Early Head Start Toddler Teacher-Cove North
Company: Hill Country Community Action Association
Location: Copperas Cove
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Hill Country Community Action
The Early Head Start Teacher is
responsible for the overall management of a classroom, ensuring
that the objectives delineated in the annual HS/EHS Service plan
are implemented. The Teacher will be knowledgeable of Texas Minimum
Standards for Licensing, and provide a supportive, safe, and
stimulating learning environment.
- Maintain a
calm, safe classroom and playground that incorporates developmental
appropriateness; create an atmosphere in which the children feel
comfortable and secure, reflecting the cultures of all enrolled
Observe the children at all times;
provide positive guidance to promote self-esteem.
Develop individual goals for
children, individualize one-to-one and group activities to reflect
the unique needs and strengths of all children, provide on-going
assessment on progress and facilitate transition into Head Start or
other pre-school settings.
Provide an atmosphere that promotes
and reinforces parental involvement, supporting them in their role
as primary caretakers and educators of their children.
Develop and utilize daily plans,
which reflect mandated elements, parental and cultural influences,
and promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive
development of EHS children; integrating all EHS components
according to the Head Start Program Performance Standards as well
as Hill Country Community Action quality Head Start
Follow consistent routines, including
hand washing, tooth brushing as appropriate, feeding, napping,
diapering and toileting, planned small and large group experiences,
choice time, activities such as music and movement, large and small
motor activities, and effective transitions between
Operate the classroom in compliance
with all childcare-licensing standards, paying particular attention
to standards prohibiting any form of physical
Work with appropriate agencies in
developing specialized planning for children/families as
Model team leadership; ensure that
the teamwork concept is upheld and implemented at the
Ensure that the arrangement of the
classroom provides a stimulating, clean, and safe learning
Responsible for documentation in of
the children's files in all content areas.
Complete Individual Developmental
Plans for each enrolled child; continue the on-going assessment
process, maintaining written or computer records on each
Supply a variety of materials and
planned activities designed to encourage individual and group
play.Job Description: EHS Teacher
Date: October 26, 2015
experiences that promote individual self-expression in
conversation, imaginative play, and creativity; offer a variety of
language stimulation activities.
Provide experiences involving
thinking skills such as generalizing, classifying, sorting, and
Make available a variety of
opportunities to help children develop and understand appropriate
relationships with others.
Provide continuous opportunities for
children to experience success.
Increase the complexity and challenge
of activities as children develop.
Contribute to the operation of the
center by participating in staff meetings and sharing information
gained through attendance at workshops and trainings.
Observe, record, and report any
child's behavior, sharing information appropriately with other
Show personal development and growth
by being relaxed, using a calm, quiet voice, being pleasant and
enthusiastic about the children, and by using self-control in
Complete required home visits or
center conferences with parents in conjunction with the Family
Perform any other duties as assigned
by the Head Start Program Director.
Bachelor's or advanced degree in early childhood education or
related field. (In order for a degree to be considered related, you
must have at least 9 college hours of Child Development or Early
Childhood Education on your transcript) or a CDA with an Infant and
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 2
year's employment in a licensed child-care facility. (Bachelor's
degree requirement: one year of experience in a licensed child-care
SKILLS: Strong leadership,
management, and organizational skills, as well as a thorough
understanding of developmentally appropriate practice. The Teacher
must have the ability to communicate in a positive way to all
employees and families, and seek solutions to misunderstandings or
problems. Must be flexible and have well-developed written, verbal,
and interpersonal skills. Must be able to provide guidance to
classroom staff, maintain records, prepare reports, and clearly
understand written or verbal instruction. Ability to organize,
manage, and control work flow. Ability to work effectively with
individuals from various ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, and
cultural backgrounds. Ability to identify, assimilate, comprehend,
and solve critical elements of various situations (initiate
solutions without constant supervision).
OTHER: Professional in manner
and attire. No record of a conviction which would contraindicate
employment. Must have a valid Class C driver's license and a
reliable vehicle with current vehicle liability insurance;
insurable under HCCAA's vehicle insurance policy. Every 2 years: a
TB test with a negative reading and a health physical screening.
Must maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications (collateral rather than primary
duty of this position). Must comply with all HCCAA Policies, and
maintain confidentiality and courtesy in all phases of agency
EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Must be
able to operate a computer and other office machines such as fax,
calculator, copier, and telephone.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Requires interacting with the children on their level at times (on
the floor), and also sitting, standing, bending, reaching, and
driving. May require lifting up to 40 pounds. Requires manual
dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as
computers, fax machines, calculators, telephones, and other office
equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and vision. Must be
able to react quickly (run after a child, immediately go to the
scene of an incident).
TYPICAL MENTAL DEMANDS: Must be
able to analyze the effectiveness of classroom operations and
choose the most effective course of action for the program at any
given point in time. Must handle new and diverse work problems on a
daily basis. Personal maturity is an important attribute. Must be
able to resolve problems, handle conflict, and make effective
decisions under pressure. Must have the ability to listen
objectively to people, perceive the real problem and assist in
bringing issues to a successful conclusion. Must relate and
interact with employees at all levels within the Agency. Bilingual
skills are encouraged.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Occasionally
called upon to work outside of the normal 8-5 working day, or work
odd schedules. Requires some travel to meetings as scheduled,
including in-service and pre-service training.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: Accrual of
sick and vacation time, hospitalization insurance, employee paid
group dental insurance, life insurance, long term disability
insurance, participation in the 401-k retirement plan after a
year's employment, 125 Flexible Benefit Cafeteria Plan, and paid
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