Ibero-American Action League, Inc.

Summary:

Under the supervision of the Early Head Start & Disability Coordinator, the Teacher will plan, implement, and assess a language-rich, developmentally appropriate lessons for Infants & Toddlers which follows the Head Start Performance Standards, NYS Child Care Regulations and Ibero's policies and procedures.  The Teacher must be able to interact positively and respectfully with staff, parents, children, and colleagues, and demonstrate a commitment to the Ibero's mission.

Essential Functions:

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Reports directly to the EHS & Disability Coordinator
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationship with Ibero staff, staff from related agencies, community representative and parents
  • Performs periodic assessments to determine child's progress, plans and implements accordingly
  • Performs initial assessment of children to determine child's progress and update educational programs accordingly using the COR
  • Ensures the classroom meets required rating scale criteria
  • Prepares lesson plans which are developmentally appropriate and meets EHS standards.
  • Prepares individual goals for children
  • Ensures children safety at all times
  • Guides children in a positive and developmentally appropriate way
  • Communicates daily with parents to inform them about children's progress
  • Revises the curriculum and activities for the assigned area with the help of the Coordinator
  • Organizes and maintain classroom to ensure that it is pleasant, clean and safe
  • Prepares environment to enhance cognitive, social, emotional and physical development
  • Follows Ibero's childcare policies and procedures, NYS regulations and EHS standards
  • Provides a loving, warm, nutritional and clean environment
  • Socializes with children during activities and at meal using family style dining
  • Quietly speaks and guides children for calm transitions
  • Communicates concerns to Coordinator & FSA regarding absenteeism, health, suspicion of child abuse, neglect and/or maltreatment, developmental delays or inappropriate behavior among the children
  • Informs parents and Health Advocate of any health and/or disability concerns regarding children
  • Prepares reports as requested
  • Attends parent/teacher conferences
  • Makes home visits
  • Assign task to classroom break aide/volunteers
  • Completes all work in a timely manner
  • Attends scheduled staff meetings, parent meetings training's and center events as assigned
  • Keeps knowledge of children and families confidential
  • Continues to develop professionally
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the Education Specialist and/or delegates

Authority:

This position holds a relatively high degree of independence within the framework of the agency's policies and procedures. The individual must be resourceful and able to display initiative and decision-making regarding classroom activities.

Position Qualifications:

Competency Statement(s)

  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task
  • Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or job type
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate professionalism conforming to a set of values and accepted standards
  • Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others
  • Interpersonal-Ability/desire to understand others' attitudes/interests/needs/nonverbal behavior, listening skills, and understanding strengths/limitations of others
  • Leadership- Ability to Motivate, influence, and support others to accomplish team and organizational goals
  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely

Skills and Abilities:

  • CDA/AA degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Experience working with infants, toddlers, or preschoolers
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • Demonstrates knowledge of child development, early childhood education and appropriate discipline methods
  • Must have clearance through NYS Central Registry, good police record and health
  • Valid NYS license and access to own transportation
  • Must obtain a physical exam w/TB test, fingerprinting, and State Clearance
  • A combination of training and experience other than the specified, if judged to be adequate for the job, may be accepted by the President and CEO

Physical Demands:

The position does require occasional standing, squatting, lifting of up to approximately 40 lbs. And frequent sitting.

Ibero American Action League is committed to the policy of equal employment opportunity. This policy expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, veteran status or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.

Ibero-American Action League, Inc.
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