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Early Head Start/Prevention Initiative Traveling Teacher

Company: Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

** Bilingual candidates are eligible for up to 3k more per year in their salary. **POSITION: EHS-Prevention Initiative (PI) Traveling TeacherPOSITION SUMMARY:
Responsible for contributing to the development of the overall agency and center educational plan and for the classroom implementation of the center plan that is geared to meet the needs of each individual child enrolled in the program in accordance with NAEYC, Head Start Program Performance Standards.MAJOR FUNCTIONS/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of Creative Curriculum. Ability to utilize Creative Curriculum system.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Teaching Strategies GOLD. Ability to utilize Teaching Strategies GOLD online system.
  • As needed, leads classroom team in creating a developmentally appropriate environment
  • Supervises all activities of the children at all times.
  • Accounts for children using Active Supervision.
  • Supports the quality of the classroom by working in partnership with other classroom staff.
  • Attends and/or completes required and recommended trainings.
  • Attends required and recommended meetings.
  • Completes an ongoing professional development plan.
  • Supports agency's School Readiness goals.
  • As needed based on vacancies, supervises and provides guidance to other classroom personnel.
  • Researches new curriculum methods and materials
  • Shares responsibility for cleaning up after all classroom activities. Assumes overall responsibility for proper care of classroom equipment and supplies
  • Recommends maintenance and repairs as needed in the classroom to maintain safety compliances.
  • Generates and implements developmentally appropriate lesson plans.
  • Utilizes child outcome data to guide lesson planning and developmentally appropriate activities
  • Participates in Coaching to Fidelity.
  • Participates in Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) meetings.
  • Prepares reports on classroom activities, including attendance records.
  • Utilizes Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) to support children with disabilities.
  • Works closely with consultants and other Easter Seals staff personnel.
  • Travels to other classrooms and/or sites, as needed, to serve as a teacher
  • All other duties as assigned.. Requirements:
    • Minimum Infant/Toddler CDA with Infant/Toddler Credential Level 3 within one year of hire.
    • Preferred AA degree with Infant/Toddler Credential Level 4.
    • BA degree with Infant/Toddler Credential Level 5.Experience Required:
      • Experience as a teacher in an infant/toddler childhood classroom.
      • Early Head Start experience preferred.Required Knowledge:
        • MS Office.Vehicle/Transportation Requirements:
          • Valid driver's license.
          • Auto insurance.
          • Reliable vehicle.Skills/Abilities:
            • Bilingual skills may be required or preferred based on the needs of the program.
            • Must have the ability to create a classroom atmosphere in which children can develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and creatively.
            • Able to work well with staff, families, other agencies and funding source personnel.
            • Well-organized, detail-oriented and accuracy-driven.
            • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
            • Able to manage multiple projects.ADA: Easterseals will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act of 1990. Unless exempted by the Americans with Disabilities Act, all persons hired for this position are required to possess the ability to perform the physical tasks necessary to treat clients, i.e., bending, floor-sitting, etc., as well as to have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently.

Keywords: Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago , Early Head Start/Prevention Initiative Traveling Teacher, Education / Teaching , Chicago, Illinois

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