Family Building Blocks strives for equity and celebrates diversity.Our mission of "Keeping Children Safe and Families Together" is the foundation that helps us build strength in our communities, large and small. We are committed to putting families at the center of our work.We strive to be an employer of choice with a vision of honoring the dignity of all persons.
Family Building Blocks (FBB) is accepting applications part-timeEarly Head StartBus Monitor/SubstituteTeacherthat will work in Salem.
The Early Head StartBus Monitor/Substitute Teacher atFamily Building Blocks assists tosupport safe bus transportation for Early Head Start children, assuring that each child is picked up and delivered on schedule. Cooperate with Teachers to promote the health and education of each child, and to work with center staff to assure a smooth flow of written communication between families and the Early Head Start sites. To support the operation of morning classroom programs as needed; including classroom support and kitchen duties. Further, if a regular Early Head Start Teacher is absent from work, to substitute as an Early Head Start Teacher and perform all the regular duties of that position during classroom hours.
This position requires a flexible schedule to prepare the classroom, assist in transportation duties, and schedule home visits, and participate in program activities that may include occasional overtime, late and/or early mornings.
One of the two positions will berequired to bebilingual English/Spanishmust communicate fluently with the children and families and provide specialized instruction for the purpose of developing the child's ability to socialize. This may involve integrating elements from the native cultures as well as developing strategies to plan activities, projects, games, and group activities that will encourage the child to learn new material and interact both in a native and non-native language.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Assisting Bus Driver in bus-related duties as needed.
- Accompany children to and from the Early Head Start site efficiently and safely.
- Ensure that all passengers wear seat belts or are placed in appropriate (age or weight) car seats and belted in.
- Ensure that each child is delivered to the care of a responsible adult upon leaving the bus (on the authorized list).
- Ensure that no child is ever left unattended while on the bus, following all procedures put in place to prevent a child from being left behind.
- Visually observe the health and well-being of each child on the bus.
- Coordinate the paperwork flow between homes and the Early Head Start site.
- Continuous collaboration with Bus Drivers and site staff such as Teachers, families, and supervisors.
- All communications are potentially sensitive and are subject to FBB's policy on confidentiality.
Education and Support
- Provide a nurturing and responsive bus environment that acts as an extension of the classroom.
- Contribute to promoting a caring, calm and respectful interactions with families, children, volunteers, interns and staff of Family Building Blocks
- Acknowledge children's feelings, read cues and respond appropriately
- Use and understands the guidance policy of the Guides to Speech and Action
- Facilitate supportive separation and reunification of child and caregiver
- Continuous communication and collaboration with each child's Teacher and the Supervisor
- Support Teachers in responding to crisis or emergency situations that may occur
- Implement and support lesson plans that promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of infants and toddlers, while respecting the parental and cultural influences of the family
- Provide support in the classrooms as needed.
Additional Job Responsibilities
- Program support duties as requested, which may include assistance with data entry, kitchen duties, reception duties, handling donations, or other clerical duties.
- In the absence of a regular Early Head Start Teacher, perform the duties of a regular Early Head Start teacher during classroom hours.
- Provide childcare and other support during parent involvement activities
- Attend meetings, training, and appropriate professional development activities.
- Assure general maintenance, organization, cleanliness, and security of the facility.
- Ensure that all cases of suspected abuse and neglect are reported in accordance with Oregon statutes.
- Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) in Early Childhood Education, OR comparable credential(20 quarter credit hours)from an accredited institution with a focus on infant/toddler development, OR an equivalent combination of training and course work(ORO Step 8)in early childhood development with a focus on infant/toddler development.OR currently enrolled in an Infant- Toddler/Preschool CDA program and can earn certification within 2 years of hire.
- 6 months of related experienceworking in an infant/toddler classroom.
- Experience working withchildren and families.
- Must be punctual and dependable.
- Good judgment to make decisions needed to adhere to safety considerations and appropriate child guidance.
- Working knowledge of the behaviors and developmental stages of infants and toddlers.
- Knowledge of safety practices as they relate to infants and toddlers.
- Good written and oral communication skills.
- Must maintain a high degree of professionalism and sensitivity to the confidentiality rights of families and employees.
- Committed to engaging and supporting volunteers as an integral part of program services.
- Supports multiculturalism by treating all people with dignity and respect and not engaging in discriminatory behavior.
- Strong commitment to Family Building Blocks mission and values serving children and families as well as staff.
- Culturally responsive with the ability to build trusting relationships with families.
- Must have Pediatric First Aid/ CPR card and Food Handler's card or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.
- Possess a valid Oregon Driver's license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire, acceptable driving record, and reliable transportation.
- An employer-paid pre-employment drug test is required.
- Successfully pass a criminal conviction background check.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish.
- Atwo-year degree in Early Childhood Education (or a related field) or a bachelor's degree in ECE or related field
- Experience working in an infant/toddler classroom in a related environment
- Experience working with children and families in a social service setting
- Mandatory Reporter - Report all cases of suspected abuse and neglect in accordance withOregon statutes and agency policies and procedures.
- Must maintain throughout the length of employment an acceptable driving record according to FBB criteria and valid auto insurance.
- Employees must sustain a drug-free and acceptable criminal record throughout the course of employment.
- Must maintain discretion and respect the confidentiality of information about enrolled families, personnel issues, and other program operations.
- Completion of training in "Recognizing and Reporting Suspicions of Child Abuse and Neglect" upon hire.
We encourage applicants to apply and also submit their application for theCriminal Background Registrywith the Oregon Learning Division early as the process takes more than two weeks.
*No offer of employment in this position is final until the favorable completion ofanOregon Child Care Division Central Background Registry, review of driving record, physical exam, TB screening, and drug screening.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until finalists are selected.This positionis part of the Oregon Pre-Kindergarten Grant that is pending funding approval. Employment offers will be tentative and dependent on funding.
As part of your online application please upload the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Unofficial Transcripts (if applicable)
- Copies of relevant certificates and licenses (CDA, CBR, etc.)
Family Building Blocks is an affirmative action/EEO employer and is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Believing that diversity contributes to program excellence and to mutual respect and understanding, FBB is committed to recruiting and retaining diversity in our Board and staff. We seek applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.If you require any assistance in the application process, or reasonable accommodations to perform the essential duties of the position, please notify a member of Human Resources at 503.798.4744.Job Posted by ApplicantPro