Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency
  • Salem, OR, USA
  • $14.34-$17.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

MWVCAA is committed to promoting and achieving diversity, equity and inclusion with employees and with those we serve. The agency strives to be an employer of choice with a vision for all people to be respected for their infinite worth, and supported to envision and reach a positive future.

The EHS Teacher works with infant/toddlers to promote children's growth in the areas of social-emotional, physical, cognitive and language development in an age appropriate manner. The teacher will be expected to provide continuity of care for 8 children and build nurturing, protective, stable, and consistent relationships. Partners with families in every aspect of their child's growth and development through daily communication and regular home visits.

Job Duties:

  • Works with a team to ensure that each child receives developmental, sensory, medical, dental, mental health, nutritional, and behavioral screening/assessments and follow up services as required.
  • Uses lesson plans to organize each day's activities to provide children with a variety of experiences and opportunities that allow them to develop curiosity, initiative, problem-solving skills, and creativity, as well as a sense of self and a feeling of belonging to the group.
  • Works with families to establish an eating routine with toddlers. Works with site teams to develop a relaxed, socially enriched meal/snack schedule. Participates in family style meal experiences with toddlers following USDA standards.
  • Supports family participation in activities that build on existing abilities and strengthen parenting confidence, competence, and attachment.
  • Completes reports and records according to program deadlines.
  • Utilizes home visit and other parent focused activities to establish a positive link between home and school. Supports the parent as the primary educator of the child.
  • Assists families by making referrals and/or accessing community and agency resources.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in early childhood programs.
  • Infant/toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) or an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education with infant/toddler coursework or Certificate of Completion from an accredited college in Infant Toddler Early Childhood Education.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Registration with the Central Background Registry of the Child Care Division.
  • Valid Oregon Driver's License, acceptable driving record and insured vehicle available for use on the job or acceptable alternative.
  • Possess or ability to obtain Infant/Toddler First Aid/CPR certification.
  • Possess or ability to obtain a Food Handlers Card

Physical Demands:

  • Required to frequently reach with hands and arms; regularly required to climb or balance; occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Regularly lift and/or move 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Physical ability to quickly evacuate children from the classroom in an emergency.
  • Manual dexterity for handling office equipment.

COVID-19 Alert:  This position includes performing essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic and potential exposure to others who may be infected with the virus.

MWVCAA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, veterans, and people with disabilities or any other protected category. We welcome all people to join us in achieving our Mission. If you require any assistance in the application process, or reasonable accommodations to perform the essential duties of the position, please notify a member of our team at (503) 585-6232.

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