Teacher - Infant / Toddler
Company: Telamon Corporation
Location: Benton Harbor
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Telamon is an eleven-state, non-profit corporation headquartered in
Raleigh, North Carolina serving communities for 55 years. Telamon's
mission is to provide educational services that lead to better
jobs, better lives, and better communities. Telamon provides
programs and services in three areas, Early Childhood and Family
Support, Workforce Career Services, and Housing & Financial
POSITION SUMMARY: Develops and implements individual and group
educational plans for infant and toddler aged children, designed to
promote social-emotional, physical, and cognitive growth in a
manner appropriate to their stage of development. Provides
leadership through active direction and direct involvement with
Center Aides and Volunteers.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.Develops and implements individualized and group lesson plans and
educational activities that promote all developmental areas to
improve the readiness of children for school.
2.Guides and facilitates activities of the children including daily
classroom activities and field trips. Uses creativity to provide
healthy and safe activities that are developmentally and age
3.Selects and sets up equipment and materials in the classroom.
Ensures there is a safe and healthy developmentally appropriate
4.Maintains accurate records, both on paper and in designated
on-line systems. Maintains confidentiality regarding students and
5.Plans, conducts and documents observations, assessments and
screenings. Maintains a comprehensive and ongoing portfolio
assessment for each child including weekly observations, examples
of the child's work, and developmental assessments.
6.Composes and proofreads correspondence and reports.
7.Conducts home visits and parent conferences to discuss the
child's individual development and progress and assists parents in
developing observational skills.
8.Works with the Center Aides and Volunteers to develop their
skills and abilities in planning and carrying out classroom
9.Protects the safety of children by implementing active
supervision techniques to ensure no child is left alone or
unsupervised at any time.
10.Uses the playground as an extension of the classroom; assures
that the playground is safe.
11.Eats with and assists children in eating to teach social and
self-help skills and sound nutritional practices.
12.Ensures that the physical needs of children are met, assisting
children in health and personal habits, such as eating, resting,
brushing teeth, diapering and toilet habits.
13.Creates ways to engage parents in the education of their
children including encouraging classroom involvement and home
14.May perform duties of other staff members (Bus Monitor, Center
Aide, Teacher Assistant) in time of staff shortage.
15.Ensures the mobilization and documentation of matching/in-kind
16.May assist in preparing meals.
17.Inventories all classroom equipment and supplies annually.
18.Works in cooperation with supervisor to develop and document
progress on professional development plan. Actively engages in
professional development activities to increase qualifications in
accordance with Corporation's Core Values.
19.Fills in on a temporary basis when a staff member needs to leave
the classroom for a short duration.
20.Participates in staff meetings and training sessions.
21.Work may require the flexibility to stay until all children have
left the program.
22.Keeps classroom clean and organized.
24.Perform all other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no direct
supervisory duties but is considered a subject matter resource for
others and may participate in distributing workload, quality
control and training.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Minimum: 1 year experience working directly with young children,
0-5 years, and a willingness to pursue further education & training
in the field of Early Childhood Education (tuition assistance may
Grade 11 
--- Infant Toddler Child Development Associate *(CDA) credential or
comparable credential, and have been trained or have equivalent
coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant
and toddler development is required. Willingness to work towards
any additional credentials needed to move to the next level in the
Grade 15 
--- Associate's degree in child development or early childhood or
--- 2 years of experience working with infant-toddler children is
Grade 16 
--- Bachelor's degree in child development or early childhood
education, or related field or related field*
--- 1 year of experience working with infant-toddler children is
--- Bilingual (Spanish/English). [Supervisor may change this to
required as vacancy is posted if needed to meet one bilingual per
All grades require completion of CPR/First Aid within a month of
State requirements may vary, individual must meet requirements for
state in which they are employed.
*Degree in a related field is defined as an associate,
baccalaureate, or advanced degree in a field other than child
development or early childhood education that either includes or is
supplemented by twelve (12) college credits in child development,
early childhood, or equivalent coursework focusing on children
birth to age five. At least 3 of those credits must be in an infant
toddler focused foundations course in child development.
--- Work is performed mostly inside the facility.
--- Standing for prolong periods of time.
--- Sitting, walking, stooping, squatting, lifting (up to 30 lbs),
carrying, pushing and climbing.
--- Riding in a bus for prolong periods of time with noise and
--- Frequent exposure to adverse weather conditions.
--- Exposure to blood, other bodily fluids, cleaning chemicals and
--- Keyboarding and data entry, use of telephone.
--- Where applicable, conduct home visits to customer residences,
exposure to potentially unsafe environments, climb stairs.
--- Regular attendance for this position is required, as regular
attendance ensures we are providing the services we have committed
to provide to the children and families we serve.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability or veteran status.
Keywords: Telamon Corporation, South Bend , Teacher - Infant / Toddler, Education / Teaching , Benton Harbor, Indiana
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