Closing Infant/Toddler/Two's Teacher (3 Positions)


Position Details

Position Type Administrative Appointment Classification Title Teacher Position's Functional Title Closing Infant/Toddler/Two's Teacher (3 Positions) Position Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Position Summary

Governors State University seeks to fill the position of Closing Infant/Toddler Teacher. Salary is $28,000

The successful candidate will have the responsibility to implement a success oriented, developmentally appropriate program for Early Head Start children in a mixed age classroom ages 6 weeks to 3 years.

Early Head Start teachers integrate all aspects of Early Head Start Performance Standards, NAEYC standards, and Illinois Day Care Regulations into the schedule and curriculum for each child including any special items as directed including but not limited to nutrition, behavior, or Individual Family Service Plans.

Early Head Start teachers work in teaching teams of two or three in conjunction with the Education Director to design the environment and create lesson plans to meet the individual health, safety, social-emotional, and academic needs of the children.

Additionally, the applicant must be able to create a warm and accepting environment for children, parents, volunteers, community representatives and staff and serve as models for GSU students.

Current or former Head Start or Early Head Start parents who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

At least 19 years of age

High School Diploma

Awarded a Child Development Associate Credential awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition or NAEYC defined equivalent.

60 college credits with a minimum of A minimum of 12 college credits in child development, early childhood education, or early childhood education that encompasses the following: child development and learning of children birth through kindergarten; family and community relationships; observing, documenting, and assessing young children; teaching and learning; and professional practices and development.

Must be able to speak and write in English

As of September 30, 2017 all teachers and assistants and aides are required to have an Illinois Early Childhood Education Credential Level 1 Credential

Preferred Qualifications

1 year of experience in a licensed infant/toddler/two’s classroom

Posting Date 10/12/2020 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Posting Number AP0231P Type of Search External Quicklink for Posting http://employment.govst.edu/postings/4932 Employee ID Department Special Instructions to Applicants

Please provide a list of three professional references with current contact information.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you 18 years of age or older?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least 12 months of experience working with infants and toddlers in a licensed child care?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have an AA in Early Childhood/Child Development or an AA with 18 hours of course work in Early Childhood Education/Child Development?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a valid Driver's License?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How many years have you worked with infants and toddlers in a professional setting?
    • 0-1 Year
    • 1-3 Years
    • 3-5 Years
    • 6+ Years
  6. * How many credit hours have you earned from courses that directly relate to infants and toddlers development?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please answer the following question in 2-3 paragraphs: What is your teaching philosophy in relation to infants and toddlers?

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Certification/Professional License
  2. Other
  3. Other2
  4. Other3
  5. Other4
  6. Other5


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