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Title

Substitute 

Category Education  
Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Substitute Teacher provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child can develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. To become the Primary Caregiver/Teacher when a regular classroom teacher is absent.
  2. To familiarize self with the day’s planned activities.
  3. To assist in implementing culturally sensitive educational activities that are developmentally appropriate for each child’s age and language in an individual or small group setting.
  4. To provide a warm, nurturing, loving and positive environment, using positive guidance techniques and upholding the ECS Discipline Policy.
  5. To develop nurturing relationships with each child which encourage his or her social and emotional development.
  6. To maintain all federal, state, local and accreditation standards. (These may include those set forth by NAEYC, APPLE, ECS, DCF and Early Head Start.)
  7. To follow policies and procedures regarding medical and dental emergencies, short-term exclusion of children, and the administration, handling and storing of medications.
  8. To ensure that safe practices are followed to prevent injuries to children or self.
  9. To maintain sanitation and hygiene procedures and participate in the maintenance of the center.
  10. To provide and encourage effective communication and relationships with families so that parents feel comfortable talking to staff about their children.
  11. To encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program.
  12. To eat with children, encouraging proper eating habits and conversation.
  13. Early Head Start - To follow infants’ individual feeding schedules, and hold infants who cannot sit independently while feeding.
  14. To communicate regularly with other staff in order to better serve children and families, including attending staff meetings, trainings, and sharing information.
  15. To have a cooperative, positive and supportive attitude within the program.
  16. To follow directions and assignments as given.
  17. To maintain appropriate record keeping, including maintaining children’s portfolios when covering for extended staff absences.
  18. To assist in kitchen and/or cleaning duties as assigned.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related marginal duties as required.)

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:

  • This position reports to the Center Manager.
 
Position Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or GED required and DCF 45-hour training and experience in a child care setting preferred

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of child growth and development as well as developmentally appropriate practices for children ages birth to 5 years.
  • Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children
  • Ability to exercise control and maintain appropriate classroom discipline
  • Ability and willingness to implement the approved curriculum
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and emotional maturity
  • Ability to build and establish collaborative relationships
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse staff and families
  • Demonstrates proper use of grammar and communication skills
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and abuse-reporting procedures
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to plan and organize work as well as maintain records
  • A willingness to learn and continue personal education

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Complete TB screening & physical before having direct contact with children. Renew every 2 years.
  • Commence within ninety (90) days and complete within 1 year of employment the DCF required 45 hr. training.
  • Complete on-line Food Handlers Course Serving Safe Food in Childcare within 90 days of employment.
  • Register and complete Infant & Child First Aid & CPR certification within 6 months of hire. Renew before expiration.
  • Complete 15 hours of in-service/professional development training hours each fiscal year (July-June).

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

  • Work involves constant visual supervision of children and tolerance of loud noise
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
  • Environment includes indoor classroom and outdoor playground

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:

  • Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
  • Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)

 
Full-Time/Part-Time On-Call  
Shift Days  
Tags ECS, EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, CHILDCARE WORKER, PRESCHOOL, TODDLER  
Salary Range $10-12.00 depending on credentials  
Travel Requirements  
Position Substitute  
Close Date  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Angelique Tripoli  
Number of Openings 5  
Number Filled 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Req Number EDU-20-00104  
Open Date 11/9/2021  
Location Clay County  
About the Organization Episcopal Children's Services is a recognized leader in early childhood education serving more than 50,000 children and their families in seven counties in Northeast Florida - Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, and St John's. In addition, ECS recently became the new Head Start/Early Head Start grantee in Marion, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lake, Levy, Citrus, and Alachua Counties. As a result, we now serve another 2,500 children and their families in these areas. Our talented, dedicated teachers and staff work proactively with children from birth to age five and their families to build a strong educational foundation.



Episcopal Children's Services (ECS) requires those hired into this position to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.


ECS will comply with Federal and State law in granting reasonable accommodations to employees who communicate to ECS that they are not vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Any individual seeking an exemption from this requirement must submit a completed request for accommodation form to the human resources department. Such requests will be subject to review and approval by the Company, and exemptions will be granted only if the Company can provide a reasonable accommodation in relation to the requested exemption. Note that approvals for reasonable accommodations are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis and availability of a reasonable accommodation is not guaranteed. This vaccination requirement is based, in part, on recently established government requirements. The requirement is also based on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine in protecting against COVID-19, and our shared responsibility for the health and safety of members, clients, and community.

 
EOE Statement We 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.  

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