Lead Toddler Teacher

Requisition Number 10002 031119 CN9EELCTPost Date 3/11/2019Title EducationPosted Salary $14.52City PortlandState ORDescription Location: White ShieldDepartment: Early Learning CenterPosition Title: Lead Toddler TeacherStatus: Non- Exempt, FT (40 hours)Posted Wage: $14.52/hr.JOB POSTING CLOSES: 03.24.2019Please upload a resume and complete the job application provided. Incomplete applications will not be considered.Please note: a resume and completed application are required to complete process. A job application is not considered complete unless the resume is provided, and the application is dated and signed by the applicant. Incomplete job applications cannot be accepted.To apply in person, go to The Salvation Army DHQ 8495 SE Monterey Ave. Happy Valley, OR 97086. Please bring cover letter, resume and complete the application provided to you. Incomplete applications will not be considered.If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 503-794-3206 or email denise.gende@usw.salvationarmy.org. Ms. Gende will coordinate your accommodation request with personnel at the local address specified in paragraph two above.If you have questions about this position, please email whiteshield.jobs@usw.salvationarmy.org This is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-EOE of Females/Minorities/Vets/DisabilityBenefits offered • Medical/Dental Benefits• Life Insurance• Ability to purchase other insurance plans• Retirement• Paid Holiday Leave• Paid Sick Leave• Paid Vacation LeaveJob Requisition Number: 10002 031119 CN9EELCTRequirements Mission Statement for Salvation ArmyThe Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God; its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.Mission Statement for White Shield CenterEmpowering adolescent girls to lead healthy and productive lives in their families and communitiesDepartment: White Shield Center – Early Learning CenterPosition Title: Lead Toddler TeacherFLSA Status: 40 hours/weekSupervisor: Director of Early Learning CenterGeneral Description and Purpose of PositionThis role incorporates evidence-based and/or best practice methods in delivery of services for infants and toddlers in the White Shield Early Learning Center (ELC) and the moms whose children are served by ELC. This is often accomplished through casual instruction and modeling to strengthen appropriate behaviors for positive parenting. The Lead Toddler Teacher creates a positive learning environment for toddlers that welcomes creativity and curiosity, and promotes all areas of development.Qualifications Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Human/Social Services, or related field. Must have an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education or an Associate Degree in a related field with 20 quarter hours of training in the five Core Knowledge Courses.Experience: At least one year experience working with infants and/or toddlers Knowledge of child development as referenced by professional references, experience, education, and trainingQualities/Knowledge: Excellent verbal and written English communications skillsAbility to implement services in a culturally-responsive and trauma-informed mannerKnowledge of best practices in gender-specific services, especially femalesUnderstanding of human development, particularly early childhood and adolescence Ability to work independently and as a productive team memberInitiativeFlexibility and adaptability Critical thinking skillsCompassion and patienceMinimum: Physical ability to perform job responsibilitiesValid Driver’s License Must pass a background checkCPR/First Aid CertifiedEssential Responsibilities/Duties1. Care of Children a. Supervise all children and the children’ environment for physical safety and emotional well-being. b. Carry out all policies which ensure the safety, health, and well-being of the infants and toddlers in ELC as according to the regulations of the Child Care Division. c. Complete regular (approx. 2-3 week) written observation for each toddler in care. d. Collaborate with team to complete screening and assessment tools for each toddler in care. e. Plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities that align with the Reggio Emilia philosophy and Creative Curriculum to encourage all areas of children’s development, using screenings and assessments along with child observations to tailor to the strengths, goals, and interests of each child. f. Work with Portland Public Schools Early Intervention Team and Multnomah Early Childhood Program (MECP) to establish, work toward, and collect data on goals for children who qualify for Early Intervention Services. g. Work with Director and Assistant Director to create and implement interventions for unsafe or problem behaviors from toddlers. h. Work with Director and Assistant Director to orient parents to policies and routines of the toddler room. i. Collaborate with team to plan for and facilitate parent-teacher conferences for families of toddlers in care. j. Assist in facilitating family music, literacy, and play groups. k. Maintain organized records on children’s daily sheets and write Incident Reports as needed. 2. Training/Leadership a. Attend training courses to increase knowledge of child development and current best practices according to Child Care Division’s standards for Early Childhood Educators. b. Model positive care giving/parenting skills for parents. Working Conditions Must be able to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and reliable manner. This position may require driving to meetings in the local community, conferences across the State of Oregon, or for community outreach efforts on behalf of service recipients and the agency. Employee is regularly required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach or sit for long periods. The employee must be able to regularly lift or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift or move up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 70 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, ability to adjust focus and depth perception.  Ability to manage multiple projects with deadlines. Employee will work with technology equipment such as computers, copiers, faxes, projectors, and multi-line phones. Employee will work with population that demonstrates unpredictable, impulsive and sometimes aggressive behavior.  Must practice Universal Precautions as employee may come into contact with blood, urine, feces, or other bodily fluids.MiscellaneousThe Salvation Army has a dress code; specific requirements will be shared with you at the time of employment.The Salvation Army’s facilities and vehicles are a smoke and drug free work environment for all employees and volunteers. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a criminal history information check. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude employment. The circumstances involved in the conviction(s) will be considered.Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.In any position with The Salvation Army, it is impossible to predict the entirety of requests and assignments that can and will be made of an employee, and is the case with this position. Flexibility and cooperation are critical, as is communication when determining potential assignments that are within the scope of the agency’s work and for the successful operation of Salvation Army White Shield Center’s services. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)