Under the direction of the Center Manager, this person will be responsible for the overall monitoring and supervision of the children in the classroom. Plans, facilitates and implements a responsive approach fidelity to Creative Curriculum activities designed to promote social, physical and intellectual growth. Assess and develops individual and group activities to stimulate learning, according to each child’s development and learning approach toward their School Readiness Goals. Responsible for the completion of all required educational records, ensures care and supervision of children by maintaining a safe, clean and healthy learning environment. Must assure inclusion of children with IFSP Individual goals, encourage parents
as their children’s lifelong educators in the educational activities of the program by developing/enhancing their role as the main influence to their child’s development. This person may also assume the duties of the Site Supervisor during brief absences.
TRAUMA INFORMED APPROACH:
St. Anne’s values the dignity and worth of every person we serve. Employees are expected to support children’s emotional and social development by encouraging understanding of others and promoting positive self-concepts. All employees must have the ability to treat those served by our agency in a caring and respectful manner, mindful of individual differences and cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. As providers of social services, St. Anne’s employees work with clients dealing with complex emotional and mental health issues, many of whom are facing significant personal crises on a daily basis. Employees must remain aware of any personal emotions, transference, and/or countertransference that may hinder the ability to remain professional. As such, employees are expected to maintain composure during all interactions and crisis situations, implement a self-care plan, and utilize crisis communication to deescalate client crisis and prevent any serious bodily injury or harm.
General Floater Responsibilities
- Provides breaks for Teaching Staff.
- Supports all Classroom Teaching Staff.
- Substitute as needed and when appropriate as instructed by Center Manager and/or Early Head Start Associate Director.
- Prepares and/or serves meals and snacks; holding infants, sitting with toddlers to encourage social interaction, good nutrition, and performs housekeeping tasks.
- With support/guidance from specialists, ensure consistent implementation of short term exclusion & admittance policy in case of contagious illness of a child poses significant risk to the health and safety of the child and/or anyone in contact with the child. This includes notifying the parents in writing for specific reasons for the exclusions of their child.
- Discuss health topics including nutritious foods as part of the lesson plan.
- Must conduct two parent conferences and two home visits and be available for parents before and after class as well as during parent teacher conferences and home visits to discuss observations related to a child’s behavior and discuss strategies
- Accurately completes all assigned paperwork and documentation, on a timely basis, according to agency policies and procedures.
- Tend to infants’ and toddlers’ personal hygiene needs, during routines such as diaper changing, cleaning, feeding, and changing soiled or wet clothes.
- Works with parents to support the completion of ASQs, create IDPs (individual development plan) aligned with the ELOF for each child and develop activities that parents can participate in while at home that continue to support the child’s development
- Responsible for lesson planning and implementation of school readiness goals for each child based upon their progression documented on the DRDP 2015
- Record anecdotal notes – aggregate data using Child Plus data collection system to set classroom goals for all children and individualized goals for each child aligned with the ELOF
- Gearing the program to the needs of individual children with concern for their interest, disabilities, special talents and individual style and pace of learning. Individualize goals and instruction to support children moving along the development.
- Helping children become aware of their roles as integral members of a group. Being responsible for the ordered arrangement, appearance, décor, and learning environment of the classroom to Creative Curriculum fidelity.
- Conducting parent conferences and home visits, to build family partnerships and to support on children’s adjustment and behavior
- Ensure the smooth coordination of all classroom activities and staff and student interrelationships.
- Attending all staff meetings and recommended training programs and being responsible for a least three in-service meeting each year.
- Attending meetings and conferences of professional organizations appropriate for childcare center educators as assigned.
- Maintain regular, consistent, and timely attendance.
- Maintain confidentiality as required by St. Anne’s, licensing, HIPAA, and other regulatory agencies.
- Maintain current certification for mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect and serve as mandated reporter at all times.
Workforce Competency Expectations:
- Implement Creative Curriculum to fidelity
- Implement Infant and Toddler Environmental Rating Scales (ITERS) in classroom
- Achieve scores in Infant and Toddler CLASS that meet or exceed the national average
- Thoroughly understand and implement the Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) for each child.
- Must hold an AA in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field with 6 units in Infant and Toddler, and a Child Development Teacher’s Permit or California Child Development Center Permit.
- Education Plan – Teaching staff that only possess 3 of the 6 required Infant Toddler units will be allowed 12 months to complete the additional 3 units. Checking of this box will identify the teacher requires this Education Plan in order to meet this requirement, and must provide St. Anne’s official transcripts to verify completion of the class with a letter grade of C or better on or before their 12th month employment anniversary. Failure to do so will mean the teacher will not meet the requirements for the position and will be terminated.
- An Education Plan must be created /maintained if you are enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program and must complete units with a “C” or better at least three semester (4.5 quarter) units per year in Child Development or a General Education class required for the Bachelor’s Degree.
- If a candidate does not hold a minimum of a Child Development Teacher’s Permit, the education plan will include steps to obtaining a temporary permit prior to start date, steps to obtaining a permanent permit within 6 months of being hired.
- Failure to meet a. and b. above may result in termination.
- Two (2) years of experience working with infants and toddlers in a classroom setting, or two (2) years combined experience in the classroom and group settings with young children preferred.
- Must have knowledge of planning and implementing learning experiences for infant and toddlers that:
- Advances the intellectual and physical development of children that leads to improving children’s school readiness by developing their early literacy, appreciation of books, understanding of early math and science, problem solving skills, and approaches to learning.
- Establishes and maintain a healthy learning environment.
- Supports the social and emotional development of children
- Encourages family involvement of the children in a Head Start program and supports the development of relationships between children and their families as lifelong educators to achieve School Readiness Goals.
- Able to relate well to both children and adults
- Must have the personality and ability to provide leadership and stability for program continuity.
- Preferred experience or training in infant/toddler development, safety issues; and methods for communicating effectively with infants, toddlers, parents and other staff members.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California driver’s license, automobile liability insurance, and driving record acceptable to agency’s insurance carrier