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Basic Skills Teacher II

Employer
Amarillo College
Location
Amarillo, TX

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
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At Amarillo College, our students are the priority. It is our mission and our responsibility to enrich their lives by helping them identify an educational pathway that will lead to success in life. It is therefore required that every team member, regardless of job title or duties, be responsible, first and foremost, for assisting students in every way.

We are currently seeking a Full -Time Basic Skills Teacher II for our Child Care Center who will adhere to the aforementioned mission statement, and who will be directly responsible and accountable for providing a nurturing environment that supports national standards for the education of young children. The qualified candidate will instruct preschool children in learning basic skills, and build positive relationships between children, and with families and children. These responsibilities require teaching and instruction of learning activities and providing positive guidance with assigned children. This position is located in Amarillo, Texas. Amarillo college offers phenomenal benefits. AC Benefits

GENERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

Preferred: Associate’s Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

Preferred:

  • Must have a valid Class C Texas Driver’s License with a 3-year safe driving record.
  • CDA Certification in Infant/Toddler and/or Preschool Certification.
  • CPR and Pediatric First Aid certificate.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • In accordance with Texas state law and licensing rules of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, persons employed in this position will be subject to a Child Care Criminal History Check (TDPRS Form 2971), FBI Fingerprinting, and Tuberculosis test.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

Required:

  • 30 clock hours of additional training required annually.
  • 1 year of experience in a licensed childcare setting.
  • Clear Background History.

Preferred:

  • 2 years of experience in caring for young children in a group situation.
  • Experience in working in an NAEYC accredited program, a Four Star program in the Rising Star system, or Head Start Program.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Proficient Communication Skills.
  • Critical Thinking and Active Listening Skills.
  • Customer Service Mindset.
  • Dependability and Integrity.
  • Effective Organizational and Task Prioritization Skills.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build positive relationships between children, and with families and children.
  • Responsible for the lesson plans and for positive guidance with assigned children (Curriculum Implementation).
  • Take the lead in the teaching and instruction of learning activities aligned to department goals. Supervise playground activities. Provide a safe environment for performance of work and play. Promote and protect children’s health and controlling infectious diseases.
  • Maintain effective office organization and accurate records retention management to ensure all records and supporting documentation are maintained in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies.
  • Required to interact with all levels of departmental personnel, students, parents, community members, and management in a professional manner.
  • Participate in and complete performance assessments/evaluations as assigned.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • As an Amarillo College employee, seek knowledge of and pledge to actively engage in a culture of caring striving to serve students, peers and the community by embracing the AC Core Values: Wow, Family, Fun, Innovation, and Yes!

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to travel between offices and buildings, and requires the ability to lift, carry, push, pull and/or maneuver office supplies as needed. Performs physical activities that require considerable use of arms, legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Employee may be required to lift children.

Working Conditions: Occasional overtime hours may be required. Overtime hours must be approved by supervisor and/or cabinet member prior to work. Employee is required to maintain required certifications of the position and attend professional development trainings.

Work Environment: This position operates in a childcare environment, requiring regular sanitation. Employee will experience daily exposure to household cleaning supplies, frequent distracting noise levels and interruptions. Self-sufficiency is critical.

Salary: Grade 6 Non-Exempt hourly minimum $13.33. Salary commensurate with experience.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Amarillo College is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who not only reflect the demographics of our clients but also continue to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our customers.

Promotional Opportunity Policy

Under the Amarillo College Promotional Opportunity Policy, only current appointed or part-time non- appointed employees will be considered for a position during the first five (5) working days from notice or posting.

Organization

Working at Amarillo College

Established in 1929, with 86 students answering the inaugural roll call, Amarillo College today is a vibrant, multi-faceted community college that typically enrolls about 10,000 students in academic classes at six campuses and an outreach center.

In 2018, Amarillo College was named a “Great College to Work For” in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s eleventh annual survey on the academic workplace.

With a proven blend of quality and affordability that makes Texas community colleges so appealing – approximately half of the students enrolled in higher education in Texas attend a community college – Amarillo College provides students with a solid academic foundation, whether they are looking to immediately enter the workforce or proceed to a university.

AC, which enjoys unflagging community support, received a major boost in May of 2019 with passage of an $89 million bond issue. Among the many projects this enables the College to undertake are creation of an Innovation Hub, construction of a First Responders Academy and centralization of Student Life Services.

Amarillo College adopted a Culture of Caring in 2015 and since that time has launched a unique and ambitious No Excuses Poverty Initiative that has garnered national attention for connecting first-generation and/or academically underprepared students with social services structured to help them overcome barriers to success.

The College’s game-changing initiatives led national community college reform leader Achieving the Dream (ATD) to name Amarillo College a co-recipient of its 2019 Leah Meyer Austin Award, a significant national accolade contingent upon measurable improvements in student outcomes.

Over the past six years, Amarillo College opened a counseling center, a legal aid clinic, a career and employment center, and a childcare center. AC also launched an Advocacy and Resource Center, which houses a food pantry and connects students with social services provided by more than 60 local nonprofits.

Since their inception, AC’s initiatives have led to steady gains in A-to-C pass rates, fall-to-fall retention, and three-year graduation/transfer rates, which among first generation students have increased from 12 percent to 21 percent.

Additionally, the percentage of students who attend AC on a full-time basis continues to climb – 75 percent of AC students attended the College part time in 2015, while only 57 percent were part-time students in 2018.

The College enjoyed its largest graduating class ever in May of 2019, when more than 1,000 students were awarded credentials of completion.

 

OUR MISSION & VALUES

The mission of Amarillo College is “enriching the lives of our students and community by helping learners identify and achieve their educational goals.” The mission is driven by our vision to ensure that 70% of our students complete a certificate or degree or transfer within 3 years. Both the mission and vision of the college are lived out among our staff through our Culture of Caring which embodies our five core values: Wow, Innovation, Family, Fun, and Yes.

Caring through WOW: 

Every student and colleague will say "WOW, you were so helpful, supportive, and open" after an interaction with us.

Caring through FUN:   

We will find ways to have fun with each other and celebrate each other.
We will find ways to make our work fun and effective.

Caring through INNOVATION:     

We will see ourselves as "roadblock removers" - for students and for each other.
We will always look for ways to help others and improve our processes.

Caring through FAMILY:     

We will find ways to show we care about our students and each other.
We will readily and effectively share information with each other.
We will approach our interactions with each other with trust and openness.
We will put the needs of others before our own.

Caring through YES: 

We will think "yes" first and find solutions rather than saying "no."
We will be passionate about our jobs and helping each other.

 

ABOUT OUR REGION

Amarillo is the largest city in the 26-county Texas Panhandle. It is located in the center of the Panhandle – which produces 30 percent of the nation’s beef – and serves as a crossroads on Interstate 40 for travelers between Oklahoma City and Albuquerque, and a mid-point for Dallas-to-Denver traffic, as well.

Amarillo has just shy of 200,000 residents, while the Amarillo metropolitan area has a population of about 255,000. The city’s central location makes it the region’s natural hub for healthcare services and cultural pursuits – and Amarillo boasts several superlative illustrations of each.

With a diverse economy – from agriculture and oil and gas to aircraft production and precious-metal refining –Amarillo typically has an unemployment rate of less than 3 percent, routinely one of the lowest in the state.

Amarillo received the following accolades in 2018:

  • Top 20 Places Where Millennials Are Buying Homes, by SmartAsset
  • Best Places to Find a Job, by WalletHub
  • Best Small Places for Business Careers, by Forbes

Amarillo is the Spanish word for the color yellow. The entire Panhandle, unlike most of Texas, enjoys all four distinctive seasons each year, and gorgeous sunsets are typical. The region is often referred to as the Golden Spread.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
8063715000
Location
PO Box 447
Amarillo
Texas
79178
United States
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