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Preschool Teacher-Part Time

Employer
California Lutheran University
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Part Time


Preschool Teacher-Part Time

Position Category: Staff (Non-Exempt)
FLSA: Non-exempt
FTE: 0.62
Location: Thousand Oaks

University Background:
The mission of California Lutheran University is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice. Founded in 1959 in beautiful Ventura County, the university has an enrollment of about 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students who come from across the nation and around the world from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures and faiths. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, Cal Lutheran is looking for candidates with a dedication to and success in working in diverse communities. The university is committed to an inclusive learning and work environment that values individual differences and respects each person’s dignity.

Basic Function:
Under the direction of the Director of Preschool, plan and implement an educational program in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the school.

Representative Duties:
Supervise children on the playground and in the classroom; oversee children’s activities and assure proper care and safety of children. E
Observe and facilitate children’s development and growth by meeting the changing needs of each child; assist children at nap time, feeding time, toileting, and related needs as necessary; prepare and provide morning and afternoon snacks. E
Plan and implement an educational program in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the school; create, maintain and organize age-appropriate learning materials; modify the program as needed for children with special needs, interests, special talents and individual style. E
Observe and evaluate children to provide for their individual and group needs; communicate with the Director regarding children with special needs; communicate daily with other teachers to maintain consistency for children. E
Communicate with parents orally and in writing; make home visits as assigned; conduct parent/teacher conferences as requested; participate in other parent-related activities as requested E
Provide for the ordered arrangement, appearance, décor and learning environment of the classroom; assist in maintaining equipment, supplies and materials; assure a clean, healthy environment is in place for the children on a daily basis. E
Attend and participate in staff meetings; evaluate program progress, goals and objectives; discuss issues and progress of children, curriculum and related matters. E
Prepare information for parents regarding their child’s progress. Know the school’s philosophy and practice and be able to communicate this effectively to the parents. E
Participate in professional growth activities including: attendance at workshops, training sessions, conferences, and courses. Reading journals and other materials may also be required periodically. E
Train and provide work direction to student assistants as assigned. E
As needed, perform opening/closing duties; answer phone and take messages if necessary. Relay these messages to appropriate party; provide transportation for children/adults on field trips; contact outside sources to plan presentations for the children; purchase needed supplies for classroom and/or projects.
Performs all other duties as assigned. E

Knowledge Of:
School policies and philosophy.
Child growth and development and an understanding of developmentally appropriate practice. Methods and equipment used to maintain hard surface floors and carpets/mats.
Instructional methods and techniques as well as classroom procedures.
Oral and written communication skills. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Classroom procedures and appropriate student conduct.
Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities
Health and safety regulations

Ability To:
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
Adherence to the National Association for the Education of Young Children Code of Professional Ethics.
Plan and implement an educational program in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the school.
Participate in staff and professional growth activities.
Assist in maintaining the physical environment of the classroom.
Instruct students in various indoor and outdoor activities.
Prepare and provide afternoon snacks.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Observe health and safety regulations.
Understand and relate to children.
Monitor and evaluate student progress

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination equivalent to: 12 units or more in Early Childhood classes and one year of experience teaching preschool-aged children

Preferred Qualifications:
At least six months of infant and/or toddler experience

Licenses and Other Requirements:
Valid California driver’s license and safe driving record

Physical Abilities:
Seeing to monitor classroom activities and student behavior; hearing and speaking to exchange information; walking; bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to assist students; pushing or pulling play equipment; lifting moderately heavy children and play equipment.

Working Environment:
Classroom and playground environment

Hiring Range 19.00-21.00
Posting Number: Staff003292022
Open Date: 02/26/2024
Close Date: 5/5/2024

Application Procedure/Special Instructions

To apply, visit https://careers.callutheran.edu/postings/11670

California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.




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