Extra Help - Substitute Infant/Toddler Teacher (pool position)

  • Governors State University
  • 1 University Pkwy, University Park, IL 60484
  • Oct 14, 2021
Full time Education: Jobs K - 12

Job Description

This is a temporary assignment that will end when funding or hours is exhausted. Pay is $17-$20/hour depending on education and experience.

The Family Development Center (FDC) at Governors State University is a NAEYC Accredited Early Childhood Program providing lab-quality education and care for children ages six weeks to eight years old in our infant, preschool, and school-age programs. The mission of the FDC is to provide an exceptional education that implements best practices for children, an innovative learning environment for GSU students, and a network of support for the families we serve.

In partnership with parents of Early Head Start and community children, the successful candidate will implement a developmentally appropriate Early Head Start center-based classroom program in compliance with federal and state regulations and NAEYC accreditation standards.

 Essential Responsibilities  40% In partnership with parents, implement an age-appropriate, success-oriented, developmentally appropriate center-based program, using the Early Head Start curriculum.      Integrate all aspects of Early Head Start Performance Standards, Illinois daycare regulations, and NAEYC accreditation standards into the schedule and curriculum for each child.  30% Ensure the safety of the children in the assigned group, inspecting indoor and outdoor toys and equipment daily, and that children are supervised by sight and sound at all times. Change diapers as needed for any children assigned to your group. Follow and maintain daily routine and schedule while remaining flexible to individual factors that may alter the same. Maintain classroom management.  Meet the needs of individual children while remaining responsive and aware of group needs. Along with co-teachers maintain adult/child ratio 10% Integrate previous plans in place for the child (IFSP, nutrition, behavior) into the daily plan and curriculum for that child.  Work as a collaborative team to design an environment and activities designed to meet the needs of assigned children.   10% Under the supervision of co-teachers perform screenings, assessments, child goals, parent-teacher conferences, and home visits  10% Eat with and assist children in the development of social and self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices. Use and teach children Family Style Meal Service. Other Responsibilities 

  • Comply with regulatory health requirements, including the following: a pre-employment physical with lift test, proof of MMR and DTAP immunization, initial TB test, and annual physical exam.
  •  Attend all meetings and training as required. 
  • Adhere to all plans, policies, and procedures of Governors State University, Family Development Center and Early Head Start.
  • Attend other related meetings and training as requested. 
  • Proactive Leader - Works well without close supervision and demonstrates initiative.


Application Details

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