EHS-CCP Teacher - Infant/Toddler
TOFMHS EHS-CCP Partners
Job Description/ Duties:
The Early Head Start Teacher is the primary caregiver for four infant/toddlers. The Teacher works with all service areas and classroom staff and volunteers to ensure safe, supervised, successful, nurturing experiences for infants and toddlers. The Teacher also works with the parents to set goals for their child in the program, recognizing the parents as the most important influence in the lives of their children. Maintain on-going contact with families and work with all other components (health, nutrition, family services, mental health services, disability services, parent engagement) to integrate services into the family setting. The classroom will exemplify the Early Head Start goals for providing infants and toddlers with classroom experiences that will help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically.
- Perform the functions of this position with a strong understanding of Federal Head Start Performance Standards, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethical Conduct, State of Michigan licensing requirements, Grantee EHS-CCP Contract and policies and procedures, and the Partner’s policies and procedures
- Maintain the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential or secure a CDA within specified time frame as given by the Grantee and the EHS-CCP Partner using a Professional Development Plan according to the Credentialing Agreement with the EHS-CCP.
- Maintains all certifications and credentials including, but not limited to Infant/Toddler First Aid, Infant/Toddler CPR, Mandated Reporter and Medication Dispensing
- Creates an atmosphere that is welcoming to parents and families by greeting them daily, inviting them to participate in activities and providing information on how they can be involved with their child’s growth process.
- Actively participates in the development and implementation of Professional Development Goals with EHS-CCP supervisor and assistance from Grantee Education and Human Resources Specialists;
- Provide and maintain a safe and healthy developmentally appropriate environment;
- Conducts the daily health and environment check list;
- Implement High Scope curricula in the classroom;
- Maintain accurate written records, electronic records using the Grantee selected database ChildPlus, including assessments, Disabilities/IEP documentation, screening instruments, anecdotal observations, documentation demonstrating the child is prepared for transition to Head Start, and parent/teacher conference and other required forms; and
- Guide and facilitate activities of the children, including daily activities and selecting and arranging equipment and materials in the classroom.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.
- The minimum of an Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential;
- Knowledge and experience with the basic principles of child development.
- Ability to complete a physical examination within the past 12 months; ability to pass a tuberculosis (TB) test within the past 12 months; completion of a State of Michigan Police ICHAT background check; and completion of a State of Michigan Child Protective Services (CPS) clearance.
- Emotional maturity, willingness to cooperate with the aims of the program, respect for children and adults, flexibility, and patience.
How to Apply:
Please note that TOFMHS will not be your employer if selected for employment. You will be hired by one of Partners listed below.
You may apply for a Teaching position with one or several of our six (6) Partners
- Angel Land
- Nest Care
- Pencil Palace
- Little Scholars – Woodward
- Little Scholars – Grand River
- Little Scholars – Fenkell
- C.O.T.S. – Bright Beginnings
- Lil Brilliant Mindz
by sending your cover letter, resume and any other supporting documentation to support your application to HR@tofmhs.org.
We look forward to receiving your information and you joining the TOFMHS Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) Team!