Website Valley Settlement

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Reports to: Manager of Family, Friends and Neighbors Program & Peer Support

Schedule: This is a 40-hour a week, exempt position, Monday through Friday. This position requires availability during programming hours from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, with some Saturday availability required. Times are subject to change based on programming needs.

Salary Range:  $43,000 – $53,000, based on qualifications and previous related work experience

Benefits: Valley Settlement’s benefits include the following:

  • Employer sponsored health plan that includes medical, vision, dental and life
  • Simple IRA
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan
  • 12 paid holidays annually
  • Professional development assistance

Job Description:

The Family, Friends and Neighbors (FFN) program provides informal, in-home child care providers the skills and tools they need to ensure children are in a safe and healthy environment. The FFN team provides support and coaching to providers with the goal of improving safety, nutrition, and early childhood development for the children in their care. FFN providers commit to a two-year in-home coaching and training program to improve the quality and safety of care for more than 140 children in the Roaring Fork Valley.

The Lead Teacher will work specifically with children in the FFN program ages 0-5 in the home of the provider. This position is key to the success of Valley Settlement in providing quality early childhood classes to children who do not have access to preschool. It is also essential in teaching providers the milestones children should be in each domain of development and learning.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ability to plan and develop a curriculum that is fun and educational for students
  • Manage classroom activities including lesson plans and play
  • Ability to select the appropriate teaching method and adapt to children’s learning styles ages 0-5.
  • Proficient in active listening skills to understand and adapt to the various needs of children and parents
  • Patience and compassion suitable for working with young children ages 0-5
  • Responsible for developmental screening and evaluating of children ages 0-5
  • Schedule home visits with families as the classes will be held in the provider’s home
  • Work with providers to ensure the learning growth of each child in the provider’s care
  • Establish and maintain trusting working relationships with families
  • Assist in set-up, take-down and other needs during class time
  • Will be responsible for record keeping and assisting with submitting monthly data
  • Participate in Parent Conferences where we explain how children’s learning is going
  • Participate in special events, such as Graduation, and other Valley Settlement community events
  • Make referrals to health and social service agencies in the area, then follow up with families to ensure they receive needed services and do supplemental lessons to support the child’s development
  • Maintain records of referrals and communication with families, agencies and FFN team
  • Attend events periodically for FFN program
  • Attend FFN staff meetings and Family Support Team meetings
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated (often in the field), as well as the ability to work as a team in a co-teaching model with providers and family educators
  • Ability to communicate easily with all staff and participants, demonstrating active listening skills
  • Ability to check in with manager, as needed, and attend regular team meetings
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Prioritize and schedule work; meet schedules and timelines
  • Develop needed approaches and strategies to improve support for families/providers
  • Assess and evaluate community assets, strengths and needs
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when working with families
  • Must recruit participants and participate in door knocking for all programs
  • Other duties as assigned

  Minimum Requirements:

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Associate Degree in Education or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Lead Teacher Certification or must become certified within the 2 years of being hired*
  • Prior experience working with children and families (preferably in Early Childhood Education)
  • Have a valid Colorado driver’s license
  • Available and reliable vehicle for visiting families and traveling to different provider locations (mileage reimbursed)
  • Must be a collaborative team member
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive (Documents & Spreadsheets)
  • Multiple early childhood education trainings will be required following the first year of working at Valley Settlement (please ask to see list of trainings)

*CDA does not meet the minimum job requirement to be a Lead Teacher and does not satisfy the Lead Teacher Certification.

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