Floating Teacher

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Department: Family Development Center

Position Summary: Governors State Universitya€™s Family Development Center Seeks to fill the position of Floating Teacher Essential Responsibilities 75% 1. Assure that all children are supervised by sight or sound at all times. 2. In partnership with parents, implement an age appropriate, success oriented, developmentally appropriate center-based infant/toddler or pre-kindergarten program, using the Creative Curriculum. Integrate all aspects of applicable state and federal requirements into the schedule and curriculum for each child. Integrate previous plans in place for the child (IEP/IFSP, nutrition, behavior) into the daily plan and curriculum for that child. Work as a team with the Curriculum Specialist and Education Director to design an environment and activities to meet the needs of individual children while remaining responsive and aware of group needs. 3. Follow and maintain daily routine and schedule while remaining flexible to individual factors that may alter same. Maintain classroom management. Create a warm and accepting environment and atmosphere for children, parents, families, volunteers, community representatives, GSU Students, staff and faculty. 4. Insure the safety of the children in assigned group, inspecting indoor and outdoor toys and equipment daily. 5. Eat with and assist children in development of social and self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices. Use and teach Family Style Meal Service. 6. Maintain awareness of allergies and medical conditions. Administer medications as trained. 7. Change diapers for children in your group that are not potty trained. 8. Follow and maintain daily routine and schedule while remaining flexible to individual factors that may alter same. Maintain classroom management. 9. Create a warm and accepting environment and atmosphere for children, parents, families, volunteers, community representatives and staff. 10. Change diapers as needed for any children assigned to your group. 11. Insure the safety of the children in assigned group, inspecting indoor and outdoor toys and equipment daily. 12. Abide by program philosophies on parent involvement and parent participation. Actively participate in parent involvement activities. Encourage parent involvement and parent participation to include, but not be limited to, face-to-face, telephone and written contacts. Communicate daily with parents, both verbally and in writing. 10% When filling in for a long term teacher absence: 13. Perform required child screenings on assigned children within 45 days of enrollment and report findings to the parent and Education Director. 14. Perform ongoing child observations and assessments and use the information to design curriculum and meet the development needs of assigned children. 15. Perform two parent teacher conferences per year, and a minimum of two home visits in EHS 10% 16. Abide by program philosophies on parent involvement and parent participation. Actively participate in parent involvement activities. Encourage parent involvement and parent participation to include, but not be limited to, face-to-face, telephone and written contacts. Communicate regularly with parents, verbally and in writing. Perform at least two yearly parent conferences with assigned children. 17. Report any health needs of assigned children to the Health Services Director. 18. Report any social service needs of the family to the Family Services Specialist immediately. 19. Perform ongoing child observations and assessments and use the information to design curriculum and meet the development needs of assigned children. Document assessments at least three times yearly. 20. Collaborate with the Family Services Specialist to assist in setting goals with the family. 21. Complete all required documentation and reports and submit in a timely manner. Other Responsibilities 5% 22. Comply with regulatory health requirements, including: a pre-employment physical with lift test, proof of MMR and DTAP immunization, initial TB test and annual physical exam. 23. Attend all meetings and training as required. 24. Adhere to all plans, policies and procedures of Governors State University, Family Development Center. Preschool for All and Early Head Start. 25. Attend other related meetings and training as requested.

Minimum Qualifications: Associates degree in Early Childhood Education Detailed Knowledge of DCFS, EHS,NAEYC regulations. Personal qualifications as required in Part 407: Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers, emotional maturity, willingness to cooperate with the aims of the program, respect for children and adults, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene, and physical and mental health which does not interfere with responsibilities; Requires ability to use abstract reasoning, problem solving, planning, and analytical skills in: Training, evaluation, and program development; Requires effective interpersonal and oral communication skills for supervisory duties. Requires effective writing and oral communication skills to conduct meetings and training sessions, and to prepare reports that are clear, complete, comprehensive, and use good grammar and punctuation; Successful experience working in a collaborative team setting,

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education 36 credit hours in ECE Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

Work Schedule: Position type: Non-Exempt Days and hours: Generally Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 or 10:00 am to 6:00 p.m., with a 30 minute unpaid lunch; other hours may be required; Occasional evenings and Saturdays, notified in advance.

Type of Position Being Requested: Temporary Administrative

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Collective Bargaining Status of Position: Non-Unionized

FLSA Status: Exempt

Posting Number: AP0187P

 

 

 

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Posted: 1/23/2019
Application Due: 1/29/2020
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