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Southwestern Community College District
  • Position Number: 3190669
  • Location: Chula Vista, CA
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Early Childhood


Head Teacher

Southwestern Community College District


Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Department: Child Development Center

District Values
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Director of Child Development Center/Lab School and in collaboration with the Center Director, teachers, parents, and child development faculty, perform a variety of duties involved in providing a safe and stimulating environment to support the optimal growth and development of each child; assume responsibility for parent participation, communication, and education; and supervise, schedule and train assigned staff and student workers. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
  1. Collaborate with the Center Director, teachers, parents, and child development faculty to promote and support enriching experiences for children, families, and the community; collaborate with staff in planning programs for the Child Development Centers.
  2. Provide an educational program and classroom environment that reflects the curricular and guidance practices taught by the Child Development Department of Southwestern College; develop, plan, and implement appropriate daily experiences for students; provide opportunities for the development of fine and gross motor skills, language and expression, creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and social and emotional skills.
  3. Participate in the coordination, supervision, scheduling and evaluation of assigned staff and student workers.
  4. Coordinate and implement requirements to meet National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation with staff, families and community.
  5. Assess the development of practicum students and student workers; and provide support for staff to conduct Parent-Teacher conferences each semester or as needed.
  6. Participate in professional growth and development opportunities.
  7. Attend and participate in in-services, parent meetings, and school functions relative the position.
  8. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


Knowledge and Abilities:
MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF:
  • Preschool curriculum.
  • Theories and principles of early childhood development including the fundamental principles of the Reggio Emilia approach.
  • Basic art methods.
  • Methods used to document childrens work including computer, photography, and use of various media/languages (clay, paint, wire, music, dance, and movement).
  • Age-appropriate behaviors and expectations.
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.


MUST HAVE ABILITY TO:
  • Perform classroom duties of Head Teacher during assigned hours.
  • Communicate with and resolve issues from staff, parents, students, and others.
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
  • Implement program policies and curriculum activities.
  • Interpret, apply and explain policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Meet schedules and timelines.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Support the documentation of childrens work using various methods including computers, photography, and various media/languages (clay, paint, wire, music, dance, and movement).
  • Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: a Bachelors degree in Child Development with at least 12 units of Early Childhood Education* (or other combination of education and ECE units as designated by the State) AND one (1) year experience in an Early Childhood Education setting. *12 units of Early Childhood Education include classes in CD 170, CD 181, CD 182, CD 284. This position is assigned as Creative Resource Teacher and requires experience and knowledge necessary to utilize the Reggio Emilia approach.

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)


Desirable Qualifications:
  • Desired age group work experience: birth to 5 years of age, depending on the centers needs. (Head teacher must be flexible to work with the younger children as the center needs a toddler teacher).
  • Desired Courses: CDC 173 Development of Infant Toddler and CD 288 Mentorship/Adult Supervision.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment, a Child Development Master Teacher Permit as per https://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/child-development-permits-(cl-797).


Salary
Range 24, Steps 1-7, $4,862.54-$6,152.11. Initial placement for external applicants is Step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline
All application materials must be received on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu. Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:
Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department; additional evening hours may be required.Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at https://jobs.swccd.edu. All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to employment@swccd.edu.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report - Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at https://www.swccd.edu/student-support/safety-and-security/jeanne-clery-act/.

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) - More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page ( http://www.swccd.edu/index.aspx?page=1084)

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