***This is a Civil Service position***
Job open date: June 21, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.
This is a 100 percent, 10-month continuous appointment. Start date is August 16, 2021. The 10-month appointment dates for the 2021-22 academic year are August 16, 2021-June 12, 2022. Depending on availability, the new hire may begin August 1 for training.
Duties:1) Develops a curriculum program to continually support and advance physical, social, emotional, and intellectual competence of Children. Supervises the children at all times while in their care. Provides varied opportunities for children’s active participation, independent choices, experimentation and problem-solving within the context of a structured setting and program. 50%
2) Provides an environment of acceptance in which children can grow toward a sense of positive identity. Assesses special needs of individual children and identifies need for specialized help where necessary. Assesses level of accomplishment for the individual child against the background of norms of attainment for a developmental stage and individual history. 20%
3) Accurately observes, records, and reports individual and group behavior and development. Provides professional, positive, effective communication and interactions with parents daily as well as through formal parent conferences and monthly newsletters in collaboration with Director of Early Childhood programs. 15%
4) Responsible for the supervision and role modeling of best practice to all the staff in the classroom, including the assistant teacher, student aides and field placement students. Provides training and defines responsibilities for supervision of various areas and activities (indoors and outdoors). Collaborates with other university departments, as well as community early childhood professionals and specialists. 6%
5) Establishes and maintains an attractive, safe, healthy environment for children. Ensures the care and educational programs meet or exceed state licensing standards. Notifies the Director regarding maintenance and repair needs, particularly if needing to do a work order request. Identifies unusual behavior or symptoms which may indicate need for health care. 7%
6) Remains knowledgeable of current child development issues. Keeps up to date on state required in-service training mandated by MDHS State Licensing and completes required 24 hours of training within the yearly timeframes. 2%