The Infant/Toddler Teacher is responsible for all aspects of the care and education for assigned children; provides direct delivery of center-based Early Head Start (EHS) services for infants and toddlers including physical caregiving, developmental assessments, and implementing age-appropriate curricula. Serves as the primary teacher for assigned children and ensures safe and healthy learning environments and individualized learning activities for enrolled children. Overall, the Infant/Toddler Teacher contributes to the CHS high performance culture by exhibiting our values and providing quality results that keep CHS as the premier provider of child, family and behavioral health support services.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Create an open, friendly, and cooperative atmosphere in which children and families feel comfortable and secure.
- Provide the safety of each child at all times through active supervision, effective arrangement of space and materials, and proper maintenance of equipment.
- Carry out childcare routines in a manner that is respectful, prompt, hygienic, and consistent with best practice.
- Observe children to detect signs of illness, injury, abuse, neglect, emotional disturbance, or other special needs, and report these signs immediately to the Center Director or designee.
- Operate and maintain the classroom arrangement, appearance, decor, and cleanliness providing compliance with all licensing, Office of Head Start (OHS), and other local, state, and federal regulations.
- Regularly observe and evaluate children's development and document progress on individual and school readiness goals.
- Plan and submit complete lesson plans, goals, and resources, as assigned.
- Plan and implement age- and developmentally-appropriate experiences that promote physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development through conversation, play, and creativity, both indoors and outdoors.
- Interact positively with each child throughout all aspects of the daily routine.
- Promote and nurture parent-child bonding and relationships.
- Inform families about their children’s experiences through daily contacts and regularly scheduled home visits and parent conferences.
- Serve as a role model for the children and families, treating them with dignity and respect.
- Complete all daily food service documentation as required by the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
- Maintain confidentiality with respect to children, families, and team members in accordance with established policies and procedures.
- Conducts screenings and assessments in accordance with the program’s Performance Standards.
2. Contribute to an engaging, positive work environment.
- Participate actively in departmental meetings, training and education, as well as the quality management process.
- Comply with CHS policies, procedures, code of conduct, contracts and other legal obligations.
- Assist with training other employees and providing back up when necessary.
- Pick up projects on the fly; perform other duties as assigned from time to time.
- Demonstrate the CHS Values in the performance of all job duties.
Education, Licenses and Certifications: All degrees must be from an accredited university.
- Child Development Associate (CDA) credential with Infant Toddler Endorsement or equivalent college coursework, required
- Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, preferred
- Bilingual, preferred
- Experience working with children ages birth to three
Please submit your resume at: https://careers-chsfl.icims.com/jobs/2926/infant-toddler-teacher/job
CHS is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA accommodation requirements should be requested (5) days prior to the event date).