Substitute Teacher II / CDA Trainee*

Under the direct guidance of the Early Head Start Center Director, the EHS Substitute Teacher II works as a partner with other EHS Infant/Toddler Teachers. This position requires developing activities for infants and toddlers to provide them with varied experiences and an appropriate learning environment. The Substitute Teacher II works with typically developing children, children with disabilities and with families to promote parental involvement in the program. This position partners with other EHS Infant-Toddler Teachers in fulfilling the goals, policies and activities designed to achieve educational objectives and to meet performance standards. The Substitute Teacher II may be assigned additional duties and to various classrooms/centers based upon program need and area of developing expertise.

This is a pathways program allowing individuals on-the-job training and ability to obtain an Early Childhood Education Credential (CDA - I/T).  Most of our center positions require a minimum of a CDA I/T.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES (including but not limited to):

  • Supports SCF and EHS policies, procedures, standards of conduct and philosophy of the program
  • Assists in the completion of necessary classroom/center duties including
    • Assists with the creation and implementation of a developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive program that supports the child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development
    • Cleans, sanitizes and helps to maintain a healthy, safe, clean environment inside and outside that ensures comfortable and challenging experiences that meet the changing needs of infants and toddlers
    • Partners with other EHS Teachers in maintaining teacher/child ratios by covering for staff during break times
    • Oversees and performs meal time tasks (i.e., preparation; service; clean-up)
    • Maintains an environment that reflects the home culture of the families being served with the goal of increased understanding of their own culture and the culture of others
    • Displays positive guidance and discipline techniques that foster an            atmosphere of acceptance that supports positive self esteem
    • Supports the classroom/center in any aspect of the program as the need arises and/or as requested by the Center Director
  • Works cooperatively with Early Head Start staff and families
  • Assists in maintaining a safe, neat and organized classroom/ visit area
  • Participates in developmentally appropriate indoor/outdoor activities
  • Adheres to federal, state and local health and safety policies and procedures
  • Performs additional duties as assigned which are consistent with the general responsibilities of the position
  • Responsible for understanding Early Head Start Performance Standards, Child Care Licensing regulations, and SCF's Policies and Procedures.
  • Expected to learn and apply knowledge concerning the regulations associated with prevention of occupational diseases and injury, including the exercise of universal precautions and the prevention of contamination
  • Attend all workshops and trainings as deemed necessary by SCF-EHS Management
  • Demonstrate, uphold and adhere to Sunrise Children’s Foundation’s core values of Mutual Respect, Integrity, Commitment, Trustworthiness and Empowerment
  • Successfully completes and maintains First Aid and CPR certification and other state trainings as required
  • Maintains a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Work Card (Sherriff's Card) for Child Care
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Must be able to able to walk, stand, sit, kneel, reach, stoop, crouch to interact successfully with infants and/or toddlers throughout assigned work shift.
  • Lift 4 infant and/or toddlers weighing 6 to 50 lbs. continuously throughout the day, including diapering, feeding, changing and comforting.
  • Tolerate some exposure to communicable diseases.
  • Tolerate moderate to loud noise level.
  • Some travel by car, bus, airplane or train may be required as associated with
  • attendance at conferences, meeting and other duties carried out at distant locations in and out of state and in some cases overnight travel may be required.

  • Education & Work Experience
    • Must be 18 years or older (CDA program requirements)
    • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent) or obtain within (9) months of hire date
    • Must obtain a Child Development Associate Credential with a focus on Infants/Toddlers and trained in early childhood development within six (6) of hire date (SCF will pay a portion of the CDA Fees)
    • Experience with infants/toddlers in a group setting is preferred
  • Skills & Abilities
    • Must have ability to speak read and write English well enough to understand and be understood is necessary
    • Bilingual (Spanish/English) is preferred
    • Must have the ability to gather and interpret moderately complex information
    • Must communicate understandable ideas and instructions orally and in written format using English
    • Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide
    • Ability to read and understand basic child development written material is required
    • Ability to exhibit patience and tact when communicating with children, families, staff, and supervisor is a requirement
    • Must display professional behavior in conducting daily activities
    • Must maintain a positive, open and objective attitude towards others
    • Must be willing to work at any of the Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson or Boulder City Campuses as needed
    • Must acquire CPR/First Aid Training for Infant/Child/Adult within ninety (90) days of hire date and maintain throughout employment
    • Must obtain a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Work Card (Sheriff's Card) for Child Care prior to hire date and maintain throughout employment
    • Must submit negative TB results (One-Step Skin Test or Chest X-Ray) prior to hire date and submit every 2 years of employment
    • Must have a physical performed and document submitted prior to hire date and re-submit every 5 years of employment
    • Must pass pre-employment drug/alcohol testing and maintain a drug-free working environment
  • *Additional Information
    • Medical benefits eligible if work more than 30 hours/week
    • Also known as Substitute Teacher II (Long Term)
    • Must stay enrolled in CDA Program
    • Must actively fulfill CDA requirements and complete other necessary training
    • Work 30-40 hours per week to complete CDA requirements and gain hands-on experience in the classroom
    • Varied Work Locations
    • If position requirements are not maintained, employee may be subject to a transfer into a Substitute Teacher I position, reduced work hours and loss of benefits.

This description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related certifications, knowledge and skills.

Department: Center-based
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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