-  
Program/Dept. Early Head Start  
Salary $16.58 per/hour  
Benefits Generous benefits package that includes, health, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending, retirement plan.  
Keywords Infant/Toddler - Child Care - Zero to Three  
Division Early Head Start  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 2  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number EDU-18-00012  
Location Fresno- Early Head Start  
Flyers None Specified 

Work schedule/Overtime Required

Mon - Fri

8:30 - 5:30

May Vary

Occassional evenings and weekends

 

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