The Assistant Teacher (i.e. Child Development Associate) will provide assistance and supervision to a classroom of children; support the planning and implementation of a developmentally appropriate and emergent curriculum; support the assessment of young children; and work with a diverse population of children and families.
Employees in the Child Development Associate classification can be reclassified into the Child Development Supervisor classification after the required qualifications are met. The process and procedures for the reclassification will be followed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Assist in the planning and implementation of the classroom curriculum, following the Center's philosophy, and NAEYC's Developmentally Appropriate Practices.
Contribute to the observation and evaluation of children's developmental progress, assist in the documentation of relevant information, share information with parents and administration, and make appropriate referrals.
Provide daily communication with parents ensuring they are adequately informed of their child's educational experiences, overall growth and development.
Address parental concerns and issues as they arise.
Serve as a resource for parents, providing them with support, education and information as needed.
Continue professional development by attending appropriate workshops and conferences (minimum of 20 hours is required each year).
Maintains classroom records
Maintain good communication with the classroom staff in an effort to provide a quality child care program.
Provide daily communication, support and training of student staff.
Documents own performance and classroom supervision abilities to CDFC Director and CDFC
Participates in evening workshops and CDFC events with practicum students, student employees, and/or parents.
Responsible for assisting in the management and day-to-day operations of the classroom.
Contribute to the Center's licensing, accreditation, assessment, and evaluation processes.
Set appropriate rules and limits, and supervise activities to ensure the safety and well-being of the children at all times.
Ensures cooking, nutrition, and wellness activities are integrated into curriculum on a regular basis.
Oversees and helps prepare current and pre-practicum students for these activities.
Assists in kitchen duties as needed.
Specialty Factors (Civil Service):
Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service):
CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENTOFFICER
1) Possession of credentials required by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for employment as a Child Care Worker in a licensed child care facility.
2) Early childhood teacher responsible for a group of children that includes infants, toddler or preschool-age children shall have achieved:
Sixty semester hours of credits from an accredited college or university with six (6) semester in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six
One year (1560 clock hours) of child development experience in a nursery school, kindergarten, or licensed day care center AND 30 semester hours of credits from an accredited college or university with six (6) semester hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six
1. Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position; however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience. Important:Please upload any unofficial transcript(s) and/or documentation that verifies any education, experience, and/or training you have received.
If eligible for Veteran's Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable DischargeMUST be uploaded to this application to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.
2. After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this position. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register.
3. Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application. Emails will be generated from firstname.lastname@example.org and CivilServiceTesting@niu.edu. Please add these emails to your address book to ensure timely delivery of any future communication. 4. Illinois residency required within 180 days of the hire date.
Credentials Assessment Examination:
The examination for this position is a Credentials Assessment and is based on your application materials as submitted for this posting. A Credential Assessment is a rating by the Human Resources Office of an applicant's/employee's education, experience, and special credentials/qualifications (licenses, etc.). Applicants are required to upload documentation to verify the minimum qualifications for this position has been met.
Required documentation noted in the posting, such as a driver's license, licensures, or certifications MUST be uploaded with your application materials.
After assessment of all qualified applicants has been completed for this position, the names with the top three (3) scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.
Click on Child Development Associate for more information including salary ranges, typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications, and testing requirements.
Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
EEO Statement Summary:
In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator Health Services 230 TitleIXCoordinator@niu.edu 815-753-5560
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