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Early Head Start Teacher
Allies for Every Child (formerly known as Westside Children's Center)

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Early Head Start Teacher

Allies for Every Child (formerly known as Westside Children's Center)

Job Summary

Wage
$18-22 per hour
Job Type
Full-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 29 days ago
Job Role
Preschool Teacher
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit
Job Schedule
Weekdays, Mornings, Afternoons

Job Description

FOR CONSIDERATION: Send cover letter, resume and unofficial school transcripts

AGENCY OVERVIEW:

Allies for Every Child (Allies) (formerly known as Westside Children's Center) exists to give at-risk children and children living in poverty the foundation they need to increase their life choices and lead fulfilling lives. For over 25 years, Allies has been providing thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education programs (including comprehensive Early Head Start services), family strengthening interventions, foster care and adoption services, and a range of vital, integrated services, including educational assessments, disabilities screenings, nutrition, dental and vision screenings, and pediatric health consultations.

JOB SUMMARY:

Allies is a comprehensive early childhood education program with a focus on school readiness for children zero to 3 years of age. Developmentally appropriate services are provided for children from low income families, zero to 3 years of age. The Early Head Start Teacher will provide daily educational services to children ages 3 months to 36 months in a center base setting. Overall the Early Head Start Teacher must ensure a safe and healthy environment which supports each child's development. The Early Head Start Teacher must ensure full compliance with all California State licensing and Federal performance standards regulations.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

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, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Responsible for the primary care of up to eight (8) children, including feeding, diapering, and overall care for infants and toddlers

Demonstrate respect and support for the child's background by incorporating the cultural, linguistic, and familial values and beliefs of the family into the child care environment and routines

Develop secure and loving relationships with children; demonstrate a willingness to experiment with different languages during daily routines and in a variety of settings

Provide for all areas of a child's development

Provide a classroom environment that encourages parent participation

Support parents as their child's first teacher(s)

Provide a developmentally appropriate and nurturing environment for infants and toddlers and document child's progress, attendance, and other requested information

Plan and implement daily lessons using program required curriculum and other resources which maximize each child's developmental ability

Integrate subject matter to assist children in making connections

Offer a balance between child-initiated and teacher-directed learning

Provide multiple opportunities for inquiry, problem-based learning, and other effective strategies that are relevant and intellectually engaging

Maintain an individualized feeding plan and monitor daily nutritional intake of children.

Administer and supervise nutrition and food service

Assist families with children's transition to preschool program or other child care programs

Maintain a clean environment and use proper sanitation procedures

Assist with the supervision of staff and volunteers for child care setting

Ensure the safety (physically and psychologically) and well-being of all children; and universal precaution use by staff

Monitor the sign-in and sign-out sheet for accuracy

Promote good health practices and contribute to the prevention of illness

Ensure the documentation of the child's daily health check and accurate reporting to the parent regarding the child's health status

Conduct screening and developmental assessments and maintain written records of each child's development

Address all factors, including health, disabilities, or family dynamics that may influence a child's school readiness

Maintain current and accurate records on each child

Must be able to administer medication to children and understand the proper dosage in center-based setting

Must report accidents and incidents verbally and in writing to the parent and supervisor

Exchange information and serve as a member of a trans-disciplinary intervention team

Participate in on-going in-service and educational development opportunities provided by

the Agency

In accordance with our "team" philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:

Must hold or be eligible for a Child Development Associate Permit Or

Teacher Permit issued by the state of CA Teacher Credentialing Office

BA degree in Child Development or related field, requiring transcripts

Six semester units related to infant and toddler development acceptable to meeting licensing requirements with passing grades of "C" or better

One (1) to two (2) years' work experience in a licensed infant/toddler or preschool center

Early Head Start experience preferred

Strong written and oral communication skills

Early Child Development knowledge and experience

Ability to use the computer to input developmental data

Ability to effectively plan, organize and implement educational activities

Ability to make decisions on behalf of children and protect their well-being

Must be able to manage confidential information

Fingerprint background clearance (DOJ, FBI & Child Abuse Clearance Index), or approved exemption

Successful completion of pre-employment physical and PPD risk assessment

Access to reliable transportation required

FOR CONSIDERATION: Send cover letter, resume and unofficial school transcripts

Full benefits package offered including employer contribution to: Health, Dental, Vision; 401k with employer match; Employee Assistance Program, Professional Development, sick leave, vacation, personal days for anniversary of employment and birthday.

Allies for Every Child actively seeks candidates who reflect the rich diversity of the communities that we serve. We are committed to a work environment that embraces and promotes individuality and inclusion. We believe that diversity and inclusion of varied perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences is essential to our organization’s effectiveness, and allows us to serve our clients in the respectful, responsive, and understanding way that they deserve. We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, geography, socio-economic status and other unique attributes that make us who we are.  

Allies for Every Child has achieved accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA). This means our programs, services, administration, and management have been rigorously evaluated and meet best practice standards. 

Business Overview

Our Story

At Allies for Every Child (Allies) (Also known as Westside Children’s Center), we provide thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education programs, family strengthening interventions for families at risk of abusing or neglecting their children, foster care and adoption services, and a range of vital, integrated services, such as disabilities screenings/advocacy, nutrition, parenting classes, counseling, bilingual domestic violence classes, dental and vision screenings, and pediatric health consultations. Our highly-trained and dedicated child development and child welfare experts ensure that each child receives the tailored supports that she and her family need to be prepared for success in school and beyond.

Our passion: At Allies, we are committed to breaking the cycles of intergenerational poverty, abuse, and neglect by creating a level playing field — providing children an environment that catalyzes their creativity and innate intelligence and teaching parents how to support their children’s physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development, thus preparing them for a life of learning. Regardless of economics or family circumstances, we reinforce in children the tools they will need to succeed in life (curiosity, optimism, self-control, resilience, and perseverance).

Guiding principles: At Allies, we know that families’ needs are deep, persistent, and specific to their unique sets of circumstances. Our work is only as good as our team’s expert knowledge and willingness to go above and beyond, their persistence in the face of obstacles, and their commitment to the idea that all children have the right to be safe, nurtured, and given the foundation to lead fulfilling lives.

 

Why Work With Us?

Full benefits package offered including employer contribution to: Health, Dental, Vision; 401k with employer match; Employee Assistance Program, Professional Development, sick leave, vacation, personal days for anniversary of employment and birthday.

Team Size

51-100 team members

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Culture & Perks

Benefits
Commuter Benefits
Health Benefits
Mentorship
Paid Time Off
Retirement Benefits
Training
Perks
Casual Dress
Parking Provided
Team Events
Workplace
Collaborative
Community Oriented
Diverse
Mission Driven
Professional
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