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Early Head Start Teacher

Company: Maricopa County
Location: Mesa
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Date11/03/23Application DeadlineOpen Until FilledPay Range$41,290 - $58,500 annually

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.Job TypeUnclassifiedDepartmentHuman ServicesAbout the PositionDo you want to make a difference in a young child's life? As an Early Head Start Teacher, you will provide active learning by planning and implementing developmentally appropriate individualized experiences and creating a safe and nurturing environment in which 0 to 3-year-old children can enhance their development and skills. You will also plan and participate in parent education, parent involvement, and family support activities. As an Early Head Start Teacher, you will help build stronger families and brighter tomorrows for our youngest residents of Maricopa County.Our classrooms are welcoming and designed for interactive learning by children and their families. We offer a low teacher-to-student ratio of 1:4 with 8 students per classroom, to provide the greatest opportunity for a healthy and effective learning environment. Did we mention the County provides the supplies needed to support our teaching staff? We also offer being part of a compassionate team of early education professionals who believe in the mission of preparing these children for future school success.As a teacher, you will be excited to learn about other added benefits, including:

  • Paid continuing education, professional development, and tuition reimbursement
  • Paid Child Development Association Certification (CDA) that you can earn on the job! With this certification you can grow in your Head Start career by advancing into teaching positions
  • Candidates without required credentials are encouraged to apply for the Teaching Assistant while they earn their CDA
  • Amazing health and wellness programs including Pet Insurance! Our health insurance plans are more than competitive, with the option to earn a wellness incentive payback of $60 per month
  • Free Office of Head Start membershipAbout UsThe Early Education Division is dedicated to ensuring children have the knowledge and skills to be successful in school and life through service delivery to children and families in core areas ofearly learning, health, and family well-being while engaging parents as partners every step of the way. Head Start encompasses Head Start preschool programs, which primarily serve 3- and 4-year-old children, and Early Head Start programs for infants, toddlers, and pregnant women.Be the spark that lights our children's future, become an Early Head Start Teacher!Proud to Offer
    • Paid continuing education, professional development, and tuition reimbursement
    • Fully supplied classrooms
    • Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance card and renewal paid for by Maricopa County
    • Amazing health and wellness programs, including Pet Insurance! Our health insurance plans are more than competitive, with the option to earn a wellness incentive payback of $60 per month
    • Free Office of Head Startmembership
    • Low-cost, high-value healthcare for you and your qualifying dependents
    • Maricopa County participates in the Arizona State Retirement System. This defined retirement benefit requires a 12.29% monthly contribution rate and includes a 100% employer match on Day 1
    • Learn more at We Require
      • One year of experience teaching in a licensed childcare or public pre-kindergarten setting
      • Associate's degree or higher in early childhood education, child development, OR an equivalent college degree with 18 credits in early childhood education/child development OR anInfant/Toddler Child Development Associates (CDA) certificateWe Also Value
        • Bilingual Spanish and English-speaking skills
        • Experience as a Head Start parent or staffJob Contributions
          • Assume the responsibility for the supervision, care, and welfare of the classroom children, ages 0 to 3 years, to ensure their safety and wellbeing at all times
          • Support and promote each child's physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development
          • Develop and maintain positive relationships with each family, site team members, community agencies, community partners, and grantee staff members
          • Respect and support the diverse cultural and family backgrounds and treat each child and parent as an individual; respect, value, and facilitate parent participation as equal partners in all aspects of Educational Plans
          • Develop and implement a multicultural and age-appropriate child education curriculum and experiences that utilize developmentally appropriate practices, which meet the needs and interests of students and comply with local and federal standards
          • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations, including the Office of Head Start Performance Standards; Arizona licensing requirements, Child and Adult Care Food Program guidelines, and CACFP record keeping, and County program policies and procedures
          • Prepare and maintain accurate records that evaluate ongoing observations of each child's growth and development; these records include child health records, child observation, individualization, lesson plans, attendance, meal counts, parent involvement, family support, and additional items as directed while maintaining the confidentiality of child, family, and program information
          • Complete formal developmental assessments on children with finalization/analysis and work with parents to develop an Education Plan based on these assessment results
          • Participate in the development and implementation of Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) for children with disabilities and plan classroom experiences to support the IFSP plan
          • Carry out authorized emergency and safety procedures and administers first aid and/or CPR in the classroom as neededWorking Conditions
            • Follows a full-year schedule that is typically comprised of 2080 hours annually with Birth to Five site classrooms operating Monday - Friday
            • Classroom, playground, and office environment with possible exposure to bodily fluids and infectious disease
            • Must obtain a CPR, first aid, and food handler's certification within six weeks of hire
            • Must pass background check and obtain and Arizona Department of Public Safety Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card, upon hire
            • Must be able to pass a medical exam that includes screening for TB, as required by Federal and State regulations, to be free of communicable disease, and must have received the following vaccinations: (MMR) Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Tetanus if not current, to assure no significant risk exists to the health or safety of others
            • Valid Arizona driver's license required upon hire
            • Ability to travel to and from job-related locations during a scheduled workday using a private or County vehicle
            • Ability to fill in as a substitute staff member at another program site occasionally
            • Ability to stand, sit on the floor, be indoors/outdoors for extended periods, and lift up to 40 pounds
            • Ability to work with children with special needs, IEPs, 504s, and various medical conditionsSelection Procedure
              • Only the most qualified candidates will be considered
              • Consideration will only be given to candidates who submit online applications
              • Candidates will be contacted primarily through email and their Workday online application profile
              • Must pass a pre-employment background and/or fingerprint investigation as required by statute or policy, including drug and alcohol testing requirements for positions designated as safety-sensitiveMaricopa County is an equal opportunity employer.Apply Now!

Keywords: Maricopa County, Mesa , Early Head Start Teacher, Education / Teaching , Mesa, Arizona

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