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Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The Nursery School Teacher plans and conducts a high quality, child-centered preschool program in a campus laboratory preschool.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teaching: Facilitate open-ended, creative activities appropriate to the developmental levels of your classroom through language, thinking (logic/reasoning/analyzing), motor skills and interpersonal skills. Foster creativity and a positive self-image in each child. Facilitate and extend play in a safe and nurturing environment. Observe and document child’s development progress and write report for parent conference. Supervise work-study students in your class.
Planning: Meet with co-teacher a minimum of one hour each week to plan open-ended, creative activities. Plans must be in writing in plan book for director/parents to view.
Parent Involvement: Establish working relationship between home and school through newsletters (two per month), e-mails, conversations. Encourage parents to visit and take part in appropriate classroom activities. Conduct two parent conferences per year (fall and spring).
Professional Development: Complete at least 12 hours of in-service training per year to meet licensing requirements. Attend staff meetings (two per month).
Physical Facilities and Supplies: Keep classroom in order. Clean up classroom materials after each class session. Monitor supplies, equipment and physical facilities in the classroom, playground and public areas of school. Inform Director of needed supplies and repairs.
This position is a 9-month contract position, working during the months of September through May. Hours worked are approximately 20 hours per week and the schedule will be discussed to determine a mutually beneficial for the candidate and the Nursery School.
Bachelor's degree in education, child development or a related field.
Previous experience with young children.
Master's degree in education, early childhood education, child development or a related field.
Teaching experience with children aged 2 1/2 to 5 years old.
Pediatric First Aid/CPR Certified.
The hiring range for this position is $16.31 - $20.39 per hour.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Nursery School located on the Danforth Campus.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.
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