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Early Head Start Teacher I

Requisition R039677 Market Baltimore, MD Department FSC-EHS-Early Head Start Grant - Co. 1901 Shift Days Schedule Full-time

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POSITION SUMMARY

The EHS Teacher will contribute to the planning and implementation of a developmentally appropriate educational program that will provide children comprehensive quality services that meet the individual needs of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers being served.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

1.  High School Diploma (minimum) required. AA Degree (preferred) in Early Childhood Education or Human Development with experience working in a licensed child care center working with young children.90 Hour Child Care Certification and 45 Hour Infant-Toddler Certification and  CDA required.Provisional acceptance can be given for applicants who do not currently possess a 45-hour Infant and Toddler Certification. Candidates must successfully obtain 45-hour Infant and Toddler certification within 3-months of hire and submit application for Infant and Toddler Child Development Associate within 6 months, as a condition of hire.Candidates that possess their 45-hour certification will be required to submit an application for Infant and Toddler Child Development Associate within 6 months, as a condition of hire.

2.  Have current medical evaluation/physical, including a tuberculosis (TB) screen within six months before the individual begins work in the Center.

3.  At least one (1) year of experience in the childcare field.

4.  Experience working with low-income families, youth, survivors of domestic violence, populations impacted by substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS and other diverse communities.

5.  Have knowledge of substance abuse and domestic violence, and its effect on families.

6.  Experience documenting client services in paper files and online databases.

7.  Knowledge of community resources for low-income families in Baltimore City.

8.  Computer literate – experience with MS Office Suite.

9.  Certification in CPR and First Aid required within six (6) months of hire.

10. Effective oral and written communication skills.

11. Ability to work flexible schedule (i.e. weekends, evening, holidays)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the health, safety, and well-being of all center-based children.
  • Assesses the development of children and sets goals for their development; plans individualized curriculum to help children meet the objectives.
  • Assists with providing coaching and guidance to staff to ensure the successful inclusion of children with special needs in regular classroom activities.
  • Communicates with parents and encourages their input regarding the growth and development of the children; participates in two home visits and two parent-teacher conferences annually.
  • Provides informal parenting education and facilitates the Nurturing curriculum to participants in the Center.
  • In conjunction with the Child Development Specialist and Lead Teacher, advises and guides other personnel (i.e., floaters, substitutes, volunteers, and Child Development Assistants) who work with assigned groups of children in the classroom, on the playground, and on field trips, as applicable.
  • Documents children’s growth and development using written observations, anecdotal records, photography, work samples, and assessment tools in hard copy and online database systems.
  • Accurately prepares, completes, and maintains all paperwork, including home visit forms, parent-teacher conference forms, lesson plans, attendance records, meal count as required by Federal Early Head Start Performance Standards, Maryland State Office of Child Care, funding agency, and any other sponsoring agency.
  • Reviews child’s master file, documents parent contact, and files paperwork upon completion.
  • Maintains a safe and healthy environment in the classroom and on the playground; reports safety hazards and/or equipment to the Child Development Specialist.
  • Follows health and safety procedures for hand washing, diapering, handling body fluids, sanitizing toys and equipment, administering medication, serving bottles and food, dealing with children’s illnesses, and supervising children.
  • Attends to overall attractiveness and order of the classroom and playground, including the display and rotation of materials.
  • Provides recommendations for supply and material orders, according to the Family Support Center procedures; keeps classroom storage areas neat and organized; reduces clutter in storage areas, in classrooms, and on playground.
  • Cooperates with other Center and program personnel in the delivery of all Early Head Start services, including health, nutrition, and mental health.
  • Works with individuals, groups, agencies, and organizations to advocate for families and to promote the program and its goals.
  • Assists with breaks, bus driving or monitoring, and other child development needs, as requested.  This includes running work-related errands.
  • Complete all required paperwork.
  • Reports directly to the Lead Teacher concerning the Child Development Program and other job responsibilities.

Bon Secoursis an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Work Shift:

Days

Department:

FSC-EHS-Early Head Start Grant - Co. 1901

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for  Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Ashland, Kentucky; Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com.

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Luis F., RN

I wanted to get into a career where I’m happy to go to work.

Luis F. RN
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