Early Head Start Teacher- Williams center
Company: Southern Oregon Head Start
Posted on: November 22, 2022
A resume must be submitted to be considered for this
Full-Time, E xcellent Benefits and Paid Time Off
Starting Wage: $24.00 - $32.00 per hour, based on Education
Starting Bilingual Wage: $25.20 - $33.60 per hour, based on
The Early Head Start (EHS) Teacher provides child education
services to assigned children in duration services including child
growth and development, curriculum planning and implementation to
fidelity, and individualizing for children. This position partners
with the Family Advocate in providing seamless, integrated service
delivery to families. The EHS Teacher is responsible for meeting
Head Start Performance Standards, Office of Child Care Regulations,
and following the agency policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
I. CHILD EDUCATION SERVICES - CENTER
A. Follow all education policies and procedures and implement
curriculum with fidelity.
B. Ensure children are supervised at all times.
C. Provide developmental screenings and follow-up screening and
assist families with referral process to early intervention, as
D. Document ongoing observations and conduct child assessments with
E. Provide family conferences and establish child goals in
collaboration with families.
F. Plan and implement classroom environments that are rich in
developmentally appropriate individualized curriculum and reflect
responsive unhurried classroom routines supporting individual child
G. Debrief regularly with teaching team and Education support to
inform next steps in environment, lesson plans, teaching
strategies, team matrix, and child observations.
H. Support and facilitate the development of nurturing parent/child
relationships and actively engage families in participating in
I. Ensure Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) goals for children
with disabilities are incorporated in curriculum plans.
J. Collaborate with families in establishing guidance plans for
children with special behavioral needs.
K. Meet regularly with Family Advocate to consult on families,
support attendance goals, and support integrated service
L. Report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect in accordance
with state law and agency policy.
M. Maintain confidentiality of records and family information.
N. Participate in cleaning and organizing of classrooms and outdoor
II. STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
A. Engage in training opportunities and meet all agency training
requirements in a timely manner.
B. Participate in the development of a Professional Development
Plan and meet established goals.
C. Participate in mental health consultations and reflective
supervision sessions in order to more effectively work with
D. Engage in coaching, teacher learning communities and/or
professional learning communities as assigned.
III. INTERACTIONS WITH CHILDREN, PARENTS, AND STAFF
A. Must relate in a positive, nurturing way, both verbally and
physically, and be sensitive to the needs of children, parents, and
B. Must use quick, safe reactions and responses in dealing with
children or situations that involve children.
VI. WORK ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY
A. Maintain a safe and positive work environment.
B. Follow safety regulations, policies, and procedures.
C. Actively participate in and contribute towards promoting a safe
work place and environment.
VII. OTHER DUTIES
May be assigned other related duties as appropriate and within the
scope of general responsibilities for this position. However, this
job description in no way states or implies that these are the only
duties that may need to be performed by the employee fulfilling
this position. 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 which may be required.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS :
Education: High school diploma or equivalent required; and
Child Development Associate (CDA) credential required
Step 8 in Oregon Registry Pathways required.
Experience: Minimum of one year of experience in an early childhood
setting, or program working with pregnant women, or parents of
infants and toddlers preferred.
Certification/Accreditation : Enrollment in Oregon Registry
required; Certified TS Gold Interrater Reliable required; Current
CPR/First Aide (Adult and Pediatric) and Food Handler Certification
required (may be obtain at Head Start after hire).
Essential Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication
skills; high proficiency in the use of computer software programs
and data bases; strong leadership and effective group facilitation
skills; ability to apply sound understanding of infant/toddler
growth and development to parent/child activities; ability to
promote the growth and development of adults as parents; ability to
work with parents and their children warmly, calmly, respectfully
and in an encouraging and unhurried manner; ability to oversee both
small and large groups of parents and children; possess a general
knowledge of child nutrition, health, safety and special needs and
a general knowledge of community resources for families.
Bilingual EHS Teacher must possess sufficient language proficiency
to facilitate interpretation and/or translation of written data in
all forms and ability to provide accurate information to the public
requiring bilingual assistance; must demonstrate understanding of
inclusion of the Hispanic culture, language, values and practices
in all services provided.
Essential Mental Abilities: High initiative and ability to work
independently and as part of a team; able to prioritize, resolution
oriented; facilitate and/or manage multiple activities; Inform,
explain, and exercise sound judgment; demonstrate flexibility,
openness to change, and an understanding and acceptance of staff,
child and family diversity; ability to remain alert and productive
for extended periods of time; maintain confidentiality
Essential Physical Requirements: Ability to frequently lift/carry
up to 40 lbs a distance of 10 feet; run 50 feet in 6 seconds;
sufficient mobility and range of motion to perform intermittent
standing, walking, balancing, stooping, bending, crouching,
crawling, sitting on the floor, reaching, squatting or kneeling,
twisting and ascend/descend steps; sit for long periods of time;
frequently react quickly to the physical actions of children;
operate a motor vehicle; sufficient vision, hearing, manual
dexterity and eye-hand coordination to perform job duties.
Exposure to Hazards: Repetitive motion tasks, sitting for long
periods of time; unpredictable child and family behavior; hazardous
chemicals; contagious conditions; work with personal computer and
other office equipment; driving and riding in motor vehicles.
Working Conditions: Driving and riding in motor vehicles;
unpredictable child/client behaviors; work with personal computer
and other office equipment; possible exposure to contagious
conditions; occasional local travel.
EMPLOYMENT CONTINGENT UPON:
Pre-employment health screening as required by Agency and position
(may include but is not limited to: drug screening, a physical
and/or functional screening)
Criminal Background Registry enrollment
Valid Oregon Driver license
Proof of current personal automobile insurance in accordance with
Three (3) years DMV court print driving record
Approval to drive from Agency insurance carrier -----" requires at
least 21 years of age
REPORTS TO: Site Manager 0-5%7031728%
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