Early Childhood Education (ECE) Instructional Specialist 2017

Location
Oceanside
Posted
Oct 09, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


Early Childhood Education (ECE) Instructional Specialist 2017

MiraCosta College


To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to: https://jobs.miracosta.edu

Discipline or Department: Child Development/Early Childhood Education

Position Type: Staff/Classified

Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: Starting $3,497.49 per month

Working Hours: One regular, part-time position (non-teaching), 30 hours per week, 10 months per year (August through May), starting in January 2018, in an innovative and inclusive campus Child Development Center which provides successful applicants an opportunity to teach young children (18 months to 5 ½ years) as well as to train future teachers, on the Oceanside campus. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation. To view the website for the Child Development Center at MiraCosta College, go to https://www.miracosta.edu/instruction/childdevelopmentcenter/.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Apply and submit application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you are in the system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system, finish applying, and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1. Application for Classified Employment on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how you meet the desirable qualifications and the representative duties.

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

4. If you possess a Child Development Master Teacher Permit, Site Supervisor Permit, or Program Director Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, attach a copy of the permit to the "Permit or Permit Checklist" link.

IMPORTANT: If you do not possess a Master Teacher Permit, Site Supervisor Permit, or Program Director Permit, or a master's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development, you must download the "Permit Option Checklist" form (a fillable Microsoft Word file), complete the form on your computer, save the file with your changes, and attach it to the "Permit or Permit Checklist" link. Download the "Permit Option Checklist" form at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/PermitOptionChecklist.doc

5. Transcripts of all college course work/degrees which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted even if you possess the Master Teacher Permit, Site Supervisor Permit, or Program Director Permit. Unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable. Any degrees/course work used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.

If your degree/course work is from a college or university anywhere outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf. Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

6. If available, attach a copy of your current CPR/First Aid certification to the "Certificate 1" link. NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.

- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. Describe your own commitment to diversity and how you will meet the minimum qualifications of "sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students."

- Do you have experience working in an inclusive ECE/CD campus laboratory school setting? If you answered "yes," list the school(s) and dates of employment. If "no," please enter N/A.

- Do you have a bachelor's or master's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development? If you answered "yes," list the EXACT title of your bachelor's or master's degree as it appears on your transcripts. If "no," please enter N/A.

- Do you currently possess a Master Teacher Permit, a Site Supervisor Permit, or a Program Director Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing?

- If you do not possess a Master Teacher Permit, a Site Supervisor Permit, a Program Director Permit, or a master's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development, you must prove that you qualify for the Master Teacher Permit or Site Supervisor Permit. Download the "Permit Option Checklist" form at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/PermitOptionChecklist.doc, complete the form on your computer, save the file with your changes, and attach it to the "Permit or Permit Checklist" link.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials three to four weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon the following: successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; proof of eligibility to work in the United States; fingerprint clearance; and Board of Trustees approval.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.

Basic Function and Other Details:
Under the direction of the Child Development Center Director, plan and direct daily curriculum of developmentally appropriate activities for young children (18 months to 5 ½ years); provide supervision of children at all times ensuring their safety and well-being; provide student teacher mentoring and serve as a model teacher for child development students.

Representative Duties:
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
(E = essential job function)

1. Plan, design and implement learning environments and a daily schedule of activities for young children that include attention to cognitive development, creative expression, physical-motor development, social and emotional development, and multicultural experiences. (E)

2. Provide opportunities for student teacher training, including assistant teachers, interns, service learners, and observers; observe and evaluate assistant teacher, intern, and student activities; assist Center staff, interns, and service learners in developing effective adult-child relationships. (E)

3. Provide a working role model for student teacher interns and observers.

4. Support and monitor assistant teachers and student teachers while working in the classroom to ensure a continuous quality program. (E)

5. Plan and supervise small and large groups of children in a variety of age and developmentally appropriate activities; coordinate activities both in the classroom and outdoor environment, being aware of safety factors and appropriate adult-child ratio. (E)

6. Provide written assessment and evaluation of children's growth and development; plan and conduct parent-teacher conferences. (E)

7. Prepare instructional materials; maintain a variety of records; assist in ordering instructional supplies and equipment, in taking inventory and in preparing reports.

8. Assist children with hygiene procedures as necessary; observe and evaluate health needs of children and take appropriate action. (E)

9. Plan and serve nutritionally balanced snacks; maintain all adult and child working areas in a safe, sanitary and orderly condition; repair and stock materials as needed. (E)

10. Operate a variety of equipment as necessary such as computers, projectors, tablets, iPads or other such devices, laminating machines and kitchen appliances.

11. Attend staff and planning meetings and workshops; plan for own career growth and ongoing professional development. (E)

12. Perform clerical duties and job-related tasks as assigned.

Type of Benefits:
Full benefit package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

Minimum Qualifications:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of meeting one of the following minimum qualifications. All unit requirements listed below are semester units (3 quarter units = 2 semester units), and all course work must be completed with a grade of C or better from a regionally accredited college.

Possession of a Child Development Master Teacher Permit, Site Supervisor Permit, or Program Director Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing;

OR

Possession of a master's degree or higher in early childhood education (ECE) or child development (CD);

OR

Be able to qualify for the MASTER TEACHER PERMIT through OPTION 1 by possessing all of the following:
a) 24 ECE/CD units including a minimum of 3 semester units in each of the core areas -- child/human growth & development; child, family & community or child & family relations; and programs/curriculum;
b) 16 units of general education course work, including at least one course in each of the following areas: humanities and/or fine arts; social sciences; math and/or science; and English and/or language arts;
c) 6 additional units in one area of specialization which may include infant and toddler care; bilingual and bicultural development; children with exceptional needs; preschool programming; parent/teacher relations; child health; or specific areas of developmentally appropriate curriculum;
d) 2 additional units of adult supervision course work;
e) 350 days of instructional experience in a child care and development program, working at least 3 hours per day within the last four years.

OR

Be able to qualify for the MASTER TEACHER PERMIT through OPTION 2 by possessing all of the following:
a) any bachelor's degree or higher;
b) 12 units of ECE or CD course work;
c) 3 units of supervised field experience in an ECE setting (kindergarten or below).

OR

Be able to qualify for the SITE SUPERVISOR PERMIT through OPTION 1 by possessing all of the following:
a) any associate degree or 60 units;
b) 24 ECE/CD units including a minimum of 3 semester units in each of the core areas -- child/human growth & development; child, family & community or child & family relations; and programs/curriculum;
c) 6 additional units in administration and supervision of child care and development programs (comprised of two courses -- one introductory course and one advanced course, or two courses of different topical content);
d) 2 additional units of adult supervision course work; and
e) 350 days of experience in an instructional capacity in a child care and development program, working at least 3 hours per day within the last four years, including at least 100 days of supervising adults in a child care and development program.

OR

Be able to qualify for the SITE SUPERVISOR PERMIT through OPTION 3 or 4 by possessing all of the following:
a) a valid Administrative Services Credential authorizing service in California public schools, or a valid California Multiple Subjects teaching credential, or a valid Single Subject Teaching Credential in Home Economics;
b) 12 units of ECE/CD course work;
c) 3 units of supervised field experience in an ECE setting (kindergarten or below).

Desirable Qualifications:
Previous employment in a college campus laboratory school.

Licenses and Other Requirements: CPR/First Aid certification, which can be obtained once employed.


Closing Date: 10-26-2017

First Screening Date:

Human Resources Contact Information:
jobs@miracosta.edu or 760.795.6854

About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 112 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and parts of Carmel Valley.

MiraCosta offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

The district consists of three campus sites and a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving about 12,000 credit students, has been located since 1964 on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, on 48 acres below the bluffs overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. The San Elijo Campus opened in September 1988, and now attracts about 3,000 credit students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 4,000 students in the college's noncredit classes including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes as well as some college credit classes.






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