Early Childhood Job Center

Posting Date:
06/07/2017
Closing Date:
06/30/2017
Job Title:
EHS Infant/Toddler Teacher - Portland
Job Position:
Infant
Organization:
MHCC Head Start
Email Address:
not provided
City/Area:
Portland
State:
OR
Zip Code:
97220
Duties:

JOB SUMMARY 

Early Head Start infant/toddler teachers are responsible for planning and implementing safe and developmentally appropriate infant/toddler classroom experiences and home visits.  Guides and directs classroom staff and volunteers. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES                                                

Position Specific Duties

1. Provides and facilitates a developmentally appropriate curriculum and environment for infant/toddler age children.

2.Facilitates the development of self-control in children by using developmentally appropriate guidance techniques.

3. Implements the six Active Supervision strategies with children at all times.

4. Develops and implements an educational plan for each child.

5. Assesses the ongoing development and progress of children.

6. Develops and implements two home visits and two parent teacher conferences with families.

7. Provides primary caregiving to a group of four children.

8. Supervises and evaluates the daily work of classroom staff, student teachers and volunteers.

9. Maintains and updates records.

10. Provides child development, parent education and family support on home visits to families of infants and toddlers as assigned.

General Duties

1. Reports suspected child abuse in accordance with Oregon Statute and Head Start procedures.

2. Attends training sessions and participates in training opportunities.

3. Supports and encourages parent involvement.

4. Works as a team with community agencies and other staff in providing services to children and families.

5. Maintains the confidentiality of highly sensitive information.

6. Interacts with children, families and community members in a supportive and professional manner.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

1. Baccalaureate (BA or BS), or advanced degree (M.A., M.S., Ed.D.) in Early Childhood Education/Child Development/Early Intervention; with coursework in infants and toddlers and a Step 10 or higher in the Oregon Registry or

2. Baccalaureate (BA or BS), or advanced degree (M.A., M.S., Ed.D) in a related field such as Elementary Education, Human Development; Child Psychology; Special Education; Liberal Studies; Home Economics; Child and Family Studies; etc.(not limited to these degrees) with coursework in infants and toddlers and a Step 10 or higher in the Oregon Registry.

3. Two years of experience working with infants and toddlers in an early childhood educational setting

4. Experience working with diverse backgrounds of the College’s community, students and employees; demonstrated commitment to promoting access and diversity

5. Current driver’s license, insurance, and access to a reliable automobile during work hours for transportation to off-campus sites

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

1. Ability to lift 50 pounds on a daily basis

2. Knowledge of  infant/toddler child development

3. Knowledge of or ability to establish working relationships with staff

4. High performance through creativity, positive spirit, and multi-tasking

5. Skills in motivating, training and developing a high performing staff

6. Ability to work effectively with diverse internal and external stakeholders

7. High personal integrity and sound professional ethics

8. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills

9. Computer proficiency (in Microsoft Windows environment preferably)

Additional

1. Must be enrolled in the Oregon Central Background Registry prior to beginning employment and enrollment must be maintained throughout employment

2. Post-offer fitness for duty evaluation, must be obtained within 30 days of hire date:

3. TB screening

4. Health appraisal

5. Food handler’s card, must be obtained within 30 days of hire date

6. Infant/child first aid/CPR, must be obtained within 60 days of hire date

7. Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect training must be completed within 60 days of hire date

8. Introduction to Child Health and Safety training must be completed within 30 days of hire date

Desired Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or Early Intervention or

2. Bachelor’s degree in a related field with an Infant/Toddler Credential through the Oregon Career Development Center

3. Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or Early Intervention

4. Bilingual skills: oral and written fluency in English with fluency also in Spanish, Russian or another language that meets community/department’s needs

Instructions:

This position is open until filled. Please see the full description and apply via our website at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mhcc