Members to NAGC can receive three publications -- Parenting for Gifted Children, Teaching for High Potential, and the academic journal, Gifted Child Quarterly. All are available through the mail and online.
Applications from current AFSCME Clerical employees must be submitted by no later than July 2, 2021 in order to be eligible for priority consideration.
Job open date: June 21, 2021. Position will remain open until filled.
This is a 100 percent, 10-month continuous appointment. Start date is August 16, 2021. The 10-month appointment dates for the 2021-22 academic year are August 16, 2021-June 12, 2022. Depending on availability, the new hire may begin August 1 for training.
DUTIES: 1.) Assist teacher in implementation of program plan to advance the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual competence of the children. (60%) This includes: â— Providing environment of acceptance in which children can grow toward a sense of positive identity. â— Accurately observing, recording, and reporting individual and group behaviors. â— Planning and carrying out daily activities for a group of children. â— Preparation of educational materials required to implement the daily program. â— Provide sanitary and social meal/snack times
2.) Purchase food and supplies needed for the program and department. (15%)
3.) Participate in maintaining positive communications with program families and program planning. (15%) â— Assists in communications with families via email, letters home, or posted program updates or notices. â— Contributes to monthly newsletter, assists in editing and distributing via Google Groups to families. â— Assist with planning, scheduling, and arranging travel for class field trips as well as assisting in collaboration with other university departments, as well as other community early childhood professionals and specialists.
4.) Participate in establishing and maintaining an attractive, safe, healthy learning environment. Works with the Head Teacher to ensure the care and program meets or exceeds state licensing standards. (5%)
5.) Direct part-time student staff and substitute staff in the care of children and provision of activities. (2%)
6.) Stays knowledgeable of and completes all yearly required in-service hrs. (currently 24 hrs.) as mandated by MDHS State Licensing. (3%)
7.) Other duties as assigned.
A combination of education, work/intern experience that meets State of MN Human Services Licensing Act.
A background clearance as required by the State of Minnesota.
Commitment to working with diverse populations and fostering social justice, culturally responsive, and antiracist pedagogies.
A BA/BS degree in any field from an accredited college or university (9 credits must be in education), OR a Certificate / Credential for 2 year program in child development OR early childhood education at a MN community college or technical college, OR License from the MN Department of Education for Prekindergarten Associate.
Experience and knowledge of Nature Play in Early Childhood.
Experience working with children and families from diverse backgrounds.
One year or more of formal experience working with children (b-age 5) in a full-day childcare program.
Able to physically supervise young children & immediately respond to emergency situations; able to visually observe children in their environment, protecting them & preventing harm to them. Ability to communicate with young children & their parents
Agile enough to move quickly, bend frequently, get up and down from the floor and small chairs frequently, carry and lift children weighing between 15-50 # (depending on age group), willing to sit on floor with children & to take children on walks.
Must not present a risk of transmission of reportable communicable diseases as verified by a professional health care provider. Ability to model positive problem solving and respectful behavior.
Internal Number: 341257
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