The Early Childhood Education Program (ECEP) serves over 260 children (3 months through pre-kindergarten) of university (faculty, staff and students) and community families. The program consists of over 60 career FTE, 10 – 30+ limited and per diem substitutes, and 60 - 80 student assistants who work daily with children and families in the program to assure quality early education experiences that best nurture and develop the individual child, support a family responsive environment for the university and advance the field of early childhood education.
Under general supervision, the Substitute Teacher is responsible for supporting play-based curriculum to meet the individual needs of children. Teachers develop and lead small and large group activities for the age and developmental level of children assigned. Substitute Teachers are responsible for supporting child screening, assessment, parent interaction and adherence to local, state and federal standards as well as all licensing regulations pertaining to children in group care settings in the absence of the classroom co-teachers, teacher assistants or student staff. Excellent communication and a commitment to teamwork is core to the success of this position.
Classroom Responsibilities •Maintains a positive, safe and nurturing environment for young children and families. •Develops trusting relationships with children, parents, and colleagues. •Performs daily health and safety checks on children. •Conducts classroom equipment and playground safety inspections routinely. •Maintains well organized classroom by continually restoring and enhancing the environment so it’s suitable for young children. •Establishes and maintains center file, portfolio, and assessment of each child in primary care group. •Models project-based developmental or PITC teaching styles, as appropriate for age group assigned. •May coach, student assistants and volunteers. •Maintains child family confidentiality of information and records. •Monitors the sign-in sheets, attendance and meal counts. •Supports classroom team by taking needed time to share relevant information with co-workers. •Uses respectful language and positive guidance when addressing children’s behavior in the classroom. Participates in classroom management to maintain a positive learning atmosphere. Includes all children regardless of developmental level and or presenting temperament.
Professional Responsibilities •Represents ECEP by being responsive, caring and informative in communication with parents, other teachers and the campus community at large. •Develops trustworthy relationships with peers, supervisors and managers. •Attends all required meetings, ECEP or RSSP events, trainings and activities related to the classroom and program as scheduled and assigned by supervisor. •Resolves conflicts quickly and involves supervisor and or other management members when appropriate. •Adheres to policies in the ECEP Teacher Resource Guide including, but not limited to: health and safety policies, program philosophy guidelines, use of prep time, and any other policies and procedures therein. •Models intentional learning and emerging literacy in all aspects of teaching and care giving. •Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.•Must have 12 or more ECE Units •3 or more ECE Infant or Toddler units required if hired for an infant/ toddler room •Must have 2+ years, paid, on the floor experience working with children 0 to 5 years •Must have received fingerprint clearance through the Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division. Background clearance must be maintained while employed for UC Berkeley. •Knowledge of developmental needs and appropriate learning experiences for children 3 months to 5 years •Familiarity with child development theory and practice. •Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, stand and walk up to 4 hours per day, and to work at child's level. •Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. •Ability to work with diverse clientele using patience, tact, sensitivity and diplomacy. •Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Education/Training: •12 or more ECE units – transcripts will be required to confirm units obtained •Must have 3 or more infant/toddler development units, if hired for an infant/ toddler room
Licenses or certifications required: •Current Pediatric CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain within three months of hire. Certification must be maintained while employed for UC Berkeley ECEP. •Current Health Screening clearance and TB clearance •Up-to-date measles and pertussis vaccination and any new State or UC Berkeley health requirements for positions working with young children. •Must complete blood borne pathogen training annually - upon hire. •Must complete on-line State of CA Mandated Reporter training - upon hire. This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Clerical & Allied Services Unit (CX) between the University of California and Teamsters Local 2010. The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/cx/index.html