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Early Childhood Assistant / Associate Teacher (Preschool)
University of California Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Internal Number: 3219640
Early Childhood Assistant / Associate Teacher (Preschool)
Location: Santa Cruz Job ID: 38709
JOB POSTING Candidates selected for hire will be placed in either the Assistant Teacher position or the Associate Teacher position based on their teaching certification level.
UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinationsarerequired for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.
Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
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.
The IRD for this job is:07-21-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
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.
The Assistant Teacher and Associate Teacher are the entry level of the Child Development Center series. The Assistant Teacher and Associate Teacher work under the supervision of the Site Supervisor and Director of Early Education Services. The Assistant Teacher and Associate Teacher are responsible for the general supervision and implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum for infants, preschoolers, and school age children; ages 11 months and 12 years. In addition, incumbent may give direction to the Student Teacher's Aides. The incumbent assumes responsibility for the general supervision and safety of all children. In conjunction with the teachers, establish effective communication with families, attend regularly scheduled staff meetings, actively participate as a team member, and participate in professional growth activities.
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: CX - Clerical & Allied Services
Job Code Classification: 004108 (CHILD DEV CTR AST)
Travel: Never or Rarely
75% - Child Development and Education
Provide for the care and developmental activities of children. Implement developmentally appropriate children's curriculum, including provision for affective cognitive, social, emotional and motor development.
Develop relationships with individual children. May serve as primary caregiver for a group of children. In conjunction with teachers, establish and maintain appropriate child behavior to achieve a safe, functional learning atmosphere in the center. Through daily interactions, promote the development of children's self-control, self-esteem and positive relationships with others.
Assume responsibility for the general supervision and safety of all children in attendance, including compliance with Department of Social Services licensing requirements and Title 5 regulations. In conjunction with the teachers, implement and maintain a developmentally appropriate environment conducive to children's safe and independent exploration.
Assist the Teachers in maintaining a clean and safe environment in the classroom and play yard. Helps organize and safely supervise children's fieldtrips on and off campus.
Assists the Teachers with the planning, care, and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum consistent with California Department of Education infant, toddler and preschool frameworks.
Supports developmentally appropriate lesson plans in conjunction with findings obtained from children's Desired Results Assessments.
Makes regular observations of individual children to assess challenges, strengths and goals.
Documents information for developmental assessment supports appropriate curriculum for children and maintains ongoing communication with families.
Participate in the completion of Desired Results Assessments, twice a year within a specified time, for a designated group of children. Contribute to anecdotal notes for correctly filling out forms and writing reports concerning children's developmental milestones, behavior and health.
Participate in overall program evaluation, planning of program's goals and effectiveness.
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.
10% - 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 and improve Child Development Permit following the Child Development Permit Matrix.
Assist Teachers in planning and conducting quarterly parent meetings and social events.
Associate Teacher and Associate Teacher:
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of children's developmental needs in social, emotional, cognitive and physical areas.
Ability to implement a developmentally appropriate program for children, e.g., curriculum, assessment, and environment.
Ability to keep children physically safe
Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of children and adults.
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Word processing skills
Eligibility for a Child Development Permit at the Assistant Teacher level within 12 months of employment with six postsecondary semester units or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education or child development completed at an accredited or approved college or university. These units must include the core courses and Infant & Toddler.
Development as defined by Title 22 licensing requirements.
Possess a minimum of 12 post-secondary units or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education or child development completed at an accredited or approved college or university. These units must include the core courses and Infant & Toddler Development as defined by Title 22 licensing requirements.
Eligibility for a Child Development Permit Associate Teacher level on the California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing, permit matrix.
At least six month of work experience in a licensed childcare center or comparable group childcare program dealing with children under five years of age.
Associate Teacher and Associate Teacher :
Work experience in a licensed infant/preschool setting, with children 11 months - 5 years of age.
A minimum of (3) semester units or equivalent quarter units related to the care of infants and meeting Title 22 licensing requirements.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-offer criminal history background check prior to employment.
The ability to move materials weighing up to 25 lbs. with or without accommodation.
Must provide proof of a current negative TB test and completed Health Screening Report within 7 days of hire.
Ability to obtain a current Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certificate.
Will be required to comply with current Early Education Services employee health safety requirements for child care providers as defined by state regulatory agencies; Current health safety requirements to be discussed during interview.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
Associate Teacher only: In addition to above, must obtain a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Associate Teacher or above Permit.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
HOW TO APPLY
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The University of California is an Equal Employment 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.
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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