Job Summary and Responsibilities/Duties
This position works in our Early Head Start program which works with infants and toddlers up to age three (3). The classroom Teacher develops strong nurturing relationships with children and families. Teachers develop quality partnerships that encourage family engagement in their child's learning. Teachers provide children with a developmentally appropriate learning environment in preparation for school success. Teacher is responsible for meeting Head Start performance standards, following the agency policies and procedures, and Child Care Licensing rules and regulations.
Position Specific Duties
Child Education and Curriculum
Work directly with children (ages 0 - 3) individually, in small and large groups
Provide for their safety, guidance, and educational development;
Demonstrate skills and effective strategies in strengthening the parent/child relationship;
Plan and conduct educational program, which includes weekly curriculum planning, that best characterizes developmentally appropriate practice in the Early Childhood Education field;
Use assessment information to individualize the weekly curriculum to build on each child's prior knowledge and experiences in order to provide curriculum that supports learning and development;
Participate in the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) process for children with disabilities, and incorporate IFSP goals into weekly curriculum plan;
Ensure all components of the curriculum guidelines are included in weekly curriculum plan;
Understand and implement the Child Guidance Procedure. Provide classroom management and facilitate the social and emotional development of children by using the program policies and procedures;
Apply the principles of least restrictive environment for all children.
Creates an environment that reflects the values and norms of the diverse children and families we serve.Implement the six Active Supervision strategies with children at all times.Observations, Screenings, and Record Keeping
Conduct developmental screening and assessments for assigned children
Complete and submit within the required deadlines, including follow up
Take accurate, objective and complete observations daily on assigned children
Enter observation data into the data management systems in a timely manner, including parent observations as appropriate
Maintain accurate and timely written and electronic records/reports (i.e., meal counts, staff sign in, child attendance, etc.)
Parent Partnership/Family Engagement
Develop partnerships with parents in regards to their child/children
Conduct and document home visits/family conferences which are designed to strengthen parent engagement. Assist parents to increase knowledge in child growth and development in order to mutually establish individual child goals. Incorporate this information into child assessment and curriculum planning;
Participate in parent activities (i.e., parent meeting, family days, etc);
Provide brief informal training at parent meetings, as needed;
Work occasional evening hours as needed to accommodate program and family needs. (i.e., parent meetings, home visits, etc.)
Communication and Debriefings
Communicate, reflect and debrief with staff at Center
Attend and participate in staff meetings, planning meetings, and training;
Conduct/facilitate weekly planning meetings with classroom staff;
Facilitate open communication and promote group problem solving;
Participate in regular classroom team debriefings;
Participate in regular child staffings in partnership with Family Worker and/or Education Site Manager.
Maintains confidentiality in matters concerning CDFS families.Staff Professionalism and Education
Works assigned schedule, and exhibits regular and predictable attendance.
Participates in regular training and technical assistance activities.
Actively seek to maintain and increase competencies.
Coach and support teaching staff on all aspects of classroom operations (i.e., point of meal service, child observations, attendance, and circle time).
Serve as on-site educational resource for all classroom staff.
Interaction with Children, Parents, and Co-workers
Must relate in a positive, nurturing way, both verbally and physically, and be sensitive to the needs of children.
Must relate in a positive, supportive way, both verbally and physically, and be sensitive to the needs of parents.
Must relate in a positive, supportive way, both verbally and physically and be sensitive to the needs of co-workers.
Must use quick, safe, reactions and responses when working with children and families.
Must work to understand issues of difference, privilege and social justice, to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities and to cultivate a respectful, inclusive and accessible learning and working environment.
May be assigned other related duties as appropriate. This job description describes the general nature and level of work, but is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be required.
Report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect in accordance to state law and agency policy.
Medication administration (i.e., Epi pen, inhaler) and diapering as needed.
Maintenance of center facilities, equipment and materials.
Represent agency on various committees and projects.
Rides school bus as needed.
Minimum and Desired Qualifications
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
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; 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.
Two years of experience teaching preschool-age children
Current driver's license, insurance, and access to a reliable automobile during work hours
Experience working with diverse backgrounds of the College's community, students and employees; demonstrated commitment to promoting access and diversity
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or Early Intervention
Bilingual skills: oral and written fluency in English with fluency also in Spanish or another language that meets community/department's needs.
Additional Qualifications and/or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Must be enrolled in the Oregon Central Background Registry prior to beginning employment and enrollment must be maintained throughout employment
Post-offer fitness for duty evaluation, must be obtained within 30 days of hire date:
Food handler's card, must be obtained within 30 days of hire date
Infant/child first aid/CPR, must be obtained within 60 days of hire date
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect training must be completed within 30 days of hire date
Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety, must be obtained within 30 days of hire date
Prevention is Better Than Treatment, must be obtained within 30 days of hire date
Safe Sleep, must be obtained within 30 days of hire date
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and computer proficiency. Ability to apply the understanding of developmentally appropriate activities of children; meet and promote the social-emotional, physical and cognitive development needs of children. Ability to provide and model best practice in ECE and to facilitate team development. Leadership, staff training and supervision abilities.
Essential Mental Abilities
Must be organized, flexible and resolution oriented. Ability to multi- task, make sound judgments and demonstrate appropriate role modeling. Ability to maintain full and complete attention to children at all times. Ability to work as a team member and to be self-directed.
Essential Physical Requirements
Ability to lift/carry up to 50 lbs a distance of 10 feet. Ability to push/pull up to 50 lbs. a distance of 10 yards. Sufficient mobility and range of motion to perform repetitive standing, walking, balancing, stooping, bending, crouching, crawling, sitting on the floor, reaching, squatting, kneeling, and twisting for up to 8 hours per day. Sufficient stamina to perform job duties at frequency required. Ability to react quickly to the physical actions of children. Ability to perform physical requirements of bus monitor duties: Sufficient vision and hearing to perform job duties. Sufficient manual dexterity and eye- hand coordination to perform job duties.
Exposure to Hazards
Unpredictable child and family behavior, hazardous chemicals, contagious conditions, work with office equipment. Driving and riding in motor vehicles. Working conditions include indoor/outdoor environments, preschool center classrooms, playgrounds, offices, frequent local and occasional out-of-town travel. Working Conditions and Important Information
Work Environment and Safety
Maintain a safe and pleasant work environment.
Follow safety regulations, policies, and procedures.
Actively contribute towards promoting a safe workplace & environment.
Benefit information can be found here
This school year, full-time staff that work in-person with children and families received a one-time $600 stipend.
If you require technical support with your account or application, please call 855-524-5627.
The College reserves the right to request proof of degree or certification at a later date if these documents are required as part of the qualifications for the position.
Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background check as part of the employment process.
MHCC is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.
Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and interview process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.
Mt. Hood Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Anne Blumenauer at: email@example.com or 503-491-6142.
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