|Job Announcement: Early Head Start Infant-Toddler Teachers|
Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is looking for an Infant-Toddler Teachers for its Early Head Start Program in Alameda County. TLG is a Berkeley based and internationally recognized program serving children and families with disabilities. This is an opportunity to help develop and implement what is expected to be a model program for serving parents, children and families with disabilities in Early Head Start.
Title: Early Head Start Infant/Toddler Teacher
Work Schedule: Full time, full year.
Summary: Under the guidance of the EHS Center Director, provides quality primary care giving for infants or toddlers in a safe and supervised early care and education setting; Promotes the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of Early Head Start children enrolled in the program; develops individual goals for children; provides screenings and on-going assessment; Follows all Head Start Program Performance Standards, agency policies, procedures and other applicable Federal and State regulations to successfully accomplish the TLG Early Head Start Program goals and objectives.
Education and Experience: BA/BS in Early Childhood Education (ECE); OR in a field related to early childhood education and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience working with infants and toddlers; Training and experience in the principles of child health, safety and nutrition and six units in infant and toddler. Experience in child assessments, Infant/Toddler Curriculum and 2 years experience working with infants and toddlers with diverse needs in a center based program which includes children with disabilities. Is familiar with the Program for Infant and Toddler Care (PITC). Early Head Start experience preferred.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Abilities:
• Dependable and patient.
• Supervise and monitor children at all times.
• Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for and deliver collaborative services across all components.
• Ability to apply Early Childhood Development theory in daily activities, and adapt to the individual needs of children.
• Develop an on-going understanding and implementation of Community of Care Licensing Title XXII regulations and Early Head Start Performance Standards.
• Utilize integrated curriculum plans, which reflect mandated elements and components, parental and cultural influences, and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of infants and toddlers.
• Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum into classroom activities to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their individualized education plans.
• Demonstrate knowledge of, and support in providing high quality learning environments in a center that is based on children's individual needs.
• Respond appropriately to crisis or emergency situations that may occur.
• Assess individual and group needs, attending to differences in needs and disability issues, specific interests, strengths and concerns.
• Prepare classroom materials to support developmentally appropriate curriculum plans; create and change learning centers and materials as needed.
• Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement in the classroom.
• Communicate regularly with parents, regarding each child's progress.
• Conduct the required parent/teacher conferences and home visits for the purpose of assessment and support, and to share information on classroom progress and educational strategies at school and at home.
• Document baselines, ongoing assessments according to agency benchmarks.
• Document all significant classroom issues, parent contacts and home visits.
• Monitor and report child abuse.
• Attend meetings, trainings and appropriate professional development activities.
• Assure general maintenance and security of facility and assist with inventory of equipment and supplies.
• Other duties as requested.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Bilingual, bi-literate preferred; English/Spanish or ASL and/or other language ability based on program needs.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: State regulations require a physical examination, current tuberculosis test, and verified fingerprint and criminal records clearance before beginning work. Child Development Teacher, Master Teacher or Site Supervisor Permit.
Updated: May 24, 2012
Through the Looking Glass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply please fax or email resumes to TLG:
Contact: Stephanie Seaborg,
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE DISABILITY COMMUNITY
Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a disability and Deaf community-based nonprofit organization in Berkeley, California. TLG has pioneered clinical and supportive services, as well as national training and research serving families in which one or more members -- whether parent or child - has a disability or medical issue. Since founding in 1982 TLG has provided infant mental health or infant/parent /family therapy and relationship-based developmental services. TLG's mission is: To create, demonstrate and encourage non-pathological and empowering resources and model early intervention services for families with disability issues in parent or child which integrate expertise derived from personal disability experience and disability culture. TLG's staff includes culturally and linguistically diverse psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, developmental specialists, occupational therapists, a family law attorney, a nurse, a doula, a childbirth educator, and early childhood educators.