Website Valley Settlement

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Program: The Little Bus (El Busesito) Preschool

Reports to: The Little Bus Program Manager

Schedule: This is a 40-hour-per-week position, Monday through Friday, with some evening and Saturday availability required. Schedules are subject to change based on programming needs.

Salary Range:  $60,000 – $75,000, 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

General Description:  

Our fleet of “Little Buses” travel to neighborhoods to provide bilingual preschool education to 96 children who would otherwise have no access to preschool. Equipped with a strong foundation of social-emotional learning, 40-55 students arrive at kindergarten each year ready to learn alongside their peers. Parents are engaged as partners in their child’s education through monthly volunteering, home visits, and four Family Nights each year. 

The Assistant Manager is responsible for assisting The Little Bus Program Manager in the general day to day operations and supervision of a licensed mobile Preschool for children ages 3 to 5. This position is responsible for supporting all teaching staff with quality practice components of curriculum development, child and classroom environment assessments, teacher training, and professional development. The Assistant Manager will support and assume position responsibilities of Manager when the Manager is off-site.

In addition to the Little Bus duties, this position will be a lead in the implementation of the Child Development Associate Certification (CDA). CDA course is a pathway to obtain a lead teacher certification in infant, toddler, and preschool-aged children. Valley Settlement has developed its own curriculum to teach the course in Spanish for caregivers who want to learn more about child development and also for other community members who are interested in the early childhood workforce. 

Duties and Responsibilities, include but not limited to:

  • Assist with maintaining licensing regulations and procedures from the Colorado Department of Early Childhood, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Local Fire Departments.
  • Support all teaching staff with on-site training, curriculum development, classroom management techniques and high-quality teaching practices.
  • Support all teaching staff with planning, reviewing lesson plans, preparing activities, and keeping an up-to-date inventory of materials
  • Assist the Manager with developing and implementing any ongoing program activities
  • Train teaching staff to utilize tools of observation, documentation, assessment and database platform, to ensure the validity of all tools utilized.
  • Assist the Manager and teaching staff in the area of enrollment, waitlist, tours, internal and external referrals
  • Ensure the accuracy and consistency of staff record keeping
  • Support in leading weekly staff planning meetings.
  • Accommodate to schedule changes and cover staff when needed in and outside of the classroom
  • Support manager with new staff onboarding training and orientation.
  • Responsible for scheduling, organization and planning of program events
  • Supports program events and components such as home visits, parent teacher conferences, family nights, graduation celebrations, Valley Settlement community engagement events and other events as assigned.
  • Participates in on-going professional development opportunities and participates in the on-going development and evaluation of the program’s goals and objectives.
  • Engage in recruitment efforts such as door knocking, partner agencies presentations, event efforts and others as assigned.
  • Support in the Trax database to ensure all programming data is entered accurately.
  • Teach the CDA Spanish Course with 12 students and support students with all CDA requirements including portfolio, the workbook and field hours
  • Lesson plan/prep by following the CDA curriculum and support in adding content as needed
  • Support in the recruitment of CDA participants
  • Responsible for tracking attendance, student assessments and reporting as needed for the CDA course
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Able 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.
  • Demonstrates patience and compassion suitable for working with young children.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development theory and practice.
  • Ability to evaluate, design, and implement curriculum
  • Knowledge of applicable safety procedures
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive (Documents & Spreadsheets)
  • Ability to model a supportive and caring environment for children
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse community.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or currently working on degree completion
  • Previous experience working in a licensed childcare facility, managerial experience preferred or strong desire to move into a managerial role
  • Prior experience working with children and families
  • Possess Early Childhood Teacher Qualification
  • Possess Early Childhood Assistant Director Qualification or must become certified within the one year of being hired
  • Have and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license
  • Available and reliable vehicle for visiting families and traveling to different bus locations (mileage reimbursed)
  • Candidate must be able to satisfy all Colorado childcare licensing requirements

The following trainings are to be completed by the employee in the following time frames, and Valley Settlement will provide opportunities for completing these:

Complete Prior to Caring for Children

  • Building & Physical Premises Safety/Storage of Hazardous Materials & Bio-Contaminants
  • CPR & First Aid Certification
  • Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Child Care Providers
  • Standard Precautions
  • Medication Administration Part 1
  • Medication Administration Part 2
  • Working with an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant
  • Introduction to Child Care Health Consultation

Complete within 30 Calendar Days of Employment

  • Introduction to First Aid and CPR
  • Recognition and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Care and Preschool Immunizations
  • RE-1 Small Bus Driver Training

Complete within 90 Calendar Days of Employment

  • Introduction to the Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education Programs
  • Recognizing the Impact of Bias on Early Childhood Professionals
  • Playground Safety for Child Care Centers
  • Injury Prevention for Child Care Centers

Anti-Discrimination Practices:

Valley Settlement does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. Valley Settlement champions inclusiveness in our community. We honor the diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all members of our community.

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