Teacher, Children's Center

San Jacinto College

United States

June 25, 2021



Teacher, Children's Center - North Campus

PRIMARY FUNCTION: To educate young children ages six weeks to five years utilizing current child development theories and practices. Establish a culture to support learning and sustain an environment which promotes the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develops educational curriculum and provides stimulating and developmentally appropriate activities which support the developmental level of each child.
  • Observes, maintains documentation through anecdotal records, assesses children's development, and assists in creating individualized lesson plans to meet those needs.
  • Guides, trains and supports teacher assistants, volunteers and field service student participants in performing related work and hands-on knowledge of child development and child care techniques.
  • Employs verbal and written communication to convey essential information to parents, students and colleagues.
  • Works in collaboration with the Child Development/Early Childhood Education Department.
  • Remains current in child development theories and practices by attending workshops, training and college classes.
  • Additional Job Functions:

  • Maintains a safe environment by daily inspections of classrooms and playground.
  • Inventories and identifies necessary material and supplies for classrooms.
  • Attends community functions, building a partnership with children and families.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of child development theories and practices based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Knowledge of Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP)
  • Knowledge of child care minimum standards of Texas
  • Knowledge of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for children entering the public school system
  • Knowledge of resources within the community to accommodate the needs of children and families
  • Knowledge of anti-bias curriculum and multicultural education
  • Ability to demonstrate the College values
  • Ability to pass a background check with fingerprint identification and a TB test
  • Ability to prepare individualized lesson plans to meet the developmental needs of each child in all areas of development including essential academic knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a rapport with parents and students by counseling, consulting and educating.
  • Ability to create a positive, hospitable environment which promotes collaboration between the laboratory school and families.
  • Required Education:

  • CDA or 12 college hours in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, and/or early childhood special education)
  • Preferred Education:

  • Associate or bachelor's degree in child development or closely related field
  • Required Experience:

  • Two years of experience in an early childhood setting
  • Preferred Experience:

  • Three years of experience in an NAEYC-accredited center
  • Required Licenses/Certifications (within the first two weeks of employment):

  • Current Adult, Child, and Pediatric AED/CPR/First Aid Certificate
  • Food Handler Certificate
  • Work Environment:

  • Potential exposure to bodily fluids (urine, feces, blood, emesis, mucus, saliva)
  • Harmful chemicals, such as bleach and household cleaners
  • Physical Activity:

  • Lifting up to 50 pounds of force
  • Walking, standing, sitting, and/or bending
  • Lifting children
  • Moving/rearranging furniture and area rugs
  • Moving outdoor play equipment (trikes, tarps, etc.)
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

    Note: The duties of this position require a physical presence at the assigned on-site work location during unrestricted operations with very limited or no opportunity for remote work arrangements

    Salary Grade: 15

    Salary is based on the Board-approved salary schedule for the current fiscal year. See Salary Schedule

    Requisition Number: req2953

    Posting Close Date: 6/25/2021


    Applicant Support: If you need assistance with the application process, please contact the Cornerstone Support Team at 281-998-6387, option 3, or email cornerstonesupport@sjcd.edu.

    Note: Due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to follow-up with every applicant individually. If your qualifications meet the requirements for the position, and you are selected for an interview, we will contact you. You can review your application status by logging into the Cornerstone system.

    Annual Security Report: The San Jacinto College Police Department is responsible for preparing and distributing the Annual Security Report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

    Equal Opportunity Statement: The San Jacinto College District is committed to equal opportunity for all students, employees, and applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, pregnancy, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. The following College official has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non- discrimination policies: Sandra Ramirez, VCHR Org/Talent Effectiveness, 4620 Fairmont Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77504; 281-991-2648; Sandra.Ramirez@sjcd.edu

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