Location: La Jolla, California
This recruitment will remain open until filled. Initial application deadline: 2/13/2023.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 2/2/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 2/13/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
TEACHER 1 DESCRIPTION
Under the supervision of the ECEC Program Coordinator, the Teacher 1 will receive work direction from Lead Teachers (CDC Teacher II) in the planning and implementation of daily curriculum of all aspects of a quality program for children aged three months to five years. Work closely with the Lead Teacher to maintain program quality, adhering to State Licensing regulations, Desired Results for all children and the National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation Standards. Plan, prepare and implement age appropriate activities in daily curriculum areas such as: language, art, dramatic play, multicultural and social justice awareness, manipulative toys, arts and crafts, block play, problem solving, science, nutrition and outdoor play.
Observe, document, assess and complete developmental profile of each child's overall growth and development using the DRDP-R or an equivalent assessment tool. Constantly monitor safety factors and required adult-child ratios. Create and maintain a warm and positive classroom environment which is inclusive and promotes mutual respect. Acknowledge and respect the integrity of each child and encourage the development of positive self-image to allow the child to comfortably and successfully explore and learn.
Assist children with hygiene (washing, diapering, toileting), monitor health needs of children and assist with meal and snack service. Monitor adult and child working areas to ensure they are safe, sanitary and orderly. Maintain best practices to ensure visual observation of children at all times to prevent children from being left unsupervised or from leaving the center. Follow established health and safety procedures for handling emergencies as identified in the ECEC Handbook. Interact with parents daily and give brief reports of child's experience in pertinent areas. Under direction of or in absence of Lead Teacher, schedule and conduct regular parent-Teacher conferences to maintain open communication and rapport with parents. Assist the Lead Teacher in documenting child attendance records, correspondence, child observation notes, lesson plans, accident reports and assessments.
EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are core values at UC San Diego and the ECEC is committed to a continuous process of learning and updating practices to support systemic evolution toward equity, diversity, and inclusion for our team and constituents. We foster the UC San Diego Principles of Community by encouraging and developing a collaborative and positive environment among colleagues. UC San Diego provides resources and services so employees can develop a deeper connection to our diverse campus community. Explore more at UC San Diego Staff Associations network and Campus Community Centers.
ECEC also strives to contribute to a bias-free society. We teach children to be world citizens and endeavor to build community and understanding among families of all cultures and backgrounds. Understanding the need to address many important topics at an early age, ECEC implements a unique social justice curriculum that helps guide and support this endeavor. Using NAEYC's Four Core Goals of Anti-bias Education (Identity, Diversity, Justice and Activism), specific activities were designed to guide conversations when teachers recognize entry points into important topics. We hope to strengthen a positive sense of self while building empathy skills and upholding social justice concepts.
TEACHER 1 QUALIFICATIONS
Must hold a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or above from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing prior to hire.
Experience in planning and implementation of curriculum for children aged three months to five years.
Thorough knowledge of and experience working within federal and state health safety regulations applicable to a child development facility.
Proven knowledge of and demonstrated experience using various emergency response procedures. Ability to act quickly, calmly and appropriately in hazardous situations.
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UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.