The Assistant Teacher of the Child Development Center develops and implements appropriate curriculum in conjunction with the Head Teacher; interacts with children, parents and other staff members; assesses children and implements health and safety procedures to promote social, emotional and cognitive growth and development in a safe nurturing environment.
The CDC Assistant Teacher is a full-time, 215-day, Professional Support Staff appointment on a schedule established by the CDC Director. Internal and external events occasionally necessitate an altered work schedule. The position involves frequent handling of confidential information and records. The Assistant Teacher must be able to educate and supervise groups of children in addition to maintaining a safe environment. The Assistant Teacher also assists with the supervision of student workers, aides and practicum students as needed.
Essential Job Functions:
Develops and implements appropriate curriculum.
Preparing lesson plans, accumulating, making, or purchasing materials to support educational themes.
Promotes social, emotional, and cognitive growth and development in a safe nurturing environment.
Communicates with children, parents, and other staff members.
Evaluates children and implements health and safety procedures.
Collaborates with other CDC staff, Parkland Departments, government agencies, and health professionals to solve problems and provide the optimal learning environment for each student.
Organizing field trips.
Other duties as assigned
One (1) of the following:
Sixty (60) semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six (6) semester or nine (9) quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six; or
One year (1560 clock hours) of child development experience in a nursery school, kindergarten, or licensed day care center and 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age six; or
Completion of credentialing programs approved by the DCFS.
One (1) year experience in child development in a nursery school, kindergarten, or licensed day care center.
Must meet the general requirements for personnel established by the state of Illinois Department of
Children and Family Services (DCFS) including sections 407.100 and 407.140 of the DCFS Licensing Standards.
Must pass a background check as specified by DCFS section 407.110 and Parkland College.
Provide proof/documentation of receiving immunizations as specified by DCFS Child Care Act. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and First Aid Certification.
Bachelor’s degree in the field of Early Childhood Education or a related field with 18 hours of Child Development course work