Company: Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Job Title: Early Head Start TeacherFLSA: Non-ExemptSalary Band:
1Reporting to: Site ManagerDepartment: Whole Family Services -
EarlyScope:Responsible to plan and implement a program of
educational activities that promotes the social, emotional,
physical and cognitive development of infants and toddlers. Develop
individual goals for children, providing on-going assessment on
progress, and facilitating transition into Head Start or other
educational school settings in partnership with parents.Essential
- Utilizing the High Scope Curriculum, plan and carry out
developmentally appropriate activities and experiences for infants
and toddlers to advance children's development in all areas
(social, emotional, cognitive, and physical).
- Coordinate the planning and implementation of daily lessons
that incorporate children's individual goals, parent input, and/or
goals identified by an IFSP or IEP.
- Collaborate with teaching partner(s) and program staff to plan
for each child's progress utilizing developmental screenings and
assessments, parent input, support strategies, and
- Conduct and record on-going assessment of children through
observations, anecdotal notes, and screenings.
- Ensure the health and safety of children, families and staff,
per agency, federal, state and local policies, including active
participation in agency level Safety Committee
- Ensure no child is left unsupervised at any time.
- Work with and demonstrate a commitment, caring, and respect for
children and adults regardless of race, gender, age, and cultural
or ethnic background
- A self-starter with the ability to multitask to meet various
deadlines and complete tasks.
- Maintain an appropriate and engaging classroom environment. Be
actively engaged with children throughout the daily routine.
Promote positive adult/child interactions that foster children's
- Modify the activities and/or environment to meet the changing
needs of infants and toddlers.
- Plan and conduct a minimum of two parent/teacher conferences
and two home visits in accordance with Head Start Program
- Establish and maintain a positive communication system with
parents using various methods.
- Develop curriculum activities that reflect the
ethnic/multi-cultural makeup of the community.
- Promote family and community classroom volunteer opportunities
and document participation appropriately.
- Assist each child with diaper changes, toilet learning,
feedings, and other personal care tasks.
- Maintain confidentiality of information related to home and
- Provide activities that foster the development of positive
self-image and socialization.
- Conduct and record classroom equipment and supply
- Work cooperatively as a member of team with other program and
- Complete and maintain all required documentation i.e. home
visits, parent teacher conferences, CACFP, attendance,
developmental screenings, assessments and individual learning plans
in a thorough and timely manner.
- Comply with all licensing regulations and performance
- Promote parents as their child's "first and best teacher"
through such means as parent/child activities, child development
and child management information, use of classroom observation
tool, and parent trainings.
- Encourage families to attend trainings, parent meetings, and
participate in Policy Council.
- Assist in enrollment and recruitment activities.
- Actively participate in early childhood program employee talent
outreach, recruitment and retention efforts.
- Assist in generating non-federal match value through program
activities and collaborations for the Head Start program.
- Maintain a positive attitude towards assigned work, clients,
and staff, and a willingness to work with others.
- Further professional development by attending national, state,
and local meetings of relevance to program goals and complete a
minimum of 15 hours clock hours annually.
- Serve as an advocate for low-income persons in the community
through means that may include but not be limited to membership in
an advocacy group, participation in a professional organization,
and efforts to affect present community services in a manner that
would insure their greater availability or efficiency. Act as an
advocate for agency clients attempting to secure services or
assistance from other agencies.
- Ability and willingness to make home visits.
- Ability and willingness to continue personal and professional
growth and skill development.Physical Requirements and Work
EnvironmentThe physical demands described here are representative
of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of
this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk, sit,
see, talk and hear, and use hands to manipulate. The employee is
occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb steps,
stoop, bend, kneel, or crouch. The employee is required to
supervise students requiring the employee to match walking speed
that matches the student and may at times require the ability to
run to safeguard students. The employee must occasionally lift (up
to 50 pounds), carry, and move students. Employee must occasionally
move equipment and/or supplies. The job is performed for the most
part in a school setting with occasional outside weather
conditions. The noise level is that of a typical school
- AA Degree from an accredited college or university in Early
Childhood /Child Development education preferred;
- AA Degree in progress Early Childhood/Child Development, within
one year of completion and/or 18 credit hours.
- Education coursework that includes at minimum 2 courses in
early childhood that address the infant-toddler age group.
- Proficiency in a second language is a plus.
- Experience working with infants/toddlers and families
- CPR/First Aid Certified or ability to obtain
- Proficient knowledge of internet applications and programs
including Google technology and Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
The ability to learn and utilize the necessary programs for this
- Strong interpersonal and professional skills including but not
limited to professional appearance, tact, punctuality, and
- Ability to communicate effectively to individuals and groups
both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work cooperatively with supervisors, colleagues, and
all agency staff. Ability to provide services for those persons
facing economic, social, health, age, and educational
- Ability to work with children and families with
- Ability to communicate effectively with young children and
- Ability to establish positive and productive working
relationships with parents/caregivers.
- Ability to work independently or in a team environment (as
- Perform work in a professional manner that upholds Wayne
Metro's policies and procedures, including Head Start Standards of
- Comply with all policies/procedures, State licensing
regulations, Head Start Performance standards and GSRP standards.
Perform work in a manner that upholds Wayne Metro policies and
- Ability to represent the agency in a professional manner.Travel
- Ability to travel to various sites.Licensing and Other
- Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
- Must be COVID-19 vaccinated, or partially, with the ability to
complete within 30-days of employment. Circumstances preventing
vaccination, and corresponding accommodations will be reviewed and
considered.Work Hours:Work schedule is Monday - Friday, with
specific hours (and occasional Saturdays) to be determined by
department needs.Other Duties:Please note that this job description
is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of
activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the
employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may
change at any time with or without notice.
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity
Employer - EOE/M/F/D/V
Keywords: Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency, Taylor , Teacher EHS, Education / Teaching , Taylor, Michigan
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