Teacher, Early Childhood Education Center




About Oakton Community College :

For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

We offer:

Continuing education
Great benefits
Paid winter break
FRIDAYS OFF during the summer


Job Description:

Basic Function and Responsibility:

Under general supervision, as a co-teacher, plan and implement developmentally appropriate, anti-bias curriculum for classroom children. Model teaching techniques for and evaluate the performance of students. Maintain a professional relationship with children, families, students, faculty, volunteers, staff and other community members.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-quality care and early education for children in the Center. Model developmentally appropriate practice, supervise and facilitate appropriate teaching techniques for academic students in the Early Childhood Education Program.
  • Develop and maintain an appropriate physical and emotional environment by meeting the established standards of the Early Childhood Education profession.
  • Assume responsibility for the daily health and safety of children, and assist Site Coordinator regarding the health and safety of academic students, volunteers, and other adults. This includes field trips, other Center activities, and any emergency situations.
  • Schedule and implement classroom orientation procedures for children and families, students, and volunteers. Coordinate ongoing individual child and group assessments and conduct family conferences.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with classroom families, co-workers, academic students, college faculty and staff, community volunteers and visitors. Maintain confidentiality of family, child, and academic student records.
  • Participate in Center professional and marketing activities including: meetings, conferences, in-services, family events, recruitment and community outreach, e.g. Preschool Nights and Open Houses. Represent the ECE Program in the college and in the community-at-large.
  • Assist in administrative duties for the Early Childhood Education Center in the absence of the Site Coordinator.
  • Maintain a healthy and safe environment for children consistent with state licensing rules.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.



Requirements:

Qualifications and Working Conditions:

  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education is required. Bachelors' Degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent is preferred.
  • Three years experience teaching in early childhood education classroom is required.
  • First Aid and CPR certification required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of responsibilities as a mandated reporter of suspected child abuse and/or neglect.
  • Foodservice Sanitation certification preferred.


Physical Demands

Provide care for (i.e. diapering, dressing, feeding, soothing, interacting) and supervision of children. The provision of care and supervision involves the following physical skills:

-to work for prolonged periods at various heights including standing, sitting, bending, kneeling, and crawling heights; to easily lift/move young children; to quickly reach an endangered or injured child.

-ability to observe children and consistently keep track of activity in the physical environment.

-ability to monitor activity, interactions, and environmental soun


Additional Information:

Supervision Received:

General supervision is received from the Site Coordinator.

Supervision Exercised:

Functional Supervision is exercised over Assistant Teachers. General supervision is given to student teachers, volunteers and student employees.

SALARY: $45,518 Salary may change due to the completion of staff negotiations.

HOURS: Monday - Friday - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Application Instructions:

For further details, visit our website at www.oakton.edu and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application. One (1) of the references must be your most recent, direct supervisor.

Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.

URL: www.oakton.edu


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