Certificate Number: C20LE6092 / Job Order: 2022-1026 /1 Position (On-Site)
Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) is a nationally recognized non-profit leader in child care and early education. RCMA operates more than 65 centers and 2 charter schools, with a staff of 1,600 employees, in 21 Florida counties. We have grown over the years through our policy of hiring from the communities served, forging a strong bond between parents and RCMA caregivers, teachers and staff.
WHY WORK FOR US?
Would you rather have a fulfilling career than just a “job”? At RCMA, we feel lucky to work in fulfilling roles every day. Like one big family, we work hand in hand with families who need allies on their journey toward big dreams. Through empathy and compassion, we help cultivate a sense of dignity and pride in these valuable members of society and provide them with resources for growth. If this sounds like a family you’d like to become a member of, we’d love to hear from you!
In addition, RCMA offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees. This includes a $40,000 Basic Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance covered 100% by RCMA. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, voluntary life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and a retirement plan. Eligible employees receive holiday pay, personal time off, and tuition assistance.
PURPOSE OF POSITION: Works with an experienced team of 2 teachers to provide children with developmentally appropriate activities in a quality early childhood program that offers a safe and nurturing environment while promoting physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children and families. There is a focus on consistency in teaching daily routines and schedules. The social-Emotional development of each child is important. There may be Behavior Plans or IFSPs/IEPs written by professionals that must be implemented by this teacher as well as the full-time co-teachers.
The Third Teacher is assigned to a specific classroom where a child will challenging behavior or moderate to severe disability is enrolled. This teacher works 5 ½ hours per day for a period of 3 months. The start date and end date are determined by the CC and Curriculum/Inclusion Specialist. Evaluation of the progress of behaviors or progress of the child with a disability and the classroom social-emotional climate will be evaluated every two weeks.
The Third teacher is part of the daily staffing in the classroom they are assigned. Since children with Challenging Behavior/Moderate to severe disabilities have high needs for 1) social-emotional support and 2) consistency, it is of utmost importance that the 3 teachers in the classroom be present throughout each day as scheduled. Children with disabilities also need help with the everyday routines and activities of the classroom.
The Third Teacher Performance Standard explains in detail the essential duties and responsibilities of this position and must be used as an integral part of this Job Description.
The Early Childhood Specialist provides guidance and direction for educational services and jointly, with the Center Coordinator, evaluates the job performance of the Third Teacher.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following; however, other duties may be assigned:
Works as part of a teaching team to:
Support a warm, secure, affectionate, social-emotional classroom for young children, following the RCMA Positive Discipline guidance. (Note: Lifting, touching, and holding a child is necessary.)
Support a high-quality early childhood education program and early intervention services, using the High Scope curriculum activities and daily routines and schedules.
Consistently use classroom rules and procedures that establish and maintain a safe and healthy classroom and outside environment. Collaboratively support a sense of community and inclusion among the children and teachers.
Implement the IFSP/IEP for the child with a disability OR Behavior Plan for a child with challenging behavior.
Adherence to all RCMA funding and DCF requirements
High School Diploma or equivalent
Member of the community being served and, when applicable, farmworker background.
Possess a current certification in Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Pediatric First-Aid.
RCMA believes vaccination is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the children and families we serve, our workforce, and the communities where we operate. To minimize the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus and maintain a safe and healthy workplace, vaccination is highly encouraged.
RCMA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and a drug?free workplace.
At RCMA, we make the dreams of children in migrant working and low-income families our focus. That means making sure anything that impacts their learning is taken care of. From early childhood education to health care assistance to supplying WiFi hotspots and tablets for homework, we take a holistic approach that cares for the entire child – including a helping hand for their parents.