Assistant Teacher - Req. #1729
Florida Gulf Coast University - Fort Myers, FL

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Department

501000-Family Dev Resource Center

Advertised Salary Range

$18,813.83

Class Code

1306

FTE

1.0

Job Type

Regular

Job Classification

Support Personnel

Location

Fort Myers, FL - Main Campus

Job Close Date

03-17-2013

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma, Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or equivalent certificate, or nine (9) college credits in early childhood education or related field and a minimum of one (1) year of appropriate experience working with infants, toddlers and/or preschool children. Must have First-Aid and CPR certification or obtain within six months of hire. Must meet all requirements of Chapters 402 and 435 F.S. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience; however, greater weight may be given for directly related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate of Arts degree from an accredited institution or equivalent in early childhood education or related field. Experience in a program accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Anticipated Start Date

04/15/2013

Special Instructions to Applicants

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU. For faculty vacancies, it is expected that a copy of the transcript of the applicant's highest degree in the field of instruction will be scanned and attached in SOAR as part of the application package. Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request and become property of FGCU.

Other Information:
General Summary Statement:
This position's initial duties will include assisting the Lead Teachers with planning and implementing daily programs, planning and preparing the learning environments, setting up interest centers, and preparing needed materials and supplies; as well as other duties as assigned.

Required Licenses/Certifications and Other Specific Requirements of Law:

Police background check & fingerprinting Adhere to FERPA Requirements (Buckley Amendment) Current CPR/AED Certification Current First Aid Certification Childcare provider must meet applicable sections of Chapters 402 and 435 F.S.

Other Licenses & Certifications:
The Department of Children and Families requires a 45-clock-hour childcare training. The training must begin within 90 days of hire and must be completed within one year of hire. Childcare provider must meet applicable sections of Chapters 402 and 435 F.S.

Quicklink to Posting

jobs.fgcu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53422

A&P/Faculty Job Responsibilities

1
Record

Function Type:
Job Duty:
Order of Importance

N/A

Support Personnel Job Responsibilities

5
Records

% of Time

Job Duty

80

Assists with planning and implementing daily program. Plans and prepares the learning environments, sets up interest centers, and prepares materials and supplies. Assists the Lead Teacher in the operation of the classroom in compliance with all childcare licensing standards, the accreditation standards of the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Florida Sunrise and Sunshine State Standards, and National Head Start Performance Standards. Ensures the health, safety, welfare and accountability of the children through constant supervision.

10

Supervises children, student workers, OPS, volunteers, etc. when other teachers are not present in the classroom.

5

Contributes to the operation of the Center by participating as a team member, attending staff meetings,training programs, and conferences.

4

Performs other assigned duties deemed necessary for the successful operation of the Center.

1

Shares joint housekeeping responsibilities with other staff members. Assists in other rooms in the absence of Lead Teachers or Assistant Teachers.

Additional Posting Details

Working Hours: a. Identify daily hours and days of the week, example: 8 - 5 Monday - Friday. b. Total Hours worked - 40 c. Any variation in workweek such as on-call status or rotation

a) Anticipated hours of operation for the Center will be 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday b) Total hours per week, 40. c) Work hours will be scheduled around the Center's operations and will vary based upon the needs of the Center. May require extend work hours. Occasional evening or weekend hours are possible depending upon the needs of the Center. This is a 10 month appointment from August 15th through June 15th at a full time 40 hour work week. Incumbent will be placed on an authorized leave of absence without pay from June 16th through August 14th of each year.

If the person does not work the normal 8-5 schedule in this position, please select the correct shift hours.

Other Shift Hours:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the state regulations governing the identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect. Ability to provide services to all children and families with dignity and respect. Ability to communicate effectively with children, parents, staff, volunteers, students, and visitors. Ability to use a personal computer and software to create computer-generated reports. Effective decision-making and problem-solving techniques. Ability to assume new responsibilities on own initiative and to carry them out in an effective manner. Ability to make independent decisions and to perform in a team environment.

Physical, Mental, and Environmental Characteristics of the Position:

Repetitive Wrist Motion Requires bending Requires stooping Requires kneeling Other (specify below) Walking Sit for extended periods of time Stand for long periods of time Lift & Carry approximately ___lbs (Identify below) Workplace Safety Statement (Specified Below)

Other Characteristics of Position:
30 pounds Identifies hazards associated with the tasks assigned to employees (if applicable) and initiates actions to eliminate or manage these hazards. Works in an environment that includes young children and functioning under pressure. Gets up and down repeatedly throughout the day. May require extended work hours.

Statement of Responsibility for Confidential Data

All rules and regulations concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) must be followed regarding the handling of all confidential information such as student records, grievance issues, and personnel matters.

Required Documents

Optional Documents

Resume Cover Letter Unofficial Transcript Professional Reference Letter 1 Professional Reference Letter 2 Professional Reference Letter 3 Professional Reference Letter 4 Professional Reference Letter 5 Additional Materials 1 Additional Materials 2 Additional Materials 3 Additional Materials 4 Additional Materials 5 List of 5 References (Name, Address, Phone #)

Note

Eligibility determination will be made by the Florida Gulf Coast University Human Resources Office. Federal law requires that we hire only U.S. Citizens and lawfully authorized aliens. Males between the ages of 18 and 26 are required to provide proof of Selective Service Registration prior to employment. Persons with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to participate in the application/selection process must notify the Office of Adaptive Services at (239) 590-7956, or via Florida Relay 711 for TTY/TDD/VCO, a minimum of five (5) working days in advance. Official transcripts for Faculty positions for candidates who receive an offer of employment, shall be ordered from the institution granting the highest degree. The transcript is to be mailed directly to FGCU by the institution granting the degree and received by Office of the Provost, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565 no later than the employment start date. Official transcripts for A&P and SP positions are to be sent to Human Resources, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565 and must be received within thirty (30) days of the employment start date. A copy of the candidate's unofficial transcript can be attached to the candidate's materials in SOAR or brought to the on campus interview.

Application Types Accepted

Support Personnel Application

How to Apply:
Visit http://jobs.fgcu.edu and apply to the position.

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