Company: Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washingto
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Under the supervision of the Center Education Coordinator, this
position is responsible for providing comprehensive services in
compliance with program guidelines, policies and procedures. The
Infant Teacher is responsible for integrating the curriculum by
creating lesson plans, and developing individual learning plans to
meet the needs of children, including observing, assessing, and
documenting children's progress. In addition, the Infant Teacher is
responsible for maintaining active supervision of children, and
providing ongoing communication with parents including home visits,
parent conferences and other events.
Essential Functions (Not All Inclusive):
- Provides comprehensive services for children 6 weeks to 16
months of age maintaining compliance of the program's guidelines
and performance standards (including MN Rule 3, Child & Adult Care
Food Program), and strictly adhere to the highest standards of
confidentiality and ethics when working with children, parents and
- Creates and implements detailed and comprehensive lesson plans
appropriate for very young children using Creative Curriculum for
Infants, Toddlers and Twos, which include goals to achieve
measurable outcomes based on observations and results of the
program's child assessment tool. Lesson plans will incorporate
caregiving routines as well as learning activities. Lesson plans
will focus primarily on child-directed activities, limited
teacher-directed activities and will include caregiving and
building of self-care skills (e.g. handwashing, eating, etc.).
- Closely partners with families to build relationships and
ensure smooth transitions between home and classroom. This includes
daily written communication provided to families regarding the
child's day, which must include successes, challenges, classroom
routines, and self-care (e.g., diapering, napping, and what they
ate at each meal).
- Promotes parent participation in all areas of the Head Start
Program. Communicates opportunities such as volunteer opportunities
in the classroom, center meetings and events, Parent Education
activities, community events and resources, Policy Council and
- Provides appropriate responses, using positive behavior
supports, to typical infant behavior, such as biting with an
understanding of the developmental nature of such actions and very
young children's attempt at communication through those
- Undergo annual classroom observations (CLASS) that measure
effective Teacher and child interactions, providing useful data to
drive improvement. Observation scores must meet federal established
- Obtain and maintain the program's assessment tool certification
(TSGOLD) within established program deadlines.
- Other duties as assigned.Requirements
- AA/AS/AAS Degree in Early Childhood Education or a degree in a
related field with coursework equivalent to a major relating to
early childhood education required.
- BA/BS Degree in Early Childhood Education or a degree in a
related field with coursework equivalent preferred.
- Must meet current educational requirement as specified in the
Head Start Act.
- Required to provide transcripts and/or certification.
- Six months experience in an early childhood setting
- Experience with Early Childhood Special Education
- Head Start experience preferred.BenefitsDepartment: Head
- $21.71/Hr (AA) or $22.27/Hr (Bilingual)
- $21.82/Hr (BA) or $22.38/Hr (Bilingual)
- $21.93/Hr (MA) or $22.50/Hr (Bilingual)Languages: Spanish,
Somali, Nepali, or Karen preferred
Salary increase at 6 months and 12 months (upon successful
completion of probationary period)Schedule: Monday-Friday, 40
Hours/Week, Full Year Float, and SeasonalPosting Dates: 12/3/21-
until filledBenefits:Community Action offers excellent benefits
including generous paid time off (PTO),14 paid holidays, health,
dental & life insurance, retirement, employee discount programs and
Background Checks:Community Action conducts criminal background
checks at the time of hire. Some positions require additional
fingerprint and photo verification. Not all backgrounds are a
barrier to employment.Covid Vaccination:As a condition of
employment Community Action requires all employees to be fully
vaccinated or have an accepted exemption form completed upon
Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not
discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for
employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national
origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status,
familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights
commission, or status with regard to public assistance.
Keywords: Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washingto, St. Paul , Infant Teacher, Education / Teaching , Saint Paul, Minnesota
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