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ABOUT GOODWILL: Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. has enjoyed over 94 years of history in the Baltimore area helping others help themselves. Goodwill collects reusable items for resale in our retail stores, trains people for work and living skills and instills dignity and purpose in countless people’s lives. Today, we employ more than 800 individuals; operate more than 25 retail stores throughout Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Cecil County, Harford County, Howard County and the Eastern Shore; 9 career development sites and provide a variety of commercial services at several locations. Most importantly, we annually provide services to more than 30,000 people in need of assistance because of physical, mental or other social barriers and we place over 2,400 people in jobs giving them “not a charity, but a chance”.

We understand that without dedicated and hardworking employees, our mission would be impossible to achieve. We look for passionate and enthusiastic employees to fill full-time and part-time positions throughout our organization. We strive to be an “Employer of Choice” through various programs, including physical and financial wellness and our partnership with Vehicles for Change. 

We offer a variety of health and welfare benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401l investments, company paid life insurance and company paid long term disability. We also offer supplemental plans which are employee paid. We are proud to offer family and domestic partner coverage for some benefit plans. We also provide paid vacation time, paid holidays and paid sick time. Benefits coverage and plans are based on certain eligibility criteria.

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. prepares people to secure and retain employment and build successful independent lives.

Simply put, it’s good to work at Goodwill!

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Job offers are contingent on a criminal background check and drug test.  Additional pre-employment conditions may be required based on specific positions, requirements and responsibilities and will be indicated in the job listing.  

NOTE TO APPLICANTS: Please consider the job location when reviewing open positions and apply for those jobs which you can travel to. All job locations are included in the listing.
Positions are grouped by function as follows:

Administration – positions in Accounting, Administrative Support, Human Resources and Marketing

Commercial Services – positions at our custodial contract sites, including SSA Administration in Woodlawn and Fort Meade

Recycling Center/Operations – positions at our recycling center in Linthicum such as truck drivers, forklift operators and material handlers

Retail Stores – positions are various store locations in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Cecil County and the Eastern Shore (Salisbury and Easton). Positions including store manager, assistant manager, sales associate/process and ADC attendants

Workforce Development – positions in our social services/workforce development division at various locations including case managers, job placement and rehabilitation services


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Early Headstart Teacher  (Full Time)
Job Type: Workforce Development

Help us start a new Early Head Start site!                                      $1000 SIGN ON BONUS!!!!    Temporarily Remote

JOB SUMMARY: 

Provide comprehensive services to children in the areas of cognition, physical, social and emotional development in a clean, safe classroom or home setting promoting family engagement.   Adhere to federal Head Start Performance Standards, state licensing regulations, local agencies policies and core values.  

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Conducts developmental screenings and family needs assessments.     

·         Identifies and refers children with special needs for supportive services.  

·         Maintains classroom environment and curriculum to Maryland Department of Education (MSDE) and Head Start standards.   

·         Develops daily/weekly classroom lesson plans and individualized family service educational plans (IFSP) in collaboration with parents.  

·         Completes daily health and safety checks conducting regular fire drills and proper maintenance of equipment, documenting all injuries, hazards and incidents. 

·         Completes daily anecdotal notes and observations, inputting information into MyHeadStart or Teaching Strategies GOLD database systems. 

·         Tracks daily sign in/out sheets and compiles weekly attendance reports and CACFP meal counts.

·         Maintain record management standards ensuring child/family files have required and updated documentation.   

·         Ensures hygiene routines are maintained such as toileting procedures, diaper change, teeth brushing and hand washing.  

·         Supervises and monitors children’s activities in the classroom and outdoor play areas.  

·         Assist in the daily serving of snacks and meals promoting family serving style.  

·         Conduct classroom inventory and prepare list of needed supplies.

·         Participate in ongoing training and development, case review, staff and individual supervision meetings.  

·         Assist with recruitment and enrollment, engaging service provider agencies and attending community outreach events.  

·         Conducts home visits and teacher conferences.

·         Provides families with developmentally appropriate activities and information to address child’s needs, guidance on home safety, nutrition, effective discipline and constructive play activities.

·         Links families with community resources serving as a liaison.  

·         Coordinates social, educational, community and volunteer activities with parents and families.  

·         Performs other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred.

·         One year supervised classroom experience with children age zero through three years required.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • 45 hour Infant and Toddler  Certificate required
  • 90 hour Child Care Certificate required
  • Infant-Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) certification required within 90 days after hire
  • 9 hours Communications certification preferred  
  • Current Infant/toddler CPR, First Aid Certificate required within 90 days after hire
  • Current Universal Precaution Certificate required
  • Preferred: Current valid and unrestricted driver’s license and be fully insured according to Maryland law

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

·         Pre-employment Early Head Start  CJIS criminal background investigation clearance required

·         Pre-employment physical and tuberculosis screen clearance per Early Head Start guidelines required

  

SCOPE OF SUPERVISION:

·         Minimal supervision provided on an as needed basis.  Monthly supervision and team meetings are conducted by the supervisor.  May be required to advise and guide other personnel (i.e. floaters, substitutes, volunteers and Child Development Assistants) who work with assigned groups of children in classroom, playground areas, and during field trips, as applicable.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

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.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

·         Ability and desire to work with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. 

  • Ability to participate in training classes pertaining to child development, children at risk, special needs, etc.
  • Ability to accurately record and deliver information, meet deadlines, and perform all duties efficiently and accurately.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and positively with parents, children, staff, supervisor and general public.
  • Ability to provide support and education to parents in a positive, non-judgmental manner and respond competently to the culture and values of each individual, family and community.
  • Ability to respect participants' communications as confidential and discuss pertinent information with supervisor and other staff in an appropriate manner/area.
  • Ability to involve the parent in working with his/her child.
  • Ability to follow through on instructions as they pertain to classroom management.
  • Ability to implement the activity plans for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
  • Ability to model/teach to parents how to nurture and interact with their children. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

          

          Medium

Lifting up to 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds.  May be required to regularly stand for extended periods of time, walk, reach with hands/arms with full range of motion, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, push or pull.  Regularly required to talk and hear.  Frequently required to use hands and fingers to hold, handle and feel objects, knobs, keys and/or buttons.     

               

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

Travel is defined as travel to all areas within Goodwill’s territory (Cecil, Harford, Baltimore, Howard, and Anne Arundel Counties, Baltimore City and the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland).  In some cases, long-distance travel, including overnights may be required but is typically planned in advance.  In some cases, travel may be unplanned.  Home visits will be conducted weekly and on as needed bases.  Personal vehicles are used and mileage reimbursement is available.

 

          Up to 50% of working time                  

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:        Moderate

Employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions.  The noise level is usually moderate.

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