Early Childhood Educator (Tucson)
Company: Easterseals Blake Foundation
Posted on: November 19, 2021
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Easterseals Blake Foundation offers a variety of services including
childcare centers, early head start, and home visitation.
The Early Childhood Educator plans and implements developmentally
appropriate curriculum in a classroom setting for toddlers or
preschool-aged children. Develops partnership relationships with
family members to better meet the needs of the child. Maintains
current and timely documentation of work in compliance with Center
and other regulatory agencies' standards.
Complete the Blake Foundation & Signal Peak Early Learning Center's
new employee requirements for employment: orientation and training
requirements, reporting suspected child abuse, and health
requirements as specified by the Office of Child Care
Design and maintain a home-like classroom environment to enhance
culturally sensitive learning based on the developmental needs of
Develop curriculum considering the age and experience of the
children, reflecting all areas of development including physical,
emotional, social, language and cognitive skills.
Adapt the curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of the
individual child's strengths, needs and interests.
Implement the Individual Family Service Plan or Individual
Educational Plan for children with special needs.
Use a variety of teaching strategies to encourage learning,
following the individual child's lead and preferred modality for
Facilitate each child's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning by
engaging in collaborative inquiry with them.
Foster interaction and cooperation among the children. Encourage
children to lead their own small group activities.
Facilitate a sense of responsibility and self-regulation in
children, intervening only when necessary in settling disputes or
Establish partnerships with parents and families in order to
achieve shared goals for children.
Work collaboratively with the Director, colleagues and community
organizations in best serving the child's needs.
Provide instruction and supervision for teaching assistants.
Share information with colleagues which facilitates continuity of
care throughout the child's day.
Work with teaching team to implement program curriculum, following
policies, procedures and practices that result in positive outcomes
for children and families.
Participate in professional development opportunities by enrolling
in higher education programs, conferences and trainings.
Attend planning, informational and quality assurance meetings.
Maintain strict confidentiality concerning children and
Maintain required documentation and reporting on each child.
Complete annual continuing educational requirements as specified by
Office of Child Care Licensure.
Knowledge of typical and atypical child development.
Knowledge of developmentally appropriate care and best educational
practices supported by research and evaluation.
Knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural and linguistic
Knowledge of methods to include children with differing levels of
Ability to be self-directed when necessary, yet flexible when needs
of the children change.
Ability to use principles of reflective practice with children,
families and colleagues.
Ability to develop reciprocal, mutually respectful relationships
with children, family members and colleagues.
Ability to work as a collaborative member of a team.
Ability to read, write and speak English.
Ability to use technology as a tool for record-keeping,
documentation and investigation.
Minimum Requirements: or equivalent combination of education and
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood or related field.
Bachelor's Degree in unrelated field plus 18 credit hours in early
childhood education (may be completed within 18 months of hire); 6
months prior experience.
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood with an expectation of
finishing BA within 2 years; 1 year classroom experience
45 College credit hours toward a degree in early childhood
education with an expectation of finishing AA within 1 year and BA
within 3 years; 2 years classroom experience.
Must pass a Criminal History Background Check prior to beginning
Clean criminal background check and the ability to obtain and
maintain a level one clearance card.
Valid AZ Driver License
Must have a valid Arizona Driver's License, good driving record
Be at least 21 years of age as required by corporate fleet
Maintain current CPR, First, Aid, Article IX, Prevention & Supports
Must be able to utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such
as face mask, gown, goggles and gloves, for any amount of time
necessary to provide a physical barrier to protect the employee and
Must be able to remain in a stationary position.
Must be able to operate a computer, phone and other office
Must be able to stoop, squat, reach, stretch, ascend and descend
May work in an office setting.
Must be able to remain calm, non-defensive with a supportive
attitude during stressful, potential crisis, and crisis
Must be able to work in an extremely stressful environment where
there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Must be able
to manage high volumes and unpredictability of work.
Must be able to remain flexible and reprioritize according to the
changing demands of the day.
Must be able to manage stress in a fast-paced, unpredictable,
Must be able to adapt to diverse cultural environments and
communicate in a culturally inclusive manner.
Must be able to represent Easterseals Blake Foundation in a
professional manner in all situations.
Requires high level of energy to perform the daily activities of a
primarily administrative nature. Requires standing, walking,
sitting, stooping, bending, and squatting. Requires extensive
typing and writing.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of
all possible duties, responsibilities and/or qualifications. Other
duties, responsibilities and/or qualifications may be assigned to
Easterseals Blake Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is understood and agreed that any misrepresentation by me in
this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this
application and/or separation from the Employer's service if I have
been employed. I give the Employer the right to investigate all
references and to secure additional information about me, if job
related. I hereby release from liability the Employer and its
representatives for seeking such information, and all other
persons, corporations, or organizations for furnishing such
information. I hereby consent to and authorize Easterseals Blake
Foundation to request, receive and use information as often as
necessary as deemed by Easterseals Blake Foundation by consumer
reporting agency bearing on my credit standing, character, general
reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living,
including, but not limited to, my criminal background or lack of
criminal background. I authorize the use by Easterseals Blake
Foundation of the original or photocopy of this authorization. The
Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Employer does not
discriminate in employment and no question on this application is
used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicant's
consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state,
or federal law. I understand that just as I am free to resign at
any time, the Employer reserves the right to terminate my
employment at any time, with or without cause and without prior
notice. I understand that no representative of the Employer has the
authority to make any assurances to the contrary.
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