Infant Lead teacher

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/28/2018

Address

Seattle
WA
United States

Description

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Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) is a nationally recognized multiethnic nonprofit organization that provides award-winning services to refugee and immigrant women and their families in King and Snohomish Counties.

Job Announcement

POSITION TITLE:               Infant Lead Teacher       


PROGRAM:                        Early Childhood Education  


REPORTS TO:                    ECE Program Director    


STATUS/PAY:                    Non-exempt Regular Full-Time, (40 hours/week)



SUMMARY:

Provide a comfortable, secure environment for infants to develop and meet their emotional, social, intellectual and physical needs. Organize and present materials that are age-appropriate. Support infants in their home language while exposing them to English, maintain their culture, and feel comfortable in a pre-school setting. Provide information to parents on childcare techniques as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

·        Follow program policies, NAC guidelines and licensing guidelines.

·        Conduct program screenings and assessments to children; including ASQ, Learning Stories and Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum.

·        Identify and utilize children’s individual strengths.

·        Incorporate appropriate strategies to promote literacy in a dual language or multi-lingual environment.

·        Create a classroom language plan so every child will be linguistically supported in his or her home language plus supporting the development of English skills or other linguistic skills.

·        Consistently use Teacher and Child interactions and child guidance strategies that maintain a positive social/emotional atmosphere.

·        Support children daily with developmentally appropriate literacy, creative and physical opportunities with respect to their abilities to meet the needs of each child.

·        Provide opportunities for individual (adult to child) and small group interactions.

·        Be familiar with and implement the components of the Creative Curriculum and Soy Bilinque Principals.

·        Develop and display a daily schedule that creates a consistent routine yet allows some flexibility for emergent activity.

·        Maintain a clean, safe, healthy environment that is flexible and supportive to the individual needs of infants.

·        Write weekly lesson plans incorporating the teaching Strategies Gold Objectives and reflect the children’s linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

·        Write individual plans for each child based on observational notes, the developmental continuum, screenings, assessments and parent input (include C.C objectives).

·        Ongoing documentation in family files regarding issues goals and concerns of family and child.

·        Organize activities and materials that are age appropriate and meet the children’s emotional, cultural, social, intellectual and physical needs thru active, play-based, multi sensory learning experiences.

·        Document observations of children’s accomplishments that would support all teaching Strategies Gold objectives through the use of portfolio’s and learning stories.

·        Participate in initial parent teacher visit and 3 parent-teacher conferences a year.

·        Build positive relationships with parents and warmly welcome parents into program.

·        Attend training sessions and childcare meetings as required, including ECE training.

·        Write and maintain daily accurate records, documenting issues and progress of each student.

·        Assist with the preparation, presentation and clean up of projects and activities.

·        Inspect classroom equipment and materials daily to insure they are safe, clean and in good repair for children’s use.

·        Monitor children at all times (counts, during transitions; ensuring ratios are always maintain).

·        Maintain a presence of professionalism.

·        Use developmentally appropriate means of communicating with the children.

·        Assist with the maintenance of a clean, healthy and safe environment.

·        Respond appropriately to infants hunger cues; sit down with children and engage in meaningful conversations while feeding children, hold infant when bottle feeding and following USDA guidelines. 

·        Work in partnership with the classroom assistant and volunteers.

·        Work closely with mentoring coach; meeting weekly implementing recommendations.

·        Work with public health nurse and implement recommendations.

·        Work effectively as a childcare team member.

·        Perform other related duties assigned by Early Childhood Education Program Director.

·        Complete yearly a minimum of 20 hours of STARS training required for NAC accreditation.

·        Maintain Professional Development goals.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

·        Child Development Association (CDA) certificate or currently attending a CDA class which will be completed within one year.

·        Two years paid or volunteer experience working with infants or young children.

·        Must meet federal and state health and safety standards and maintain credentials for childcare (CPR and first aid; TB negative)

·        Current food handlers permit

·        Must pass criminal background check

·        Good verbal and written English skills.

·        Ability to push, pull, bend, reach, squat, stand and walk in a fast-paced environment. Able to lift a minimum of 45 pounds.

·        Ability to multi-task while maintaining a sense of humor.

·        Able to work flexible hours occasionally.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·        Completed CDA or AA degree in Early Childhood Education, and 2~3 years teaching experience in a childcare facility.

·        Two years teaching experience in a childcare center, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

·        Bilingual/bicultural


BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life insurance, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, 403(b) plan


CLOSING DATE: Open until filled




Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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