Preschool Teacher Assistant

  • McHenry County College
  • Crystal Lake, IL 60012
  • Oct 03, 2022
Part time / Adjunct Education: Jobs K - 12

Job Description

 

 

Position Requisition Information

 

Job Title Preschool Teacher Assistant
Department Early Childhood Education
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Job Type Staff
Position Grade 3
Employee Type Part Time
Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience
Grant Funded  
Work Year 9 Months
Work Year-Other Information  
Typical Work Schedule
9 Months - Mid-August through Mid-May, excluding semester breaks, holidays. 4-week intersession and/or 9-week summer session. Vacation days are to be taken during the semester.
20 - 25 Hours - Hours may vary each semester dependent upon enrollment and ages of the children. Flexible schedule to meet department needs. Hours will be Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Fridays between 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Bargaining Unit Eligibility Yes-Staff Council
Work Week Other
Work Week-Other Information 20-25 hours a week
Special Instructions to Applicants  
Position Information for Posting

 

Position Introduction
McHenry County College's Children's Learning Center (CLC) provides quality childcare and preschool to children ages 18 months to 6 years of MCC's students and employees, as well as members of the McHenry County community. The curriculum and practices used in the CLC align with what is being taught in Early Childhood Education classes, as well as with best practices in the field. The CLC also provides a lab site in which students practice techniques taught in the classroom and observe teachers modeling best practice standards in early childhood education. The CLC has proudly earned the Silver Level Credential from Illinois' Gateways to Opportunity.
Position Summary
Responsible for teaching/supervising in all preschool curricular areas and providing for the needs of the children while in the care of the MCC Children's Learning Center
Reports to Director of MCC Children's Learning Center
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
- Attend and participate constructively at staff meetings
- Implement teaching methods consistent with the Center's curriculum model and the methods taught in the Early Childhood Education Program
- Assist in maintaining DCFS licensing standards and the national accreditation guidelines
- Report child abuse as mandated by law
- Resolve conflicts with children and with parents, when appropriate
- Decide upon and use behavioral techniques appropriate for educational needs of children
- Promote and supervise activities for children which encourage healthy emotional, social cognitive and physical development
- Be responsive to children
- Interact, when appropriate, in children's activities
- Maintain a clean and orderly environment
- Communicate with parents in a positive manner
- Set up and clean up in the classroom as necessary
- Serve as a professional role model for ECE students and the child care community at large
- Must maintain and document 15 clock hours of professional activities each year to meet DCFS standards
- Use computers (in the office and classroom), laminator, copy machine, and audiovisual equipment
- Additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
Required Education Associate's Degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
Other Required Qualifications
- 60 college credits with 6 of those credits in courses directly related to early childhood education or child development from birth to age 8. Experience in a licensed preschool, child care facility
Or:
- 30 college credits with 6 of those credits in courses directly related to early childhood education or child development from birth to age 8, and one year (1560 clock hours) of experience in a licensed preschool child care center or kindergarten
Desired Qualifications  
Skills and Specifications
- Ability to demonstrate interactive skills with children consistent with CLC policies
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
- Knowledge of DCFS licensing standards and NAEYC accreditation guidelines
- Written and oral communication skills required
- Self-directed and flexible
- Ability to work under pressure
- Strong interpersonal skills required
- Good organization skills
- Ability to see what needs to be done and do it
- Ability to safely lift 50 pounds unassisted
- Position subject to successful background check and fingerprinting as required by law
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE:
- First Aid and CPR
- Must maintain and document 15 clock hours of professional activities each year to meet DCFS standards
*This position is subject to successful background check and fingerprinting as required by law; and blood borne pathogen legislation.


Location Main Campus

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