Childrens Center Teacher

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Childrens Center Teacher

Humboldt State University

Closes: Monday, November 19, 2018

(Job #18-74) Student Support Profession IA, Children's Center Teacher, $3,411-4,173/month. Appointments are normally made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a temporary, full time, 12-month pay plan, non- exempt position at the HSU Children's Center that includes a comprehensive state benefits package (health, dental, vision and retirement). This temporary position is grant-funded, and is expected to be renewed annually.

General Description:
The Children's Center Teacher is responsible for the operation of a toddler or preschool classroom care and education program. The HSU Children's Center is a grant-funded child development program which provides quality care and education services for students, staff, and faculty families of Humboldt State Uni- versity. Staffing includes 11 university employees and approximately 65 student employees. During the academic year the program serves approximately 100 families with 60 families served in the summer. In support of HSU De- partments the Children's Center serves as an observation and training facility. The program has a strong family-centered, relationship-based philosophy. Families are highly involved in all aspects of the Children's Center operation.

Plan and implement the classroom program in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the Children's Center:

  • Promote healthy, emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of each child
  • Integrate the philosophy and goals of the program in relation to the developmental stages and cultural diversity of the children enrolled.
  • Plan and prepare learning centers on a daily basis
  • Assess children's development utilizing the California Department of Education mandated DRDP assessment
  • Oversee NAEYC accreditation process in classroom
  • Ensure that the learning environment is safe, clean and stimulating

    Coordinate and train staff of 5-10 student employees working in the classroom including:
  • Assist with hiring of student employees
  • Provide orientation and assist with ongoing training for staff
  • Participate in center staff meetings and classroom staff meetings as needed

    Facilitate ongoing communication and positive interpersonal relations with parents of children enrolled in the program
  • Plan and conduct parent orientation meetings each semester
  • Conduct parent conferences each semester with parents of children in own group
  • Provide daily communication with parents to share information regarding individual children
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding the families enrolled in the center

    Establish ongoing communication and positive interpersonal relations with parents of the children enrolled at the Center including:
  • Assist in registration and orientation of families into the program
  • Assist in planning and implementation of parent education program
  • Facilitate parent participation activities

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelor's degree in Child Development or related field; California Children's Center Permit, Site Supervisor level; current Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certification; good health and clear of active TB.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    Working knowledge of:
  • Title 22 and Title 5 of the California Administrative Code for child care programs
  • Principles of individual and group behavior and the basic principles, practices, and major trends in child development
  • Methods and problems of organization and program management
  • Research and interviewing techniques

  • Effective writing and verbal communication skills

    Ability to:
  • Design and implement a care and education program for families and children based on the program philosophy
  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to diversity issues
  • Hire and train staff
  • Facilitate group discussions
  • Supervise children unaccompanied both indoors and on the playground
  • Rapidly acquire a working knowledge of the organization, procedures and activities of HSU in general and the
    specific objectives of HSU Children's Center and its relationship to the total campus operation
  • Interpret and apply program rules and regulations; gather and analyze data; reason logically, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations
  • Present clear and concise information orally and in written reports
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, students and staff from diverse back-
    grounds, as well as with CSU administrators, student organizations and other private and public agencies

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two years' experience as a teacher of children 0-6 years
  • Two years' experience supervising, training and evaluating adult staff
  • Knowledge of and experience with Programs for Infant / Toddler Caregivers model for infant / toddler pro-
    gramming and emergent play based preschool curriculum
  • Experience working in a campus-based program
  • Experience with California Department of Education Desired Results child assessment system and NAEYC
    accreditation process

    Application Procedure:
    To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials via Interfolio (link below):

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for at least three professional references
  • HSU Employment History Form (HSU Employment History Form:


    (NOTE: Download the HSU Employment History Form and save it as a PDF file prior to filling it out. If the form is filled out on line (accessed via a web browser), content WILL NOT be saved).

    Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018. To be notified in the event this recruitment re-opens for a subsequent review of applications, send an email to [email protected] that includes the job number (18-74) and applicant's last name in the subject line of the message.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education (or activities only part of which are qualifying) will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus, unless otherwise stated.

    A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employ-ment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.

    Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

    New faculty employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits. Staff employees covered under bargaining agreements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, C99, E99, M80 and M9 hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2018 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits

    If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or [email protected]

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