Teacher, Child Development Center (4756)



Summary/Objective

Working in cooperation with and under the direction of the Lead Teacher, this position provides, through open communication with other staff, a high quality, professional child care service to the children of AU students, staff and faculty; while also serving as an educational resource for university students and faculty. Duties include: planning, implementing and evaluating a developmentally appropriate educational program for children ages 2½ to 6 years old.

Essential Functions

1) Supervisory Duties (20% of time)

  • Supervise FWS students and direct positive involvement with the children by modeling appropriate behavior and mentoring them in their classroom activities. Complete year-end evaluation of FWS students.
  • b) Supervise both the classroom and playground, and direct FWS students, as needed, to ensure children’s safety.


2) Classroom Duties (40% of time)

  • a) Provide input to Lead Teacher to assist in the planning and implementation of a developmentally appropriate preschool program.
  • b) Implement plans for Teacher’s small group activities.
  • c) Assist the Lead Teacher in the implementation of daily and monthly scheduled activities.
  • d) Provide a stimulating, child-centered, safe, and orderly environment both indoors and outdoors. Provide a neat, safe, and organized classroom. Notify the Lead Teacher regarding any needed maintenance.
  • e) Contribute to the maintenance of communal space (e.g., the kitchen, hallways, entryways, bathrooms, etc.) such that it is organized, neat, and safe.
  • f) Implement the opening and closing checklists as applicable.


Essential Functions Continued

3) Staff Duties (30% of time)

  • a) Attend and participate in all classroom team meetings for monthly planning, small group activities, and problem solving.
  • b) Attend all staff meetings and contribute to both discussions and problem-solving sessions.
  • c) Participate in staff development and in-service training.
  • d) Consult with the staff psychologist as needed; attend and participate in regular consultant meetings.


4) Administrative Duties (5% of time)

  • a) Maintain both anecdotal and portfolio records for each child in the teacher’s small group.
  • b) Provide a written copy of Classroom Conference Reports to the Lead Teacher for review and/or discussion.
  • c) Provide input on classroom supply needs to the Lead Teacher.


5) Parent Duties (5% of time)

  • a) Establish positive communication with parents on daily basis.
  • b) Twice a year, prepare a written Parent Conference Report for each child in teacher’s small group. Meet and discuss with parents each child’s overall development. Provide a written copy of Conference Reports to both parents and the Center’s Director.


6) Other Duties (non-essential)

  • a) Attend CDC Potluck events twice each year.


Work Environment
  • This position reports directly to the CDC Administrator, along with1 lead teacher and 2 other teachers
  • Overall oversight and direction for the teaching team is provided by the Lead Teacher to: ensure appropriate positive interaction between staff and children; model high standards for teaching and interaction with children, staff, and parents; and, work collaboratively with other staff to ensure the implementation of the CDC philosophy, policies, and procedures
  • Work-study students and other seasonal workers report directly to this position


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • 35-Exempt
  • Specialist A


Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or related field or the equivalent in training and/or experience plus two years early childhood teaching experience
  • Position requires certification in Childhood First Aid and certification in Childhood CPR
  • This position requires ability to complete professionally written reports on children's development for parents, staff psychologist and other educational and therapeutic referrals


Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check


Benefits
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