Child and Family Educator

Early Childhood · Waterbury, Connecticut
Department Early Childhood
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Responsibilities:


This position is in our Early Head Start/Home-Based program which is designed to provide high-quality child and family development services to low-income pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers through 3 years of age.


  • Oversee a caseload of 10-12 families including weekly 90 minute home visits
  • Implement curriculum for child development during home visits and during playgroup socialization experiences
  • Assist with recruitment, eligibility determination and intake assessments
  • Facilitate group socialization experiences and other family group activities
  • Conduct ongoing screenings and assessments of maternal health and child development goals
  • Assist with the implementation of Parents and Teachers Foundational Training and Model Implementation
  • Collaborate with families to establish family development goals
  • Provide education and support services as well as crisis intervention and resource referral
  • Document home visits, socialization experiences and other activities and reporting on outcomes as needed
  • Monitor and educate parents with regard to children’s health status including medical follow-ups, physical health, dental health and nutrition.


 Benefits:


TEAM, Inc. offers paid time off – three weeks of vacation per year, 13 holidays, personal days, snow days and sick time. In addition there is a choice of seven health insurance plans and two dental plans, pension plan with an employer match of up to 6% (100% vesting after 5 years of service), employer-paid life insurance as well as short and long-term disability coverage and excellent voluntary options including vision, additional life insurance (including spouse and dependent coverage), accident and critical illness insurance.


 Qualifications:


The successful candidate will possess a minimum of a an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Social Services or a related field (Bachelor’s degree preferred) with 2+ year’s relevant experience.


 Must have 1) knowledge of Early Childhood Education and developmentally appropriate practices for infants and toddlers as well as experience with individualized and group lesson planning, 2) ability to work with diverse population including low income, 3) willingness to work primarily in homes of low-income families, 4) strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, 5) knowledge of community resources, 6) computer skills including MS Office, and 7) ability to work outside normally scheduled hours. 


 Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus. 


 TEAM, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Location
    Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Department
    Early Childhood
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced