$13.75 – $17.32 an hour
Early Head Start Teacher
Do you want to take your career working with young children to the next level?
To be successful, this person would need to have a high school diploma or equivalent along with an Infant Toddler or Preschool credential, or be willing to obtain it within six months, or a degree in a directly related field.
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$2,000 Sign-on Bonus
Paid Maternity Leave
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug, Vision, Supplemental, and Life Insurance
Paid Time Off Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Credit Union, Gym Discounts, & Student Loan Forgiveness
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The Center for Human Services (CHS) has provided exceptional opportunities for Missouri citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1955. CHS provides programs and services to assist individuals with disabilities and their families to meet their goals, and experience their best lives while living, working, playing, and becoming a part of their communities. As an organization, we are leaders in excellence, we have a steadfast commitment to solutions, we respect all differences, abilities, and similarities in our employees and clients, and we advocate autonomy!
The Early Head Start (EHS) Teacher has the primary responsibility to promote the social, emotional, physical, approaches to learning and cognitive development of each child in a safe and supervised educational environment. The EHS Teacher must involve parents in every aspect of program, working with them to establish both long and short-term goals that will assure the necessary readiness outcomes needed for school success.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Demonstrates respect for the capabilities, backgrounds and cultural differences of families, children, coworkers, and the public consistent with trauma informed practices regardless of race, color, religion, or disability by following the agencies cultural competencies and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethical Conduct
Collaborates with First Steps, as needed, for children with disabilities.
Develops and maintains respectful relationships with families and children to ensure the daily needs of children are met through responsive care giving practices and assures that the classroom curriculum adheres to research- based, sound child development and early childhood educational principles, while working with the families on goal setting and program engagement.
Implements curriculum that complies with Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF), Performance Standards, Missouri Accreditation requirements, state regulatory guidelines and Center for Human Services (CHS) policies and procedures that allows for the implements both individual school readiness and group lesson plans that reflect parent input and cultural relevance.
Provides non-supervisory oversite of support staff, subs, and new staff in reference to daily classroom management, such as but not limited to lesson plans implementation, classroom schedules, room arrangements and classroom safety to ensure all Head Start, state and accreditation requirements and ratios are always met.
Educates and works with parents to ensure all health requirements of children in classroom are up to date and all, screenings of children completed as required by state childcare licensing and Head Start Performance Standards
Ensures ongoing communication with parents through Procare, phone calls, home visits, conferences, distribution of newsletters, flyers, other information including organizing and assisting with monthly parent meetings that will help support and engage families in the program as instructed by supervisor.
Responsible for home visits, parent trainings and parent conferences as required to meet program requirements,
which includes meeting the needs of working families in the evening, if needed.
Serves as a resource to enrolled families in helping to identify, refer and assist families in making connections to other supportive agencies that will support families attain goals that where identification for the Individualized Family Partnership Plan and assists parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment and attain self-sufficiency.
During Home Visits, assists families in identification of their child’s School Readiness Goals, supports family’s observations skills and implementation of strategies for volunteering through co-teaching at home the child’s individual school readiness goals that support the classrooms learning objectives.
In consultation with supervisor and/or coach, develops own professional development goals and coaching/training plans and actively pursues those goals.
Additional Assignments and Specific Duties: if applicable
The common essential duties and responsibilities described above apply to all individuals holding this job title. The following individual duties as they apply to specific job assignment.
Handling stress well
Being able to relate to others.
Realistic goal setting for others
Respect for policies
Understanding motivational needs
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The information listed below is representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to complete the essential duties and responsibilities of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and meet physical requirements.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Include the physical requirements that the employee needs to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Some examples can be found below:
Travel as needed for Home Visits, meetings, training, or conferences, with possible overnight stays.
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and using hands to operate a computer.
The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach overhead on a daily basis.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.
REQUIRED EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED/HiSET) and at a minimum one of the following: completion of the Infant &Toddler CDA credential or Comparable Credential or a degree from an accredited college in a directly related field or the ability to obtain a CDA within 6 months of hire. Experience working with infants and toddlers is preferred.
Must attend continuing training classes designed to broaden professionalism, education and skills involving childcare and child development as required by Federal and State regulations. Credentials must be maintained as a term of employment.
Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
Strong computer skills
REQUIRED MISCELLANEOUS REQUIREMENTS
Must maintain Infant Toddler CPR, First Aid and AED certification.
Must provide valid driver’s license and proof of personal valid vehicle insurance.
A medical exam and TB Assessment is required prior to hire and again every 5 years.
Background screening to include fingerprinting is required prior to hire and again every 5 years
Knowledge of UKG platform, ChildPlus, Creative Curriculum, DRDP and Head Start Performance standards preferred.
SHIFTS: FT (35 hrs./wk.) Mon-Fri: TBD
BENEFITS: CHS offers best-in-industry benefits. Click here to view our Benefits guide for more details
Center for Human Services/Chariton Valley Association provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This statement applies throughout the life cycle of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at 660-826-4401 ext. 553 or 660-665-1111 ask for HR.
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