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Child Care Teacher, Assistant

Employer
Frederick Community College
Location
Frederick, MD

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Requisition Number:

AS745P

Job Title:

Child Care Teacher, Assistant

Pay Rate:

$17.00 hourly

Position Type:

Auxiliary

Position Summary:

Position Summary

The Child Care Teacher, Assistant is responsible for supporting the Teacher in performing all essential duties and responsibilities in the operation of a classroom of children ages two (2) to twelve (12). The Child Care Teacher, Assistant must be able to work effectively with a wide range of constituents in a diverse community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Understand developmental stages and milestones from infancy through age twelve (12), major theories of child development, and how children learn.

2. Assist with implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum/weekly lesson plans and daily activities that meet emotional, physical, intellectual, and social needs of the individual children in the group.

3. Understand and assist with the using methods of assessment and observation techniques to observe and evaluate children and to inform teaching.

4. Understand inclusionary practices based on national standards and best practices in early childhood education and school age programs.

5. Know how to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), establish an inclusive child care environment, and meet the needs of all children in care.

6. Understand the impact of health, nutrition, family, and parenting styles on child growth and development.

7. Understand the influence of culture and community on child development and work effectively with a wide range of constituents in a diverse community.

8. Understand the responsibilities of identifying and reporting incidents of child abuse and neglect.

9. Assist with maintaining a clean, warm, and safe environment (indoors and outdoors) that is orderly and contains a predicable routine.

10. Develop and nurture partnerships with families.

11. Maintain open lines of communication with parent, co-workers, Assistant Director, and Director.

12. Ensure that each child and parent is treated with dignity and respect.

13. Use of appropriate and positive guidance techniques to help children develop internal control of their behaviors based on theory and best practices.

14. Conduct self in professional manner at all times respecting the confidentiality of all children and their families (whether at work or on personal time) and reflecting a positive image of the Center to the Community.

15. Assume leadership of the classroom in the absence of the Teacher.

16. Complete continued education/professional development training as required by Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care and as recommended by the College.

17. Maintain compliance with all Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care regulations (COMAR 13A.14.02).18. Help direct the evacuation of the building in an emergency and be able to respond immediately to any emergency.

19. Administer and document first aid and CPR as appropriate.

20. Comply with applicable Universal Precautions and Infection Control Guidelines and Procedures.

21. Participate in Center wide events, such as family night, parent teacher conferences, literacy night, back to school night, etc.

22. Use basic computer skills to manage classroom attendance, create lesson plans and newsletters, conduct parent-teacher conferences, communicate with parents, and to track student progress.

23. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Required Minimum Qualifications
1. 19 years of age or older

2. Meet and maintain all continuing education requirements for Child Care Teacher as required by Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care regulations (COMAR 13A.14.02)

3. Ability, with or without accommodations, to stand for extended periods and lift children and objects up to fifty (50) pounds

4. Ability to obtain and maintain CPR certification

Education Qualifications

1. Option 1a. High school diploma or equivalent, or courses for credit from an accredited college or universityb. Six (6) semester hours or ninety (90) hours of child development and activities for preschool children, or hold the CDAc. Nine clock hours of approved pre-service training in communicating with staff, parents, and the publicd. At least one of the following:i. one (1) year of experience working under supervision primarily with preschoolers in a licensed child care center, nursery school, church-operated school, or similar setting, or as a registered family child care provider caring for preschoolers; orii. one (1) year of college, oriii. combination of experience and college that together are equivalent to one (1) year2. Option 2a. Hold an Associate or higher degree with approved courses in early childhood education3. Option 3a. Have been qualified before July 1, 2008, as a child care teacher in a preschool center and have been continuously employed since that time at the same or another preschool center4. Option 4a. Have been approved as a teacher by the Department for early childhood in nursery school through third grade; or have been certified by the Department or by any other state for early childhood in nursery school through third grade

Desired Qualifications:

Desired Qualifications
1. Associate Degree or higher in early childhood education, child development, or related field

2. Minimum of one (1) year experience working with children in a structured early childhood program.

3. Combination of education and experience to equal three (3) years

4. Knowledge of child development, curriculum techniques, and positive guidance techniques

5. Ability to communicate effectively

Work Schedule:

Shift scheduled during operating hours of 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday

Full/Part Time:

Full Time

Telework Eligible?:

No

Essential Personnel?:

No

Job Posted Date:

05/14/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applications and required documents must be submitted online. Mail, e-mail, or fax submissions will not be accepted. Cover letters may be addressed to the Search Committee and should briefly address your qualifications as related to the requirements of this position.

FCC offers a generous benefits package which includes medical insurance, dental and vision plans, waiver of FCC tuition for employee and eligible dependents, tuition reimbursement, generous leave benefits, retirement plans, and more! Frederick Community College prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its activities, admissions, educational programs, and employment. Frederick Community College, an equal opportunity employer, values campus diversity in students and staff and encourages members from historically under-represented groups to apply.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

Frederick Community College is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and strictly prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its activities, admissions, educational programs, and employment.

Organization

Frederick Community College (FCC) is a public college accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). FCC is distinguished by its quality and affordability, making it attainable and valuable for local students. Accredited programs, comprehensive instruction, and affordable costs of attendance have made FCC the learning destination for nearly 30,000 graduates since 1957.

In traditional and alternative learning environments, we anticipate and respond to the needs of our local, regional, and global communities. FCC recognizes the different learning needs and preferences of students and offers instruction in flexible learning formats that include day, evening, weekend, online, and hybrid options. In addition, FCC offers current high school students access to college courses through its Open Campus and High School-Based Dual Enrollment programs. 

FCC offers 55 associate degree programs and areas of concentration, 39 certificate, and 51 subject areas in continuing education through credit and Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD).

Explore our wide variety of program options designed for career and transfer students, and those studying for job credentials, professional development, and personal enrichment.

 

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