Child Development Center Teacher

College of South Jersey

United States

September 4, 2021

Description

Position Details Recruitment/Posting Title Child Development Center Teacher

Job Category Staff & Executive - Child Care Services Department SAS - Psychology-Child Study Overview

The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) at Rutgers University is the largest academic unit of the University and is comprised of 41 academic departments spanning humanities, social, physical and life sciences and over 100 different majors, plus programs, centers, bureaus and institutes. SAS has a membership of over 2,000 permanent and temporary faculty (instructional and research), teaching and graduate assistants, part-time lecturers, and post-doctoral appointees, and over 500 administrative staff.

Arts and Sciences delivers a wide array of services in support of the teaching, research, and service missions of the School. We are committed to providing academic departments, programs, and centers in the School of Arts and Sciences with reliable and trusted service, clear policies and procedures, innovative technologies, and a commitment to administrative excellence and efficiency.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Child Development Center Teacher for the Psychology Child Development Center, a teaching and research setting which provides early childhood care/education for 68 children from the ages of 1 to 5 years. The position is responsible for specific classroom duties, for supervising children, staff and college fieldwork students, is required to participate in professional development, and is expected to have positive interactions with all parents and staff.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Writes and carries out developmentally appropriate lessons.
  • Ensures the physical well-being and safety of the children in the classroom.
  • Ensures smooth running of classroom by creating and adhering to a developmentally appropriate daily schedule and through planning developmentally appropriate activities
  • Maintains daily attendance records for children.
  • Provides a clean, organized learning environment.
  • Actively supervises, engages, and directs support staff.
  • Documents weekly learning and development for each child through photos and videos which are later reviewed and assessed using the program's assessment tools.
  • Position Status Full Time Hours Per Week Daily Work Shift FLSA Nonexempt Grade 03 Position Salary Annual Minimum Salary 44274.000 Annual Mid Range Salary 56038.000 Annual Maximum Salary 67803.000 Standard Hours 37.50 Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC) Payroll Designation PeopleSoft Benefits

    Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: https:// uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview

    Seniority Unit Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month Position Pension Eligibility ABP

    Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in child development elementary education or early childhood education or in lieu of Bachelor's degree in child development, will also consider a candidate holding a Child Development Associate's degree (CDA) and 2 years' experience in an acceptable preschool situation.
  • Certifications/Licenses

  • Current New Jersey state elementary teacher's license with preschool/nursery endorsement (where applicable) preferred; will consider candidates holding a CDA.
  • Current American Red Cross First Aid/CPR Certifications (pediatric and adult).
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Enjoy working with children and be able to demonstrate patience and respect while employing appropriate strategies to effectively care and educate young children.
  • Knowledgeable in Developmentally Appropriate Practice and implementation of these practices.
  • Ability to relate to adults on all levels of the socioeconomic structure of the community in a positive and professional manner.
  • Excellent health and must be agile enough to perform job functions as a teacher of young children.
  • Willing to continually increase knowledge in field of endeavor.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with University schedule and operations.
  • Licensed elementary teacher with P-3 endorsement.
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) training
  • Fluency in Mandarin.
  • Experience with implementing Creative Curriculum.
  • Experience with implementing ECERS and ITERS.
  • Experience with administering ASQ developmental ratings.
  • Continuous teaching experience in preschool classroom.
  • Preschool classroom teaching experience within past 3 years.
  • Current membership with NAEYC.
  • Current membership with NJ Workforce Registry.
  • Candidates with a teaching portfolio.
  • Equipment Utilized

  • Procare Software; Creative Curriculum GOLD and Tadpoles; data entry via iPad/Tablet; Microsoft Office Suite of programs
  • Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Physically able to handle the duties encountered by a daycare worker: lifting children onto diapering table, chasing after them in the playground, sitting down on the floor/getting up from the floor for extended periods of time throughout the day to engage with children.
  • Ability to lift and carry children and equipment, and may spend time sitting on the floor or in child-sized furniture, etc.
  • ·Must be patient and gentle with children and must demonstrate patience and tolerance for adults and college students who depend on the applicant to be a role model.
  • Must be in good mental health-dealing with children and families is sometimes stressful and the applicant must be able to remain calm and collected in high-pressure situations.
  • Will be expected to change diapers and assist in toilet training of young children.
  • Will be expected to clean and maintain equipment and facility, and may move throughout the community with the children.
  • Will be expected to participate in outdoor activities daily, in all types of weather.
  • May come into contact with children who are ill and/or contagious, and must take precautions to ensure health and safety of all children, parents, staff, and themselves.
  • Will be working in a busy and occasionally noisy environment where a number of activities and situations are happening at once.
  • Must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time.
  • May experience smells associated with toileting and children who are ill.
  • Must be in excellent health. Caring for children can be stressful and physically demanding.
  • Must be detail-oriented when recording daily experience details and information for parents and when assisting fieldwork students with questions and concerns.
  • Special Conditions

  • Applicant will be working with children under age 2 1/2 and must provide evidence of training specific to infants and toddlers, in accordance with state licensing requirements.
  • In accordance with state mandated requirements, qualified applicants must satisfy and maintain any and all Group Teacher requirements as specified in the Manual of Requirements for Child Care Centers and maintain active and current membership with the NJ Registry where documents verifying Group Teacher requirements are recorded and maintained up-to-date
  • In accordance with state mandated requirements, a Mantoux test to verify the absence of tuberculosis. In addition, the successful applicant, must submit a written statement from a health care provider indicating that he or she is in good health, has had a physical exam within the past 6 months, and poses no health risk or threat of tuberculosis contagion to persons at the preschool.
  • In accordance with state mandated requirements, inoculation against Hepatitis B, unless waived in writing by the successful candidate.
  • In accordance with NJ State law, applicants must agree to undergo, and authorize the University to conduct fingerprint, criminal history and/or child abuse record checks with various law enforcement agencies, including but not limited to: the FBI, Identification Division and/or The New Jersey Division of State Police Bureau of Identification. Applicants must also assume any costs incurred by the University associated with the background investigations whether required by statute or not.
  • In accordance with University policy, applicants must successfully complete the University's Working With Minors training.
  • Posting Number 21ST2189

    Posting Open Date 08/03/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants

    Application Documents : Applicant is required to attach NJ Teaching License, Early Childhood Associates degree, CDA, CCP, or Group Teacher endorsement under “Other Document”

    Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick Home Location Campus Douglass (RU-New Brunswick) Location Details

    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in child development elementary education or early childhood education? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you possess one of the following: an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development, a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, a Certified Child Care Professional (CCP) Certificate, a Group Teacher endorsement from the New Jersey Registry for Childhood Professionals, a New Jersey Infant/Toddler Credential and 1 year of teaching experience in a licensed NJ childcare center/program; or Six college credits in Early Childhood Education or Child Development AND Nine college credits in Education, Psychology, Health Care, Nursing, or any other field related to child growth or development? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have evidence of training specific to infants and toddlers, in accordance with state licensing requirements?  
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Other Document
  • Optional Documents

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