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HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM OF CORTLAND COUNTY
…a service of the Cortland County
Community Action Program, Inc.
CAPCO Job Posting: Infant Toddler
Reports to: Classroom
Full-time, Non-Exempt, for 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, with
*Anticipated Position Start Date—June 28, 2021
Job Function: To design and
implement a variety of active plans to stimulate and sustain the interest of
young children, and that contribute to their social, emotional, intellectual,
and physical development. Implementing the Head Start Performance Standards,
Day Care Regulations and other mandates.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
Develops activities and
lesson plans consistent within the Creative Curriculum, Creates opportunities
within the domains of the Birth – 5 Head Start Early Learning Framework.
Designs and implements,
weekly lesson plans according to the individual needs of the children.
Completes assessments on
children using appropriate evaluation tool, i.e. ASQ-3, Teaching Strategies
Gold, Brigance Birth – 36 months.
Provides guidance and
assistance in activity leadership. Leads children in songs, games, finger
plays, and other activities.
Observes and evaluates
children's development level and maintains record of progress according to the
child’s individual development plan. Interacts with children during programmed
activities. Uses approved child guidance and care giving techniques which
support overall program objectives.
Observe children to detect
early signs of distress or abnormal behavior. Participates in conferences with
parents. Prepares and submits accurate and timely reports, as required.
Participates in team meetings with supervisor and other pyramid team members as
Conduct parent involvement
activities and encourage parents to become involved.
Conduct parent / teacher
conferences, minimally 2 times a year, in addition to 2 home visits per year.
Work with families throughout the year as per the HS planning calendar to
discuss the child’s progress and include family members in creating child
Ensures that care is
provided in compliance with Performance Standards as outlined in applicable
regulation and continually reviews activities and plans for appropriateness. Is
knowledgeable and follows NYS Daycare Regulations.
Maintains daily attendance
for meals served, health checks recorded and complies with proper signing in
and out of children according to center procedures, as well as other forms of
daily required documentation.
Attends to the physical
needs of the children (i.e. diapering, feeding, toileting, resting, etc.)
Rocks, holds babies and assists children during family style meals. Guides
children to develop self-help skills. Assists children in collecting their
belongings when they depart.
Cleans up activity
materials, sweeps and mops floors after each meal in cooperation with other
staff. Provides custodial duties not provided by the Lease Agreement.
Fill out required forms for
children referred to CPSE committee meeting, attending committee meetings as
Work collaboratively with
classroom team, taking the lead role in mentoring new staff in the classroom.
Must work jointly with all
Head Start and Early Head Start staff, volunteers, interns, and providers to
promote a team approach in the delivery of Early Head Start services to all
enrolled children, their families and the community at large.
Monitor and complete
multiple assessments for practicum students as necessary.
Must have flexibility to
adapt to last minute staff and daily schedule adjustments.
Must follow agency
procedures for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.
Must attend required
trainings and all requested staff or community meetings.
Education and/or Experience
Minimum high school
diploma. Infant / Toddler Child Development Accreditation (CDA), Associate's
degree (A. A.) in Early Childhood Education preferred or equivalent coursework
in early childhood education, specific to caring for children Birth – 3 years
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Acceptable NYS Driver's License.
Clearance through the NYS Maltreatment Registry. Annual Physical
Examination, TB Test and Fingerprinting for criminal background
Physical Demands & Work Environment
While performing the duties
of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to
finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The
employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel,
crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or
move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
While performing the duties
of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather
conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
CAPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not
discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally
recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service
member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and
physical or mental disability. CAPCO will make reasonable accommodations for
qualified candidates in adherence of the Americans with Disabilities Act and
New York Human Rights Act.
Deadline: Interested candidates should apply using the application link or forward
a resume and letter of interest no later than Friday, April 2, 2021 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at the Main Office, 32 N. Main St., Cortland, NY 13045.