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Early Head Start Teacher

Company: Central Missouri Community Action
Location: Fulton
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Early Head Start Teacher (CDA)Central Missouri Community Action of Fulton, MO is looking to hire a full-time Early Head Start Teacher (CDA). Are you passionate about early childhood education? Do you want the opportunity to build a successful teaching career? Would you like to join an organization that strives to make a difference in the community it serves? If so, please read on!This child development teaching position earns a competitive wage of $13.65 - $15.00/hour, depending on qualifications. We also offer great benefits, including health coverage, generous paid vacation time, sick leave, 13 paid holidays, a retirement plan, and practice-based coaching. If this sounds like the right teaching opportunity in early childhood education for you, apply today!
ABOUT CENTRAL MISSOURI COMMUNITY ACTION (CMCA)CMCA is part of a national network of community action agencies founded in 1964. Our mission is to build relationships to empower people, strengthen resilience, and improve the quality of life for all members of the community. The actions of our organization change people's lives, embody the spirit of hope, improve communities, and make America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.We have over 230 staff members throughout eleven counties. As a member of our team, employees are given the opportunity to make a positive difference in the communities we serve every day. To show our appreciation for all the hard work that they do, we offer our employees competitive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits package and growth opportunities to help them build rewarding and successful careers.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN EARLY HEAD START TEACHER (CDA)As an Early Head Start Teacher, you play an essential role in providing our organization with early childhood education services to keep us in business. You develop and utilize lesson plans that reflect our curriculum as well as promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive aspects of child development. While maintaining a supportive learning environment in the classroom, you provide a balanced daily program of child-initiated and adult-directed activities that accommodate both individual and small groups. You ensure that your lessons teach children the necessary skills they need while meeting the guidelines of their individual family service plans (IFSPs).In addition, you supervise and monitor children at all times and promptly respond to crisis or emergency situations as they arise. With an emphasis on safety, you perform first aid and medication administration with great care as well as keep track of any food allergies or suspected health-related problems. You maintain communication with parents to keep them informed of their child's development, which includes conducting two educational home visits per year as well as two other parent-related conferences. In partnership with the family, you also help with developing goals that line up with the family's interests and needs.You design and arrange developmentally appropriate food experiences by providing sanitary and clutter-free classroom spaces to promote good health and hygiene. Other tasks you engage in include training teaching assistants, maintaining electronic files of information on children in the program, and attending professional development activities as needed. Having a job that combines your passion for early childhood education and training in child development to do work that greatly impacts your community brings you great fulfillment, which is why you thrive in this teaching position!
QUALIFICATIONS FOR AN EARLY HEAD START TEACHER (CDA)

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) credential with training related to infants and toddlers
  • Knowledge about developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood
  • Knowledge about diverse cultures and lifestyles as well as problems with poverty in the community
  • Ability to coach families to establish appropriate limits for children and enforce them in a positive manner
  • Ability to submit a physical examination and TB test results within 10 days of being hired
  • Ability to pass the Missouri Department of Health Family Care Safety Screen
  • Valid Missouri driver's license and reliable transportation
  • Stong computer skillsA college degree in early childhood education is preferred. At least one year of experience teaching infants and toddlers would be a plus. Being bilingual is preferred but multiple factors will be taken into consideration. Do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills? Are you able to work well both independently and as part of a team? Can you deal with confrontation in a constructive manner? Are you able to implement concepts learned from training into real-world situations? Can you handle confidential information with discretion? If so, you might just be perfect for this teaching position in child development!
    READY TO JOIN OUR CHILD DEVELOPMENT TEAM?We understand your time is valuable, so we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you have the right background in early childhood education for this Early Head Start Teacher (CDA) job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!Location: 65101

Keywords: Central Missouri Community Action, Columbia , Early Head Start Teacher, Education / Teaching , Fulton, Missouri

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