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Teacher, Early Childhood Education Center - Oakton Community College
Oakton Community College
Location: Skokie, Illinois
Internal Number: 142818
Location: Skokie, IL Category: Staff Posted On: Mon Feb 14 2022 Job Description:
Basic Function and Responsibility:
Under general supervision, as a co-teacher, plan and implement developmentally appropriate, anti-bias curriculum for classroom children. Model teaching techniques for and evaluate the performance of students. Maintain a professional relationship with children, families, students, faculty, volunteers, staff and other community members.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide high-quality care and early education for children in the Center. Model developmentally appropriate practice, supervise and facilitate appropriate teaching techniques for academic students in the Early Childhood Education Program.
Develop and maintain an appropriate physical and emotional environment by meeting the established standards of the Early Childhood Education profession.
Assume responsibility for the daily health and safety of children, and assist Site Coordinator regarding the health and safety of academic students, volunteers, and other adults. This includes field trips, other Center activities, and any emergency situations.
Schedule and implement classroom orientation procedures for children and families, students, and volunteers. Coordinate ongoing individual child and group assessments and conduct family conferences.
Develop and maintain professional relationships with classroom families, co-workers, academic students, college faculty and staff, community volunteers and visitors. Maintain confidentiality of family, child, and academic student records.
Participate in Center professional and marketing activities including: meetings, conferences, in-services, family events, recruitment and community outreach, e.g. Preschool Nights and Open Houses. Represent the ECE Program in the college and in the community-at-large.
Assist in administrative duties for the Early Childhood Education Center in the absence of the Site Coordinator.
Maintain a healthy and safe environment for children consistent with state licensing rules.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Working Conditions:
Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education is required. Bachelors' Degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent is preferred.
Three years experience teaching in early childhood education classroom is required.
First Aid and CPR certification required.
Demonstrated understanding of responsibilities as a mandated reporter of suspected child abuse and/or neglect.
Foodservice Sanitation certification preferred.
Provide care for (i.e. diapering, dressing, feeding, soothing, interacting) and supervision of children. The provision of care and supervision involves the following physical skills:
-to work for prolonged periods at various heights including standing, sitting, bending, kneeling, and crawling heights; to easily lift/move young children; to quickly reach an endangered or injured child.
-ability to observe children and consistently keep track of activity in the physical environment.
-ability to monitor activity, interactions, and environmental soun
General supervision is received from the Site Coordinator.
Functional Supervision is exercised over Assistant Teachers. General supervision is given to student teachers, volunteers and student employees.
HOURS: Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Oakton Community College requires all employees to adhere to a Vaccination /Testing Mandate and Mask Requirement.
Based on the needs of the college and with Administrator approval, some positions at the college may have remote or hybrid schedule options available. Please note, that during the 65 working day probationary period, employees are required to report to campus.
For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.