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Department: Infant Toddler Center Duration of Position: Full year / Full time Work Schedule: Employee Type: Administrator Posting Date: 04/28/2021 Union Representation: Not Applicable Posting Number: AS062P Pay Rate:
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Position Summary and Responsibilities Reporting to the Site Director of the Infant Toddler Center, the Teacher provides direct care to ten toddlers (age range 18 months - 3 years old). This position provides nurturing and responsive care giving and engages in consistent and ongoing interaction and developmentally appropriate practices with young toddlers throughout the day. The Teacher is responsible for being aware and complying with licensing, health and safety regulations at all times.
Planning for and carrying out the care of an active toddler classroom;
Providing and modeling positive and loving care giving practices in classroom management;
Interacting with and supporting parents and families;
Supervising college work study students;
Writing parent newsletters and parent teacher conference reports;
Assisting researchers working with children, and caring for the general classroom and school environment;
Other duties as assigned by the Site Director.
This is a full-time, benefit eligible position. Current schedule is Monday - Friday, 7:45am - 4:15pm, hours may change to 9:15am - 5:45pm in the fall of 2021. Flexibility is required as hours may occasionally need to be adjusted or modified due to staffing or programming needs.
Bachelors degree in early childhood education or a related field is required;
Two to five years of experience in an early child care/education setting required;
Must be able to make careful observations and respond quickly and flexibly to toddlers in order to support their needs in gross motor situations, conflict resolution, and supporting social-emotional health and development;
Must be able to assess and address the various and rapidly changing needs of children and be able to effectively multi-task;
Infant and child CPR certification is required;
Must be able to successfully meet all NYS background-checks requirements.
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your application, you will be required to attach a one-page letter describing interest in teaching in an early childhood laboratory program along with your cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references. (Word or PDF format required.) Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.
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