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The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 04-26-2021
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 Baytree 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 general supervision of the Site Supervisor of Early Education Services, the incumbent organizes and coordinates the care and developmental activities for infants, preschoolers, and school aged children. The Teacher II gives direction to the Teacher 1 and Assistant Teachers, and supervises and trains student teaching assistants. The Teacher II is the senior level the Child Development Center Teacher titles.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: Starting Salary: $24.92/hourly.
Employee Classification: Partial Year Career with TBD furlough months annually
Job End Date: 6/30/2022, with possibility of extension
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: Clerical Employees (CX)
Job Code Classification: 004105 CHILD DEV CTR TEACHER 2
Job Duties 80% - Children's 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.
Completes the California Department of Education is Desired Results Developmental Profile, (DROP) assessment tool twice a year and maintains a developmental portfolio for a designated group of children. Using DROP, makes regular observations of children to assess their strengths and goals. Documents and analyzes information from developmental assessment to plan appropriate curriculum for children and maintain ongoing communication with families.
With oversight responsibility in conjunction with Teacher 1 staff, the incumbent designs and maintains a developmentally appropriate environment conducive to children's safe and independent exploration. Will establish and maintain a safe, clean, functional and organized atmosphere inside the facility and in the outside yard.
Through daily interactions the incumbent promotes the development of children's self-control, self- esteem, self-help skills, and positive relationships with others.
Participates in overall program evaluation, the planning of program's goals and effectiveness. Oversee policies and procedures relating to the care of children in the classroom. In conjunction with the Site Supervisor, provides direction to the Teacher 1 and Teaching Assistants in program practices.
Provides input to the Site Supervisor regarding long term program planning. Ensures classroom compliance with the Department of Social Services licensing requirements
and Title 5 regulations.
10% - Core Function: Collaborative Relationships with Families
Establishes and maintains respectful verbal and written communication with parents to inform families of their child's day and center activities. Works in collaboration with families to facilitate children's transitions between home and the center. Assist in maintaining a culturally sensitive, respectful atmosphere for families. Encourage family involvement in program. Attend quarterly family meetings.
10% Teamwork and Professional Growth
Attends regularly scheduled, evening staff meetings, student training seminars, and program wide staff meetings. Actively participate and contribute as a team member with all other staff. Establishes and maintains effective communication through cooperative problem solving and active listening skills with other staff.
Participates 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.
Participates in hiring, supervising and evaluating student teaching assistants. Plan and conduct regular training seminars.
In the absence of the Site Supervisor, may serve as Supervisor Designee to meet Title 22 Licensing requirements.
Experience with, and knowledge of, infant, toddler and preschool developmental needs in social, emotional, cognitive, and physical areas.
Experience with, and knowledge of current quality practices in the field of Early Childhood Education and the California Department of Education, Infant, Toddler and Preschool Foundations and Frameworks.
Specific Infant and Toddler Center Experience with at least 3 ECE Units of years of work experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group childcare program, dealing with children less than three years of age.
Specific Preschool Center Experience with at least three years of work experience in a licensed childcare center or in a comparable group childcare program, dealing with children of less than three years of age.
Specific School Age Center experience with at least three years of work experience in a program for children aged 4.75 to twelve years of age.
Demonstrated ability to create and implement a developmentally appropriate program for children: e.g., curriculum, assessment, environment.
Experience in giving direction to other adults in a childcare center or other comparable program environment.
Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of children and adults.
Ability to work with children with a wide range of ages.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Sufficient word-processing and computer skills to prepare developmental assessments, memos, flyers, newsletter articles, curriculum materials, documentation and portfolios.
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.
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