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Georgia Employer EARLY HEAD START CAREGIVER in Albany, Georgia

Primary Function: Provide age-appropriate activities that will promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of infants and toddlers.Educational Level: Infant/Toddler CDA or Bachelor\'s Degree or Associate\'s Degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent from a two-year College of Technical School. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.Work Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Essential Duties: GENERAL 1. Plans cooperatively with parents; implements activities in the classroom. _________2. Provides children with a creative learning environment and varied developmental experiences. _________3. Arranges the room well to create a full learning environment. _________4. Implements the curriculum to fit the individual. _________5. Individualizes daily activities to meet the assessed individual needs of the children. _________6. Implements ongoing assessment of children (observing, recording, evaluating). _________7. Provides individualized activities daily. _________8. Provides activities and experiences in the following areas, integrating each into the program: 9. Art, Science, Music, Math, Literature and Reading, Language Development, Social Education, Dramatic Play, Health, Nutrition, Self-Help, and Motor Skills. _________10. Interacts with children in the classroom, on the playground, and at mealtime. _________11. Uses reinforcement that builds a child\'s positive self-image. _________12. Reinforces the role of the parents as primary teachers/influences of the child. _________13. Have parents assist in the assessment of the child\'s progress and establish goals for him/her. _________14. Encourages parent observation and participation in the classroom, on the playground, etc. _________15. Provides orientation and supervision for volunteers. _________16. Manages time, materials, and responsibilities wisely to ensure a well-run classroom. _________17. Assists parents to coordinate the child\'s learning activities at school with supportive experiences in the home. _________18. Makes effective home visits (at least 2 per year), and conducts center conferences. _________19. Identifies and refers children and families in need of special services. _________20. Assists in medical, dental, and psychological screenings and examinations. _________21. Assists in recruiting, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities. _________22. Assists in recruiting eligible children. _________23. Removes conditions that may prevent the room\'s and center\'s environment from being safe, orderly, sanitary, and conducive to learning. _________24. Provides an environment for meal time and snack time which makes thefeeding situation a pleasant opportunity for learning. _________25. Interacts with children at mealtime, eats with children and eats what they are served. _________26. Encourages children to eat, but does not use food as punishment or reward. _________27. Provides involvement opportunities for children in activities related to meal services (serving, cleaning up, and setting table). _________28. Works cooperatively with other sta f. _________29. Attends staff meet