Infant Toddler Teacher Any Level

Position: Full time
Deadline: December 1, 2020

Certificate Number: C10PO0688 / Job Order: D-49-20/ 6 positions

Responsibilities / Purpose of Position: (include but not limited to):

Works with an experienced teacher to provide children with developmentally appropriate activities in a quality early childhood program that offers a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children and families. The Infant Toddler Teacher Trainee, 1, 2 and 3 Performance Standard explains in detail the essential duties and responsibilities of this position and must be used as an integral part of this Job Description.

The Early Childhood Specialist provides guidance and direction for educational services and jointly, with the Center Coordinator, evaluates the job performance of the Infant Toddler Teacher Trainee, 1, 2 and 3.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Infant Toddler Teacher Trainee works as part of a teaching team to:

  • Learn to support a warm, secure, affectionate, social-emotional climate for young children. (Note: Lifting and holding children is necessary.)
  • Learn to follow daily schedules and plans that support the physical, social, and cognitive growth of young children.
  • Follow rules and procedures that establish and maintain a safe and healthy classroom and outside environment.
  • Learn to be an engaged partner with families.
  • Commit to professionalism and RCMA.
  • Meet all RCMA funding and DCF requirements.
  • Adherence to all RCMA funding and DCF requirements.

Level 1 and 2 Works as part of a teaching team to:

  • Show a warm, secure, affectionate, social-emotional climate for young children. (Note: Lifting, touching and holding a child is necessary.)
  • Use the HighScope curriculum to plan environments, activities, and daily routines for young children.
  • Use the HighScope curriculum for interaction strategies with children.
  • Observe, screen and assess young children to provide support for on-going developmental progress and achievement of RCMA School Readiness goals.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment.
  • Be an engaged partner with families.
  • Manage the classroom.
  • Commit to professionalism and RCMA.
  • Adherence to all RCMA funding and DCF requirements.

Level 3 Work as leader of a teaching team to:

  • Role model warm, secure, affectionate relationships with each child to create a positive climate. (Note: Lifting, touching, and holding a child is necessary.)
  • Implement the HighScope curriculum to plan environments, activities and daily routines for young children.
  • Observe, screen and assess young children to provide support for on-going developmental progress and achievement of RCMA School Readiness goals.
  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
  • Be an engaged partner with families.
  • Manage the classroom.
  • Mentor other teachers.
  • Commit to professionalism and RCMA.
  • Adherence to all RCMA funding and DCF requirements.

Required Qualifications:

EDUCATION:

Infant/Toddler Teacher Trainee requirement:

  • High School Diploma obtained by an institution accredited and recognized by DOE, OR a High School Diploma obtained by a private school that is registered with DOE, OR a GED.

Infant/Toddler Teacher Level 1 requirement:

  • High School Diploma obtained by an institution accredited and recognized by DOE, OR a High School Diploma obtained by a private school that is registered with DOE, OR a GED (NOTE: If a high school diploma is earned outside the U.S., it must be translated by someone who is: a member of the American Translators Association OR an approved credential evaluation agency approved by the Bureau of Educators Certification OR an accredited college/university.) AND
  • Transcript documentation of passing All Competency Exams for the DCF Child Care Training.

Infant/Toddler Teacher Level 2 requirement:

  • Proof of any of the following staff credentials:
    • National Child Development Associate (NCDA).
    • Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) Birth-5 years.
    • 9 credits in early childhood education and 3 months experience in the field (480 working hours) in teaching infant and toddler age children.
    • Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC) or Child Care Apprenticeship Certificate (CCAC).

Infant/Toddler Teacher Level 3 requirement:

  • AS degree in early childhood education or child development OR
  • AA/AS or BA/BS degree and coursework equivalent* to a major relating to early childhood education (18 credits) with experience (480 hours) in teaching infant and toddler age children.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Member of community being served, and, when applicable, farm worker background.
  • Possess a current certification in Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Pediatric First-Aid.
  • Possess or be able to obtain an appropriate Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to operate a bus and successfully complete drug testing. (Level 1,2 & 3).
  • Bilingual preferred.

RCMA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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