Infant/Toddler Child Care Trainees
Requisition Number:2020-EHS/C-004
Department:Head Start and Children's Services
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35

Responsible for supporting the care and education of a group of children as a team member, with the responsibility for classroom operation including planning, carrying out activities, maintaining the classroom environment, and supervising and maintaining the safety of all children in care. Provide infants and toddlers with joyful, nurturing, safe, healthy, environment, individual care, responsive caregiving and the varied experiences which help them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development in relationship to the overall goal of social competency. Supervise and monitor children by sight and sound at all times and respond appropriately to crisis or emergency situation that may occur. Follow a consistent schedule including effective transitions between activities. Attend required meetings, trainings on and off site. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
This is an entry-level position for individuals with an interest in teaching infants and toddlers to begin a career within the child development component of the ABCD Head Start Program. Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and successfully completed Child Growth and Development course required. Upon hire, individuals in this position must enroll in the Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate Credential or be matriculated in a degree program in early childhood or related field. Must have excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills. Ability to handle sensitive family situations in a non-threatening and professional manner. Willingness to attend and participate in community activities, training, and night meetings as needed. Bilingual skills and the ability to translate as necessary preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: this is a fifty-two (52) week position.