SUBSTITUTE TEACHER PT - CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Olive-Harvey College is currently looking for a part-time
Substitute Teacher in the Child Development Center. A Substitute
Teacher fills in for a regular, full-time Teacher or Assistant
Teacher during their absence at a Child Development Center. Work
assignments are on a daily basis with no guarantee of a minimum
number of days or regular work week. A Substitute Teacher filling
in for a Teacher leads classroom activities and maintains a
nurturing classroom environment that offers a developmentally
appropriate curriculum that meets the needs of the individual
children and families in the classroom. Provides supervision to
teacher assistants, aides and practicum students in the classroom.
A Substitute Teacher filling in for an Assistant Teacher provides
instructional and non-instructional support, assisting the Teacher
in implementing a curriculum and performing activities to promote
the development of children in the classroom. There are 3 levels of
Substitute Teacher; each level is defined by the assignment
(Teacher or Assistant Teacher) and the required minimum
qualifications. Rate of pay is commensurate with assignment and
Teacher – Level III
- Provides a safe, clean, orderly, and healthy environment for
children, instructing them on personal hygiene/hand washing,
personal safety practices and related topics. Maintains constant
supervision over classroom activities and children.
- Reports accidents, injuries, and illnesses to parents and
supervisors. Reports suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to
authorities as a mandated reporter under state law.
- Provides a nurturing, stimulating, non-punitive, and culturally
sensitive environment that encourages language, self-expression,
exploration, creativity, imaginative play, thinking skills, and the
development of positive relationships.
- Participates in Center staff meetings, sharing information on
child development issues and other information of benefit to other
teachers and assistants.
- Attends professional development workshops as directed.
Performs related duties as required.
Teacher Assistant – Level II or I
- Works with the Director-Child Development Center to ensure
classroom quality, address student needs, and oversee Assistant
Teachers, Teacher Aides and Practicum Students working in the
- Applies lesson plans and uses activities to teach a child
centered, play-based curriculum that provides for a variety of
developmentally appropriate activities to promote children’s
development in the areas of language and literacy, cognition,
social-emotional well-being, and physical health.
- Prepares required paperwork, logs and records, and assessment
- Assists the Teacher in creating an environment and performing
classroom activities that promotes children’s development in the
areas of language and literacy; cognitive, social-emotional
well-being, and physical health.
- Assists in maintaining required paperwork, logs, and records of
- Greets parents warmly and receives information about their
child’s experience at the Center.
- A Bachelor’s from an accredited college or university
- Illinois Gateways ECE Credential Level 5
- Knowledge of child development / early childhood
- Experience implementing an early childhood curriculum
- 1-2 years of experience teaching in an early childhood
- An Associate’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood, or
equivalent from an accredited college with two years of experience
working with preschool children; or an equivalent combination of
training and experience
- Must obtain the Illinois Gateways ECE Credential Level 4
- Sixty semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of credit from an
accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter
hours in courses related directly to child development, from birth
to age six.
- One year of child development work experience
- Must obtain the Illinois Gateways ECE Credential Level 3
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action
- Possess, demonstrate, and maintain a warm, supportive attitude
- A flexible schedule is required
- Must be flexible in receiving assignments and adapting to
changes in the program
- Demonstrate good communication skills and ability to
communicate effectively with children
- and parents
- Ability to work well within a culturally diverse
- Ability to handle situations with tact and diplomacy
- Ability to create or assist in creating developmentally
- Moderate proficiency of personal computers and applicable
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