Volunteers of America SW
  • 02-Apr-2018 to 31-Jul-2018 (PST)
  • Fontana, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, dental, vision, 403(b)


About Us:

We are a faith-based social service organization.  Our skilled professionals and volunteers help to turnaround the lives of the most vulnerable in our community through over 20 unique education, housing, and behavioral health programs.  Through these programs and services we inspire hope and provide skills that result in an improved quality of life for homeless and disabled veterans, adults with addiction and mental health disorders, children, and low income seniors and families.  Please partner with us in transforming these lives in our community.

If you are interested in inspiring hope through service and providing individuals and families with the tools to improve their quality of life, than Volunteers of America is the place for you! We are looking to fill twenty-four Preschool Teacher positions for our new Fontana, California location.

Job Opportunity:

Under supervision of the Center Coordinator, the Preschool Teacher leads and shares responsibility for planning, organizing, and implementing the care, development, and education of typically and atypically developing infants and toddlers (birth-age 3) and Preschool aged children with other Teachers and Associate Teachers. They are accountable for implementing quality early education and care program and developing positive relationships with children, parents, and families. Teachers fully comply with the policies and procedures of Volunteers of America-Southwest California Corp., Early Head Start Program Standards and Regulations, State Department of Education, Child Development Division Funding terms and conditions, Title 5 regulations and Title 22 Community Care Licensing regulations.

Job Duties:

  • Ensures the safety of every child placed in the center. Adheres to the parent's list of approved adults to pick up children and does not allow any child to leave their care without the individual presenting picture ID which correlates with the list provided by the parent.
  • Plans and implements programming (curriculum and care) which reflects developmental, cultural, and linguistic appropriateness, ongoing observations and assessments of the individual child, and goals jointly developed with parents.
  • Completes plans using monthly goals and objectives, the agency's community assessment and parent input and goals to meet the individual needs of each child with considerations for his/her interests, abilities, disabilities and individual style and pace of learning.
  • Uses routines, activities, and experiences in the daily program that achieve the goals of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).
  • Supervises children at all times and ensures the safety of all materials, equipment, and activities to prevent accidents. Supervises the total area.
  • Conducts a daily health check of each child. Records result and follow-up as needed.
  • Ensures classroom ratio of teacher/child is adhered to
  • Maintains daily records of child's attendance, health, and behavior. Reports suspicions of child abuse or neglect to Site Supervisor.
  • Maintains the ordered arrangement, appearance, dcor, and learning environment of the classroom while allowing for expressive and creative involvement and interaction of children. Maintains the classroom and ensures workspace is clean and orderly.
  • Applies strict hygiene criteria to the handling of infants/toddlers.
  • Follows health and safety standards for food handling, diapering and toileting infants and toddlers, hand washing, and universal precautions with exposure to blood.
  • Removes all distractions from the classroom that would interfere with the optimal supervision of children. (NO CELL PHONES IN THE CLASSROOM OR PLAYGROUND)
  • Promotes feelings of security and trust in preschoolers by being warm, supportive, and comforting in interactions with them.
  • Documents, in a variety of ways throughout the day including taking anecdotals to complete DRDP for each child.
  • Provides a balanced daily program of child initiated and adult-directed activities, including individual and small group activities.
  • Observes and conducts assessments of each child's cognitive, motor, social, and emotional development using instruments provided by the department.
  • Allows and enables children to independently use toilet facilities when it is developmentally appropriate and when efforts to encourage toilet learning are support by the parents.
  • Communicates with parents daily, verbally or in writing, regarding the physical care and development of the child.
  • Plans for continuity of care from child's entrance into the program to his or her transition to other care.
  • Establishes strong and caring relationships with infants, toddlers, and parents through maintaining a Primary Caregiver relationship with each child and his or her family.
  • Maintains an open, friendly and cooperative relationship with each child's parent and family.
  • Maintains confidentiality in all communications, both written and verbal, about children, parents, staff, department and agency at all times.
  • Promotes parent-child bonding and nurturing parent-child relationships through modeling developmentally and culturally appropriate interactions and communication.
  • Participates in meetings with experts in disabilities and health, and with other appropriate personnel, to plan and implement the IFSP.
  • Strives for continuous professional growth by participating in self-assessment and annual performance reviews, continuing education, attending appropriate work-related training, and workshops asking for feedback on work performance and reading job-related materials.
  • Completes incident reports and follows through with Site Supervisor.
  • Reports suspicions of child abuse or neglect to supervisor.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

An Associate's degree or a Bachelor's Degree in early childhood development or related field and a Child development associate or higher permit that is appropriate to the ages of children being served in the Center, or a State-awarded certificate that meets the criteria of the child development associate or higher .  1-3 years of relevant experience in a variety of areas including direct care of children between birth and 5 years of age, parental involvement or participation, classroom management, curriculum and program planning and implementation for infants and toddlers, family support services, and assessment of individual children's development. Experience with children and families from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds required. Experience with children with a variety of developmental disabilities a plus. Applicant must satisfy Title 22 requirements for a Teacher. Ability to successfully pass fingerprints and criminal investigation screening. Must meet have valid driver's license and must meet insurance guidelines established by the Corporation. CPR/First Aid certified. Ability to obtain a TB test and health screening and meet all pre-hiring requirements as defined in Title 22 and contract. 

  • Must have the ability to read, write and speak English. Bilingual in Spanish helpful.

  • Must have the ability to read, comprehend, give and follow instructions.

  • Must have knowledge of Title 22 Licensing regulations

  • Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards, and the Head Start Act a plus

  • Must be computer literate and have experience with Microsoft Office.

 

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and use EVerify.

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