Neighborhood House Association

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at Neighborhood House Association

Pay: $18.60 to $21.89/hour
Teacher II (Associate's Degree) start at $18.60 - Teacher III (Bachelor's Degree) start at $19.83
Posted: 12/24/2018
Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

Work Weeks: 42 Head Start/48 or 51 (EHS)

Basic Job Assignment:

Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor and/or Assistant Site Supervisor the teacher leads a classroom of toddler children. Adheres to the core values of the Agency; NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct for Early Childhood Practitioners and Professional Practice; Head Start Performance Standards; and required Head Start competencies.

Employment Requirements:

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, independent worker who possesses a solid understanding of appropriate child development theories and practices; the ability to communicate effectively with staff, managers, clients/ participants, and individuals of varying levels outside of the organization; establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of Association management, employees, parents, and others encountered in the course of work; create and maintain a safe learning environment for children and others; To work effectively with parents, families, and childcare providers and be sensitive to the needs of culturally and ethnically diverse groups; effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public; is well organized and is able to plan and prepare in a thorough fashion; has excellent written communication skills; and has demonstrated experience working with culturally and ethnically diverse, low income or no income clients and unique populations.


  • Bachelor’s or Associate's Degree in Child Development/Early Childhood Education or related field; AND
  • Early Child Development Teacher Permit or higher; AND
  • For Early Head Start - Completed a course of 3 units of infants in toddlers (a grade C or better); AND 
  • At least (1) one year experience in a licensed Child Development infant/toddler setting; AND
  • Current Certification in pediatric first aid and CPR or the ability to obtain within 90 days of employment;
  • Must meet and maintain state law and county licensing requirements regarding employment in a child care center (fingerprints, TB, physical) as well as provide proof of immunity to measles and pertussis, and must obtain an influenza vaccination, or provide a medical exemption.

Physical & Mental Demands:

Employee is required to stand, bend or stoop for long periods of time; sit, stand, talk, hear, use hands to finger, handle and feel computers and other standard office equipment, and reach with hands and arms. This job includes close vision and the ability to adjust focus; use written and oral communications skills; read and interpret information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret people and situations.

        Example of Major Functions:

  • Develops and implements weekly lesson plans for Toddler children;
  • Interacts and socializes with children;
  • Provides a safe, nurturing, and pleasing environment for the children;
  • Screens and assesses each child using appropriate screening/ assessment tools;
  • Develops individualized educational plans for each child based on developmental assessments;
  • Identifies and refers children with special needs;
  • Ensures that child care routines are carried out in manner that is prompt, hygienic and consistent with good child development principles including routines related to bathroom use, diapering change, hand washing, tooth brushing, eating and transitioning between activities;
  • Completes daily health check; ensures the safety of the children through continuous supervision,
  • Effective arrangement of space, proper maintenance of equipment, regular practice of fire drills and other emergency procedures; operates the classroom in compliance with all child care licensing standards;
  • Completes daily anecdotal notes, observations, work samples and gathers information to create a portfolio for each child.
  • Conducts home visits, parent teacher conferences, and inputs on PROMIS system and progress notes on child’s file.
  • Integrates activities that are developmentally appropriate for toddler children and that reflect the NHA Child Development Program, Early Head Start curriculum and philosophy, and comply with the Performance Standards and Title 5 Education Code;
  • Supervises outdoor play environment and parent engagement events;
  • Provides emotional support and encourages high self-esteem in the children and parents;
  • Maintains written documentation on each child;
  • In compliance with requirements for confidentiality; prepares monthly reports on attendance, excused absences, daily sign in/out sheets, in-kind, CACFP meal count; participates in cross-component tasks; works with community resources to identify child/family needs and refers to proper resources for assistance; supervises and participates in the evaluation of Associate Teachers, parents, volunteers and other classroom aides;
  • Must have computer skills;
  • Communicate effectively both oral and written;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Application Instructions

Application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be fully completed (per instructions), signed and dated when submitted. The Questionnaire can be found at the end of the job announcement pdf. If you have CD/ECE units, submit copy of official transcripts with your application to receive consideration. Applications and job announcements may be obtained at the above address; 841 South 41 st Street, San Diego, CA 92113; or you may refer to NOTE: 1 - Only properly completed and submitted applications will be considered. Notifications will not be sent for applications that do not meet submission requirements. 2 - Applications of candidates who do not meet the stated position requirements will not be considered. Only those considered for interview will be contacted.