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Initial Review Date (IRD) The Initial Review Date for this job is: 08-26-2020
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
Dept Marketing Statement Colleges, Housing, and Educational Services (CHES) is a multi-funded organization within the Business and Administrative Services (BAS) division at the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz. CHES provides leadership in the areas of college student life and residential services, housing services, facilities, employee housing and capital planning, dining services, conference services, early education services, the Bay Tree Bookstore, ID card services, and business and financial analysis for these areas. Through these units, educational and developmental programs and services are offered to all members of the campus community including students, faculty, staff, children and external constituents.
Job Overview : Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor of Early Education Services, the incumbent is responsible for general supervision and planning of developmentally appropriate program curriculum for infants, preschoolers, and school aged children; ages 11 months to 12 years. In addition, incumbent may give direction and mentor Student Assistant Teachers. Possess sufficient word-processing and computer skills to prepare developmental assessments, notices, newsletter articles and curriculum materials. Must have a valid Child Development Permit, current negative TB test, and background check.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: $21.99/hourly
Employee Classification: Partial Year Career with 1-2 months furlough annually
Job End Date: 6/30/2021, with possibility of extension
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: CX
Job Duties 70% - Child Development and Education
Assume responsibility for the general supervision and safety of all children in attendance, including compliance with Department of Social Services licensing requirements and Titles 5 and 22 regulations. Design and maintain a developmentally appropriate enriching environment conducive to children's safe, independent exploration. Maintain a clean environment inside the facility and outside yard.
Serves as primary caregiver for a group of children. Helps plan the care and assists in implementing developmental curriculum consistent with California Department of Education infant, toddler and preschool frameworks. Designs daily developmentally appropriate curriculum in conjunction with findings obtained from children's Desired Results Assessments. Establish and maintain a safe, clean, functional and organized atmosphere in the Center. Helps organize and safely supervise children's fieldtrips on and off campus. Through daily interactions, promotes the development of children's self-control, self-esteem, self-help skills, and positive relationships with others.
Makes regular observations of individual children to assess challenges, strengths and goals. Documents and analyze information from developmental assessment to plan appropriate curriculum for children and maintain ongoing communication with families. Complete Desired Results Assessments, twice a year within a specified time, for a designated group of children. Responsible for correctly filling out forms and writing reports concerning children's behavior and health.
Participate in overall program evaluation, planning of program's goals and effectiveness.
Give input to the Preschool Site Supervisor regarding long term program planning.
15% - Collaborative Relationships with Families
Establish and maintain regular respectful verbal and written communication with parents to inform families of their child's day and center activities. Work in collaboration with families to facilitate children's transitions between home and center. Assist in maintaining a culturally sensitive, respectful atmosphere for families. Encourage family involvement in program. Attend quarterly family meetings.
15% - Teamwork and Professional Growth
Attend regularly scheduled, evening staff meetings and program wide staff meetings. Actively participate and contribute as a team member with all other staff. Establish and maintain effective communication through cooperative problem solving and active listening skills with other staff.
Participation at in-service trainings, workshops, conferences, and other professional growth activities (some evening or weekend hours) to improve skills, update knowledge of current professional practices and ongoing accumulation of training hours and/or units to renew Child Care Permit following the Child Development Permit Matrix.
Participate in hiring, supervising and evaluating student teaching assistants. Occasionally conduct evening, student assistant training seminars in the absence of the Team Leader.
Assist Team Leader in planning and conducting quarterly parent meetings and social events.
Experience with and knowledge of infant and toddler developmental needs in social, emotional, cognitive, and physical areas.
Experience with and knowledge of current quality practices in field of early childhood education.
Demonstrated ability to create and implement a developmentally appropriate program for children: e.g., curriculum, assessment, environment.
Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of children and adults Ability to work with groups of children ages 11 months - 12 years Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Experience giving direction to adults in a child care center or comparable program. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Sufficient word-processing and computer skills to prepare developmental assessments, memos, flyers, newsletter articles, curriculum materials, documentation and portfolios.
Ability to keep children physically safe in a nurturing environment.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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