Position:  Infant Toddler Teacher - EHS Mt Pleasant
Location:  Mt. Pleasant, TN
Job Id:  526
# of Openings:  0

Teacher - Infant/Toddler
The employee works under the supervision of the Site Manager.  The employee will be responsible for the organization of classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled including the provision of activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development Practices, which will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing.  The employee will be capable of operating modern office equipment.   The employee may be exposed to dust, dirt, foul odors and other factors due to the breakdown of some equipment or systems. The employee shall adhere to the National Smoke Free Environment Policy Public Law 103-227, Pro-Children Act of 1994 and ACYG-PI_HS-95-04.
Grade: 7A
Salary Range: $14.82 - $20.09 (DOE&E)
Classification: Full Time (Non-Exempt)
High school graduate or equivalent with Infant Toddler CDA credential (Required)
AA, BA/BS in Early Childhood Education(Infant Toddler) or a related field(Infant Toddler) (Preferred)
Three years Early Childhood experience (Preferred)
Bilingual (Preferred)
Satisfactory physical examination prior to beginning work and every three years thereafter
Must possess a valid Driver’s License and current Automobile Liability Insurance.
Satisfactory criminal background check prior to hire and every 5 years thereafter.  Drug testing as required.
Essential functions of the job:
Ensure classroom activities are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
Ensure classroom interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
Complete and submit lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups according to procedures, including IEP/IFSP goals and objectives as needed.
Implement approved weekly lesson plan in the classroom daily.
Provide activities for families to support their skills as educators and that encourage developmentally appropriate learning for the changing needs of their child.
Prepare materials and supplies in advance for activities.
Complete and review daily experience sheets for each child throughout the day to keep parents informed about their child’s diapering, nap and feeding schedules.
Provide transition activities for each child according to procedure for children moving from room to room as well as into Head Start.
Ensure that Teaching Strategies Gold reflects accurate information on each child.
Gather, maintain and review data toward Outcomes and School Readiness Goals three times per year in Teaching Strategies Gold according to program calendar.
Use screenings, ongoing assessments, information from parents and other staff to meet the learning needs of each child.
Provide a daily balanced schedule of child initiated and adult initiated activities.
Ensure that modifications are made to include children with special needs.
Promote and respect children and families’ culture by providing experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
Learn and express key words in children’s home language.
Ensure that all screenings, assessments, and observations on each child are conducted/completed according to program calendar and Policies and Procedures; ensuring all required information is contained in each child’s file. 
Ensure classroom compliance with State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, CACFP, and agency policies and procedures.
Monitor and follow-up with TEIS/LEA referrals.  Follow Disability and Mental Health procedures and submit appropriate documentation (including Treatment Tracking) to Special Services Specialist.
Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns according to procedures.
Establish effective communication with families through monthly calendars, newsletters, home visits and parent/teacher conferences.
Complete daily health inspections and follow up documentation.
Complete and submit accident reports in the required timeframe.
Ensure sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily and assist in the daily maintenance of the classroom.
Mentor substitutes and volunteers.
Implement ITERS-R/ECERS-R improvement plan.
Ensure family style dining.
Conduct weekly home visits and engage families in planned activities during the summer months as assigned.
Participate in an on-going recruitment program targeting low income pregnant women and children with disabilities and complete applications for HS/EHS.
Secure and document in-kind contributions, volunteer time, and community support.
Attend training and in-service as assigned.
Ensure all paperwork is accurate and submitted timely.
Regular attendance and timely arrival to assigned work site.
Submit accurate and timely employee time, attendance and mileage reports.
Adhere to Agency’s HS/EHS confidentiality policy, professional ethics and standards, demonstrating work habits which comply with Agency Personnel Policies and Procedures.
Continuous enrollment in college courses toward a degree in Early Childhood Education in order to meet Head Start Standards and maintain passing grades.
Required Knowledge & Abilities:
Knowledge of Infant and Toddler growth and development, as well as Early Childhood Education and best practices.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the general public and fellow employees.
Ability to prioritize a complex workload.
Ability to understand and follow any oral or written instructions and make mathematical computations and tabulations accurately.
Ability to establish and maintain accurate records and methods for systematic reporting of statistical data.
Ability to travel extensively within assigned area.
Ability to promote a positive and encouraging work environment.
Ability to assist in other positions as needed.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs; run. 2 to 4 hours per day spent in strenuous physical activity, lifting up to 60lbs six or eight times in a 7.5-hour day.

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