Extra Help - Substitute Infant/Toddler Teacher (pool position)

Governors State University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 14, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Information

Position Type Civil Service -Extra Help Classification Title Extra Help - Paraprofessional Position's Functional Title Extra Help - Substitute Infant/Toddler Teacher (pool position) Position Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Position Summary
This is a temporary assignment that will end when funding or hours is exhausted. Pay is $19-$22/hour depending on education and experience.

The Family Development Center ( FDC ) at Governors State University is a NAEYC Accredited Early Childhood Program providing lab-quality education and care for children ages six weeks to eight years old in our infant, preschool, and school-age programs. The mission of the FDC is to provide an exceptional education that implements best practices for children, an innovative learning environment for GSU students, and a network of support for the families we serve.

In partnership with parents of Early Head Start and community children, the successful candidate will implement a developmentally appropriate Early Head Start center-based classroom program in compliance with federal and state regulations and NAEYC accreditation standards.

Essential Responsibilities

40% In partnership with parents, implement an age-appropriate, success-oriented, developmentally appropriate center-based program, using the Early Head Start curriculum. Integrate all aspects of Early Head Start Performance Standards, Illinois daycare regulations, and NAEYC accreditation standards into the schedule and curriculum for each child.

30% Ensure the safety of the children in the assigned group, inspecting indoor and outdoor toys and equipment daily, and that children are supervised by sight and sound at all times. Change diapers as needed for any children assigned to your group. Follow and maintain daily routine and schedule while remaining flexible to individual factors that may alter the same. Maintain classroom management. Meet the needs of individual children while remaining responsive and aware of group needs. Along with co-teachers maintain adult/child ratio

10% Integrate previous plans in place for the child ( IFSP, nutrition, behavior) into the daily plan and curriculum for that child. Work as a collaborative team to design an environment and activities designed to meet the needs of assigned children.

10% Under the supervision of co-teachers perform screenings, assessments, child goals, parent-teacher conferences, and home visits

10% Eat with and assist children in the development of social and self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices. Use and teach children Family Style Meal Service.

Other Responsibilities
  • Comply with regulatory health requirements, including the following: a pre-employment physical with lift test, proof of MMR and DTAP immunization, initial TB test, and annual physical exam.
  • Attend all meetings and training as required.
  • Adhere to all plans, policies, and procedures of Governors State University, Family Development Center and Early Head Start.
  • Attend other related meetings and training as requested.
  • Proactive Leader – Works well without close supervision and demonstrates initiative.
Minimum Qualifications
1. High School Diploma or equivalency certificate ( GED ).
2. Must be at least 19 years of age.
3. ISBE Substitute Teacher License.
4. Sixty semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six; Preferred Qualifications
-Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development Associate Credential
-Previous experience in a licensed/accredited child care center. Posting Date 11/30/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Posting Number CS0581P Type of Search External Quicklink for Posting https://employment.govst.edu/postings/6531 Employee ID Department Special Instructions to Applicants
This is a temporary assignment that will end when funding or hours is exhausted. Pay is $19-$22/hour depending on education and experience.

Our program is a division of the College of Education and we are located across from the main campus amidst the beautiful Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. Our building design was inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach with lots of natural light and access to nature. Our building houses three large greenhouses with sandboxes, dedicated playgrounds for each age group, and a gym for inclement weather. In addition, we draw on university programming such as the Sculpture Park, Center for Performing Arts, organic farm fields, community garden, and butterfly ranch to enrich our learning environment.

Please attach the following documents:
1: Transcripts
2: Online Application
3: Cover Letter
4: Resume

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
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    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  2. * Are you at least 19 years of age?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have access to official copies of your transcripts?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Other
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  5. Other4

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