Job Announcement: EHS Infant/Toddler Teacher

Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is looking for an Infant/Toddler Teacher for its small 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 further develop a unique program for serving parents, children and families with and without disabilities in Early Head Start.
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Early Head Start Infant/Toddler Teacher
TLG Early Head Start Center-Based Program
Reports To:

EHS Education Manager/Center Director

TLG offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, long-term disability, and life insurance

Work Schedule: Full time, full year.
Summary: Under the guidance of the EHS Education Manager/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 or enrolled in program leading to 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. Experience in child assessments, Infant/Toddler Curriculum and 2 years of experience working with infants and toddlers with diverse needs in a center-based program including children with disabilities.

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.
* Work in a cooperative, respectful and constructive way with co-teachers and other center staff, in order to maintain an environment that supports the socio-emotional development of children.
* Ability to apply Early Childhood Development theory in daily activities, and adapt to the individual needs of children.
* Develop and 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 focused 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 developmental baselines, ongoing assessments according to program benchmarks.
* Document all significant classroom issues, parent contacts and home visit
* Monitor and report child abuse or neglect.
* Attend meetings, trainings and appropriate professional development activities
* Open to coaching and improvement of skills and knowledge
* Assure general maintenance and security of facility and assist with inventory of equipment and supplies.
* Assure accurate and point of service meal counts.
* Support development of healthy eating habits for children and families through modeling, education, and encouragement.
* Assist in preparing and serving food to children, in compliance with CACFP regulations.
* Demonstrate knowledge of food safety and sanitation guidelines.
* 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:  Possession of either a legal California identification card, or a current valid California driver license with current personal vehicle insurance.  State regulations require a physical examination, current tuberculosis test, immunizations, and verified fingerprint and criminal record clearance before beginning work.

Through the Looking Glass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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To apply please fax or email resumes, with cover letters, to TLG
Contact: Megan Kirshbaum, Ph.D.
Re: Infant/Toddler Teacher
Through the Looking Glass
Fax: (510) 848-4445
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Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a disability 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 provide and encourage respectful and empowering services—guided by personal disability experience and disability culture—for families that have children, parents, or grandparents with disability or medical issues.” TLG’s staff includes culturally and linguistically diverse psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, developmental specialists, occupational therapists, a nurse, a childbirth educator, and early childhood educators.

Keywords: Early Head Start; Early Childhood Education; Early Head Start Infant/Toddler Teacher