Assistant Child Development Teacher

University of North Florida (Jacksonville)

United States

October 15, 2021

Description

Assistant Child Development Teacher Bookmark this Posting Print Preview Apply for this Job Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must complete an online application in OASys at https:// www. unfjobs.org and must upload all required documents to be considered for this position. Applicants must include list of names, addresses and phone numbers of 3 references in their application. Once you finalize your completed application and have submitted the required documents, you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for this position for your records. If you have any questions about the university or the search process or the position itself contact Michele Verkerk at m.verkerk@unf.edu. Applicants who do not apply on-line or do not upload all the required documentation will not be considered for this position.

Posting Details Job Title Assistant Child Development Teacher

Position Number 356810 Requisition Number B07551 Position Type Support Staff Non Exempt Class Code 2709 Time-limited through N/A Type of Appointment Full-Time Faculty Position Sub-Type N/A Length of Appointment 12 months Internal Recruitment? No Working Hours 8:00am-5:00pm or 9am-6pm Department UNF Preschool Organization COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES Division Academic Affairs - DIV College College of Education and Human Services Approved Hiring Salary Range $22,000 to negotiable Pay Basis Annually Equal Opportunity

In 2020, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the HEED institutions and was recognized as a 2020 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who reports discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of university regulation.

Carnegie

UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University's collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF's mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

Faculty Initiatives

The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.

General Description / Primary Purpose

Full-time assistant teacher reports to the Lead Teacher. This is work assisting in teaching young children according to the philosophy and mission of the center's program and NAEYC standards. This position requires a positive, self-motivated person willing to work in an environment requiring strong emphasis on providing superior customer service in conformance with the university's mission and values. UNF Preschool is an integral part of the College of Education and Human Services, and as such is measured by its ability to successfully interact with students and their children, to assist in their individual needs and concerns. This position will often be required to demonstrate a caring and patient attitude, utilize conflict resolution skills and ensure that every effort is made to create satisfied customers.

Essential Duties

Job Function

Nature of Work: Teaching young children in adherence with the philosophy and mission of the preschool. Assist the Lead teachers in developing lesson plans utilizing the Project Approach to promote literacy, language, mathematical thinking, scientific thinking, social studies, arts, and social emotional development. Collaborate with Lead teacher to implement classroom learning experiences.

Percentage Of Time 40 Job Function

Assist the Lead teachers in teaching to meet standards in social emotional, physical, language, social studies, and the arts domains. Help create and maintain an environment and structure for maintaining classroom order and behavior management. Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of child development and early childhood learning. Implement NAEYC developmentally appropriate practices in the daily life of the classroom. Assist the Lead teacher in implementing the Project Approach as a framework for learning experiences. Embody and promote the mission and vision of the preschool, College of Education and Human Services and the University of North Florida.

Percentage Of Time 30 Job Function

Assist the Lead teachers in children assessment using various strategies including photography, anecdotal records, children's words, and artifacts as a means to measure student learning. Help create and display children's learning through documentation panels. Help the Lead teacher in managing a portfolio for every child in the classroom as a form of authentic assessment to demonstrate children's learning.

Percentage Of Time 15 Job Function

Engage in teacher inquiry to inform learning that is shared within the professional learning community, conferences, and publication. Remain updated on current research-based practices and translate them into practice. Assist and support other staff as needed.

Percentage Of Time 10 Job Function

Any other job duties as assigned by the Preschool director. Demonstrate working knowledge of digital technologies and their appropriate use in early learning, instructional planning, and home-school collaboration.

Percentage Of Time 5

Marginal Functions

Professionalism, make activities to support the curriculum, attend field trips, be able to administer first aid and CPR, monitor and play with children outside regardless of weather. Ensure the health safety, welfare and accountability of children through constant supervision according to NAEYC standards. Attend staff meeting.

Required Qualifications

A high school diploma.

Faculty Position Required Qualifications

N/A

Departmental Requirements

Attain Florida Staff credential by completing one of the following, within one year of employment: - National Early Childhood Credential (Includes National CDA) - Formal Educational Qualification - Birth through five Child Care Credential (FCCPC, ECPC, CACC)

Statement(s) of Understanding Definition

This position requires a background check. In conjunction with the University's policy, this position may also require a credit check.

The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University's Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

Required Licensure or Certification

DCF 45 hours must be attained within 60 days. Pediatric First Aid and CPR within 6 months of employment. High School Diploma.

Machines/Equipment used regularly

Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, printer, copier

Anticipated Start Date 11/15/2021 Job Posting Date 10/08/2021 Application Review Date 10/15/2021 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Point of Contact Information Michele Verkerk Hiring Official Diane Yendol-Hoppey Location if not Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL Special Instructions

Applicants must complete an online application in OASys at https:// www. unfjobs.org and must upload all required documents to be considered for this position. Applicants must include list of names, addresses and phone numbers of 3 references in their application. Once you finalize your completed application and have submitted the required documents, you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for this position for your records. If you have any questions about the university or the search process or the position itself contact Michele Verkerk at m.verkerk@unf.edu. Applicants who do not apply on-line or do not upload all the required documentation will not be considered for this position.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have at least 10 hours of literacy training?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have at least 40 hours of Children and Families training?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have at least one year's experience working with children in an educational setting?
  • Yes
  • No
  • What is the highest level of education you have attained?
  • GED
  • High School Diploma
  • Associates Degree
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Masters Degree
  • PhD
  • How would you handle an aggressive child?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you hold both a CPR and First Aid Certification?
  • CPR Certification Only
  • First Aid Certification Only
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Neither
  • This position is eligible for veterans' preference under Florida law. For additional information regarding veteran's preference, please review the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs website by copying and pasting this link into another browser window: https:// floridavets.org/benefits-services/veterans-preference/ If you claim veterans' preference, you may be asked for supplemental documentation, such as a DD-214. Do you meet one or more of these criteria, and claim Veterans' Preference?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  • List of Professional References
  • Optional Documents

  • DD-214