To plan and provide a program of educational activities that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of infants and toddlers. Develop individual goals for children, provide on-going assessment on progress, and facilitate transition into Head Start or other educational school settings in partnership with parents.
Plan and carry out developmentally 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 and the Head Start Early Learning Framework.
Create and maintain a safe, healthy, well-managed classroom environment that ensures the physical safety and emotional security of children.
Work with teaching team and program staff to plan for each child’s progress utilizing developmental screening skill checklist, parent input, support strategies, and observations.
Conduct and record on-going assessment of children through observations, anecdotal notes, and screenings. Consult with professional specialists and providers to implement recommended strategies, and make necessary accommodations.
Coordinate the planning and implementation of daily lessons that incorporate parent input, the child’s individual goals and progress, results of screenings, as well as goals set forth in an IFSP or IEP.
Maintain an appropriate and engaging classroom environment. Be actively engaged with children throughout the daily routine. Promote positive adult/child interactions that foster children’s development. .
Modify the activities and/or environment to meet the changing needs of infants and toddlers.
Plan and conduct a minimum of two parent/teacher conferences and two home visits in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards.
Establish and maintain a two-way positive communication system with parents through such means as newsletters, flyers, phone calls, emails or other electronic media, and face-to-face exchanges.
Develop curriculum activities that reflect the ethnic/multi-cultural makeup of the community.
Promote family and community classroom volunteer opportunities and document participation appropriately.
Assist each child with diaper changes, toilet learning, feedings, and other personal care tasks.
Provide developmentally appropriate educational experiences that include in- center trips.
Maintain confidentiality of information related to home and school environment.
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.
AA Degree in Early Childhood from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood /Child Development education preferred;
Education coursework that includes at minimum 2 courses in early childhood that address the infant-toddler age group.
Proficiency in a second language is a plus.
Experience working with infants/toddlers and families preferred.
Ability to develop, write, and implement a classroom curriculum that includes individual learning plans, and encourages the academic, social, emotional and physical development of children birth to three years of age.
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.
CPR and first aid certified.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.
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.