This is an on-call substitute Infant/Toddler/Preschool children position, responsible for working in a team teaching situation to plan and implement an appropriate educational program that advances the Universitys commitment of service to those who study and work at Santa Clara by providing excellent childcare services to faculty, students, and staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
A. Collaborate in team teaching situation with Director, seven other full-time teachers, and student aids to plan and implement an appropriate educational program B. Administrative and operational duties appropriate to maintain quality childcare program. C. Support and guide Kids on Campus student staff and sustain a collaborative team environment. D. Communicate with parents to establish open line of communication.
Specific Duties: A. Collaborate in team teaching situation with Director, six other full-time teachers, and student aids to plan and implement an appropriate educational program 1. Curriculum and activity planning that follows a developmental approach to learning; encourages self-expression; is conducive to successful learning experiences; and reflects concern for a childs cultural, social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. 2. Have knowledge of and be alert to the needs and problems of children 6 wks-2 years old. 3. Provide positive, loving guidance to help children develop self-discipline and positive self-image. 4. Develop a program that will stimulate the infants and toddlers in all areas of growth (physical, emotional and social). 5. Facilitate indoor and outdoor activities of children, interacting with and encouraging involvement of children. 6. Care for the physical needs of all, such as feeding, diapering and putting the children down for naps. This requires the teacher to learn the childrens routines and communicate with the parents about changes in their childs schedule. Update Needs and Service plans quarterly. 7. Keep infant and toddler daily information sheets up to date and accurate 8. Handle discipline in an appropriate and positive manner, allowing children to maintain dignity and self-esteem. 9. Keeps KOC Director well informed of any special needs or problems concerning the welfare of the children in the program.
B. Administrative and operational duties appropriate to maintain quality childcare program. 1. Supervise and insure the safety and well-being of the children. 2. Supervise the functions of the classroom and maintain the scheduled events. 3. Supervise meal times, using these occasions to demonstrate and encourage good manners, nutrition and pleasant conversation. 4. Provide a quiet, restful naptime environment. 5. Help to maintain the ordered arrangement, appearance and learning environment of the classroom and outdoor play areas. 6. Become familiar with and follow all KOC policies.
C. Support and guide Kids on Campus student staff and sustain a collaborative team environment. 1. Supervise student staff in daily tasks/activities, e.g., in the proper implementation of clean-up procedures, supervision of children, discipline and conflict resolution, etc. D. Communicate with parents to establish open line of communication 1. Establish and maintain good communication with staff and parents, using diplomacy and sensitivity.
Provides Work Direction
May provide work direction to student assistants.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred. This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
Fingerprint/child abuse clearance through California state licensing.
Current (within the last year) negative T.B. test and physical examination.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. 1. Caring for children can be physically demanding. The Substitute Teacher must be able to lift, push, pull or carry 50 pounds without assistance and/or have the ability to assess the weight in order to ask for necessary assistance or to determine a safer method of moving the load. Must be able to move with agility over and under children and objects; to get down to child's level by either kneeling, sitting, crouching or stooping. This position requires sufficient hand eye coordination (vision correctable to 20/20), manual dexterity, sufficient visual acuity to recognize words, letters and numbers; speech and hearing ability to carry on conversations in person or over the phone. 2. The Substitute Teacher will be expected to move about easily throughout the community with children which may require frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling of equipment, frequent twisting, reaching, stooping and bending. The Substitute Teacher may come in contact with children who are ill and/or contagious, and must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all children, parents, staff and themselves.
The unavoidable, externally imposed conditions under which the work must be performed, including the frequency and duration of occurrence of physical demands, environmental conditions, demands on one's senses and metal demands. 1. Environmental Conditions (The nature of adverse environmental conditions affecting the incumbent) a. The Substitute Teacher will be working in a busy and occasionally noisy environment must be able to tolerate constant noises made by children such as crying, screaming, yelling and laughing. There may be a number of activities and situations happening at once, and the Substitute Teacher will have to supervise children at all times. 2. Sensory Demands (The nature of demands on the incumbent's senses) a. The Substitute Teacher may experience smells associated with toileting and children who are ill. There may be times that the environment is noisy and busy. 3. Mental Demands (Conditions that may lead to mental or emotional fatigue) a. Caring for children can be stressful. The Assistant Teacher must ensure that children are supervised at all times, respond to children sensitively and appropriately, and ensure that children are involved in safe and appropriate activities. There may be a number of situations happening at once, and the Assistant Teacher must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time.
Evidence of emotional maturity and stability.
Responsible and dependable with good attendance and work habits.
Relates to parents in a professional and diplomatic manner.
Highly service-oriented and creative with enthusiasm for children and childcare.
Fast learning with good problem solving skills.
Ability to maintain professional attitude and appropriate dress.
Possess the personality and ability to provide leadership and stability for the program continuity, especially in the Director's absence.
Ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to children in an atmosphere of play.
Ability to work with minimal supervision, self-motivated, and shows initiative.
Ability to work effectively and communicate with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
Ability to work effectively under pressure in a busy (sometimes chaotic) and demanding environment.
Education and/or Experience
Child Development or Early Childhood course work, 12 units minimum, in each of the following four areas: child development, curriculum, child/family and community and infant/toddler development. Work Experience
Three years teaching experience in a day care facility.
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.