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Extra Help - Substitute Infant/Toddler Teacher (pool position)

Governors State University
University Park, IL

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Type:

Civil Service -Extra Help

Classification Title:

Extra Help - Paraprofessional

Position's Functional Title:

Extra Help - Substitute Infant/Toddler Teacher (pool position)

Position Summary:

This is a temporary assignment that will end when funding or hours is exhausted. Pay is $19-$22/hour depending on education and experience.

The Family Development Center (FDC) at Governors State University is a NAEYC Accredited Early Childhood Program providing lab-quality education and care for children ages six weeks to eight years old in our infant, preschool, and school-age programs. The mission of the FDC is to provide an exceptional education that implements best practices for children, an innovative learning environment for GSU students, and a network of support for the families we serve.

In partnership with parents of Early Head Start and community children, the successful candidate will implement a developmentally appropriate Early Head Start center-based classroom program in compliance with federal and state regulations and NAEYC accreditation standards.

Essential Responsibilities 40% In partnership with parents, implement an age-appropriate, success-oriented, developmentally appropriate center-based program, using the Early Head Start curriculum. Integrate all aspects of Early Head Start Performance Standards, Illinois daycare regulations, and NAEYC accreditation standards into the schedule and curriculum for each child. 30% Ensure the safety of the children in the assigned group, inspecting indoor and outdoor toys and equipment daily, and that children are supervised by sight and sound at all times. Change diapers as needed for any children assigned to your group. Follow and maintain daily routine and schedule while remaining flexible to individual factors that may alter the same. Maintain classroom management. Meet the needs of individual children while remaining responsive and aware of group needs. Along with co-teachers maintain adult/child ratio 10% Integrate previous plans in place for the child (IFSP, nutrition, behavior) into the daily plan and curriculum for that child. Work as a collaborative team to design an environment and activities designed to meet the needs of assigned children. 10% Under the supervision of co-teachers perform screenings, assessments, child goals, parent-teacher conferences, and home visits 10% Eat with and assist children in the development of social and self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices. Use and teach children Family Style Meal Service. Other Responsibilities

  • Comply with regulatory health requirements, including the following: a pre-employment physical with lift test, proof of MMR and DTAP immunization, initial TB test, and annual physical exam.
  • Attend all meetings and training as required.
  • Adhere to all plans, policies, and procedures of Governors State University, Family Development Center and Early Head Start.
  • Attend other related meetings and training as requested.
  • Proactive Leader – Works well without close supervision and demonstrates initiative.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. High School Diploma or equivalency certificate (GED).2. Must be at least 19 years of age.3. ISBE Substitute Teacher License.4. Sixty semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six;

Preferred Qualifications:

-Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development Associate Credential
-Previous experience in a licensed/accredited child care center.

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This is a temporary assignment that will end when funding or hours is exhausted. Pay is $19-$22/hour depending on education and experience.

Our program is a division of the College of Education and we are located across from the main campus amidst the beautiful Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. Our building design was inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach with lots of natural light and access to nature. Our building houses three large greenhouses with sandboxes, dedicated playgrounds for each age group, and a gym for inclement weather. In addition, we draw on university programming such as the Sculpture Park, Center for Performing Arts, organic farm fields, community garden, and butterfly ranch to enrich our learning environment.

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENT: Please attach the following documents:
1: Transcripts
2: Online Application 3: Cover Letter 4: Resume


Working at Governors State University

Success by Degrees

GSU is an “island of excellence,” according to Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary of the United States Department of Education. With bold, new initiatives, 23 bachelor’s, 27 master’s, and five doctoral degree programs, GSU excels at providing the quality education that is essential for success in today’s world.

Success by Opportunity

GSU’s exemplary efforts bring unequalled education opportunities to the region’s diverse population. The university is remarkably inclusive and serves students from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. The student body, like the faculty and staff, reflect a rich blend of ideas, perspectives, talents, and life experiences.

Success by Innovation

GSU, expanding on its commitment to excellence and reflecting the best research on student success, will become a full-service university with the admission of its inaugural freshman class in 2014. The groundbreaking Dual Degree Program encourages community college students to complete both an associate and bachelor’s degree at an affordable tuition rate and with comprehensive academic advising.

Success by Commitment

GSU is committed to serving as the region’s public square and making the community stronger through programs and partnerships in education, healthcare, government, and business. The Center for Performing Arts and Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park integrate arts and education. The university is also fully committed to sustainability through its alternative energy and conservation efforts.

Success by Excellence

GSU, the only public university in the Chicago Southland region, is a national model in providing education pathways that lead its graduates to lives rich in purpose, commitment, and contribution.

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