To execute 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.
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or a related degree and coursework equivalent to major in Early Childhood Education or Child Development required. Three units of infant/toddler course work required.
5 years’ experience in a child development program (0 to 3 preferred) working directly with children families and staff required.
Must have ability to use technology in an instructional environment and be able to successfully implement technology in presentations.
Acquire and maintain trainer of trainers' certification in Teachers Learning and Collaborating (TLC) techniques.
Acquire and maintain trainer of trainers' certification for Center for Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CSEFEL) Pyramid.
Work effectively with multi-cultural/diverse groups, have the ability to establish a positive relationship with staff, families and children.
Knowledge of different teaching methods and styles, and have the ability to provide specialized and individualized instruction.
Advanced skills in effective communication, both verbal and written.
Knowledge of principles of coaching/mentoring; experience preferred.
Knowledge of principles of child abuse reporting.
Maintain a valid California driver’s license, reliable transportation and adequate auto insurance as required 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.
Fingerprint clearance under Title 22 regulations required prior to first day of employment.
Physical examination, TB screening clearance and signed federal criminal record declaration are required within 7 days after employment.
Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Certification must be completed prior to first day of work.
Former EHS/Head Start parents preferred.
Employment in Early Head Start is contingent upon approval of the County-Wide Policy Council.
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:
- 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.
- The person submits a written statement from a licensed physician providing that the person has evidence of current immunity to pertussis (whopping cough) and /or measles.
- The person submits in writing declaration that she or she has declined the influenza (flu) vaccination. This exemption only applies to the influenza (flu) vaccine.
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While preforming the duties of this job, the frequency of activity is listed below:
The following activities are frequently (3 to 6 hours) performed: Sitting, walking standing, bending (neck), bending (waist), squatting, climbing, kneeling, crawling, twisting (neck), twisting (waist), simple grasping, fine manipulation, pushing & pulling, reaching (above shoulder level), reaching (below shoulder level).
The following activities are frequently (3 to 6 hours) performed:
Lifting/carrying 0 - 10 lbs. within worksite to a height no greater than 6 feet.
Lifting/carrying 11 - 25 lbs. within worksite/from car to worksite to a height no higher than 6 feet.
The following activities are occasionally (up to 3 hours) performed:
Lifting/carrying 26 - 50 lbs. within the worksite/from car to worksite to a height no greater than 6 feet.