Infant / Toddler Teacher - Project
Infant/Toddler Teacher - Project
Bargaining Unit: Local 1 - Family and Children's Services Unit
The Contra Costa County Community Services Bureau has immediate openings for qualified classroom staff in a full-day childcare and education program serving approximately 2500 low-income infants and young children and their families throughout the County. Under supervision of a Site Supervisor, the Infant/Toddler Teacher leads a team of instructors to plan, organize and conduct a full range of developmentally appropriate activities for children 0-3 years of age enrolled in the Head Start and Child Development programs. These positions require the ability to establish a nurturing classroom environment that promotes the social, emotional, cognitive, creative, physical and linguistic development of infants, toddlers and young children in cooperative involvement with their families.
- Plans and implements a developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive program, meeting needs of all children and families according to appropriate State and Federal regulations, policies and procedures
- Organizes and maintains a developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive learning environment; ensures a healthy, safe, clean environment both inside and out of the facility
- Provides nurturing routines such as diapering, dressing, and feeding infants and toddlers
- Assists toddlers with toilet training and development of self help skills
- Supervises sleeping infants and toddlers
- Collaborates with parents as the child's first teachers in building a relationship of mutual respect and cooperation; conducts conferences, home visits and communicates verbally and in writing as required and as needed
- Observes and records individual and group behavior and refers significant behaviors or concerns to specialists
- Monitors and maintains all appropriate records, documents and files, submit reports in a timely and accurate manner as required and follows confidentiality guidelines
- Uses required screening and portfolio assessment within required time frames and uses assessment to plan developmentally appropriate group and individualized activities
- Implements appropriate behavior management techniques and follows policy
- Models conflict resolution and problem solving for adults and children
- Models and provides appropriate guidance and leadership to other instructional staff and children
- Facilitates open, effective, and professional oral and written communication with families, staff and children
- Maintains commitment to training and continuing professional development
- Follows procedures for making verbal and written reports of suspected child abuse to Children's Protective Services and to others as required
- Reports unusual incidents to supervisors as required
- Complies with standards of conduct as required by Federal, State and County regulations
- Performs other tasks as may be required for the efficient operation of the comprehensive, integrated program
License Required: Possession of a valid California motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process.
Education: Possession of 24 semester units in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, including core courses, three (3) semester Early Childhood Education units in Infant/Toddler Care and Education and 16 General Education (GE) units; or an Associate degree or higher in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field from an accredited college or university, which included three (3) semester Early Childhood Education units in Infant/Toddler care and education.
Permit Required: Possession of a Child Development Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing or a Contra Costa County Temporary Teacher Certificate (CCC TTC).
Other Requirements: As required by law all appointees must successfully pass a physical examination and have fingerprint and tuberculosis clearances.