As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire a Head Start Teacher who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. With the guidance of the HS Lead Teacher and Center Director as well as direction from the Head Start Performance Standards, assists in co-constructing, researching, documenting, planning, organizing, implementing and advocating for children 3-5 years old in a culturally responsive environment that is relationship based and rich in materials and possibilities. They observe and listen in collaboration with their colleagues to children to know how to proceed with the work. Teachers will develop and implement individual plans for children. They are responsible for implementing to fidelity the research based curriculum, Tools of the Mind and the ongoing assessment, Teaching Strategies GOLD, using research based instructional practices, working together on a team, aligning of materials and resources to support strong child outcomes, and other teacher leadership responsibilities.

The Head Start Teacher:
Uses assessment data analyzed by teacher teams in Teaching Strategies GOLD to guide curriculum, transition, and individual/group plan decisions.
Implement the Tools of the Mind curriculum with the guidance from the Reggio Emilia philosophy to promote children's development and learning.
Collaborates with each child's parent and with parental consent complete the ASQ-3 and ASQ – SE to identify concerns regarding a child's developmental, behavioral, motor, language, social, cognitive, and emotional skills during a home visit.
Prioritize the health/safety and social/emotional well-being for children in the program and to promote a culture of excellence and family
Attends and participates in all scheduled trainings such as community of practices, engage in coaching cycles with assigned coach, reflective supervision and in collaboration with the director develop PDP for own professional development.

Qualified candidates will possess:
Strong written and oral communication skills in Bilingual Spanish/English preferred
Preschool CDA or AA in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field
Knowledge of child development, early childhood curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice for the specific age group (Birth to 3), and (3-5).
Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards. Knowledge of Head Start Early Learning Framework Experience with low income families, teen parents, expectant parents, infants with special needs, and child nutrition.
Must have valid driver's license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check.
Must have reliable transportation. Must be willing to travel out of town to professional development, including travel that may require flying

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
 Work life balance through non rotating shifts
 Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
 Free Employee parking
 Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and
403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
 100% Coverage for inpatient care – at Adventist HealthCare facilities
 100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide – after copay

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.
Join the Adventist Healthcare team today! Apply now to be considered.

Work Schedule:

FT days

Tobacco Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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