Website Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties
Under the supervision of the Center Education Coordinator, this position is responsible for providing comprehensive services in compliance with program guidelines, policies and procedures. The Infant Teacher is responsible for integrating the curriculum by creating lesson plans, and developing individual learning plans to meet the needs of children, including observing, assessing, and documenting children’s progress. In addition, the Infant Teacher is responsible for maintaining active supervision of children, and providing ongoing communication with parents including home visits, parent conferences and other events.
Essential Functions (Not All Inclusive):
- Provides comprehensive services for children 6 weeks to 16 months of age maintaining compliance of the program’s guidelines and performance standards (including MN Rule 3, Child & Adult Care Food Program), and strictly adhere to the highest standards of confidentiality and ethics when working with children, parents and peers.
- Creates and implements detailed and comprehensive lesson plans appropriate for very young children using Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos, which include goals to achieve measurable outcomes based on observations and results of the program’s child assessment tool. Lesson plans will incorporate caregiving routines as well as learning activities. Lesson plans will focus primarily on child-directed activities, limited teacher-directed activities and will include caregiving and building of self-care skills (e.g. handwashing, eating, etc.).
- Closely partners with families to build relationships and ensure smooth transitions between home and classroom. This includes daily written communication provided to families regarding the child’s day, which must include successes, challenges, classroom routines, and self-care (e.g., diapering, napping, and what they ate at each meal).
- Promotes parent participation in all areas of the Head Start Program. Communicates opportunities such as volunteer opportunities in the classroom, center meetings and events, Parent Education activities, community events and resources, Policy Council and Advisory committees.
- Provides appropriate responses, using positive behavior supports, to typical infant behavior, such as biting with an understanding of the developmental nature of such actions and very young children’s attempt at communication through those behaviors.
- Undergo annual classroom observations (CLASS) that measure effective Teacher and child interactions, providing useful data to drive improvement. Observation scores must meet federal established guidelines.
- Obtain and maintain the program’s assessment tool certification (TSGOLD) within established program deadlines.
- Other duties as assigned.
- AA/AS/AAS Degree in Early Childhood Education or a degree in a related field with coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education required.
- BA/BS Degree in Early Childhood Education or a degree in a related field with coursework equivalent preferred.
- Must meet current educational requirement as specified in the Head Start Act.
- Required to provide transcripts and/or certification.
- Six months experience in an early childhood setting required.
- Experience with Early Childhood Special Education preferred.
- Head Start experience preferred.
Department: Head Start
- $21.71/Hr (AA) or $22.27/Hr (Bilingual)
- $21.82/Hr (BA) or $22.38/Hr (Bilingual)
- $21.93/Hr (MA) or $22.50/Hr (Bilingual)
Languages: Spanish, Somali, Nepali, or Karen preferred
- Salary increase at 6 months and 12 months (upon successful completion of probationary period)
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 40 Hours/Week, Full Year Float, and Seasonal
Posting Dates: 4/20/2022 – Until Filled
Community Action offers excellent benefits including generous paid time off (PTO),14 paid holidays, health, dental & life insurance, retirement, employee discount programs and more.
Community Action conducts criminal background checks at the time of hire. Some positions require additional fingerprint and photo verification. Not all backgrounds are a barrier to employment.
As a condition of employment Community Action requires all employees to be fully vaccinated or have an accepted exemption form completed upon hire.
Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance.