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The Children's School is a laboratory demonstration school for the Department of Early Childhood Studies at Sonoma State University. The Children's School is accredited by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and is a Sonoma County Quality Counts Tier 5 rated program. Reporting to and under the general supervision of the Interim Director of the Children's School, the Early Education Teacher (Teacher) is responsible for constructing a sound early childhood educational environment in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the Children's School. The Teacher's responsibilities include working with the Master Teacher and/or Director to plan and implement a dynamic, developmental, inclusive program for children, working with families, therapists, and supervising University undergraduate and graduate students.
This position requires an associate's degree in child development; bachelor's degree in Child Development or related field with emphasis in Early Childhood Education highly preferred. Consistent with the state Child Development Permit Matrix, incumbents who do not have a degree must have completed at least 24 units in child development or early childhood education plus additional general education requirements. Must have verification of submission of Teacher Child Development Permit (or higher), issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Incumbents who possess an associate's degree or higher must have completed the required units of supervised field experience. Incumbents without a degree must meet the specified days of experience within the last four years, roughly equivalent to six to twelve months of experience. Three years' experience teaching in an early childhood education classroom, with one year with infants and toddlers, within the last seven years preferred. Incumbent must maintain current certifications in: Pediatric CPR, First Aid; in addition, new employees are required to attend safety training, including information about Blood Borne Pathogens.
Incumbent must demonstrate a solid understanding of how to plan and implement an age appropriate curriculum and must be knowledgeable in pertinent state and federal regulations relating to the daily operations of an early childhood education center including licensing regulations, education regulations, child abuse reporting requirements, and public health and sanitation codes and requirements. Incumbent must also possess excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to facilitate group discussions, write and present daily evaluations and reports as assigned; ability to problem solve, using good sound judgment when precedent is not available and adhere to professional growth requirements as defined by the CTC for the Child Development Permit, Teacher level.
Incumbent must demonstrate the ability to interpret complex policies and procedures and communicate them effectively to staff and the public; and independently prioritize multiple projects with conflicting timelines and complete them as assigned. Ability to hear and speak to exchange information with children, staff, and parents; bend at the waist for lifting children and/or equipment up to 50 pounds; stand for extended periods of time; move quickly and easily from sitting to standing; work outdoors on a daily basis, including in hot, cold and wet weather; and possess the ability to visually scan large rooms and play yards to ensure child safety indoors and out. Physical requirements include daily set up of large motor equipment in the outdoor classroom, use of office machines and facility equipment, ability to lift 50 pounds.
This position requires successful completion of a preplacement physical exam.
Salary and Benefits
The anticipated starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience, and will not exceed $3,247 a month. This is a full time, temporary, non-exempt position. Reappointment to this position is dependent upon the individual's performance as well as administrative and budgetary considerations. The university reserves the right to terminate this appointment earlier than the scheduled expiration date.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.
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Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
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