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Early Childhood Learning Facilitator

Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Location: Largo
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong, and communities are vibrant. We are offering a $3000 Sign On Bonus! LSF is looking for a talented Infant Toddler Pre School Teacher who wants to make an impact in the lives of others. Purpose & Impact: The purpose of the Infant Toddler Preschool Teacher is to provide love and high quality education to infants and toddlers in an early head start classroom environment while complying with federal performance standards. Essential Functions:

  • Plans, develops and implements daily lesson plans that provide for educational and enrichment activities for infants and toddlers.
  • Plans and arranges classrooms into distinctive learning areas that promote an effective learning environment.
  • Screens and assesses infant and toddler aged children to determine developmental/educational needs and develops and implements individual education plans.
  • Monitors meal and snack periods, classroom and restroom activities for toddlers, and playground activities to ensure a safe environment for infants and toddlers.
  • Documents children's progress or lack thereof and completes all required manual and computerized forms and reports.
  • Initiates referrals to the appropriate Head Start Teacher by submission of required paperwork.
  • Uses active supervision techniques and maintains positive classroom behavior.
  • Develop positive caregiver relationships with children.
  • Maintain a comprehensive and on-going portfolio assessment for each child including weekly observations in each area, example of the child's work, and a developmental assessment.
  • Ensures that at least 80% of the children are ready for preschool.
  • Plans classroom activities for parent and community volunteers.
  • Communicates with parents through parent conferences, written correspondence, telephone and home visits to apprise them of child's progress, upcoming events, classroom activities, individual education plan changes, and other relevant information.
  • Conducts health checks on children for health concerns, including ringworm, head lice or other health conditions, and reports to appropriate nurse.
  • Plans, coordinates and oversees field trips for assigned children.
  • Requests supplies and equipment to be ordered for use by children in the classroom.
  • Inspects classrooms and grounds to ensure the safety, orderliness, sanitation and cleanliness of facilities.
  • Discusses plans and coordinates concerns regarding the child and family with other Early Head Start staff.
  • Performs First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as needed.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Head Start/Early Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Attends all required staff and parent meetings and activities.
  • Performs other related duties as required. Qualifications Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift at least 45 lbs. and provide physical assistance in the transportation of special needs children by lifting child into seat and fastening safety belt. Reasonable accommodation may be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Education and Experience: Education: High School Diploma or GED Equivalent A National Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or Florida Child Care Professional Certificate (FCCPC) for Pre-school or Infant/Toddler Endorsement . Experience: One year experience in teaching Head Start, Early Head Start, pre-school, or kindergarten aged children . Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Working knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for infant /toddler education.
    • Working knowledge of behavior modification theories and practices relating to infant/toddler development.
    • Working knowledge of current educational techniques and practices relating to infant/toddler development.
    • Ability to resolve conflicts between toddler aged children.
    • Ability to plan, organize and implement infant/toddler education curriculums.
    • Ability to assume a seated position on the floor for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to prepare and maintain work related reports and files.
    • Ability to handle confidential information.
    • Ability to administer CPR and First Aid.
    • Ability to implement safety procedures.
    • Ability to provide physical assistance in the transportation of special needs children. Why work for LSF? LSF offers 60 programs across the state of Florida serving a wide range of populations in need. Mission Driven staff members become part of the LSF community while transforming the lives of those in need. Our staff additionally find growth opportunities as they explore areas of interest within the organization. Amazing benefits package including:
      • Medical, Dental and Vision
      • Teladoc (24/7 online access to doctors)
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
      • Employer paid life insurance (1X salary)
      • 13 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
      • Generous PTO policy (starting at 16 working days a year)
      • 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match OR 3% student loan repayment reimbursement
      • Tuition reimbursement Lutheran Services Florida embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Lutheran Services Florida, Largo , Early Childhood Learning Facilitator, Other , Largo, Florida

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