Teacher – Child Development Center

Job Number:

927

Location:

CAFST – Family and Consumer Sciences

Department:

Office of Academic Affairs

The Teacher will plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities for nursery/preschool utilizing an approved curriculum. The teacher also develops individual goals for children, provides on-going assessment on progress and facilitates transition into Pre-K or other pre-school settings.

Responsibilities:

• Plans culturally diverse and developmentally appropriate activities for nursery/preschool children
• Teaches and develops lesson plans in conjunction with the monthly theme
• Provides supervision to a group of children between two and five years old
• Participates as a team member in the planning and execution of daily activities, parenting and other outreach activities for enrolled families
• Maintains a healthy and safe environment and supervises and monitors children at all times
• Maintains appropriate and confidential records on the progress of children and other sensitive matters
• Models appropriate behaviors for student participants, parents and observers in the center
• Participates as needed with meal service and sanitation to maintain a clean, safe environment
• Performs work on a day-to-day basis within the framework of standard policies and procedures
• Attends meetings and trainings to support objectives of the child care center
• Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Minimum:
• Bachelor’s degree in Infant & Child Development, Early Childhood or related field
• Six (6) months experience working with children with diverse needs in a daycare center base program
• Pediatric First Aid/CPR credential (obtain prior to end of probationary period)
• Good oral/written communication skills, flexibility and team work skills
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA’s):
• Knowledge of infant and child development principles and practices
• Knowledge of effective child guidance practices and principles
• Ability to successfully pass a drug screening and background check
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and procedures manuals
Preferred:
• Current Pediatric First Aid/CPR credential
• Experience working with children birth to five years of age

Interested persons should submit a complete application packet which includes:

  • FVSU Application (include Job Title and Job Number)
  • Cover Letter (include Job Title and Job Number)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) – Diploma copies are not accepted in lieu of transcripts
  • List of three (3) Professional References including their contact information

Complete application packets should be emailed to hrfvsu@fvsu.edu, with the Job Title and Job Number in the subject line. Application packets that do not contain ALL required information will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Working Conditions & Physical Effort:

Working Conditions:
• Must have reliable transportation to travel to work
• Must be able to report to work at 7:15 to 5:15; Work hours will vary
• Must be able to work indoors as well as transition the classroom outdoors
• Possible exposure to communicable diseases

Physical Effort:
• Regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear; lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
• Frequently required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
• Occasionally lift 20 pounds overhead and 40 pounds from waist to shoulder
• Specific vision abilities required include close, distant color visions, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
• Noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate