This position will be responsible for the classroom environment, screenings, enrollment, and student worker/graduate assistant coordination/supervision. This is a grant funded position and continuation of the position is dependent on future grant funding.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs .
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities
- Organizes and maintains ECC classroom according to theme and NAEYC standards
- Supervises and trains graduate assistants and student workers
- Acts as lead teacher in ECC Big Red School
- Plans themes and activities
- Implementation of curriculum
- Works with children on individual goals
- Conducts ongoing assessments
- Documents child progress
- Assists with scheduling children
- Scores and compiles screening results
- Assists in grant writing
- Assists with fundraising and ECC events
- Assists with Special Needs Summit
- Purchases supplies and equipment as needed
- Develops and implements behavior plans and trains caregivers
- Participates in parent meetings
- Makes referrals for other services based upon screening, assessment, and family needs
- Inputs information into computerized data system
Minimum Training and Experience Required
Knowledge and Skills Required
- Master’s degree in early childhood and at least three years of experience working with young children with special needs (birth through kindergarten)
- Experience working with a team of early childhood professionals and specialized autism training
Physical and Mental Abilities Required
- Knowledgeable of NAEYC standards
- Knowledgeable of Developmentally Appropriate Practice
- Knowledgeable of community resources
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success
- Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
- Good rapport with children and families
- Responsible and trustworthy
- Flexible team player
- Organizational skills
- Good people skills
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745 - 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.
All applications and resumes must be submitted through this online electronic talent management system. Only those individuals who submit all required materials will be considered as eligible applicants. We invite you to submit a cover letter which describes your interest and fit for this position. You will receive email notification confirming your application materials have been received. Review of application materials will begin on April 17, 2014.
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