Department: Infant Toddler Center Duration of Position: Full year / Full time Work Schedule: Currently, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Employee Type: Auxiliary Posting Date: 03/10/2021 Union Representation: Not Applicable Posting Number: AS048P Pay Rate: $14.50/hour
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Position Summary and Responsibilities The Infant Toddler Center (ITC) is located on the Vassar College campus, is a laboratory early childhood setting which serves as a teacher training and research facility, and welcomes Vassar and community families. The Toddler Program at ITC provides direct care to 10 toddlers (age range 18 to 36 months).
Reporting to the Site Director at ITC, the Assistant Teacher is a member of the teaching team in the Toddler Program. The Assistant Teacher provides nurturing and responsive caregiving and engages in consistent and ongoing interaction and developmentally appropriate practices with toddlers throughout the day.
Flexibility is required as hours may occasionally need to be adjusted or modified due to staffing or programming needs. The work schedule is currently, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. as we are in a reduced day model for our Covid schedule. This position is typically 9:15 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. and will resume these hours once we are back to our regular schedule (as early as Fall 2021), year round. This position is generally a 2-year cycle, moving to the 2s/3s program at Wimpfheimer Nursery School after one year at ITC, before returning. Schedules may vary from ITC and WNS. Details can be discussed with the Site Director of ITC.
Implement innovative curriculum development;
Provide and model positive discipline practices in classroom management;
Interact with and support parents, families;
Supervise college work study student;
Write parent newsletters;
Assist researchers working with children;
Care for the general classroom and school environment as well as other duties as assigned by the Site Director (ITC).
A minimum of a CDA in early childhood education plus a Bachelors degree or an Associates degree in Childhood Education or related field;
Experience in a lab school setting preferred;
Flexibility, creativity, effective communication skills, professionalism and strong teamwork skills are required;
Punctuality and consistency in attendance is critical to maintaining a sense of comfort, reliability and structure for the children in our care;
Must successfully complete all requirements of the Office of Children and Family Services.
Must meet and comply with all requirements related to COVID-19 safety and health measures.
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, contact information for 3 professional references and a one-page letter describing interest in teaching in an early childhood laboratory program. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.
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