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Community Action of Pioneer Valley Lead Infant Toddler Teacher in Westfield, Massachusetts

WESTFIELD \$5,000 SIGN ON BONUS PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL JOB DESCRIPTION Lead Infant Toddler Teacher Position Summary: Responsible for overall classroom operations in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards, Department of Early Education and Care Regulations, National Association for the Education of Young Children, and MA Department of Education Frameworks. Work with parents and community to implement individualized School Readiness goals. Ensure adequate bus monitor coverage for bus route. Essential Qualifications: Minimum Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field and actively enrolled in Baccalaureate program with one year experience in appropriate early childhood setting. Department of Early Education & Care Lead Teacher certified (for appropriate age group of assigned classroom). Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, use a keyboard and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. The employee must have the ability to drive a personal vehicle and program vehicles, as needed. Must be able to engage in activities that include bending, floor activities, and lifting young children 2 months to 5 years of age. The employee must have the ability to drive a personal vehicle and program vehicles, as needed. The noise level in the classroom is lively. The work environment is primarily an indoor classroom environment, with daily exposure to outdoor weather. AA/EOE/ADA Employment is contingent upon the following: a Background Record Check (BRC), which includes Criminal Offender Record information (CORI), Department of Children and Families (DCF) background check, Sex Offender Registry information (SORI) checks, fingerprint-based national and state criminal history database checks, National Sex Offender Registry (NCOR), and Out-of-State checks (CORI, SORI, DCF) if an individual has lived in another state within the last five years. BRC and fingerprinting-based national and state criminal history check is to be completed every three years. In addition, employment is contingent on evidence of physical exam within the past year, plus verification of MMRs. Documentation of subsequent physical exams must be submitted every 2 years.