ABOUT COMMUNITY PROGRESS COUNCIL:
Community Progress Council invites you to be part of its team of dedicated professionals who work to help low income individuals and families reach self-sufficiency. Our workforce of 240 employees is mission-driven to provide client-centered, coordinated services by building trusting relationships with those in need.
As the community action agency of York County, CPC offers services in more than 20 locations throughout the county. We provide our neighbors with opportunities in early childhood education, nutrition counseling, workforce development, housing and financial education and our Self-Sufficiency Program, all which support low-income individuals toward their goal of achieving financial stability.
ABOUT CPC'S EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM:
CPC's Early Childhood Education programs provide high-quality, comprehensive school readiness services to families with children from birth to 5 years old. Our early childhood education services strive to meet preschoolers' needs for intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth. This work prepares York County's young children to enter kindergarten prepared to learn.
Assist the classroom Teacher in planning and carrying out the Head Start curriculum while maintaining a safe and healthy environment for the children; engage the parents and volunteers in classroom activities by performing the following duties. The Floating Assistant Teacher is assigned to a specified location on a daily basis.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Is committed to the vision and mission of Head Start of York County and Community Progress Council, Inc.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals, including children, families, co-workers, and staff in related agencies and the general public.
- Demonstrate an entry-level knowledge of child development, developmentally appropriate activities and some skills in child behavior management.
- Assist in maintaining a clean, safe and positive classroom environment that facilitates respect, active learning, group management, self-expression, cultural responsibility, child-initiated learning; assist in providing an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement.
- In collaboration with Teacher and parents, assist in planning and preparing for developmentally appropriate learning activities for children, in accordance with the program curriculum.
- Assist in following a consistent schedule and providing planned activities which make possible children's interactions with materials, with other children and with adults.
- Assist in preparing classroom materials prior to the children's arrival to support lesson plans; assist in adapting and changing learning centers and rotating materials, to address and meet individual and group needs.
- Under the supervision of the Teacher, assist in preparing and conducting parent conferences and home visits, utilizing child's progress information to implement an individual plan for education (IPE) for each child that includes educational goals with strategies for school and for home aiding parent understanding in how to work with their child.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) plus one year of experience in a child development center (pre-school or elementary).
Obtain CDA (Child Development Associate Certificate) within 2 years of hire as required by federal mandate. (Head Start funding is available.)