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Mentor-Child Development Specialist- Infant Classroom - Part time (.62 FTE)

Portland Community College

Job - Education

Close Date: 12/31/2018

Mentor-Child Development Specialist- Infant Classroom - Part time (.62 FTE)

Portland Community College

Requisition Number: 09437

Location: Sylvania Campus

Address: 12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, OR

Hours of Work: Varies

Position Status: Classified; Salary Level 19, Part time, Non-Exempt

Starting Salary Range: $18.85 - $30.45 per hour

Job Close Date: Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient qualified applications have been received.,

Job Summary:

Under the direction of Child Development Center management, the incumbent designs, plans and implements developmentally appropriate curriculum and program elements which promote the physical and intellectual growth of children (ages infant through six years old) in the Child Development Center.
This position will be the lead in the Infant Room.

This is a part time position, benefits will be prorated; FTE: .62
Fall, Winter, Spring terms and summers off
Hours vary depending on the needs of the program

If this sounds like a learning community that you would like to be a part of, and an important role that you would like to play for PCC, please review the minimum qualifications for this position and apply today.

PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with a access to a broad range of benefit options. Benefits will be prorated for this position.

Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Auto and Home Insurance. Retirement and tax deferred 403B plans.

Paid Leave:
- Starts at 6.67 hours of Vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of service)
- 8 hours of Sick Leave per month
- 24 hours of additional Personal Leave days per year
- 11 Paid Holidays

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for yourself, domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age. Tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions.

Responsibilities/Duties:

Typical Job Duties and Responsibilities

1. Guides and oversees children, infants and toddlers, in the Child Development Center.

2. Facilitates and provides guidance for developmentally appropriate learning activities under the direction of the Mentor Child Development Specialist. Activities may consist of arts and crafts, music, dramatic play, and may be in individual or group format.

3. Works collaboratively with the Mentor Child Development Specialist during the assessment of children by observation.

4. Monitors interactions in lab for safety and intervenes if necessary.

5. Maintains and sets up lab equipment and playground equipment. Monitors equipment use
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6. Cleans up lab and playground after activities.

7. Prepares and serves snacks/lunches to children in lab, following safety and sanitary regulations; cleans up after meals.

8. Assists with program students in the lab by modeling and providing feedback on appropriate behavior with children and helping with projects.

9. Assists Mentor Child Development Specialist in keeping accurate lab records: attendance, parent information, schedules, receipts, fees.

10. Participates in Centerwide planning, facilities use, and program coordination.

11. Maintains current knowledge regarding research and practices in Early Education and Family Studies.

12. Establishes and maintains relationships with parents, including: assisting with orientation and providing daily feedback.

13. May assume responsibilities of Mentor Child Development Specialist in his/her absence.

14. Provides direction to casual staff and workstudy students.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications
To be considered for this position, your application materials must show how you meet the following requirements (Note-experience requirements use full-time equivalent):

High school diploma or equivalent and two years of post-secondary education in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.

Three years of early childhood classroom experience working as a lead teacher with demonstrated ability to plan and implement an effective children's program in a NAEYC accredited center.

First aid certification and food handler's card required within 30 days of hire.

Must be enrolled in the Oregon Childcare Division Criminal History Registry.

Knowledge of: Current principles, practices and methods of child development and early childhood education; local, state and federal laws, regulations, policies and practices governing child care programs; general health and wellness of children; assessment and program evaluation techniques; contemporary office practices, procedures and equipment; recordkeeping techniques; first aid and CPR techniques and methods.

Ability to: Implement age appropriate curriculum to foster growth and development; administer effective child development center policies and procedures; provide work direction to assigned staff; provide basic nutrition and hygiene services for infants and young children; possess and
demonstrate the required level of proficiency in desktop computers and other assigned software or electronic resources; communicate effectively both orally and in written form; develop and maintain effective working relationships and lead others.

Special/Preferred Qualifications:

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Preference will be given to applicants with additional education beyond the minimum qualifications

- Experience in an NAEYC Accredited institution

-Experience with RIE philosophy for infants and toddlers.

-Demonstrated knowledge of anti-bias curriculum and commitment to social justice.

- Demonstrated knowledge of the following:

- current principles, practices and methods of early childhood education;
- general health and wellness of children

- assessment and program evaluation techniques

- contemporary office practices, procedures and equipment; recordkeeping techniques

- Demonstrated ability to implement age appropriate curriculum to foster growth and development;

- Demonstrated ability administering effective child development center policies and procedures;

When you apply, Please be prepared to attach a document with your responses to the following Required Questions:

1. Describe your philosophy regarding the teaching of young children. What theoretical perspectives inform it?

2. Our Center promotes equity and inclusion and adheres to an Anti-Bias Curriculum. Describe your experience in implementing an anti-bias curriculum for young children and adult learners. Please provide examples of your ability to communicate effectively with families from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

3. The Mentor teacher position is a unique position that is the lead teacher in the classroom and also works with adult learners as a mentor. Describe your experience and approach in working with adult and children.

4. What would a group time and transition look like in your infant room?

Additional Posting Information:

"Mentor-Child Development Specialist" is the working title for this position; the formal title in the PCC job classification system is "Instructional Support Technician IV"

To apply for this position, please submit:
1. Completed responses to the Required Questions from the Committee - scroll to see questions below - (attach document)*
2. Completed online application
3. Cover Letter (attach document)* Please state how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications.
4. Current Resume (attach document)*

* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats.

Please be prepared to attach a document with your responses to the following Required Questions:

1. Describe your philosophy regarding the teaching of young children. What theoretical perspectives inform it?

2. Our Center promotes equity and inclusion and adheres to an Anti-Bias Curriculum. Describe your experience in implementing an anti-bias curriculum for young children and adult learners. Please provide examples of your ability to communicate effectively with families from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

3. The Mentor teacher position is a unique position that is the lead teacher in the classroom and also works with adult learners as a mentor. Describe your experience and approach in working with adult and children.

4. What would a group time and transition look like in your infant room?

Notes to Applicant:

- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

- This position is included in the bargaining agreement between Portland Community College and the Portland Community College Federation of Classified Employees (PCCFCE). Employment in this position will require, as a condition of employment, payment of monthly union dues or a monthly fair share fee in lieu of dues through automatic payroll deduction. Probationary period will be in accordance with Article 13 of the Classified Agreement. Current Classified employees are encouraged to review Article 15 for salary placement guidelines.

- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.

- As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Documents that must be associated with this posting:

Resume
Cover Letter
Responses to Required Questions

Documents which can be associated with this posting:

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

How to Apply

For complete job description and application instructions, visit: http://apptrkr.com/1250384

As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

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