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Internal Application: Teacher General Child Care

Children Services – Head Start – Childcare | North Hollywood, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

VOALA

Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities.  VOALA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start, General Child Care programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veteran’s services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation.  Learn more at www.voala.org.

GENERAL CHILD CARE

Through our General Child Care programs, we work with children (2yrs-10yrs) and their families to provide the skills, confidence and stable home life necessary for a smooth transition into kindergarten and beyond.  Children also receive a broad array of health services including screenings and referrals, maintenance of immunization schedules, nutrition assessments and follow-ups, mental health assessments as part of an initial screenings, and determination if any mental or physical delays are present.

JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

The General Child Care Teacher will provide children with an environment that includes varied activities to help children develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development, with the overall goal being to achieve social competence for the child.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implements the program curriculum for children enrolled in morning and afternoon classes.   Plan individual and group activities to stimulate learning and promote parent involvement in the child’s learning process.  Works cooperatively with co-teacher.  Works with cooperative to provide information and resources to enrolled families;
  • Provide children with an environment that includes varied activities to help children develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physical in manner appropriate to their age and stage of development, with the overall goal being to achieve social competence for the child;
  • Conducts daily classroom planning, maintains children’s records in conjunction with the co-teacher and submits accurate monthly paperwork in timely basis;
  • Observes, screens and assess child development level and develops goals that relate to the children’s individualization;
  • Provide a planned program of activities, which supports and enhances the role of parents as the prime educators of their children;
  • Provide a learning environment that reflects the varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds of the children in the program and the larger communities and societies in which they live;
  • Conducts daily observations and collect anecdotal observations to be used for DRDP assessments;
  • Create a classroom environment following the guidelines of the ITERS, ECERS and SACCERS;
  • Provides a learning environment following the regulations of Title V, Tittle 22 and Community Care licensing.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications
  • Proof at time of hire a Tuberculosis (TB) clearance and Health screening within 6 month prior to hire date. Annual influenza vaccination (between Aug 1-Dec 1) Pertussis (whooping cough) and measles immunization, Health screening at the time of employment.
  • Requires ability to interact with children in a busy environment including but not limited to:
    • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Frequently kneel and squat
    • Ability to move quickly
  • Must have access to an automobile with adequate insurance coverage and a valid California driver’s license, or means to other accessible transportation.

EDUCATION:

  • AA Degree on Child Development or related field.
  • 24 ECE/CD units
  • Child Development permit 

EXPERIENCE:

  • 2 years of teaching experience.
  • 1 year of supervision experience

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Child Development principles and theories 

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Proficient Microsoft Office Suite:
  • Outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel.  Familiarity with Database and reporting – Learning Genie 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills,
  • Able to set priorities, handle multiple tasks, meet established deadlines
  • Problem solving skill, decision making, interpret data, detail oriented, accurate, analytical, organize, read/write;
  • Proficient in understanding and communication of the spoken and written English language
  • Ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with uncooperative clients.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.

INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Dependable, collaborative, have regular/dependable attendance, be prompt, positive mindset, flexible, organized 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor Degree on Child Development or related field.
  • Management Coursework
  • 4 years of teaching experience
  • Creative curriculum.
  • Licensing regulations.
  • Bilingual English and Spanish (written and verbal)

VOALA BENEFITS SUMMARY:

  • Choice of 3 medical insurance plans
  • Choice of 2 dental insurance plans (one plan for employee only; has no premium)
  • Vision insurance plan
  • Voluntary Supplemental Coverage
  • Accidental Injury Coverage
  • Hospital Care Coverage
  • Critical Illness Coverage
  • Pet Insurance
  • Paid vacation time
  • Paid sick time
  • 10 company paid holidays
  • Company funded 401a retirement pension plan
  • Optional employee contribution to 403b retirement savings plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Programs to maintain your health and well-being
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) – (No cost to employee and 100% confidential)
  • Company funded Short-term Disability Insurance (STDI) Insurance
  • Company funded Long-term Disability Insurance (LTD)

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify as required by the federal government and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.