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Infant/Toddler Teacher - Early Head Start

Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency
Salem, OR
  • Expired: July 28, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Early Head Start Infant/Toddler Teacher works with children to promote their growth in the areas of social-emotional, physical, cognitive and language development. Involves families in every aspect of their child's education, including facilitating parent involvement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • One of the following:
    • An Infant/Toddler CDA or one-year equivalent certification
    • An Associate's or a step 9 rating in ORO
    • A Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or a step 10 rating on ORO
    • A Bachelor's degree in a related field (Education, Human Development, Family and Consumer Studies, Child and Family Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work) and one years of experience working in early childhood programs.

  • Registration with the Office of Child Care's Central Background Registry.
  • Valid driver license and insured vehicle available for use on the job with satisfactory drive record for the past 3
  • Ability to obtain Infant/Toddler First Aid/CPR certification.
  • Ability to obtain Food Handler's Card.
  • Proficient in the use of computers and related information technologies.
  • This position is subject to MWVCAA's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for client-facing positions.

Bilingual English-Spanish capabilities may be required depending on the needs of the program. To qualify as bilingual, staff must possess demonstrated abilities to speak, write, and read fluently in Spanish and English and pass a bilingual test. *Bilingual staff may receive a pay differential based on EHS Program language needs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
  • Required to frequently reach with hands and arms; regularly required to climb or balance; occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Regularly lift and/or move 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Physical ability to quickly evacuate children from the classroom in an emergency.
  • Manual dexterity for handling office equipment.

  • Mostly indoor classroom and bus riding environment.
  • Frequent outdoor supervision of children and monitoring pick up/drop off.
  • Occasional exposure to cleaning chemicals, creative substances such as paints.
  • Occasional exposure to body fluids/biohazards (such as saliva, vomit and urine).
  • Occasional driving between sites.
  • Potential risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other conditions. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as face coverings may be required.

**Enrollment in the Central Background Registry is beneficial if you are even considering working with children in the State of Oregon, since it will be required before you can start a position. Enrollment is free and it is recommended that you start now as the process can take time. Start enrollment online at:

*COVID-19 Alert: This position includes performing essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic and potential exposure to others who may be infected with the virus. I understand that if I am feeling unwell or have knowledge that I have had contact with an individual with a positive COVID-19 test, I will report it to my supervisor and and that I must use available PPE and practice social distancing whenever possible according to agency policies.

MWVCAA is committed to promoting and achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion with employees and with those we serve. The agency strives to be an employer of choice with a vision for all people to be respected for their infinite worth and supported to envision and reach a positive future.

MWVCAA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, veterans, and people with disabilities, or any other protected category. We welcome all people to join us in achieving our Mission. 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 our team at (503) 585-6232.

Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency


Salem, OR
97301 USA



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