Full Job Description
Infant and Toddler Teacher
Chicago, IL 60608
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Promotes recognition, acceptance, and positive interactions among children and staff.
Monitors overall health and safety of all children on a daily basis and reports any sign of illness, injury or possible abuse to the Education Coordinator.
With the classroom team, supervises all of the children’s activities, modeling respect and acceptance of each child as an individual.
With the classroom team, plans, prepares and implements developmentally appropriate child-initiated and teacher-directed activities for individuals and small/large groups of children. Activities should:
Allow for children to make choices
Address needs identified in the assessments
Build children’s self-confidence
Present appropriate challenges
Present opportunities for collaborative learning
Develop critical thinking skills.
With the classroom team, identifies children who may need more specialized services or who may be referred to Early Intervention Program.
Implements the NAEYC criteria and the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddler and Twos.
Participates in the “Reading Is Fundamental Program” sponsored by the CPS (Chicago Public Schools) Community Partnership Program.
Meets with classroom team weekly to complete lesson plans and discuss individual child's needs.
Attends weekly staff meetings, in-service trainings, CPS training, required on-line trainings, and other appropriate child development conferences/workshops, upon approval of the Education Coordinator.
Participates in interviews and selection of classroom staff and completes annual evaluations of classroom staff. The Assistant Teacher assists in the completion of the annual program self-evaluations, (DFSS, CPS-Community Partnership Program.)
Informs parents about daily classroom routine expectations, policies and volunteer opportunities.
Assures timely completion of all required records and documentation related to our funding sources. These include:
Screenings (Developmental screening ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE Ages and Stages Questionnaire)
Assessments through Teaching Strategies GOLD
Written observations of children (daily)
Attendance records (daily)
Documenting individual/family needs and referrals given
Turning in itemized receipts for all program purchases/expenses
Implements and models family style eating during meal times and completes meal participation forms during meal times (not after meal or at the end of the day) and personnel activity reports for Child and Adult Care Food Program.
Responsible for the program complying with El Hogar’s and all City and State licensing requirements, including:
Promoting the health and safety of all the children
Following sanitation procedures and universal precautions
Completing a bi-annual physical exam
Complying with the Confidentiality and Child Abuse and Neglect Acts as a mandated reporter
Complying with the American's with Disabilities Act.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum of 30 college credit hours (degree preferred but not required), 15 of which must be in Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Physical constraints required include but are not limited to: the ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds, and the use of arms, hands, legs and feet with or without corrective devices to accomplish the job, including evacuation of the building during emergencies.
Provide proof of eligibility to work in the US.
Ability to respond immediately to any emergency situation.