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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: October 10th, 2018 Position will remain open until filled.
Departmental Overview 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.
This position requires a strong foundation in ECE pedagogy and developmentally appropriate care and educational practices for young children in a group setting that utilizes low adult to child ratios.
Responsibilities Under general supervision, responsible for supporting a play-based, emergent curriculum including preparing and implementing lesson plans which best meet the individual needs of children within the context of a group setting. The curriculum is emergent because it is derived from the children's interest and is teacher-facilitated rather than teacher-directed. Teachers develop and lead small and large group activities appropriate to the age and developmental level of children assigned. The program also commonly follows the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) best practices and a care giving philosophy recommended by the Program for Infant and Toddler Care (PITC). Teachers are responsible for child screening and ongoing assessment based on established child development milestones to better support the individual needs of each child and to determine whether any referrals are necessary for more formal screening and assessment. Teachers are also responsible for regular parent communication and interaction regarding their child's progress 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.
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 DRDP Tech.
Ability to safely manage multiple children (within established ratios) and provide engaging activities and appropriate interactions to encourage learning and social emotional development
Demonstrated time management skills to develop appropriate lesson plans and meet all reporting requirements for tracking student development and adjust to unexpected team shift absences
Ability to proofread own work (DRDPs, documentation boards, email or other communication, etc.) for accuracy.
Ability to work with diverse clientele professionally using patience, tact, sensitivity and diplomacy.
State of California Child Development Teacher Permit (or higher level).
3 or more ECE Infant or Toddler units required if hired for an infant/ toddler room.
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.
Physical ability to care for and engage young children in activities which includes: lifting up to 50 pounds, standing and walking up to 4 hours per day, and bending and squatting to work at child's eye level.
Pediatric First Aid and CPR (or must obtain within three months of hire)
Must have received fingerprint clearance through the Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division. Background clearance must be maintained while employed as a Teacher.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Maintains current CA Teacher's Commission Child Development Teacher Permit or higher.
Must have 3 or more infant/toddler development units, if hired for an infant/ toddler room.
Licenses or certifications required, if any:
Maintains current Pediatric CPR/First Aid certification.
Provides proof of current TB clearance, up-to-date measles vaccination and up-to-date health screening clearance 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.
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
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.
Mandated Reporter 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.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.