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The First Review Date for this job is: March 1, 2019.Position will remain open until filled.
Residential and Student Services Programs is part of the Division of Student Affairs under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP). RSSP provides and manages residential student housing, residential life programs, residential dining, as well as early care & education services for students, faculty, and staff. RSSP also conducts a summer conference and year-round catering business, operates seven campus restaurants, and manages twenty-six faculty apartments. RSSP's annual operating budget is $150,000,000 and the cluster employs over 2500 career, limited, contract and student employees creating a culture of care for our students and all other customers and stakeholders.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 high 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.
This position requires a strong foundation in ECE pedagogy and developmentally appropriate care and educational practices for young children in a group setting that utilizes low adult to child ratios.Under general supervision, the Assistant Teacher is responsible for supporting a play-based, emergent curriculum including assisting in preparing and implementing lesson plans which best meet the individual needs of children within the context of a group setting. The curriculum is emergent because it is derived from the children's interest and is teacher-facilitated rather than teacher-directed. The AT supports Teachers in developing and leading small and large group activities appropriate to the age and developmental level of children assigned. The program also commonly follows the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) best practices and a care giving philosophy recommended by the Program for Infant and Toddler Care (PITC). The Assistant Teacher is also responsible assisting with preparing lesson plans which meet the individual needs of children. Assistant Teachers support in leading small and large group activities for the age and developmental level of children assigned.Assistant Teachers support and provide feedback to the Teachers regarding child screening and ongoing assessment based on established child development milestones to better support the individual needs of each child and to determine whether any referrals are necessary for more formal screening and assessment. Assistant Teachers are also responsible for supporting the parent communication process and interaction regarding child's progress and adherence to local, state and federal standards as well as all licensing regulations pertaining to children in group care settings. Excellent communication and a commitment to teamwork is core to the success of this position.The position is part of a team of early childhood educators who provides quality early childhood services to children of university faculty, staff and students at centers in Berkeley and Albany. Reports to Assigned Site Coordinator or Center Director. Responsible for directing children and guiding student assistants, substitute teachers, parents and volunteers. All members of the team are equally responsible for child safety and adhering to Community Care Licensing (CCL) and California Department of Education (CDE) regulations and are required to take appropriate immediate action such as alerting the primary care giver of the danger and ensuring he/she acts, removing the child from danger, or seeking assistance from the Center Director, etc. when a child's safety is at stake.This position provides assistance to the instructional staff in all areas of responsibility assigned.Classroom Responsibilities:
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
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This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdfFor the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct