Substitute Teacher-Child Dev PT



SUBSTITUTE TEACHER PT CHILD DEVELOPMENT

KENNEDY KING COLLEGE

Child Development Laboratory Schools lead in providing high-quality, comprehensive programs, as well as demonstration and training sites that serve faculty, students, and children of college staff and the greater Chicago community. Our mission is to provide superb Early Learning services for preschool children and their families, with a commitment to implementing practices based on established standards and research in the fields of Early Care and Education, and providing support to CCC students, staff and the broader community. The program’s approach to Child Development and Education is developmentally and linguistically appropriate and demonstrates the understanding that children have individual rates of development, interests, temperaments, languages, cultural backgrounds, and learning styles. Families are considered the child’s first teachers and partners in their children’s education.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE
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 educational requirements.
Under the direction of the Director – Child Development Center, the Substitute Teacher – PT fills in for a regular, full-time Teacher or Assistant Teacher during his/her 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. Performs related duties as required.
Under the direction of the Director – Child Development Center, the 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 teacher assistants, aides and practicum students in the classroom. Performs related duties as required. Under the direction of the Director – Child Development Center, the 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. Performs related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
  • Adheres to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethical Conduct, demonstrating a professional attitude and work ethic, and respect for children, families and colleagues.
  • 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 – Level III
  • 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 classroom.
  • 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 documentation.
Teacher Assistant – Level II or I
  • Assists the Teacher in creating an environment and performing classroom activities that promote 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 classroom activities.
  • Greets parents warmly and receives information about their child’s experience at the Center.
QUALIFICATIONS:

Level III
  • Associate Degree from an accredited college or university in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or a related field, plus at least one (1) year of experience of working in an early childhood classroom/group care setting is required or an equivalent combination of education supervised training and experience is required 2 years of classroom experience preferred.
  • Substitute Teacher – Child Development Center (PT)
Level II
  • Sixty (60) semester hours or 90 quarter hours and/or Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university with 18 hours of course work in Child Development or ECE or equivalent. One year of experience working with young children; or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required 2 years preferred.
Level I
  • 30 semester hours (or ninety [45] quarter hours) of credit from an accredited college or university with six semester hours (or nine [9] quarter hours) in courses directly related to Child Development, Early Childhood Education or a related field from birth to age six (6), (1) year of work experience in working with young children is preferred.
All Levels
  • Possess, demonstrate, and maintain a warm, supportive attitude towards children
  • Flexibility in receiving assignments and adapting to changes in the program
  • Demonstrate good communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively with children and parents
  • Ability to work well within a culturally diverse environment
  • Ability to handle situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to create or assist in creating developmentally appropriate lessons
  • Moderate proficiency of personal computers and applicable software
City Colleges of Chicago is an Affirmative action equal opportunity employer

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