Virtual Teacher (Head Start Program)
Head Start is the most successful, longest-running, national school readiness program in the United States. It provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Pre-school aged children have benefited from Head Start through the development of their early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school.The Virtual Teacher is the leader of the online classroom. Teacher will be responsible for overall development and implementation of curriculum and individual child curriculum plans; oversee child outcomes; and lead in parent teacher conferences. The Virtual Teacher directs daily program activities that provide a safe and nurturing environment for young children ages three to five years old which encourage social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in a manner that meets all applicable local, state and federal standards.This position will be working remotely while providing some essential services which may require occasional in-person and/or in-office work. It's a temporary role funded through June 30th, 2022.Essential Job Duties: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with known disabilities to perform the essential functions.Develop and implement daily lesson plans and individualized development plans using the designated curriculum and philosophy.Using best practices create developmentally appropriate virtual activities with consideration for child's social/emotional development and/or disabilities. Activities should be designed to further develop the children's interests, critical thinking, and readiness skills.Ensure the virtual classroom is appropriate with lesson plans and suits children's changing needs.Administer developmental screening and ongoing assessments according to ECD procedures including the ASQ, ASQ-SE and DECA, utilizing input from parents and teachers.For children ages 3 to 5, record children's progress and outcomes in all domains as required by HS performance standards. Use results to develop children's Individual Developmental Plans.Maintain documentation of child's growth and development through written observations, including child's ongoing developmental successes and challenges.Create and maintain a positive working relationship with parents. Provide regular feedback on child's ongoing developmental successes and challenges.Work with parents to determine and maintain a schedule that promotes daily attendance.Ensure that all technology is in proper order before class begins to limit interruptions.Arrive on-time for all online classroom sessions and staff meetings.Collect school supplies from center on a weekly basis to deliver for lessons to the homes of children.Participate in regular supervision with supervisor by providing regular updates.Maintain current level of knowledge on standards and other information on early childhood programs.Enter data for record keeping and reporting to meet federal guidelines.Additional Responsibilities for Teachers who meet both Head Start and Arlington County credentialing:Oversee curriculum and quality of virtual classroom and child outcomes.Conduct parent conferences; document attendance.Qualification and Additional Requirements: An individual may obtain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform essential job duties.Must have one of the following:Bachelor's or Associates degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education; ORPreschool Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential; ORAt least two (2) years of teaching in a virtual classroom setting.Oral and written fluency in English required; Spanish language fluency preferred. Additional language skills always welcome.Knowledge of infant and child developmentAttendance reliabilityStrong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build trust and nurture relationshipsProficiency in usage of basic technological tools including laptops/computers, email, phones, internet and virtual learning/meeting platforms required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.Must be able to demonstrate and live the organizational values of Communication, Integrity, Respect, Collaboration, and AccountabilitySuccessful completion of background checks required upon hire, including TB test and Physical examMust have reliable transportation to deliver school supplies to children's homesMust be able to lift up to 50 lbs.At Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS), we value the diversity of backgrounds, experience, perspectives, and skillsets that we collectively provide to our community, clients and coworkers. We celebrate and thrive on our differences and welcome everyone's unique contributions. NVFS is committed to advancing equity, embracing diversity, and promoting inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer. NVFS is an E-Verify participant and drug-free workplace.NVFS values diversity in our workforce. We strongly encourage all interested individuals to apply, including people of color, all genders and gender identities, people of all abilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, other members of marginalized communities, veterans and national service alumni.