Child Development Specialist

Location
Fairmont, Marion County / Jordan, Marion County / Monongah, Marion County / Pleasant Valley, Marion County / White Hall, Marion County
Posted
Jun 04, 2014
Duties and Responsibilities Duties of this position will consist of, but not limited to, the following: - Serve as Lead Teacher for the 3-year-old class and assistant teacher for the 4-year-old pre-K class; - Develop and implement a developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum that promotes social, emotional, cognitive, physical, creative, and language development based on the principles of Reggio Emilia; - Plan, prepare and implement appropriate learning centers to encourage exploration and problem solving; - Greet children and families upon their arrival and departure and communicate with parents on a daily basis; - Interact with the preschool children in a manner that makes them feel safe, accepted, encouraged and challenged; - Maintain state licensing regulations and keep current on health and licensing requirements; - Conduct regular family conferences for the 3-year-old class each semester; - Report to the Laboratory Preschool Director to coordinate all program efforts; - Perform and oversee cleaning and sanitizing procedures to insure a clean, healthy environment; and, - Support and enhance the Pierpont Early Childhood Program by collaborating with the Practicum Supervisor to coordinate classroom practices and curriculum with current academic best practices.

Minimum Required Education Master's degree (or equivalent, as determined by HR).

Required Licenses and/or Certifications

Type and Amount of Experience Needed Over six and up to twelve months of experience; however, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience is acceptable which provides an applicant the listed knowledge, skills, and abilities and the capability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications

Special Conditions

Notes To Applicants All applicants MUST complete an online application; paper applications cannot be accepted. Competency testing may be part of the interviewing process. This is a 10-month classified staff position as preschool teacher. Copies of required certifications/registrations/health card/background check must be made available to the search committee upon request. Resume must include references and contact information. Letters of recommendation and transcripts may be requested and must be made available to the search committee upon request. Statement of Philosophy should cover Early Childhood Education. Certification/License: CPR/first aid card