The Co-Teacher reports to the CDC Coordinator and plans, implements and evaluates developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive activities, especially in the language of Chinese, in a team-teaching setting for two to five year old pre-school children in accordance with different funding requirements.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Based on the Educational Plan, plans, implements and evaluates developmentally and culturally appropriate classroom activities, especially in the language of Chinese, which meet the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, language, nutrition, health and safety needs of pre-school children. This includes lesson plans, daily schedules, room arrangement, and use of materials/methods.
Performs tasks required by all the funding sources, including doing ESI-R screening, and doing on-going authentic observation and assessment of each child’s developmental needs, especially their native language development, assisting Lead Teacher in maintaining individualized child educational files by collecting data, writing notes, for report completions.
Participates in planning and implementing IEP’s for all children in a team-setting.
Participates in planning, presenting and following up on case conferences.
Develops a supportive relationship with parents by engaging daily communications with parents, conducting parent-teacher conferences twice a year, and participating in home visits when there is a need.
Supports the Family Specialist in working with families by doing translation from English into Chinese at parent meetings and when there is a need, writing monthly Newsletters in Chinese, and giving out notes to the parents.
Maintains a physical environment (room & materials) that is clean, safe, and conducive to children’s learning. Recommends purchasing of equipment & materials.
Performs tasks required by funding sources with regards to form and report completion, such as keeps daily attendance and meal participation record and enters data in COPA system.
Changes diapers for children if they are not toilet trained.
Increases professional knowledge through courses, staff meetings, in-service trainings, workshops & conferences. Also accepts and uses supervision as part of one’s professional growth.
May assist in verbal/written Chinese/English translation of center activities, policies, etc.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice
Advanced Certificate or Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
Minimum of two years’ teaching experience in a setting with pre-school/primary grades.
Chinese/English bilingual is preferred.
Requires basic computer skills, e.g. word processing, Excel, internet, etc.
Basic end-user level understanding and experience with Salesforce is a plus.
Required to frequently sit, walk and stand for extended periods.
Required to occasionally lift children or move objects weighing in excess of “25” pounds.
Environment and Scheduling:
Work is performed in classroom/outdoor settings involving the noise level of 20 children and exposure to sunlight, snow and rain.
CASL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, ethnic or national origin, or any other status protected by State and Federal Law.
Internal Number: 3127910418
About Chinese American Service Leagu
CASL is the largest, most comprehensive social service agency in the Midwest dedicated to serving the needs of Chinese Americans. For 40 years, we have welcomed all who walk through our doors regardless of backgrounds, lifestyles, and needs:
• Providing an educational and cultural foundation for our children
• Ensuring our seniors live full and independent lives with dignity
• Enhancing education and training for tomorrow’s workforce
• Strengthening families while honoring cultural heritage
• Securing our community’s housing and financial well-being
With more than 500 multilingual and multicultural professional and support staff — complemented by a team of over 250 dedicated volunteers — we offer our clients vital physical, economic, mental, and social support. Our $13+ million budget — which includes generous contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporate donors — supports programming that primarily serves immigrants who often lack formal education, possess few transferable job skills, and know little of the new world around them. Since many of these individuals do not speak English and sometimes have no family or friends in the area, CASL becomes their insta...nt family, friend, and teacher. With our support, CASL clients become thriving residents of the greater Chicago community, making valuable contributions as independent, productive members of society. In the words of one of those clients, “We had nothing but our dreams. The Chinese American Service League helped us realize them.”