Performs professional educational work in providing developmental services to income eligible and disabled preschoolers enrolled in the County Headstart program. Plans and carries out a daily program with the goal of meeting the physical and developmental needs of individual members of an assigned group of young children. Develops lesson plans, assesses children's progress, works with and supervises aides and volunteers, holds home visits, and holds parent-teacher conferences. Incumbents work 6.5 hours per day, 32.5 hours per week, 191 days per school year.
Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or an equivalent field or course of study. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education may be considered for hire in the capacity as a Teacher II and at a base salary of $22,446.
Possession of a valid commercial driver's license with the appropriate endorsements issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia, or ability to obtain such license within six months of employment.
Requires CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications.
Requires acceptable criminal and child protective services background checks.
DMV records check, background checks, and drug testing conducted prior to employment.
Tuberculosis screening conducted prior to employment.
This position is considered to be essential (County designation as ALPHA*). As an ALPHA* employee, you may be expected to remain at your worksite or to report following an emergency in order to respond to the needs of the citizens of York County. You may be asked to perform functions not customarily part of your normal duties but which would not require you to have extraordinary skills nor pose a health/safety risk.
Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including copiers, audio and video tape players, etc. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle. Requires walking or standing to a significant degree. In working with and caring for the children, there is constant standing and walking, bending, stooping, climbing on the recreational equipment, and occasionally crawling while playing with the children. Pushing and pulling of toys and wagons, pushing children on swings, and sometimes lifting and/or restraining the children weighing around 40 – 55 lbs is necessary.
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