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Home Base Teacher I

at MAAC Project

Posted: 2/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2018-SM-CD-CD-GN-002

Job Description

Home Base Teacher I
Job Code:2018-SM-CD-CD-GN-002
Department:Child Development Program
Location:Gosnell - San Marcos, CA
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Range$14.89-$17.71
Definition:

Under supervision and guidance of the Education Manager, will be responsible for planning and implementing the Home Base Model in accordance with the policies, procedures, and philosophy of MAAC Head Start. A caseload will consist of twelve (12) families. Head Start is a federally funded preschool for income eligible and special needs children.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Provide education, parent involvement, health and social services to each family in the caseload
  • Develop and support the concept that the parent is the primary educator
  • Assist the Head Start parent in providing a safe environment to prevent and reduce childhood injuries by recognizing safety hazards, dangerous substances, and unsafe conditions
  • Recognize symptoms of spousal, sexual, and child abuse and/or neglect and the legal requirements in such cases
  • Reinforce good self-help skills, such as washing hands, brushing teeth
  • Recognize individual growth, development, language ability, and needs to develop an appropriate Individual Education Program for each child
  • Utilize all Head Start resources in assisting the family
  • Provide referrals for children and families to community resources to meet identified needs
  • Assist the parents in obtaining and maintaining good health and nutrition practices and provide information relevant to the family culture
  • Assist the parents in utilizing home space, relationships, materials, and home routines as resources for an interesting, secure, and enjoyable environment that encourages play, exploration, and learning
  • Provide materials, equipment, and opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities that encourage development and recognize individual differences
  • Implement the principles of bilingual language development and the High Scope curriculum
  • Maintain an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each other family member to encourage and support parent involvement and provide necessary services
  • Make a minimum of one (1) home visit (90 minutes duration) per week per family
  • Plan and implement two (2) monthly cluster sessions, which focus on child development concepts and techniques for parents
  • Maintain and update written records and reports in a timely manner
  • Design and present trainings, workshops, for staff, parents, and volunteers
  • Assist the Site Supervisor in implementing the site in-service training plans, parent involvement activities, and volunteer programs
  • Assist the Education Coordinator developing the agency training plan and Home Base Options
  • Provide technical assistance to other Home Base Teacher’s
  • Attend mandated training programs, conferences, courses which will assure professional growth
  • Other related duties as assigned



Qualifications/Skills/Education/Experience/Certification:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required
  • Twenty-four (24) units in Early Childhood education or Child Development from an accredited college or university including at least 12 units of core child development course work (i.e. Child/Human Growth and Development, Child/Family/Community or Child and Family Relations and Early Childhood Curriculum etc.) AND a valid California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit OR a Home Based Child Development Associate (CDA) credential
  • One (1) year Head Start Home Base Teacher I or related work experience
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) speaking, reading, writing required

Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of child development principles, bilingual language development principles, and the Head Start curriculum
  • In-depth knowledge of early childhood education, adult education, social services, and/or home base activities as well as Head Start policies and procedures and North County communities and resource.
  • Knowledge and skills in designing and presenting trainings and workshops
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) speaking, reading, writing required

Union Membership ( if applicable):This position is represented by Service Employees International Union, Local 221, CTW. Dues/deductions begin after 30 days of employment.

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