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Lead Teacher II

Employer
College of Lake County
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 20, 2024


Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
S02595

Position Title
Lead Teacher II

Internal Position Title
Lead Teacher II

Department
Children's Learning Centers

Position Type
Staff

Job Family
Specialist

Job Summary

The College of Lake County is looking for a Lead Teacher II to join the team. The Lead Teacher II, under the supervision of the Child Care Director, plans and facilitates developmental activities as part of an overall program for children’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth.

Why choose the College of Lake County for your next opportunity?
The College of Lake County ( CLC ) offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits that includes Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois health, Delta Dental and Superior Vision insurance plans, tuition support for employees and qualified family members, three retirement plans, disability, group and supplemental life insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending account plans, a four-day work week in the summer (Fridays off!), generous vacation, sick and personal time off and 14 paid holidays each year.

CLC is a comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences. CLC achieved a milestone in 2023 with its designation as a Leader College. This national recognition awarded by the Achieving the Dream Network is the result of improved student outcomes through the CLC’s relentless commitment to transformational change and the implementation of innovative practices within the student success model over the past few years.

CLC aspires to be a place where every student succeeds, every employee thrives, so that every business achieves and every community grows. Our mission is to be innovative and value-driven in supporting student success through developing and encouraging employees of all backgrounds on their journey toward achieving personal and professional growth.

Required Qualification(s)
  1. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood development, education or related field with at least eighteen (18) hours of credit in early childhood education or courses approved by DCFS, or the ability to obtain credits within two years of employment.
  2. Proven ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Desired Qualification(s)
  1. Previous work experience in a preschool and childcare center environment.
  2. Experience with the National Association for the Education of Young Children ( NAEYC ) accreditation standards and system.
  3. Experience with the EXCELERATE quality rating system for Illinois.
  4. Professional Educator License
  5. Level 5 Gateways certification from the State of Illinois or ability to obtain.
  6. Toddler Gateways credential or ability to obtain.
  7. Bilingual in Spanish and English


Posting Date
02/20/2024

Closing Date
03/17/2024

Expected Start Date

Special Instructions Summary

Applicants should be prepared to spend time in the classroom with the children during the interview.

Interviews will be conducted until the position is filled.

Pay Rate
$20.01/Hr.

Full-Time/Part-Time
Full-Time

Location
Grayslake

Total Hours per week
40.00

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday
Hours: 8:30am-5pm or 8:45-5:15pm

Software Testing Required
None

Interview Process Requirements
None

EEO Statement

The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities.

Summary of Essential Functions

Department Operations and Procedures: 80%
1) Develops classroom arrangement for children’s safe, calm, comfortable and successful participation with program equipment and materials in consultation with the Center Director.
2) Develops a consistent schedule of daily and weekly program activities in consultation with the Center Director.
3) Maintains assessment materials containing examples of children’s program participation and growth process in social, intellectual, emotional, and physical areas.
4) Oversees housekeeping procedures within classroom and in common center areas as assigned. Monitors Health Department sanitation procedures.
5) Under the supervision of the Child Care Director/Coordinator, plans and facilitates developmental activities as part of an overall program for children’s physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth.
6) Participates in, shares during, and/or prepares for classroom and center staff meetings, parent meeting, parent conferences or center promotional activities as necessary or assigned.

Management and Supervision: 10%
1) Assists in enrollment and orientation of parents and their children as assigned.
2) Prepares reports, attends meetings and/or enacts plans to help class and center staff improve teaching skills and increase understanding of children’s development
3) Assumes responsibility for operation of Child Care Center in the absence of the Director as assigned
4) Assists in the supervision of Assistant Teachers and student workers as assigned.

Student and Customer Service: 5%
1) Assists in enrollment and orientation of parents and their children as assigned.
2) Participates in, shares during, and/or prepares for classroom and center staff meetings, parent meeting, parent conferences or center promotional activities as necessary or assigned

Other: 5%
1) Performs other related duties as assigned by the Child Care Center Director/Coordinator
Posting Specific Questions - supplemental questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood development, education or related field with at least eighteen (18) hours of credit in early childhood education or courses approved by DCFS, or the ability to obtain credits within two years of employment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have previous work experience in a preschool and/or childcare center environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation standards and system?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience with the EXCELERATE quality rating system for Illinois?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a Level 5 Gateways certification from the State of Illinois OR have the ability to obtain?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you bilingual and proficient in Spanish and English?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents

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