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Lead Teacher I EHS Floater/Center Support
Job Code:2017-SM-CD-CD-LV-001
Department:Child Development Program
Location:Linda Vista - San Marcos, CA
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Range$14.79-$17.58
  
Definition:

Under direct supervision, will be responsible for planning, supervising, and implementing the education program in accordance with the policies, procedures, and philosophy of MAAC Head Start, and state and federal regulations as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Serves as a primary care giver to assigned infants/toddlers to provide respectful individualized care for infants and toddlers including feeding, diapering and holding.
  • Assists with assigning children to primary care group and planning of individualized transitions into care.
  • Partners with parents in order to provide consistent and culturally sensitive care through daily communication, as well as scheduled home visits and parent conferences.
  • Responsible for planning and implementing age appropriate individual and small group activities including both daily indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Responsible for the set up, tear down and clean up of indoor and outdoor play spaces.
  • Responsible for assuring that classroom and outside play areas are maintained to assure cleanliness and safety.  Includes sanitizing toys and classroom equipment and assisting with laundry.  Maintaining clean and sanitized eating, diapering, and napping areas and equipment.
  • Responsible for assuring preparation and serving of meals and snacks according to individual feeding plans.
  • Responsible for accurately documenting care and developmental activities on individual daily records and on record keeping documents for each child.
  • Responsible for accurate attendance and meal counts.
  • Lifts, carries, and holds children weighing 25 – 50 lbs.
  • Responsible for scheduling and completing home visits at times convenient to parents; developing Individual Child Plans and Family Development Plans for each child and family at Phase In, and updating the plans at least 3 times during the school year.
  • Attends mandated trainings, programs, conferences, and meetings.
  • Assists with personalized services for special needs children (specialized training and equipment provided as needed).
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

 


Qualifications/Skills/Education/Experience/Certification:

           Lead Teacher:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Twelve (12) units in Early Childhood Education (ECE), including core units required, and three (3) units in infant/toddler course work. 
  • One (1) year experience with children 0-3 years old in a child care setting.

    Lead Teacher I:

  • AA Degree with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education or Child Development with a minimum of twelve (12) units in Early Childhood Education (ECE), including core units required, and three (3) units in infant/toddler course work. 
  • One (1) year experience with children 0-3 years old in a child care setting.

     Lead Teacher II:

  • BA Degree with emphasis in Early Childhood Education or Child Development that would require a minimum of 24 units in Early Childhood Education or Child Development including core units required, and three (3) units in infant/toddler course work. 
  • One (1) year experience with children 0-3 years old in a child care setting.
  • Completion of supervised student teaching OR experience teaching preschool age children.

    Lead Teacher and Lead Teacher I and Lead Teacher II additional requirements:

  • Must have and maintain a State of California Child Development Associate Level Permit or a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.
  • Valid CPR, First Aid, and Food Handlers certifications must be obtained within first two months (2) of employment and maintained throughout employment (paid, designated training available through MAAC). In the event employees do not attend the scheduled training, they must obtain the cards through outside resources and costs will not be reimbursed. The certifications must be obtained and maintained within prescribed timelines.
Knowledge of:
  • Knowledge of local educational and community resources and their ability to be used in the classroom
  • Knowledge of early childhood education, child development, anti-bias education
  • Knowledge of bilingual language acquisition
  • Knowledge of Head Start policies and procedures desirable.

Ability to:

  • Bilingual (English / Spanish) speaking, reading, and writing preferred.


 


Union Membership ( if applicable):
This position is represented by Service Employees International Union, Local 221, CTW. Dues/deductions begin after 30 days of employment.