Community Education | Northrop Community Education Center | Available: 10/08/2024 | Closing: Open Until Filled


WORK DAY/YEAR: Full-time, 1.03125 LTS (Long Term Sub), Early Childhood Teacher position available on or about October 3, 2024 РDecember 23, 2024.

REPORTS TO:  Early Childhood Family Services Manager

BENEFITS:  Benefits available.
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QUALIFICATIONS:  Current Minnesota license in appropriate area required.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.
Facilitate Children’s Growth and Development

  • Structure the program to meet the individual needs of the children with regard to developmental stage, varied temperaments, learning styles and standards, experiences, talents, etc.
  • Confer supportively with parents on individual basis and make referrals when appropriate.
  • Model appropriate interaction for parents and children.
  • Observe, record, and report significant individual and group interactions.
  • Mandated reporter of suspected abuse or neglect as dictated by State, Federal, and Agency polices.

Plan and Implement Curriculum

  • Plan and implement curriculum that meets children‚Äôs needs with special concern for enhancing self-esteem and promoting socio-emotional growth.
  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate parent/child interaction activities.
  • Prepare materials and supplies for children‚Äôs activities.
  • Guide teaching team in using developmentally appropriate and research-based practice¬†

Integrate with Parent Educators 

  • Communicate with parent group facilitators about children and significant events in children‚Äôs room.
  • Communicate with parent educators about parent/child interaction and regularly integrate children‚Äôs and parent‚Äôs topics.
  • Coordinate any special programming or field trips with a parent educator.

Participate in Team Building

  • Supervise and delegate responsibilities to aides, assistants, and volunteers.
  • Attend staff meetings and in-services.
  • Discuss program plans with staff members and encourage team to contribute to curriculum and planning.¬†

Cooperate with Staff to Maintain Quality of the Program

  • Follow program policies and guidelines.
  • Communicate with parents about program policies.
  • Keeps accurate records of attendance, conferences, evaluations, referrals, and visitors.

Maintaining Physical Environment

  • Prepare and maintain physical environment conducive to optimal growth and development of child.
  • Monitor safety of environment.
  • Clean and disinfect toys and equipment as needed.
  • Create an environment of warmth and acceptance.
  • Set up and clean up classroom at beginning and end of year.
  • Follow all health and safety procedures including hand washing, toileting, or diapering procedure where necessary and monitor children‚Äôs health and fitness for participation in the program.

Improving Professional Skills and Knowledge

  • Attend conferences, classes, and workshops that are relevant to early childhood family education and/or observe another early childhood or ECFE program.
  • Knowledgeable in all areas of ECFE (and/or others programs you are working with)
  • Read journals, articles, and books to keep current with the early childhood family education field.

QUALIFICATIONS:   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education And/Or Experience:  Bachelor’s degree (BA) from a four-year college or university.  One to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Must have a valid MN Board of Teaching License in early childhood education.
Communication Skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Reasoning Ability:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. 
Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Current Minnesota teaching license required.  
Prior successful experience in urban, multicultural education desirable.
Demonstrates continued professional development through course work, research, peer collaboration, and/or job-embedded staff development.
Working knowledge of the subject matter, classroom management techniques, current researched best practices and strategies, as well as students’ learning styles and needs, both academic and affective.

Commitment to Equity:
Rochester Public Schools is committed to diversifying its workforce to better reflect the community we serve.  We believe the practices used in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, supporting, and promoting staff must include and honor, at every level, those who represent the diverse identities of our schools and community.

Common and Shared Accountabilities for All Positions 
Employees of the Rochester Public School District #535 are expected to support the goals, model and promote an environment that is respectful for all, and work collaboratively with other staff to focus on the needs of the learner. A quality, customer focus that conveys a welcome attitude, an adaptability to change, and a desire for continuous improvement is also expected of all employees. In addition, staff are to respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the schools, and be dependable and accountable employees.

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