TITLE: Early Head Start (EHS) Lead Teacher
DEPARTMENT: Early Childhood Services
LOCATION: 300 Delancey Street, New York, NY
REPORTS TO: Center Director
SALARY: $38,000-$48,000 (annually); salary commensurate with experience. We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K plan, 24 vacation days per year, personal and sick time-off. Sign-on Bonus of $3,000.
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, schedule may vary according to center needs.
DATE: January 2022
JOB SUMMARY: Plan individualized services for a classroom of eight children using the identified curriculum and best practices in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards, Department of Health (Article 47), and other relevant regulations.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
- BA in Early Childhood Education; or 90 credits of an approved study plan to complete degree and obtain NYS Teacher Certification (B-2) within seven (7) years.
- Completion of the Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or formal coursework in infant/toddler development.
- Experience working with families and children aged newborn to three (3) years required.
- Experience working with children and families with developmental, social and/or cultural needs.
- Ability to maintain accurate written records, reports and manage time to ensure the completion of assigned tasks.
- Ability to work collaboratively and provide leadership.
- Bilingual preferred (fluent in English/Chinese or Spanish/English).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Supervise and carry-out the planning, documentation and execution of curriculum that takes into account the social, emotional, developmental, and health needs of the individual child, as well as the group.
- Work collaboratively with supervisors, the Assistant Teacher, other program staff and parents to ensure EHS and GSS goals and objectives are met.
- Maintain a safe and sanitary environment in accordance with EHS and DOHMH regulations, including regular visual inspection of equipment and areas accessible to children.
- Keep developmentally appropriate equipment and materials in good condition and ensure children's access and constructive use.
- Maintain confidentiality of child and family information (verbal and written).
- Coordinate recordkeeping and curriculum planning for individual children and the group.
- Coordinate ongoing assessment of children's development in keeping with identified EHS and GSS school readiness goals. Utilize Creative Curriculum and TSG assessments.
- Establish regular weekly team meeting times.
- Develop and maintain positive working partnerships with parents including participating in meetings when required.
- Collaborate with other teachers, staff, coordinators and consultants to communicate information about child development and individual children to parents.
- Conduct standardized developmental and behavioral screenings within forty-five (45) calendar days of the child's entry and follow through with any needed follow-up.
- Work with specialists and parents to support children with diagnosed special needs.
- Conduct home visits at least twice a year and/or according to program policies and procedures.
- Conduct individual parent/teacher conferences at least three (3) times per year to share child outcomes, and work collaboratively with parents to establish individual goals related to school readiness.
- Follow applicable state regulations and agency policies regarding the prevention and reporting of child maltreatment.
- Participate in coaching opportunities and professional development training.
- Participate in annual performance evaluation to set short and long term professional goals.
- Attend and participate in professional development, staff meetings, and reflective supervision sessions.
- Ability to lift 35 pounds easily and regularly.
- Practice positive teacher-child relationships including but not limited to working and speaking with children face- to- face at their level.
- Perform special projects and duties, as assigned and as required.
PRE- EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
- Comprehensive Background Clearance through Department of Health and Mental Hygiene- Identogo Fingerprint Screening, NYS Central Registry, Sex Offender Registry clearance, SEL check, 3 reference checks, physical examination with updated TB test, varicella, tdap, MMR (fees may apply).
- Obtain Mandated Reporter training certificate every two (2) years and other Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Head Start Performance Standard training requirements.
- If hired, Grand Street requires all potential employees to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER (EOE)
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of position you are applying for. If selected, we ask that you provide us with three (3) professional references that we can contact (at least one (1) professional reference should be from a former supervisor). Please click on the link provided below, or use the link in a search bar and apply online through our career center.
No phone calls, please.
*Please be advised that job offers can only be made once your clearances come through clear*