# of Open Positions: 3 Salary Grade: 1 FLSA: Non-Exempt Employment Type: Full-Time Benefits: Yes Hours per Week: 40
Weeks Per Year: 52
Work Days: Monday-Friday Reporting to: Site Manager
Recommended Start Date: ASAP
To support and assist in the planning and provision of a program of educational activities that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of infants and toddlers. Assist in developing individual goals for children, providing on-going assessment on progress, and facilitating transition into Head Start or other educational school settings in partnership with parents.
Assist in planning and carrying out developmentally age-appropriate activities and experiences for infant and toddlers that advance all areas of children’s development (social, emotional, cognitive, and physical) based on the High/Scope Infant/ Toddler Curriculum.
Assist in planning and implementing daily lesson plans under the supervision of the Site Manager/Teacher.
Assist individual children in need of special attention and care, including changing diapers, toilet learning, feeding, and other attending to other special needs.
Assist in creating and maintaining a safe, inviting, and accepting environment for infant and toddlers and their parents.
Assist in maintaining appropriate and engaging classroom environments and actively be involved with children throughout the daily routine including the incorporation of positive, nurturing adult/child interactions that foster children’s social and academic development and learning as assessed. Assist in setting up the physical environment to meet the changing needs of infants and toddlers.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Schools/Professional: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk, sit, see, talk and hear, and use hands to manipulate. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb steps, stoop, bend, kneel, or crouch. The employee is required to supervise students requiring the employee to match walking speed that matches the student and may at times require the ability to run to safeguard students. The employee must occasionally lift (up to 50 pounds), carry, and move students. Employee must occasionally move equipment and/or supplies. The job is performed for the most part in a school setting with occasional outside weather conditions. The noise level is that of a typical school setting.
Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood; or enrolled in a program leading to an AA or BA degree in Early Childhood or related field with 12 credit hours in Early Childhood completed preferred; or
Minimum of a current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential
Minimum of 6 credits in infant/toddler coursework or CDA infant/toddler certification for Early Head Start.
Experience working with infants/toddlers and families preferred.
Ability to work with children with disabilities.
Ability to communicate and interact with children in a caring, responsive, and nurturing manner.
Working knowledge of basic internet applications and programs including Google technology and Microsoft Office Word and Excel. The ability to learn and utilize the necessary programs for this position.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.
CPR and first aid certified.
Good interpersonal and professional skills including but not limited to professional appearance, tact, punctuality, and dependability.
Ability to provide services for those persons facing economic, social, health, age, and educational barriers.
Ability to work independently or in a team environment (as deemed necessary).
Perform work in a manner that upholds Wayne Metro policies and procedures.
Licensing and Other Requirements:
Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Ability to travel to various sites.
Work Hours: Work to be scheduled Monday through Friday with specific hours to be determined by program needs.
How to apply - Wayne Metro’s Website:
If you are interested in this position and you meet the minimum requirements, please visit http://www.waynemetro.org/careers to submit an online application, cover letter and resume.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Founded in 1971, Wayne Metro Community Action Agency (Wayne Metro) provides essential services, diversified programming, and community resources to low- and moderate-income individuals and families throughout all of Wayne County. Over the last four decades, the Agency’s budget has grown from $100,000 to over $30 million while continuing to maintain a low administrative rate (8%) that allows $.92 of every funded or donated dollar to be utilized for direct client services.As a result of this outstanding programmatic and fiscal track record serving Out-Wayne County, the State of Michigan named Wayne Metro the Interim Community Action Agency for the City of Detroit in Spring 2013, with the designation becoming permanent in 2015. Today, Wayne Metro supports all of Wayne County with more than 50 programs with over 300 employees, and is proud to be one of the most innovative Community Action Agencies in the entire country.