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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.
POSITION TITLE: Infant Lead Teacher
PROGRAM: Early Childhood Education
REPORTS TO: ECE Program Director
STATUS/PAY: Non-exempt Regular Full-Time, (40 hours/week)
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.
· 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.
· 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.
· 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.
BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life insurance, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, 403(b) plan
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
Minimum Education Required