Job Description

Payroll Title:
CHILD DEV CTR TEACHER 1
Department:
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & PLANNING
Hiring Salary Range
$40,131.36 - 46,854.72/Year
Worksite:
East Campus
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
CX Contract
Total Openings:
9
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#116797 Child Development Center Teacher I/Asst. Teacher

Extended Deadline: Wed 12/7/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/08/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/17/2022. 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, carts 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.

Qualified candidates who do not possess a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or above from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing will be hired into an Assistant Teacher position. (Payroll Title: CHILD DEV CTR AST, Hiring Salary Range: $40,131.36 - $43,827.12/Year).

Qualified candidates who possess a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or above from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing will be hired into Teacher 1 position. (Payroll Title: CHILD DEV CTR TEACHER 1, Hiring Salary Range: $41,384.16 - $46,854.72/Year)

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.

  • Experience using developmental assessment tools to prepare written assessments of children's growth and development.

  • Experience creating successful partnerships with parents, children, teachers and community representatives in providing a quality development and education program.

  • Strong ability to understand and incorporate Child Development theory and best practices in early Childhood group care education settings.

  • Proven ability to coordinate the program for one group of children and their parents.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with and be sensitive to a culturally diverse community.

  • Proven ability to speak, read and write English to be understood by young children and to prepare lesson plans, reports, evaluations and general correspondence.

  • Proven ability to work with a variety of age-groups and flexibility to rotate through different classrooms as needed.

TEACHER 1 SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Must possess and maintain the minimum of a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing prior to hire.

  • Must satisfy the requirement for a "Fully Qualified Teacher" within the applicable infant and/or preschool child category as defined by the Department of Social Service in Title 22.

  • FBI/Dept. of Justice Livescan background check and clearance with association through Community Care Licensing required prior to hire.

  • Must possess and maintain current First Aid/CPR Certification showing satisfactory completion of pediatric first-aid training, including managing a blocked airway and providing rescue breathing for infants and children.

  • Must possess and maintain current TB Clearance and Health Screening Report.

  • Must possess and maintain current immunization record to include evidence of current immunization for influenza, pertussis and measles.

  • Physical ability to lift up to 40 pounds as necessary.

  • This position meets the requirements for a mandated reporter under CANRA.

ASSISTANT TEACHER DESCRIPTION

Under supervision of the ECEC Program Coordinator and direction of the Lead Teacher, The Assistant Teacher will assist in the preparation and implementation of various classroom activities for children aged three months to five years. Assist in creating and teaching age appropriate projects in the areas of literacy, math, science, art, music, dance and cultural awareness. Assist in creating, planning and teaching fine motor activities, such as finger-painting, drawing, painting, stringing beads and manipulatives. Organize and assist supervising children's gross motor activities such as running, jumping, balancing, climbing and dancing. Work with children in small groups or on a one-to-one basis according to their own interests.

Keep ECEC classrooms, bathrooms, and eating areas clean and safe at all times. This includes, but is not limited to: picking up toys and small playground equipment, washing dishes, sweeping floors, trash removal, retrieving meals and returning dishes from the kitchen, when necessary. Support the health, safety and hygiene of children by watching for signs of illness and keeping the environment safe by ensuring a clean, risk-free atmosphere in the classroom and outdoor areas. Report discrepancies to Lead Teacher. Assist children with hygiene (washing, diapering, toileting). Follow established health and safety procedures for handling emergencies as identified in the ECEC Handbook. Immediately report incidents involving children to the Lead Teacher. Maintain best practices to ensure visual observation of children at all times to prevent children from being unsupervised or from leaving the center.

ASSISTANT TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with children aged three months to five years in a formal child care environment such as, but not limited to providing nanny services, care giving skills, camp counseling with younger children, etc. Educational background such as, but not limited to: Psychology, Language Arts, and Human Development. A combination of work related experience and educational background is acceptable.

  • Experience assisting with the implementation of age-appropriate developmental classroom activities for the three month to five year old child, such as but not limited to: literacy, dance, art, music, nutrition, science and outdoor activities, etc. Ability to relate to children as individuals and in small and large groups.

  • Proven experience performing light housekeeping, soiled clothes changes and diapering duties.

  • Understanding of Health and Safety issues as it relates to the classroom and the child care environment.

  • Thorough knowledge of various emergency response procedures. Ability to act quickly, calmly and appropriately in hazardous situations.

  • Strong ability to make sound judgments in all child care situations.

  • Effective interpersonal skills, a positive attitude and ability to accomplish goals. Ability to work with and be sensitive to a culturally diverse community. Ability to communicate effectively with people of many diverse backgrounds including parents, children, teachers, staff, and faculty.

  • Demonstrated ability to read, write and speak English to be understood by young children. Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically, when necessary.

ASSISTANT TEACHER SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Must have college level coursework relevant to the age (or ages) and needs of children they teach and/or are enrolled in a program leading to a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or equivalent, are actively participating in the program, and are demonstrating progress toward the CDA or equivalent.

  • FBI/Dept. of Justice Live Scan background check and clearance with Child Abuse Index and association through Community Care Licensing required prior to hire.

  • Must possess and maintain current TB Clearance and Health Screening Report.

  • Must possess and maintain current immunization record to include evidence of current immunization for influenza, pertussis and measles.

  • Physical ability to lift up to 40 pounds as necessary.

  • This position meets the requirements for a mandated reporter under CANRA.


Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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