• Time Category: Full Time
  • Entry Wage: $10.89/hour
  • Job Location: Washington, PA

Qualifications & Education: 

  • A high school diploma or equivalent required. Associate Degree in Early Childhood or related field, CDA preferred.
  • Prefer one (1) year of experience working with children 0-5 years old in a professional capacity and/or one (1) year of volunteer service in a Head Start or Early Head Start classroom.
  • Position will require by September 30, 2013: (a) at least a child development associate credential; (b) enrolled, and remain enrolled  in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree; or (c) enrolled, and remain enrolled  in a child development associate credential program to be completed within 2 years.
  • One year of experience working with children 0-5 years old in a professional capacity preferred or one year of volunteer service in a Head Start or Early Head Start classroom (minimum of 150 hours).
  • Experience related to the program model of service delivery preferred.
  • Operate agency vehicle when required.

Work Week:

  • Monday thru Friday 8:00am – 3:30pm *can vary

 

Brief Description of Duties:

  • Regular and reliable attendance is essential.
  • Link current research on and best practice in education, family, health and/or disabilities services to own work by keeping abreast of new information and reflecting on its relevance.
  • Further professional growth by seeking feedback, reflecting on and assessing own practice, and taking advantage of opportunities to improve skills and knowledge.
  • Participate in required meetings and training opportunities which may involve out-of-town travel.
  • Exhibit an understanding of early learning standards and guidelines by incorporating them into own teaching practice.
  • Responsible for supervision of children and classroom management.
  • Monitor children’s progress per the goals developed by self and other staff and specialists, including those in IEPs, by observing and documenting children’s play, conversations, routines/schedules, and work samples and through conversations with families.
  • Assist in setting learning goals and planning learning experiences by integrating knowledge of each child’s temperament, interests, gender, culture, language, learning approaches, understanding, misconceptions, and abilities and by working collaboratively with families and a range of specialists (e.g., medical, dental, speech, nutrition, mental health).
  • Assist in using information about children obtained through home visits, parent-teacher conferences, and other parent-staff interactions by incorporating this data into daily routines and interactions with children.
  • Assist in supporting children’s overall development by integrating learning experiences related to all domains throughout the curriculum, environment, and day, and by accessing opportunities in the community (e.g., field trips, classroom volunteers).
  • Assist in promoting children’s active exploration, creativity, and development in all domains by designing indoor and outdoor environments based on knowledge of how children develop and learn, and their individual abilities.
  • Promote a unified approach to sharing child information with families by engaging in joint planning with other center staff and specialists to prepare for home visits and other family contacts.
  • Ensure volunteers and parents are knowledgeable of the curriculum and developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Responsible for obtaining and reporting Non-Federal In-Kind.

 


How to Apply

You must submit an application to be considered for employment. Use the Apply button on this page, or download an application to fill in offline. Submit the application by email to jobs@myblueprints.org. Or mail it to:

Blueprints
Attn: HR Generalist/Recruiter
150 West Beau Street, Suite 304
Washington, PA 15301

Clearances/Licenses

In completing our application form, you acknowledge that employment with Blueprints may subject you to the following checks:

  • FBI Criminal History Check
  • Pennsylvania &/or West Virginia State Criminal History Check
  • Pennsylvania &/or West Virginia Child Abuse/CPS History Check
  • Pennsylvania &/or West Virginia Disclosure Statements
  • Sex Offender Registry Check
  • Physical, TB, and Drug/Alcohol Testing
  • Employment Reference Checks
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Motor Vehicle Record
  • Medicaid Screenings
  • National Sex Offender Registry Screening

Equal Employment Opportunity

Blueprints adheres to its Affirmative Action Policy providing Equal Employment Opportunity for all employees and future applicants. We consider all applicants for positions without regard to race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or any other factor protected by law. We also comply with all applicable laws governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any lawful criteria.

Employment Eligibility Verification

U.S. Law requires that, if hired, you must furnish within 72 hours of starting work documents listed on the I-9 Form. One (1) document from List A or one (1) document from List B and one (1) document from List C. Some of these documents include but are not limited to:

  • Card issued by the Federal, State, or Local Government showing your identity
  • Driver’s License or State Issued Photo I.D. Card
  • School Photo I.D. Card
  • U.S. Passport
  • Voter Registration
  • U.S. Military Card or Other Draft Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Certificate of Birth
  • Employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security

Blueprints is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities.  Applicants and employees with disabilities must meet the qualification standards that are job-related and consistent with business necessity and must be able to perform the “essential functions” of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.   To discuss or request a disability accommodation contact a representative of the HR Office by calling 724-225-9550 ext. 477.