Instructional and Student Support (Early Childhood Sp)
University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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to begin approx. Jan 2013; possibility of renewal pending availability of funds

Duties and Responsibilities

Provides care, education and supervision of a group of young children that complies w/licensing and accreditation standards. May be responsible for working with children in one or more classrooms.

Maintains a healthy, safe and pleasant environment directed toward enhancing children's growth and development.

Conducts classroom activities which foster social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children.

Supervises daily child care routines-diapering, toilet learning, handwashing, napping and transitions between activities in a caring, hygenic manner consistent w/good child development principles.

Applies positive methods of guidance and problem-solving techniques to encourage self-control, self-direction, self-esteem and cooperation in children.

Participates in planning, directing, and supervising daily and long range activities of small groups of children.

Prepares written observation of children in order to plan appropriate programs, environments, and interactions. Maintains children's records as requested.

Confers w/supervisor about daily plans and individual children; assists in preparing and implementing classroom and playground curriculum activities.

Establishes and maintains positive, collaborative relationships with families by respecting parents' choices, goals and being sensitive to differences in family structure, social and cultural backgrounds.

Assumes responsibility for the classroom and oversees student employees and volunteers when the lead teacher in absent from the classroom.

Communicates w/parents about children's progress and challenges on a regular basis, verbally or in writing.

Attends parent education meetings, staff and planning meetings and school events.

Duties involve lifting toddler and preschool age children.

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education or related field and 0 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for N/A; or equivalent education/training or experience.

Functional knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in early childhood education and/or child care services demonstrated by knowledge, understanding and ability to apply concepts, terminology.

Functional knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, federal and state laws, rules, regulations and systems associated with early childhood education and/or child care services.

Demonstrated ability to recognize problems, identify possible causes and resolve the full range problems that may commonly occur in the area of early childhood education and/or child care services.

Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written documentation, write reports and procedures, and communicate effectively in a variety of situations.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team members and individuals.

Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.

Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.

Ability to meet State of Hawaii, Dept of Human Services licensing/staffing requirements.

At least 12 credits in Early Childhood Education or related.

Ability to care for, guide and develop positive relationships with young children.

Ability to sensitively relate to young children, their parents and other staff in a learning and training environment.

Ability to lift and carry toddlers and preschool children for a distance of 50 feet on a daily basis and for a distance of up to 100 yards in emergency situations.

Experience working with preschool aged children in a child care center or related program.

Knowledge of young children's development, characteristics, and behavior patterns.

Desirable Qualifications

Experience teaching young children in an National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited program.

Experience working in a setting with diverse children, families and staff.

Experience working in a program with a training component.

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The University of Hawaii at Manoa serves approximately 20,000 students pursuing 225 different degrees. Coming from every Hawaiian island,...