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Infant Toddler Specialist (50020-50024)

Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong and communities are vibrant.LSF is looking for a talented Infant Toddler Specialist -who would like to make an impact in the lives of others. -Purpose & Impact:Performs duties planning and implementing educational activities for infants and toddlers in the Dream Center that comply with federal performance standards.Essential Functions:

  • Plans, develops, and implements daily lesson plans that provide for educational and enrichment activities for infants and toddlers that meet federal performance standards.
  • Plans and arranges classrooms into distinctive learning areas that promote an effective learning environment.
  • Screens and assesses infant and toddler aged children to determine developmental/educational needs and develops and implements individual education plans that comply with federal performance standards.
  • Monitors meal and snack periods, classroom and restroom activities for toddlers, and playground activities to ensure a safe environment for infants and toddlers.
  • Documents children's progress or lack thereof and completes all required manual and computerized forms and reports in accordance with federal requirements.
  • Uses active supervision techniques and maintains positive classroom behavior.
  • Develop positive caregiver relationships with children.
  • Receives a satisfactory or higher score on the Infant/Toddler Specialist Success Rubric.
  • Maintain a comprehensive and on-going portfolio assessment for each child including weekly observations in each area, example of the child's work, and a developmental assessment.
  • Conducts health checks on children for health concerns, including ringworm, head lice or other health conditions, and reports to appropriate nurse.
  • Requests supplies and equipment to be ordered for use by children in the classroom.
  • Inspects classrooms and grounds to ensure the safety, orderliness, sanitation and cleanliness of the facility.
  • Performs First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as needed.
  • Attends Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) training yearly.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to UAC children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Attends all workshops and meetings as deemed necessary by the supervisor.
  • Attends all required staff and parent meetings and activities.
  • Performs other related duties as required. -Other Functions:
    • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
    • Develop and maintain effective communication and working relationships with staff, co-workers, physicians, and youth.
    • Maintain Health Information Privacy HIPAA.
    • Possess the ability to maintain control and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
    • Provides support and empathy to youth.
    • Possess and apply powers of observation to be informed of the interactions and happenings in and around the shelter.
    • Learn shelter policies, procedures and guidelines.
    • Strong interpersonal and communications skills; preferably bilingual in Spanish.
    • Ability to work with a team.
    • Supports and understands empowerment philosophy and multicultural awareness.
    • Computer proficiency required, including Windows and Microsoft applications.
    • Must complete the Dream Center orientation and all required background checks.
    • Must possess or obtain Adult and Child CPR, within three months of employment. -Physical Requirements:
      • Bending, stooping, and lifting a minimum of 15-25 lbs. required to complete daily tasks
      • Must have the ability to remain in standing position for extended periods of the workday -Education:An Associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education or degree in any field with 18 credit hours in Early Childhood Education.Experience:One year experience in teaching Head Start, Early Head Start, pre-school, or kindergarten aged children.Skills:
        • Working knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for infant /toddler education.
        • Working knowledge of behavior modification theories and practices relating to infant/toddler development.
        • Working knowledge of current educational techniques and practices relating to infant/toddler development.
        • Skill in making presentations to groups.
        • Skill in verbal communication.
        • Ability to resolve conflicts between toddler aged children.
        • Ability to plan, organize and implement infant/toddler education curriculums.
        • Ability to assume a seated position on the floor for extended periods of time.
        • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and develop logical conclusions.
        • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
        • Ability to prepare and maintain work related reports and files.
        • Ability to handle confidential information.
        • Ability to use a computer and related software.
        • Ability to follow established procedures.
        • Ability to administer CPR and First Aid.
        • Ability to implement safety procedures.
        • Ability to work effectively with others.
        • Ability to provide physical assistance in the transportation of special needs children.Other:Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs. -Principal Accountabilities:
          • Team player with staff, co-workers, physicians, and youth. -
          • Accurate, complete and timely submission of paperwork (including reports) to various entities.
          • Flexible and adapts to changes in workflow and environment.
          • Adherence to LSF personnel policies and procedures.Why work for LSF?LSF offers 60 programs across the state of Florida serving a wide range of populations in need. -Mission Driven -staff members become part of the LSF community while -transforming the lives of those in need. -Our staff additionally find -growth opportunities -as they explore areas of interest within the -organization. - -Amazing benefits package -including:
            • Medical, Dental and Vision
            • Teledoc (24/7 online access to Doctors)
            • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
            • Employer paid life insurance (1X salary)
            • 13 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
            • Generous PTO policy (starting at 16 working days a year)
            • 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match OR 3% student loan repayment reimbursement
            • Tuition reimbursementLutheran Services Florida embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is proud to be an equal opportunity -employer.

Keywords: Lutheran Services Florida, Sarasota , Infant Toddler Specialist (50020-50024), Other , Sarasota, Florida

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