Under the general direction of the lead teacher, the Co Teacher will be responsible for assisting with the general supervision of a group of infants and toddlers aged six weeks to three years and the delivery of comprehensive Early Head Start services.
Primary caregiver for no more than four infants and toddlers. Supports the lead Teacher with the planning, supervision, and implementation of the program in accordance with policies and philosophy. Implements the chosen curriculum to fidelity. Creates lesson plans that reflect children's individual needs, including those with disabilities and chronic health conditions. Screens children for developmental, physical, and social-emotional concerns and engages in an ongoing assessment process for children in support of the development and school readiness. Seeks parent input and insight into their child's development and engages in planning for individualized services.
Create and maintain an atmosphere in which children and their parents feel welcome, valued, comfortable, and secure. Ensure physical environment is stimulating and conducive to learning; is respectful of the children's cultures and ethnic diversity and reflects the needs of the children served; and that space in the classroom is well organized into easily recognizable functional areas. Adhere to all regulations regarding safety, evacuation procedures, fire drill, etc. Must be knowledgeable of the Vermont Div. of Child Care Licensing standards and regulations. Must ensure that children are supervised at all time.
Assist with the orderly arrangement and general appearance of the center including, but not limited to, maintaining supplies and materials, monitoring equipment, cleaning up at mealtime and playtime. Ensures space is clean, safe and inviting.
Monitors and supervises each child's progress through individual assessments and record keeping. Oversees children's daily records and ensures that reports are sent home daily.
Conducts two parent conferences and two home visits annually to discuss children's progress. Honors other parental requests for conferences. Works with parents to create home learning activities that support the child's school readiness and promote parents as their child's first teacher. Contributes program information for the parent newsletter. Assists the center manager with providing information to parent and visitor inquiries about the program. Supports parents and children with transitioning into and out of the EHS program.
Employee perks and benefits include:
United Children's Services of Bennington County/ Bennington County Head Start- Early Head Start operates 5STAR sites in North Bennington, Bennington, and Pownal VT, and serving children ages 6 weeks- 5 years and their families with comprehensive early childhood education. Our programs make up the Early Childhood Services Division of our grantee agency, United Counseling Services.
We are proud to announce that UCS has been selected as the Best Place to Work and the Best Community Service Organization for the 2020 Readers Choice award!
An established leader and provider of health and human services in Southern Vermont, United Counseling Service provides nearly 3,000 people each year with a broad range of mental health, developmental and children's services along with early childhood education. Approximately 300 employees are making a positive difference at 16 facilities operating throughout Bennington County.
Our employees are creative, thoughtful, energetic, forward thinking and empowered. UCS is living its mission: Building a stronger community by empowering individuals to live healthy and meaningful lives. If you want to make a difference and help those who need it most, consider joining our team. UCS is a great place to work and a great place to get care.
UCS is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
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