Day Care Center Teacher Ii

Alexandria, Virginia
$47,271.33 - $78,785.62 Annually
Jul 30, 2022
Aug 13, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Located at the Early Head Start Gum Springs Glen Center in Alexandria VA, the Teacher II position is under the supervision of the Early Head Start Site Manager and the Early Head Start/Head Start Coordinator. Responsible for supervising a Teacher I in an infant and toddler classroom, ensuring developmentally appropriate practices and curriculum are implemented and creating a play based learning environment to meet children's individual needs.

Adheres to all policy and procedures regulated by Virginia State Licensing and Head Start Federal Standards to prevent health hazards and ensures the safety of children, completes and reports on developmental screenings/assessments through family conferences, home visits and staff meetings.

Assists in the preparation of documentation for local agency, state licensing and federal Head Start Performance Standards, as well as, collaborates with county staff, citizens, and members of the child care community.

Illustrative Duties

  • Assists the Day Care Center Supervisor by coordinating activity plans, staff assignments and schedules;
  • Oversees program plans of subordinates;
  • Supervises the work of Day Care Center Teacher I’s, Aides, substitutes and volunteers;
  • Plans and implements a daily program of developmental experiences for preschool children, and a remedial and enrichment program for school-age children;
  • Provides care and protection for the children, helping them learn to adapt to and cope with real-life situations and to develop appropriate habits in such activities as eating and dressing;
  • From daily observation, notes the physical condition of each child, reports conditions needing attention, and administers first aid treatment when needed;
  • Maintains progress records on the emotional, physical, social and intellectual development of the children;
  • Holds regular individual parent-teacher conferences and participates in parent group meetings and activities;
  • Through individual conferences, supervises assistant teachers and aides in daily contact with children;
  • Maintains attractive, healthful surroundings and assures that equipment and materials are kept accessible to the children and in good condition;
  • Attends and participates in conferences and workshops related to group day care and other pertinent fields;
  • Performs center administrative duties, to include liaison with school officials, personnel, payroll, record keeping, cash handling and snack purchasing;
  • Responsible for center newsletter;
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of individual behavior and the growth and development of children, and the impact of group relationships;
  • Knowledge of health, safety and first aid methods;
  • Knowledge of the factors which cause problems in children;
  • Ability to establish warm and supportive relationships with children, on a group and individual basis, gaining confidence and trust and imparting a sense of security;
  • Ability to assume administrative responsibility for the assigned center's overall health and safety program;
  • Ability to provide a wide variety of stimulating experiences for children to meet individual intellectual and emotional needs;
  • Ability to recognize problems of both a physical and psychological nature as exhibited by children;
  • Ability to organize and plan the activities of subordinate day care personnel;
  • Ability to develop and maintain a working relationship with parents and staff.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to)
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a child-related field such as, but not limited to early childhood or elementary education, nursing, recreation, or a related field.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.
  • Experience working with child from infancy to toddlers.
  • Experience working in a child care environment.
  • Experience working with diverse multicultural populations.

Ability to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, and move quickly in order to respond to unsafe situations. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.