This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Early Childhood Associate Teacher position for the Family Resource Center at Oregon State University (OSU).
The Assistant Infant/Toddler Teacher supports the lead teachers at the Dixon Kits Early Care and Education (ECE) center, a unit within the Family Resource Center on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus. Campus ECE centers are committed to continually discovering, creating, and sustaining a teaching and learning environment that supports inquiry, diversity and equity. Assistant Teachers are responsible (as outlined below) for the areas to which they are assigned and the young children in their care. Assistant teachers support the lead teacher(s), the Center Director, help with other Center wide duties, and work with parents, as assigned. Assistant Teachers report to the lead teachers of their respective classrooms. This position requires knowledge of child development, excellent communication skills and tremendous patience to provide a safe, emotionally secure, and nurturing environment for the healthy development of young children. The Assistant Teacher will assist all classroom program operations including the engagement and support of children and families, center procedures, curriculum planning and implementation, and developmental assessments. Guidelines used for operation will follow Early Learning Division (ELD) Office of Child Care regulations, state health regulations, and program rules and philosophy. The Assistant Teacher will build and maintain relationships with the parent(s) of each child and ensure clear communication on each child's progress and care plan.
The Assistant Teacher will work collaboratively with other program staff to provide a high-quality early care and education program of direct service to young children and their families. This position is informed by the fields of Early Childhood Education, Child Development and Human Development and maintains a working knowledge and compliance with the Oregon ELD Office of Child Care licensing standards and is knowledgeable about the trends and best practices in the field of early care and education.
An Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development from a recognized program; OR a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential; OR a minimum of twenty semester hours (thirty quarter hours) of college courses in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; AND one year of experience in a certified day care center or comparable group care program; OR two years of experience, including at least one year as a teacher, in a certified day care center or comparable group child care program.
Experience in ECE
Demonstrable contributions to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Effective verbal and written communication.
Must be enrolled in the Oregon's Office of Child Care Central Background Registry, hold a current Oregon Approved Food Handlers card, and a current First Aid/CPR card by time of appointment.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months
On-site active engagement in an early care and education context interacting with adults and children including work outdoors. Center hours will be 8am-4:30pm.
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