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Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

A complete application will include a cover letter, a resume, and three letters of professional reference with current contact information. A copy of your official transcripts which support your qualifications for this position are also required. You may select the "other" option in the Optional Applicant Documents Section to upload additional documents if necessary. The applicant who passes the in-person interview will have to pass background checks, have all references verified, pass a health and lifting test, be able to provide original transcripts, and have their immunization records on file prior to assuming the position.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Type Administrative Appointment
Classification Title Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher
Position's Functional Title Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher
Position Start Date 10/16/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Position Summary

Governors State University’s Family Development Center Seeks to fill the position of Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher

The successful candidate will have the responsibility to provide day to day leadership and operational coordination to all infant/toddler teachers, assuring regulations are enforced at all times. Acts as Director when needed.

Implement a success oriented, developmentally appropriate program for Early Head Start children in a mixed age classroom ages 6 weeks to 3 years.

Infant/toddler teachers integrate all aspects of Early Head Start Performance Standards, NAEYC standards, and Illinois Day Care Regulations into the schedule and curriculum for each child including any special items as directed including but not limited to nutrition, behavior, or Individual Family Service Plans.

Infant/Toddler teachers work in teaching teams of two or three in conjunction with the Education Director to design the environment and create lesson plans to meet the individual health, safety, social-emotional, and academic needs of the children.

Additionally, the applicant must be able to create a warm and accepting environment for children, parents, volunteers, community representatives and staff and serve as models for GSU students.

Current or former Head Start or Early Head Start parents who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

BA/BS in Early Childhood Education/Child Development/Early Childhood Special Education, with at least eighteen semester hours in early childhood education.

Detailed Knowledge of DCFS, EHS,NAEYC regulations.

3 years of experience working directly with infants/toddlers/twos

1 year of management/ supervisory experience

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must periodically lift and/or move up to 50 pounds as when having to deal with children in the 0 to 5 year age group. Possible exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids and head lice is common. Must be able to see and hear children at all times.

Ability to maintain composure, handle stress and relate well to parents and regulators in the absence of the Executive or Education Director is required.

Personal qualifications as required in Part 407: Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers, emotional maturity, willingness to cooperate with the aims of the program, respect for children and adults, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene, and physical and mental health which does not interfere with responsibilities;

Requires ability to use abstract reasoning, problem solving, planning, and analytical skills in: Training, evaluation, and program development;

Requires effective interpersonal and oral communication skills for supervisory duties.

Requires effective writing and oral communication skills to conduct meetings and training sessions, and to prepare reports that are clear, complete, comprehensive, and use good grammar and punctuation;
Successful experience working in a collaborative team setting,

Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus

Preferred Qualifications

MA/MS in Early Childhood Education/Child Development/Early Childhood Special Education/ with 36 credit hours in Early Childhood

3 years supervisory experience

5 years of classroom experience working directly with infants/toddlers/twos

Posting Date 08/30/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application will include a cover letter, a resume, and three letters of professional reference with current contact information.

A copy of your official transcripts which support your qualifications for this position are also required. You may select the “other” option in the Optional Applicant Documents Section to upload additional documents if necessary.

The applicant who passes the in-person interview will have to pass background checks, have all references verified, pass a health and lifting test, be able to provide original transcripts, and have their immunization records on file prior to assuming the position.

Posting Number AP0133P
Type of Search External
Quicklink for Posting http://employment.govst.edu/postings/2868
Employee ID
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you 18 years of age or older?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Bachelors in Early Childhood/Child Development?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least 12 months of experience working with infants and toddlers in a licensed child care?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How many years have you worked with infants and toddlers in a professional setting?
    • 0-1 Year
    • 1-3 Years
    • 3-5 Years
    • 6+ Years
  6. * How many credit hours have you earned from courses that directly relate to infants and toddlers development?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * How many years experience do you have working directly with infants and toddlers in a licensed setting?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * How many years of supervisory experience do you have?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Please answer the following question in 2-3 paragraphs: What is your teaching philosophy in relation to infants and toddlers?

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Please describe your leadership style.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Certification/Professional License
  3. Other
  4. Other2
  5. Other3
  6. Other4
  7. Other5