Northern Virginia Family Service
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Early Head Start is a federally funded community-based program serving low-income expectant mothers and families with infants and toddlers to age 3. The mission of EHS is school readiness through the promotion of healthy prenatal outcomes, the enhancement of development of very young children, and the promotion of healthy family functioning.
Teachers are the heart of this program. Under direction of Center Manager, the Teacher Aide will be responsible for ensuring the safety of children, implementing child activities and supervising children.
Essential Job Duties: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with known disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Assist the Teacher in implementing classroom activities for each child in the class that provides a secure and enjoyable environment.
Organize materials and furniture that support active and quiet playtime; assist Teacher in modifying the classroom to respond to individual children’s needs.
Supervise all children’s indoor and outdoor activities while incorporating positive guidance techniques.
Assist Teachers in observing and evaluating children’s learning styles and behaviors and determining their readiness for new learning opportunities.
Assist Teachers in completion of attendance, health checks, home correspondence, home visit forms, accident/incident reports, referrals, safety inspections, etc.
Create and maintain a positive working relationship with parents. Provide regular feedback on children’s ongoing developmental successes and challenges.
Participate in regular supervision with supervisor by providing regular updates.
Remain current on standards and other information on early childhood programs.
Enter data for record keeping and reporting to meet federal guidelines and licensing requirements.
Qualification and Additional Requirements: An individual may obtain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform essential job duties.
High School diploma required; encouraged to pursue further early childhood education
Must be able to complete requirements to obtain Infant Toddler CDA within 12 months of hire
At least one (1) year experience working with or providing services to children (aged 0-3) and families
Must be able to communicate effectively in English; bilingual language skills a plus
Proficiency in use of basic technological tools including laptops/computers, email, phones, and internet required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.
Commitment to organizational values of Communication, Integrity, Respect, Collaboration, and Accountability
Successful completion of background checks is required upon hire
TB test and physical exam
Ability to lift a child up to 50 pounds
Must be comfortable coming into contact with sick children and taking care of toileting demands of children
At Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS), we value the diversity of backgrounds, experience, perspectives, and skillsets that we collectively provide to our community, clients and coworkers. We celebrate and thrive on our differences and welcome everyone’s unique contributions. NVFS is committed to advancing equity, embracing diversity, and promoting inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer. NVFS is an E-Verify participant and drug-free workplace.
NVFS values diversity in our workforce. We strongly encourage all interested individuals to apply, including people of color, all genders and gender identities, people of all abilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, other members of marginalized communities, veterans and national service alumni.
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