First 5 Center Instructor
Job Details
First 5 Vallejo Center - Vallejo, CA
$19.00 - $20.00 Hourly
Description

Job Classification: Non-Exempt; P/T 32 hours a week 

Includes 4 hours on Saturday and one evening per week 

Join our team! The Vallejo First 5 Center offers free programs that help parents/caregivers  nurture and support their young children so they grow up healthy, happy, and positioned for  success. Our programs focus on parent education, early learning opportunities, family literacy,  and community resources. Classes are for children ages 0-5 years and their parents/caregivers  to participate together in a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere. Local community partners will  also be stationed within the center on a rotational basis so our families can gain access to  services they need onsite. We are looking for staff members that bring a genuine concern for  the families they serve, embrace a lifelong learning mindset, and value the opportunity to create  a strong collaborative team.  

How do we support families at the Vallejo First 5 Center? 

• Support attachment and bonding between parent/caregiver and child • Increase child development awareness for parents/caregiver 

• Provide fun and simple activities that parents/caregivers can incorporate into their daily routines with their children 

• Provide an environment that sparks creativity and learning in children, and builds   community and leadership 

• Link families with support services through our Community Resource Specialist What roles and responsibilities does the Instructor have? 

• Create and providing daily early-literacy & learning, as well as parent education classes,  based on best practices and evidence-based early childhood curriculums.  

• Range of classes could include infant playgroups, art classes for toddlers, story times,  preschool/kinder readiness, child development workshops, and self-care groups for  parents.  

• Incorporate creative ways to foster a feeling of community and support between the  parents. 

• Work in a dynamic environment while building professional relationships with a variety of  service providers supporting the community.  

• Provide support to families who come to the Center, as well as communicating with families  to help keep them engaged with attending our classes.  

• Complete monthly program documentation.  

• Plan and participate in community outreach and other events.  

• Your insights and feedback would be valued during our efforts to continuously innovate and  improve so we are giving the highest quality support to our families. 

Qualifications

What skills and experience are we looking for in a candidate? 

• Experience working with families from diverse backgrounds 

• Ability to develop warm and supportive relationships with young children, parents/caregivers,  and community members of diverse populations and languages  

• Sensitivity to culturally-diverse parenting styles 

• Ability to create, implement, and reflect on age appropriate ECE programming • Understanding of early childhood developmental milestones, and ability to share child  development progress to parents informally and formally  

• Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment 

• Strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to communicate positively  and listen emphatically  

• Ability to engage in reflective thought around community and team work • Experience working with children ages 0-5 years; or 24 units in Early Childhood  Development; or Bachelor’s degree education in health, human services or related field • Must be able to lift 25 pounds on a regular basis as a part of setting up and breaking down  materials for classes  

What are some personal qualities we value at the Center? 

A commitment to children ages 0-5 and the Center’s mission is critical, along with an ability  to be flexible while working with people with different perspectives and backgrounds. A  friendly, warm approach is essential for creating a welcoming environment. This position  requires excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to work  independently and function effectively as part of a team  

How to Apply 

Please submit a resume and cover letter expressing your interest and qualifications for this  position to Jiana Giuliano at jgiuliano @bacr.org. 

Salary: $19.00 to $20.00/ hour 

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