HEAD TEACHER - CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER/LAB SCHOOL
Under the direction of the Director of Child Development Center/Lab School and in collaboration with the Center Director, teachers, parents, and child development faculty, perform a variety of duties involved in providing a safe and stimulating environment to support the optimal growth and development of each child; assume responsibility for parent participation, communication, and education; and supervise, schedule and train assigned staff and student workers.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF: Preschool curriculum; theories and principles of early childhood development including the fundamental principles of the Reggio Emilia approach; basic art methods; methods used to document children's work including computer, photography, and use of various media/languages (clay, paint, wire, music, dance, and movement); age-appropriate behaviors and expectations; applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures; oral and written communication skills; principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training; interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy; correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
MUST HAVE ABILITY TO: Perform classroom duties of Head Teacher during assigned hours; collaborate with the Center Director, teachers, parents, and child development faculty; communicate with and resolve issues from staff, parents, students, and others; support the documentation of children's work using various methods including computers, photography, and various media/languages (clay, paint, wire, music, dance, and movement), supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; implement program policies and curriculum activities; interpret, apply and explain policies, procedures, rules, and regulations; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; meet schedules and time lines; plan and organize work; work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understand of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Pass a pre-employment physical and obtain fingerprint clearance prior to employment if selected for position.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to: a Bachelor's degree in Child Development with at least twelve units of Early Childhood Education (or other combination of education and ECE units as designated by the State) AND one year experience in an Early Childhood Education setting.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Incumbents must meet the requirements for a Head (Master) Teacher as prescribed by the State and fingerprint requirements as prescribed by the Department of Social Services.
WORKING CONDITIONS: ENVIRONMENT: Children's Center and outdoor environment; constant interruptions; contact with children and parents. PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations; seeing to read and prepare a variety of materials; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching; lifting moderately heavy children; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office and instructional equipment. HAZARDS: Contact with blood and other body fluids.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Range 24, Steps 1-6, $4,207.00-$5,118.00. Initial placement for external applicants is Step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.
WORKING DAYS & HOURS:
Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department; additional evening hours may be required.
As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.
All application materials must be received on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/2451. Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.
FAXED MATERIALS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit the following application materials on-line:
(1)	Letter of application (cover letter)
(2)	On-line application
(4)	Supplemental Questionnaire
(5)	Unofficial copies of college transcripts with date degree conferred
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for.
All materials included in your application packet become District property,
will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.
We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay or cancel filling this position.
If additional positions become available in this classification, applications received in response to this posting may be considered for those additional positions for up to 90 days after final board approval.
INTERVIEW TRAVEL COSTS MUST BE BORNE BY THE APPLICANT.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act,
Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.