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Early Head Start Teacher

Company: Northern Rivers Family Services
Location: Schenectady
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Early Head Start Teacher Job DetailsJob LocationSchenectady-Bigelow - Schenectady, NY Position TypeFull Time Education LevelHigh School/GED Travel PercentageNone Job ShiftDay Job CategoryEducation POSITION OVERVIEWEarly Head Start Teacher Schenectady, NY $2,500 Sign On Bonus POSITION SUMMARY To provide a safe, clean, nurturing environment for children. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide a balance of open-ended exploration, teacher guided inquiry, structured activities, and sensory-based play; fostering childrens curiosity, engagement, reasoning, and problem-solving
  • Provide and maintain a safe, clean, nurturing environment in every classroom and parent room by establishing a tone that is comforting, strengths-based and supportive of every childs and parents feelings.
  • Demonstrate respect for families values, strengths, and culture by welcoming their contributions and participation, encouraging children to talk about their families, and designing learning experiences accordingly.
  • Foster teacher-child and child-child communication intentionally by facilitating mutual sharing and authentic exchange of ideas, thoughts and feelings.
  • Support the goals of the curriculum by planning and establishing distinct and child-accessible learning centers and changing material intentionally.
  • Monitor childrens progress per the goals developed by parents, self, and other staff and specialists, including those in IFSPs and IEPs by observing and documenting childrens play, conversations, routines/schedules, and work samples and through conversations with families.
  • Demonstrate respect for others by sharing information objectively and non-judgmentally and adjusting verbal and written communication strategies for different audiences.
  • Support other staff if assigned and demonstrate effective support skills by the ability to provide directions, work as a part of a team, and assuring the completion of records, attendance reports, as required.
  • Use information about children obtained through home visits, parent-teacher conferences, and other parent-staff interactions by incorporating this data into daily routines and interactions with children.
  • Participate in staff training according to program staff training plan and policies.
  • Report any suspected injuries immediately.
  • Assist with the planning and use of community resources to enrich the learning environment of enrolled children.
  • Maintain and model punctuality in all interactions with children, parents, team members and community volunteers.
  • Interact positively with and provide choices to children during meal and nap times.
  • Oversee and assist with classroom cleanup and follow universal precautions daily.
  • Assist staff in safely exiting children from Center during fire drills and any hazardous situations.
  • Adhere to agency and program standards regarding children and families confidentiality and maintain appropriate professional boundaries.
  • Lift up to 35 pounds. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
  • Associates degree in Early Childhood Education preferred
  • 2 years experience working with infants or toddlers CERTIFICATION / LICENSURE
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) ABOUT NORTHERN RIVERSIf you want a rewarding career where you make a positive impact on children and their families, we want to talk to you! At Northern Rivers Family of Services, we work together to make a difference in our client's liveswhile also strengthening our community. We are a family of human service agencies united in our passion to helping children, families, and adultsreach their potential. Northern Rivers coordinates the quality of care, depth of programs, and combined size and passion for the mission to provide care for more than 18,000 people each year in 41 counties throughout New York State . If youve got the talent, drive and desire to make a real difference in your community, you need to be a part of Northern Rivers Family of Services! Our employees receive generous paid time off, an expansive health care package, tuition reimbursement, loan repayment assistance, free training/CEU opportunities, and much more! Apply today to become part of our team! Northern Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. We cherish the unique contributions of our diverse staff, and are building a culture where everyone has the opportunity to do the meaningful work here at Northern Rivers!

Keywords: Northern Rivers Family Services, Schenectady , Early Head Start Teacher, Education / Teaching , Schenectady, New York

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