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Lead Teacher - Early Childhood Center

Company: Joliet Junior College
Location: Joliet
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Details Position Information Posting Number S140634 Position Title Lead Teacher - Early Childhood Center Department Early Childhood Center Division Administrative Services Classification Support Staff FLSA Classification Non-Exempt Union/Non Union Union Full Time / Part Time? Part Time Hours per week up to 28 Temporary? No Posting Detail Information Posting Date 04/01/2019 Closing Date 05/31/2019 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants Position starting in August 2019 For full consideration, unofficial transcripts for the required degree (if applicable) must be attached and submitted at the time of application. Advertising Summary Would you like to work for one of the first choices of employment? Do you want to be part of a strategic organization? One that prides itself on educating our future workforce. Tucked in the middle of a wildlife preserve, bridging the banks of a lake and surrounded by its own Arboretum, Joliet Junior College is an educational community that embraces diversity and promotes personal growth. Each year, more than 35,000 students find the diverse, comprehensive high quality educational experience they are looking for at JJC. We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of this experience. The recruitment of qualified and diverse faculty and staff is the cornerstone of JJC's commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. The college supports this commitment by providing full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time employees including: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (employee & family) ---Medical ---Dental ---Vision Flexible Spending Account 403(b) and 457(b) option for pre-tax retirement savings Joliet Junior College Tuition Assistance (employee & family) Long Term Disability Life Insurance & a comprehensive leave plan including: ---Federal holidays ---Vacation ---Personal ---Sick Link to Human Resources website http://www.jjc.edu/about/operational/human-resources/Pages/default.aspx Job Description POSITION TITLE:LEAD TEACHER SPCHLD-TCHR01 STATUS:Part time DEPARTMENT: Early Childhood Center DIVISION: Administrative Services CLASSIFICATION:Non-exempt UNION:Support and Technical REPORTS TO:Manager, Early Childhood Center PLACEMENT: Support Staff, Grade 7 MINIMUM PAY RATE:$20.41 per hour Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff. POSITION SUMMARY This position is responsible for general supervision and management of the classroom; assisting with planning, developing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate curriculum implementation for children and assisting the Early Childhood Center Manager with records maintenance, curriculum development and supervision of all student and part time employees. The lead teacher will work collaboratively with the academic affairs division and the Child Development program manager to mentor and supervise interns from all collaborating academic departments. This is a part time position with a maximum of 28 hours. The work schedule is Monday through Friday from August through May ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 1.Teach and engage in activities with children as a lead teacher and ensure coverage in classrooms in the absence of teaching personnel. 2.Act as director designee per DCFS compliance. 3.Develop written program curriculum goals and weekly lesson plans for implementation and assessment. 4.Develop and document screenings and assessment of learning through individual portfolios for all full-time children and children with documentation of special needs while maintaining a high degree of discretion dealing with confidential information. 5.Provide individual guidance and assessments on children through screening, observations and portfolios, develop and maintain effective partnerships with parents to promote each child's optimum growth and development. 6.Create and maintain stimulating and aesthetically pleasing learning environments in the classroom and outdoor play areas that meets the standards of NAEYC accreditation and ensure maintenance of classroom environments for safety and sanitation and ensure sufficient and appropriate supplies and materials are available. 7.Conduct daily health check of each child; insure prompt, appropriate response to acuity while maintaining high degree of discretion dealing with confidential information. 8.Attend and assist in facilitating in-service and activities for employees and families. 9.Observe and assist in training and mentoring of interns, student employees, and volunteers performing service learning objectives in the classrooms, monitoring student /staff to insure their behavior and interactions with children are supervised and consistent with best practices and appropriate to the child's developmental needs. 10.Participate in the goals & objectives of the college and Early Childhood Center. 11.Perform other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1.Bachelor's Degree. 2.Must be Director Qualified (a minimum of 21 credit hours in Child Development/Early Childhood Education (ECE, CDev, EC courses). 3.Pass medical exam as required by DCFS. 4.Pass background check and clearance. 5.Knowledge of preschool programs, child development and DCFS regulations 6.Two (2) years of experience in an equivalent position or responsibility. 7.Good personal computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. 8.Must be 21 years of age. 9.Must be available to work between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 1.Bachelor's Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education. 2.Gateways to Opportunity Level I Illinois Director Credential 3.Gateways to Opportunity early care and education (ECE) credential. PHYSICAL DEMANDS 1. Ability to safely lift and carry a child to safety. WORKING CONDITIONS 1.Duties are performed in a classroom teaching and office environment. Internal candidates must adhere to the terms of employment regarding length of time in current position as outlined in their union contract. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at http://employment.jjc.edu Joliet Junior College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action college supporting diversity. Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). Are you looking for full-time employment? Yes No Are you available to start immediately? Yes No Do you have a Bachelor's Degree or higher? Yes No Do you have a minimum of 21 credit hours in Child Development/Early Childhood Education (ECE, CDev, EC courses) making you director qualified? Yes No Are you willing to submit to a medical exam as required by DCFS? (Open Ended Question) Are you aware that you will need to pass a background check and receive clearance for this position? (Open Ended Question) Do you have knowledge of preschool programs, child development and DCFS regulations? Yes No Do you have at least (2) two years of experience in an equivalent position or responsibility? Yes No How would you describe your personal computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: Beginner Intermediate Expert Are you at least 21 years of age or older? Yes No Are you available to work between the hours of 6 :00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.? Yes No Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education? Yes No Do you have the Gateways to Opportunity Level I Illinois Director Credential? Yes No Do you have the Gateways to Opportunity Early Care and Education (ECE) credential? Yes No Applicant Documents Required Documents Resume Cover Letter Unofficial Transcripts List of References Optional Documents Other Document Certification or License

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