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Infant Toddler Teacher

Position: Infant/Toddler Teacher
Program:   Head Start / Early Head Start
Supervisor:   Site Supervisor
Hours/Week:   40 Hours; 8 Hour Day including paid ½ hour lunch
Classification:   Non-Exempt/Hourly
Starting Rate:   $16.80-$19.00 (Depending on degree and years of experience)
     

Alameda Family Services

Alameda Family Services is a non-profit agency providing comprehensive services to youth, families and children in the City of Alameda.

Alameda Head Start/Early Head Start

Alameda Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides comprehensive services to qualifying pregnant women and families with children birth to 5 years of age.  Child development, health and family support services are provided through a variety of program options designed to meet the individual needs of low-income and at-risk children and families. 

 Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Center Director, Site Supervisor, and/or Assistant Site Supervisor the Infant/Toddler Teacher is responsible for providing a safe environment for children to thrive.  The teacher is responsible for working with a co-teacher in creating a safe and supportive learning for eight children, 6-36 months of age, at one of our childcare centers located within the City of Alameda. 

General Responsibilities

  • Ensure the safety of children and provide developmentally appropriate activities that are in keeping with the program’s curriculum and philosophy (Creative Curriculum, Anti-Bias Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practices, PITC and CSEFEL) and reflect and respect the individual development and diversity of the program’s children, families and staff.
  • Act in equal partnership with co-teacher(s) in planning and conducting child development activities, supervising meal service, and in assisting children in the classroom especially during transitions, and support parent engagement in their child’s learning.
  • Actively engage parents in their child’s school readiness by sharing information about the child’s progress, answering questions and working with parents in resolving issues in a positive manner.
  • Complete all required paperwork in a timely manner, including lesson plans, initial screenings, observations, ongoing assessments, referrals, individualized education plans, and  individual school readiness goals.
  • Work with, contribute to, and serve as a member of a multi-disciplinary team by encouraging and facilitating problem solving strategies; accepting supervision, and working closely with direct service staff, program management, agency administration, community partners, parents, coaches & consultants to ensure high-quality services and implementation of best practices

Knowledge, Skill, and Experience

  • Child Development - Associate Teacher Permit and at least 3 ECE infant/toddler units required.
  • AA/BA Degree in Early Childhood Development or related field preferred.
  • Experience in early child care setting or social service setting
  • Computer literacy - ChildPlus.Net and Learning Genie experience preferred.
  • Positive, professional and courteous work demeanor
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a team in a culturally diverse environment
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Equal Opportunity Employment

Alameda Family Services does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to: hr@alamedafs.org