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Overview

The Associated Students of California State University, Chico is recruiting for a part-time Teacher at the Child Development Lab. This is a part-time, non-benefited position that will work no more than 29 hours per week, 960 hours per fiscal year. The pay rate is $18.00 – 18.50/hour with no other benefits; new hires typically start at the beginning of the range. The anticipated schedule is Monday through Thursday 11:00am to 5:00pm and Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm. This schedule is subject to change and based on department needs. This position is anticipated to start August 1, 2024.

 

The Associated Students (AS) is a comprehensive campus auxiliary corporation of CSU,Chico serving thousands of students, faculty, staff and community members through myriad student programs, services and business enterprises. With an annual budget of more than $21M, the AS operates residential and retail dining services, the Bell Memorial Union, the Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC), and administers the contract for the Wildcat Store (bookstore). Additionally, the AS offers a wide variety of services and programs such as: CAVE (Community Action Volunteers in Education), Child Development Lab, Adventure Outings, Sustainability and student government. Typically, the AS employs more than 100 full and part-time employees and more than 750 students.

 

In support of campus-wide efforts, the AS is committed to recruiting and hiring candidates who demonstrate and embrace our corporate value and strategic priority of diversity. We take a culturally-informed and identity-affirming approach to all our processes related to employee relationships. We provide timely and intentional opportunities to increase the cultural consciousness and commitment to inclusivity within the Associated Students and actively support University-wide diversity initiatives. Successful candidates are those of diverse abilities and identities who will work to advance policies and practices that will strengthen our organizational culture.

 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with Associated Students. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students employees who apply for the position.

 

To be considered, you must submit an application in full and attach a resume at https://as.csuchico.edu/. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

 

 

TEACHER – Part-time

CHILD DEVELOPMENT LAB

 

SUMMARY

Assist in the development and maintenance of a developmentally appropriate environment and curriculum which provides for the optimum development of young children; actively develop positive reciprocal relationships with families; work collaboratively with other staff members in promoting a positive work environment; assist in the supervision and coaching of student staff and practicum students.

 

TYPICAL ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assist in the development and implementation of evidence-based curriculum and programming in accordance with the Child Development Lab mission and goals.
  • Function as a collaborative team-teacher, providing instruction, supervision and coaching to student teachers and volunteers.
  • Write anecdotal notes that document children’s learning and development across domain.
  • Collaboratively reflect on written observations of children and facilitate the process of planning weekly outcomes for children’s development and learning.
  • Provide leadership and serve as role model of appropriate early childhood practices and teaching techniques for student teachers, observers and families.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities as assigned.
  • Assume authority when assigned to accept licensing evaluations and implement emergency procedures in the absence of the Head Teacher, Teacher and the Child Development Lab Director.
  • Communicate Child Development Lab philosophy and program policy with families, student teachers and volunteers.
  • Assist in facilitating family programs, events and community outreach.
  • Conduct daily programming.
  • Assist in identifying and supporting children or families with special needs, providing information about community resources.
  • May be called upon to participate in family conferences.
  • Share information and observations regarding children’s daily activities, progress, and development with families.
  • Identify and report suspected child abuse and neglect to appropriate authorities
  • Perform a variety of assignments related to the planning, implementation, and conduct of programs.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

 

REPORTS TO

Head Teacher

 

CLASSIFICATIONS DIRECTLY SUPERVISED

None

 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is performed in an office and classroom environment; exposure contagious diseases and blood borne pathogens; continuous contact with staff, campus community, and public.

 

TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Stand and walk for extended periods; kneeling and bending; sit at children’s level for extended periods; manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; stamina; lift, move, and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds; verbal and written communication. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Knowledge of:

  •    Principles, practices, procedures of Child Development Lab operations, programs and services.
  •    Early childhood development and education.
  •    Laws, rules, and regulations related to Child Development Lab operation, programs, and services.
  •    Facility sanitation and safety.
  •    Principles of adult supervision, employee development, and performance evaluation.
  •    Basic principles of individual and group behavior.
  •    Signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect.

Ability to:

  •       Insure that the needs of children, families, staff and program are effectively addressed.
  •       Collaboratively develop and implement curriculum responses.
  •       Express ideas and recommendations both orally and in writing.
  •       Insure that assigned programs and activities meet the needs of families.
  •       Work effectively under pressure.
  •       Demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors at all times.
  •       Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  •       Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the children, families, co-workers, campus community, general public and those contacted during the course of work.
  •       Advocate for young children and families.
  •       Value the knowledge and research that informs best practice for early childhood education and child development.
  •       Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
  •       Maintain currency of best practice in the field of Early Childhood Education.
  •       Demonstrate leadership consistent with the mission and goals of the Child Development Lab.

 

Experience:

  • A minimum of 400 hours of paid and/or non-paid experience in an early learning program which includes:
  • Facilitating teacher and child directed experiences
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices
  • Maintaining  supportive relationships with families
  • Knowledge of health and safety practices in a child care setting
  • Ability to plan and implement developmentally appropriate experiences

Education:

  • Required:  Completion of 12 college units in child development or early childhood education (Associate Teacher Permit)
  • Preferred:  Three (3) to six (6) units in infant/toddler development.
  • Preferred:  Bachelor’s degree in Child Development or related field (12 units ECE/CD, plus three units supervised field experience in an ECE/CD setting required).

 

Special Requirements:

  • Child Development Instructional Site Supervisor Permit, or transcripts plus qualifying experience as required to obtain the Site Supervisor permit (must apply when hired).
  • Possession of CPR and First Aid Certificates or willingness to complete upon offer of employment.
  • Tuberculosis, MMR and Tdap clearance.
  • Post-offer, pre-employment physical required.
  • Department of Justice and FBI background clearance or have a successful transfer of licensing exemption and a successful licensing record.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated
Child Development Instructional Site Supervisor Permit, or transcripts plus qualifying experience as required to obtain the Site Supervisor permit; tuberculosis, MMR and Tdap clearance; Possession of CPR and First Aid Certificates or willingness to complete upon offer of employment; Department of Justice and FBI background clearance

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 3
Education Required: Associate's
Driver's License Required: No
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Credit Check
  • Reference Check
  • Physical
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 18.00
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 18.50

    About Associated Students of CSU, Chico

    The Associated Students (AS) is a comprehensive campus auxiliary corporation of CSU,Chico serving thousands of students, faculty, staff and community members through myriad student programs, services and business enterprises. With an annual budget of more than $21M, the AS operates residential and retail dining services, the Bell Memorial Union, the Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC), and administers the contract for the Wildcat Store (bookstore). Additionally, the AS offers a wide variety of services and programs such as: CAVE (Community Action Volunteers in Education), Child Development Lab, Adventure Outings, Sustainability and student government. Typically, the AS employs more than 100 full and part-time employees and more than 750 students.

     

    In support of campus-wide efforts, the AS is committed to recruiting and hiring candidates who demonstrate and embrace our corporate value and strategic priority of diversity. We take a culturally-informed and identity-affirming approach to all our processes related to employee relationships. We provide timely and intentional opportunities to increase the cultural consciousness and commitment to inclusivity within the Associated Students and actively support University-wide diversity initiatives. Successful candidates are those of diverse abilities and identities who will work to advance policies and practices that will strengthen our organizational culture.

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