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Specialist 2, Eccles Lab School (Child Care Lead Teacher)

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Salt Lake Community College will complete a criminal background check on the finalist.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Specialist 2, Eccles Lab School (Child Care Lead Teacher)
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status Not Applicable
Reports to (title) Eccles Lab School Manager
Department Eccles Lab School (School of Humanities & Soc Sci)-2F4
Requisition Number 17158
Position Type Replacement
Job Category Staff
FT/PT Full-time
Initial Work Location
Starting Salary Starting at $31,000
Job Open Date 02/20/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Review Date 03/16/2018
Job Summary

Provide quality care and education for the children at the Eccles Lab School as lead preschool teacher.

Provide modeling to the college lab students to create a meaningful learning environment.

Compensation for this position begins at $31,000 and offers a full benefits package including low cost medical, dental, vision, generous retirement contribution by employer, free tuition, paid holidays & access to gym.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Prepare and implement weekly developmentally appropriate lesson plans which support and promote the children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Complete all needed documentation as it pertains to the classroom needs, such as calendar, child portfolios, developmental screenings, etc.

Establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for the children, adhering to Utah’s State Licensing and NAEYC Accreditation standards.

Under Direction of the Family and Human Studies Department implement the philosophy, goals and objectives of the Child Development Lab School.

Observe, record and assess the development of children to establish individual goals for each child and incorporate activities that can support the development of these goals on a daily basis.

Establish productive relationships with all lab students to model and explain teaching techniques and Developmentally Appropriate Practices in the child care center.

Establish productive relationships with families including daily communication with parents, parent-teacher chats and family events.

Participate in demonstrations and/or presentations during the year.

Plan and conduct field trips for the children in their classroom.

Organize and maintain NAEYC class portfolio, with all required evidence.

Mentor and coordinate part time staff to meet all state licensing and NAEYC Accreditation requirements and support a positive workplace environment.

Assist in monthly in-service training and writing of the newsletter.

Perform as director designee of the Eccles Lab School in the periodic absence of the Manager.

Other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Preferred Qualifications

Earned Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Development or related field (ECD,FHS,FHD,FCS).

Have 5 years experience providing direct care to young children (birth to 5).

Have experience as a lead teacher in an early childhood education setting.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned Associate degree in Early Childhood Development or related field (ECD,FHS, FHD, FCS).

Two (2) to Four (4) years direct, paid, full-time work experience as a teacher of young children and can provide successful work experience documentation.*

Not have been convicted of any crimes against children.

Provide evidence of a current TB test, health evaluation, child care food handlers permit, first aid certificate and complete a criminal background screening.

*Substitutions allowable for education/experience on a 1:1 basis. Part-time work experience can be applied on a pro-rated basis.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Child development including all ages and stages of development;

Appropriate developmental practices;

Health and safety regulations for childcare facilities.

State licensing regulations;

Basic managerial functions/skills (preferred).

Work with small children in both small and large group settings;

Relate and communicate effectively with a variety of personalities;

Based on assessment, plan and implement lesson plans, field trips and other activities;

Use technology in literate and innovative ways;

Maintain commitment to professionalism.

Be dependable.

Follow through with directions of the manager.

Work independently.

Take initiative.

Resolve problems and conflicts in a professional manner.

Exhibit social maturity, physical endurance and emotional stability required to take charge of a group of preschool children.

Provide two references from persons (other than family members) who can vouch for applicant’s integrity, emotional stability, and suitability to work with children.

Sight and sound supervision is required within classrooms, playgrounds, and outdoors (campus walks).

Lifting of boxes and moving furniture is required.

Ability to be active with children (music and movement activities), get on child’s level (by stooping, squatting, or bending) is required.

This job requires lifting of children and materials up to 40 lbs.

Regular exposure to communicable illnesses, and bodily fluids.

Receive a minimum of 20 hours of documented in-service training per year.

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College. Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities and special needs.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

Salt Lake Community College will complete a criminal background check on the finalist.

FLSA Non-Exempt

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this position?
    • Newspaper
    • Ethnic Media
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Organization
    • SLCC Website
    • Referral Agency
    • Workforce Services
    • College Placement Center
    • Friend
    • Employee
    • SLCC Email
    • SLCC HR Office
    • Other (please specify below)
  2. If other referral source, please specify:

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume / Curr. Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letters of Reference
  2. Other Doc