The Early Head Start Teacher is responsible for a classroom of children 0-3 years of age in one of the child care centers listed below. The EHS Teacher will work collaboratively with his/her partner Teacher to ensure the successful operation of a classroom with up to 8 children. The EHS Teacher, along with families and colleagues, works to achieve meaningful progress of each child along his/her own unique developmental path and toward Greater Louisville Head Start school readiness goals.
GLHS is recruiting candidates for the following child care centers located in Louisville, KY:
Keystone Learning Academy
St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education
Auburndale Learning Academy
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The EHS Teacher will ultimately be evaluated on a combination of skills, dispositions, and behaviors, some of which are related to the specific service area of this position and others that represent general expectations of all GLHS employees.
- Uses knowledge of the principles of child growth and development to work with children and communicate with families, internal and external stakeholders.
- Implements child-centered daily routine, curriculum and learning environment that encourages the development of age-appropriate positive social interactions.
- Follow the program curriculum providing ample opportunities for natural play and hands on experiences that reflect the learning styles of individual children in the group.
- Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment in accordance with Early Head Start and day care licensing requirements.
- Implement Individual Family Services Plans (IFSPs) for children with disabilities.
- Invite parent involvement in the development of the program's curriculum and approach to child development and education.
- Encourage parent participation in staff-parent conferences and home visits discussing their child's development and education.
- Work with a partner Teacher to schedule and complete two home visits per year and at least two parent-teacher conferences per year.
- Maintain regular contact with parents and complete appropriate documentation (e.g. daily reporting on infant sleep, eating and elimination).
- Gather and maintain individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation and recording keeping for successful individual and program planning.
- Participates in assigned meetings, events and training as required.
- High School Diploma or GED and Infant/Toddler CDA or a AA/BA in Early Childhood Education or related field.
- Physical exam and background checks are required for this position.
- Travel required locally or long-distance up to 10% of the time for work-related meetings and functions.
- Must have a state issue ID; a valid driver's license preferred.
- Must have reliable transportation.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
- Must be honest, dependable and able to meet deadlines.
- Self-motivated and able to work independently.
Nice To Haves
- Demonstrated computer literacy skills, using MS Office applications and other basic data systems including internet navigation.
Benefits are specific to each employer/child care center and Salary is based on education and experience.
Salary : $10 to $12/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Louisville, KY