JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the education and general development of the children enrolled in the Agency’s Head Start Program. Implements the curriculum in accordance with Head Start standards.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Develops each child’s cognitive skills, including long-range development, emotional/social development and motor skills development.
Monitors each child’s well-being and safety.
Completes required paperwork on a daily basis, including lesson plans, child observations, home visit reports and parent/teacher conference reports.
Communicates with parents, other staff members and children on a daily basis.
Maintains a high level of professionalism while adhering to city, state and federal regulations outlining the Head Start program.
Acquires all necessary signatures of parents and/or guardians for events/activities needing their permission.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE REQUIRED An equivalent amount of training, education and experience will be considered.
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from accredited college or technical school required.
Two to five years of job-related prior experience required.
Successful completion of CPR and First Aid courses required.
Current tuberculosis vaccination required.
About El Valor Corporation
El Valor was founded in 1973 by the late Guadalupe Reyes, a visionary leader and mother who dreamed of a community in which all members, including her son with special needs, could live, learn and work. From its roots in the Hispanic community, El Valor has grown into a nationally recognized multicultural, multipurpose organization with a mission that reaches millions through its International Public Awareness Campaign.
El Valor has three Children & Family Centers, a Technology Center, a Vocational Development Center and five Community Residence Homes for adults with disabilities. Programs work with families throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. El Valor has a budget of over $15 million. Over 300 staff members and hundreds of volunteers help provide services to children, people with disabilities and their families.