Early Head Start Teacher

<strong>Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless!</strong>

Tampa, FL

Hillsborough County

<strong>A great place to live, work and play.<br /><br />Check out our&nbsp;complete list of openings <a href="https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/about-hillsborough/jobs" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here!</a></strong> http://hillsboroughcounty.org/en

keywords: position summary,reporting,quality assurance,training,performance,leadership,analysis,communication,knowledge,skills,education,experience

Full Time

Overview: Performs duties planning and implementing educational activities for infants and toddlers in the Early Head Start Program that comply with federal performance standards.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Plans, develops, and implements daily lesson plans that provide educational and enrichment activities for infants and toddlers that meet federal performance standards.</li> <li>Plans and arranges classrooms into distinctive learning areas that promote an effective learning environment.</li> <li>Screens and assesses infant and toddler aged children to determine developmental/educational needs and develops and implements individual education plans that comply with federal performance standards.</li> <li>Monitors meal and snack periods, classroom and restroom activities for toddlers, and playground activities to ensure a safe environment for infants and toddlers.</li> <li>Documents children's progress or lack thereof and completes all required manual and computerized forms and reports in accordance with federal requirements.</li> <li>Initiates referrals to the appropriate Lead Teacher by submission of required paperwork.</li> <li>Plans classroom activities for parent and community volunteers.</li> <li>Attends and participates in workshops and other meetings to acquire and disseminate information.</li> <li>Communicates with parents through parent conferences, written correspondence, telephone and home visits to apprise them of child's progress, upcoming events, classroom activities, individual education plan changes, and other relevant information.</li> <li>Conducts health checks on children for health concerns, including ringworm, head lice or other health conditions, and reports to appropriate nurse.</li> <li>Reports suspected child abuse and neglect to designated state agency.</li> <li>Plans, coordinates and oversees field trips for assigned children.</li> <li>Requests supplies and equipment to be ordered for use by children in the classroom.</li> <li>Inspects classrooms and grounds to ensure the safety, orderliness, sanitation and cleanliness of facilities.</li> <li>Discusses plans and coordinates concerns regarding the child and family with other Early Head Start staff.</li> <li>Performs First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as needed.</li> <li>Attends Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) training yearly.</li> <li>Performs other related duties as required.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <strong>Minimum Qualifications</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education or degree in any field with 18 credit hours in Early Childhood Education; and</li> <li>One year experience in teaching Head Start, Early Head Start, Pre-School, or Kindergarten-aged children.</li> <li>Or an equivalent combination of education (not less than a High School Diploma/GED), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted above; and</li> <li>Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Infant/Toddlers Course (10-hours); Or</li> <li>Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Preschool Course (10-hours); and</li> <li>Introductory Child Care Training (30-hours).</li> <li>Child Growth and Development (6-hours), Behavioral Observation &amp; Screening (6-hours), Health, Safety &amp; Nutrition (8-hours), identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (4-hours), Child Care Facility Rules and Regulations (6-hours).</li> </ul> <br /><strong>Job Specifications</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for infant /toddler education.</li> <li>Knowledge of behavior modification theories and practices relating to infant/toddler development.</li> <li>Knowledge of current educational techniques and practices relating to infant/toddler development.</li> <li>Skill in making presentations to groups.</li> <li>Skill in verbal communication.</li> <li>Ability to resolve conflicts between toddler-aged children.</li> <li>Ability to plan, organize and implement infant/toddler education curriculums.</li> <li>Ability to assume a seated position on the floor for extended periods of time.</li> <li>Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and develop logical conclusions.</li> <li>Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.</li> <li>Ability to prepare and maintain work-related reports and files.</li> <li>Ability to handle confidential information.</li> <li>Ability to use a computer and related software.</li> <li>Ability to follow established procedures.</li> <li>Ability to administer CPR and First Aid.</li> <li>Ability to implement safety procedures.</li> <li>Ability to work effectively with others.</li> <li>Ability to provide physical assistance in the transportation of special needs children.</li> <li>Ability to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds.</li> </ul>