Infant/Toddler Teacher - Early Childhood Education Program (4107C) - #22921
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: March 21, 2017
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 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.
We are currently hiring to fill 2 Infant/Toddler Teacher positions. The hours for both positions will be 9:15 - 5:45 pm.
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.
Under general supervision, responsible for supporting play-based curriculum including preparing and implementing lesson plans which meet the individual needs of children. Teachers develop and lead small and large group activities for the age and developmental level of children assigned. Teachers are responsible for child screening, assessment, parent interaction 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.
Provides primary care giving and maintains daily intake, comments and close communication with parents.
Performs and records focused child observations which includes California Department of Education (CDE) required DRDP assessments for all children.
Prepares materials and classroom opportunities that meet the individual needs of children.
Plans and provides activities that stimulate children's curiosity and abilities.
Participates in parent/teacher conferences (fall and spring) or more frequently if needed.
Supports National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) best practices.
Supports the practices of Program for Infant and Toddler Care (PITC) philosophy in infant/toddler rooms.
Collaborates with classroom team members to develop programs that respond to parent survey summaries, DRDP findings, and ITRS/ECRS ratings.
Includes all children regardless of developmental level and or presenting temperament.
Maintains a positive, safe and nurturing environment for young children and families.
Develops trusting relationships with children, parents, and colleagues.
Performs daily health and safety checks on children.
Conducts classroom equipment and playground safety inspections routinely.
Maintains well organized classroom by continually restoring and enhancing the environment so it's suitable for young children.
Establishes and maintains center file, portfolio, and assessment of each child in primary care group.
Models project-based developmental or PITC teaching styles, as appropriate for age group assigned.
Coaches substitute teachers, student assistants and volunteers.
Completes classroom environmental ratings annually.
Maintains child family confidentiality of information and records.
Monitors the sign-in sheets, attendance and meal counts.
Monitors disaster preparedness supplies & practices drills.
Supports classroom team by taking needed time to share relevant information with co-workers.
Uses respectful language and positive guidance when addressing children's behavior in the classroom. Participates in classroom management to maintain a positive learning atmosphere. Includes all children regardless of developmental level and or presenting temperament.
Directs, orients, trains, coaches and evaluates student assistants in collaboration with Site Coordinator or Center Director as outlined in ECEP Teacher Resource Guide.
Participates in classroom parent meetings, parent conferences and special center events.
Plans and leads center intake meetings and orientation of new families.
Contributes to center newsletter and program publications.
Represents ECEP by being responsive, caring and informative in communication with parents, other teachers and the campus community at large.
Develops trustworthy relationships with peers, supervisors and managers.
Attends all required meetings, ECEP or RSSP events, trainings and activities related to the classroom and program as scheduled and assigned by supervisor.
Resolves conflicts quickly and involves supervisor and or other management members when appropriate.
Adheres to policies in the ECEP Teacher Resource Guide including, but not limited to: health and safety policies, program philosophy guidelines, use of prep time, and any other policies and procedures therein.
Models intentional learning and emerging literacy in all aspects of teaching and care giving.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
State of California Child Development Teacher Permit (or higher level). Teacher Permit must be maintained while employed for UC Berkeley ECEP as a Teacher.
3 or more ECE Infant or Toddler units required if hired for an infant/ toddler room.
Must have received fingerprint clearance through the Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division. Background clearance must be maintained while employed for UC Berkeley.
Demonstrated ability and experience to teach and work independently in a center-based child care program
Knowledge of developmental needs and appropriate learning experiences for children 3 months to 5 years
Familiarity with child development theory and practice.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, stand and walk up to 4 hours per day, and to work at child's level.
Demonstrated ability to perform basic computer use, including: keyboard and mouse, simple data entry, use of email software and internet search.
Proficiency with basic level MS Word and Excel.
Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.
Ability to proofread work for accuracy.
Ability to work with diverse clientele using patience, tact, sensitivity and diplomacy.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Current CA Teacher's Commission Child Development Teacher Permit or higher. Teacher Permit must be maintained while employed for UC Berkeley ECEP as a Teacher.
Must have 3 or more infant/toddler development units
Licenses or certifications:
Current Pediatric CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain within three months of hire. Certification must be maintained while employed for UC Berkeley ECEP.
Current Health Screening clearance and TB clearance
Up-to-date measles and pertussis vaccination and any new State or UC Berkeley health requirements for positions working with young children.
Must complete blood borne pathogen training annually - upon hire.
Must complete on-line State of CA Mandated Reporter training - upon hire.
Salary & Benefits
Hourly Pay Range: $19.05 - $20.30, depending on experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Clerical & Allied Services Unit (CX) between the University of California and Teamsters Local 2010. The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/cx/index.html
Conviction History Background
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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.pdf
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