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Infant/Toddler Teacher (Ages 0 - 2 Years)

Company: Arkansas Early Learning , Inc.
Location: Rogers
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

MAKE AN IMPACT. CHANGE LIVES. END POVERTY.OVERVIEWWe believe every child deserves an opportunity to succeed. Arkansas Early Learning is a non-profit organization laser-focused on breaking down walls of educational and other injustices that exist for children and families in poverty in contrast to their peers. We break down these walls by providing windows of opportunity using the Early Head Start model. In order to meet the objectives of our mission, we are looking for what matters most - people - who share our purpose and mission to help children and families who are at a disadvantage. Being on our team at Arkansas Early Learning means you are passionate about your career and helping your community. You can make a difference every day in a child's life here. Do you have the right purpose to make an impact on a child's life and help them unleash their full potential while unleashing your own? Arkansas Early Learning is an equal opportunity employer.SUMMARYAs an Infant/Toddler Teacher, you will use the center's indoor and outdoor environments to create rich learning opportunities that build on daily routines and supports each child's individual development. Realizing that every word and action matters in the critical birth to three years of an infant and toddler, you will skillfully and intentionally create a bond of care and attention enabling the children in your care to learn and develop appropriately.SAMPLE OF POSITION REQUIREMENTSEstablishes a well-managed, child-oriented learning environment that is safe, healthy, interesting and attractive, and promotes the social, emotional, language, and physical development of each child.Provides leadership through active direction and actual involvement in the care, teaching, and training of children.Responsible for custodial duties of the classroom including sanitation and cleaning of all furniture, toys, supplies, and equipmentEnsures compliance with primary caregiving assignments for family goal-setting activities.Inventories all classroom equipment and supplies as instructed annuallyAssists in parent involvement and mobilization of matching/in-kind funds on a local level.Maintains a positive, cooperative working attitude with all Early Head Start staff, parents, and volunteers.Assists in emergency or crisis situations.Administer the DRDP Assessment on all children in accordance with the agency's schedule.Complete Individual assessment and outcomes as assigned by the Education Manager for the child's file.Complete required screenings according to the agency's timeline.Ensure progress in all areas of child development and early learning, outlined by the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.Enter child information and data into the agency's child tracking systems.Participate in a monthly tornado and earthquake drills and ensure children are participating and learning what to do in an emergency.Work with center staff in maintaining accreditation.Participate in annual Quality Approval visits.Follow all regulations and requirements as stated in Better Beginnings (Arkansas Quality Rating Improvement System). Participate in all required training regarding accreditation.Comply with any changes that result from a Better Beginnings monitor. QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Must have a working phone.Must have a valid Driver's License with immediate access to a legally insured vehicle.Must be able to drive an automobile, full-size pickup, and a van.Must maintain a current TB ScreeningMust consent to and pass state felony, Central Registry Check, and/or FBI background check when applicable.Must consent to and pass agency drug testingEmpathetic and caring Patient and kind Good at planning and organizing Creative and flexible Enthusiastic about learning Passionate yet pragmatic Able to have a sense of humor yet remain respectful of differencesEDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCEHigh school diploma or General Education Development certificate (GED) and Child Development Associate (CDA) credential (Infant and Toddler) required. Alternatively, a baccalaureate or advanced degree in any field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education with experience teaching children 0-3 (preferred), a baccalaureate degree in any field and has been admitted into the Teach For America program, passed a rigorous early childhood content exam, such as the Praxis II, participated in a Teach For America summer training institute that includes teaching preschool children, and is receiving ongoing professional development and support from Teach For America's professional staff, an associate degree in early childhood education or an associate's degree in a field related to early childhood education and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education with experience teaching children age 0-3.LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to parents, and employees of the agency. MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.REASONING ABILITYAbility to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed and involved written or oral instructions. COMPUTER SKILLSTo perform this job successfully, an individual should have general knowledge of a personal computer, Windows, Microsoft Word and Excel, the Internet and email software. In addition, an individual should be able to operate various office machines.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move 10-30 pounds, and occasionally 50 pounds. WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.FULL-TIME/PART-TIME: Full-TimePOSITION: EHS TeacherEXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-ExemptEOE STATEMENT Arkansas Early Learning is an equal employment opportunity employer and selects the best-matched individual for the job, based upon job-related qualifications, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected under state, federal or local law.

Keywords: Arkansas Early Learning , Inc., Rogers , Infant/Toddler Teacher (Ages 0 - 2 Years), Other , Rogers, Arkansas

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