DCFS-qualified teacher is responsible for planning and carrying out daily, age-appropriate activities and for performing related duties in the Children’s Learning Center. Position will be responsible for classroom management and curriculum development and implementation, plus follow all licensing and KC guidelines to ensure a safe environment for children
Position reports to the Children’s Learning Center Director, who reports to the Dean of Career and Technical Education, who reports to the VP of Instruction, who reports to the President of the College.
Qualifications for Position
Compliance with Illinois Department of Children & Family Service educational requirements for child care center directors:
60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of credit from an accredited college or university with six semester hours or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development from birth to age 6
One year (1,560 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 college credits from an accredited college or university with six semester or none quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development, from birth to age 6
Must be 19 years of age
Ability to work a flexible schedule and be flexible in performing daily Center duties.
Strong communication, teamwork, organization, and planning skills
Ability to pass DCFS background check
Have or be willing to obtain Certification in First Aid and CPR
Have or be willing to obtain Food Manager’s certificate
One or more years in a childcare or teaching setting
Plan and carry out daily age/development appropriate activities for children, including curriculum development
Maintain a safe and orderly environment and model positive and respectful behavior
Use positive guidance and redirection when interacting with the children
Be responsible for the physical environment of the classroom and Children’s Learning Center
Supervise children in various settings
Maintain positive communication with parents and other Children’s Learning Center staff
Prepare and maintain necessary records and documentation and follow DCFS regulations, policies, and procedures
Support the center’s success by partnering with Center staff and leadership to achieve goals around enrollment, accreditation, and engagement
Provide other duties as assigned
Position will assist in providing direction to teacher aides, student workers and practicum students
Position is expected to work with a minimum amount of supervision as part of the Children’s Learning Center team. Consultation with supervisor is available as needed.
Position must follow all College policies and procedures along with
all local, state, and federal laws. Position is also expected to adhere to and promote College core values of compassion, honesty, respect, fairness, and responsibility.
Daily contact with college staff, community, parents and children.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Requires ability to lift children and sufficient agility to move with groups of children. Ability to work in a highly active, distracting, and noisy environment. Requires ability to travel for staff training
Kaskaskia College is seeking applications for Children's Learning Center Teacher. If you desire the opportunity to make a difference and help shape the future of our diverse student body, the College, and the community we encourage you to consider learning more about the position by reviewing the full description of the position at the following link: www.kaskaskia.edu/hr
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary range is $14 per hour and benefits eligible.
To receive consideration, candidates must submit a cover letter describing how qualifications meet the position criteria, along with a resume and transcripts
Kaskaskia College is interested in receiving applications from individuals who would enhance the diversity of the College.
BENEFIT SUMMARY SHEET FOR 30-HOUR STAFF KASKASKIA COLLEGE The following information is based on the current employee fringe benefits that Kaskaskia College offers. It is not intended to be a contractual agreement and in no way limits Kaskaskia College from altering such benefits in the future. VACATION LEAVE 9.5 days per fiscal year for the first fiscal year. Thereafter, employee receives 9.5 days plus one additional vacation day for each year of completed service up to a maximum of 17.5 days per fiscal year. Leave is accrued on a monthly basis. SICK LEAVE 9.5 days per fiscal year PERSONAL LEAVE 3 days per fiscal year PAID HOLIDAYS Minimum of 13 paid holidays per year HEALTH INSURANCE is effective the first day of the month after hire date and includes comprehensive medical, vision and dental coverage. Rates as of 9/1/22: $211.00 per month employee-only coverage additional premium per month for family coverage Provider is Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois. LIFE INSURANCE is available at employee’s expense. FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT, VOLUNTARY DISABILITY AND LIFE INSURANCE, and 403(b) PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS are also available. TUITION WAIVERS AND CHILD CARE DISCOUNT are available for staff. RETIREMENT PLAN The State Universities Retirement System requires that 8% of an employee’s monthly gross pay is deducted for individual retirement purposes. Employees do not contribute to Social Security It is also required that .5% of an employee’s monthly gross pay be deducted to aid in funding the College Insurance Plan for Community College Retirees.