Teacher (Head Start Program)

Northern Virginia Family Services

About the organization

Northern Virginia Family Service’s (NVFS) breadth, depth and scope of services offer the resources and support to ensure that everyone in need, at every stage of life, maximizes their potential and fully contributes to a thriving community. We provide the essential building blocks for financial, emotional and physical well-being, serving as leaders and innovators for the Northern Virginia community. Every year, we empower more than 40,000 individuals to achieve self-sufficiency. With these essential resources, our community is better equipped for future success and engagement among all of our neighbors.

Duties

-Develop and implement daily lesson plans and individualized development plans using the designated curriculum and philosophy.
-Using best practices create developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor activities with consideration for child’s social/emotional development and/or disabilities. Activities should be designed to further develop the children’s interests, critical thinking, and readiness skills.
-Update classroom environment to ensure it is appropriate with lesson plans and that classroom suits children’s changing needs.
-Administer developmental screening and ongoing assessments according to ECD procedures including the ASQ, ASW-SE and DECA, utilizing input from parents and teachers. For children age 3 to 5, recording children’s progress and outcomes in all domains as required by HS performance standards. Use results to develop children’s Individual Developmental Plans.
-Maintain documentation of child’s growth and development through written observations, including child’s ongoing developmental successes and challenges.
-Create and maintain a positive working relationship with parents. Provide regular feedback on child’s ongoing developmental successes and challenges.
-Ensure all children have daily health checks, implement procedures to prevent allergy exposures, maintain first aid supplies in classroom and on field trips, maintain daily attendance.
-Participate in regular supervision with supervisor by providing regular updates.

Qualifications

-Bachelor’s or Associates degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education
-Knowledge of infant and child development
-Proficiency in usage of basic technological tools including laptops/computers, email, phones, and internet required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.
-Oral and written fluency in English required. Additional language skills always welcome.
-Must be able to demonstrate and live the organizational values of Communication, Integrity, Respect, Collaboration, and Accountability.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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