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Center-Based (In-Person) Teacher - Early Head Start Program

Company: Maternity Care Coalition
Location: Allentown
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

*\ *\*THIS POSITION IS **NOT** REMOTE\ *\***Organization Summary*Since 1980, Maternity Care Coalition has assisted more than 140,000 families throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, focusing particularly on neighborhoods with high rates of poverty, infant mortality, health disparities, and changing immigration patterns. We know a family's needs change as they go through the pregnancy and their child's first years, and we offer a range of services and programs for every step along the way. The mission of Maternity Care Coalition is to improve the health and well-being of pregnant women and parenting families and enhance school readiness for children 0-3.*MCC COVID-19 Health and Safety Action*In accordance with MCC's commitment to provide a safe environment for employees and families, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, proof of vaccination is required. MCC will make reasonable accommodations for medical an/or religious exemptions.*Benefits include: ** Generous SIGN ON Bonus* Three (3) weeks paid vacation, plus One (1) week paid Winter Break* Medical, Dental, Vision, Voluntary & Supplemental Life Insurance through CIGNA* Cafeteria Plan through Benefit Wallet: FSA and Commuter plans*Program Summary*Early Head Start (EHS) is an early childhood education program that works to improve maternal and child health, school readiness, parenting skills, and family well-being through the collaborative partnership between families, educators and community providers.*Job Summary*MCC seeks *Center-based (in-person) *Early Head Start (EHS) Teachers for our South Philadelphia location. The EHS Teacher develops early learning-focused, developmentally appropriate and curriculum-based lesson plans for infants and toddlers *in-person* in a classroom setting. The EHS Teacher implements the education program as outlined in both the adopted curriculum and the Head Start Performance Standards. The EHS Teacher addresses individual needs of children in their care and provide nurturing, language-rich, and engaging learning experiences.*Essential Functions** Obtains and maintains in good standing all required credentials, certifications and training deemed necessary to perform their job duties, such as, but not limited to, Infant/Toddler CDA credential and First Aid/CPR License.* Attends orientation, in-service and ongoing training sessions on child health and welfare, early learning, child abuse, nutrition, parenting, infant, family support issues, and other training as assigned/recommended by their supervisor or EHS Coordinator* Plans weekly lessons that include activities to support child's individual learning and progress towards school readiness.* Communicates daily with parents and staff regarding educational strengths and/or concerns of enrolled children as needed* Conducts children's assessments and screenings to determine strengths and areas of need on a timely basis (according to Head Start Performance Standards) and uses this information to set goals in collaboration with the family* Conducts bi-annual home visits and parent/teacher conferences, additional as needed* Maintains the cleanliness and safety of the classroom furniture and equipment* Maintains ratios in classrooms at all times.*Knowledge, Skills and Abilities** Ability to work with parents in the community and other volunteers* Understanding of diverse family dynamics and cultural differences with the ability to work with and empower families* Knowledge of basic classroom management procedures* Effective and accurate documentation of lesson plans, observations and daily schedules* Ability to operate a computer and use a variety of common software programs including MS Office Suite and customized databases*Experience, Education and Licensure**Required** CDA Credential *OR* Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field of study* At least 6 months experience working with infants and toddlers*Preferred** Infant/Toddler CDA Credential *OR* Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field of study with at least 18 credits in Infant/Toddler Development* 1+ year's experience working with infants and toddlersJob Type: Full-timePay: $37,000.00 $41,000.00 per yearBenefits:* Dental insurance* Employee assistance program* Employee discount* Health insurance* Life insurance* Paid time off* Parental leave* Retirement plan* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Monday to FridayWork Location: One location

Keywords: Maternity Care Coalition, Allentown , Center-Based (In-Person) Teacher - Early Head Start Program, Education / Teaching , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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