Teacher (Early Head Start)

Baltimore, MD 21216

Posted: 04/13/24 Employment Type: Full-time Job Category: Office Job Number: 106349 Pay Rate: $18 - $20/hr

Job Description

Position Summary
                               
Under direction of the Child Development Specialist, a Child Development Teacher will plan and implement a high-quality child-development program serving children ages six weeks to three years, based on best practices and compliant with Head Start Program Performance Standards.
                               
Major Duties
The position duties and responsibilities listed below describe the general nature and scope of work. Other responsibilities, duties and skills may be required and assigned, as needed.
 
  • Assists with the care, safety and well-being of all children.                  
  • Assists with the implementation of a developmentally appropriate activities and information to address the child’s needs, guidance on home safety, nutrition, effective discipline, and constructive play activities.
  • Implements the activity plans for infants, toddlers and preschoolers and effectively enhances the development of children.
  • Provides informal parenting education to participants in the center.
  • Attends training required by sponsoring agency and Maryland Family Network (MFN).
  • Conducts developmental screenings and family needs assessments.           
  • Identifies and refers children with special needs for supportive services.
  • Maintains classroom environment and curriculum to Maryland Department of
  • Education (MSDE) and Head Start standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience
 
  • High School Diploma, associate degree in early child education preferred.
  • One (1) year supervised experience in a licensed childcare center. 90-hour Child
  • Care Certificate and 45-hour Infant/Toddler certificate and Infant /Toddler CDA required.      
  • Provisional acceptance may be given to candidates who complete the 45-hour
  • Infant and Toddler and Infant and Toddler CDA within a six (6) month period.                          
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be                            
    considered.
             
Other Requirements         
  • You must successfully pass a prescreening investigation, including employment and education verification, drug screening, physical examination, and TB screening 
  • Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position. Upon employment, you will be required to serve a 6-month probationary period.
  • All new employees are required to receive at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot in a two-shot series or be fully vaccinated prior to the date of hire.
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