Classroom Teacher Assistant, TEMPORARY

Joliet, Illinois
Apr 16, 2016
Institution Type
Community College

Job Description: POSITION TITLE:Temp CLASSROOM TEACHER ASSISTANT SPCHLD-TEMP01 STATUS: TEMPORARY August 15, 2016 - December 16, 2016 DEPARTMENT: Early Childhood Center DIVISION:Administrative Services CLASSIFICATION:Non-exempt UNION:Support and Technical REPORTS TO:Lead Teacher, Early Childhood Center PLACEMENT: Support Staff Grade 5 MINIMUM PAY RATE:$16.27 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 The Early Childhood Teacher Assistant, under the supervision of the Early Childhood Lead Teacher, is responsible for assisting & implementing a developmentally appropriate educational program for their assigned class of children. 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.Assist in supervision of children while engaging in activities. 2.Assume classroom responsibilities in the absence of the primary Teacher. 3.Assist in preparing and developing curriculum for children. 4.Assist in maintenance of safe, healthy, and nurturing environment. 5.Attend in-service activities for part time and student employees. 6.Assist in the observation, documentation and development of children's assessment portfolios. 7.Maintain high degree of discretion dealing with confidential information. 8.Participate in achieving departmental and college goals and objectives. 9.Perform other related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1.Associate's Degree in Child Development/Early Childhood Education or Associate's Degree with 21 credit hours in Child Development/Early Childhood Education (ECE, CDev, EC courses), or a CDA (Child Development Associate Credential) with 21 credit hours in Child Development/Early Childhood Education courses. 2.Pass medical exam as required by DCFS. 3.Pass background check and clearance. 4.Knowledge of preschool programs, child development and DCFS regulations. 5.Minimum of one year experience in an equivalent position or responsibility. 6.Good personal computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. 7.Must be 21 years of age. 8.Ability to effectively interact and relate to children in a developmentally appropriate manner. 9.Must be available to work a flexible schedule between the hours of 6 A.M. - 6.P.M Monday through Friday. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 1.Bachelor's Degree in Child Development/Early Childhood Education. 2.Minimum of a level 4 credential in Early Childhood Education from Gateways to Opportunity. 3.Gateways to Opportunity Level I Illinois Director Credential. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Ability to safely lift and carry a child to safety WORKING CONDITIONS Duties are performed 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 Procedures: "Apply to this Job at" Application Deadline: Open until filled Joliet Junior College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action college supporting diversity.