University Child Development Center - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (18000123)
The Head Teacher is responsible for the planning and implementation of a complete early childhood program including supervision, assessment, and curriculum for a class of preschool children ranging in age from 4-5+. The Head Teacher establishes and maintains professional and supportive relationships with all parents and supervises and coaches support staff and University students. The UCDC is a laboratory school and Head Teachers support those efforts by providing practicum experiences and research opportunities to University students and faculty. Head Teachers are expected to contribute professionally to the program, write newsletter articles, attend Head Teacher meetings and three Professional Development Days. Head Teachers are required to maintain 24 hours of professional development during their employment and maintain all state licensing and Keystone STARS and NAEY standards, along with successful implementation of the UCDC philosophy and curriculum. Successful use of technology for parent communication, assessments and documentation is expected. Strong leadership and communication skills are necessary. Additional duties as required.
Minimum: Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or Family Studies. Early Childhood Certification is preferred. Incumbent must have center based experience with preschool children.
Department Details : UCDC serves the Pitt community by enrolling children of staff, faculty, and students. NAEYC-accredited and PA Keystone Star 4A facility. Follows the PA Early Learning Standards while providing high quality, early childhood programs and childcare for children aged six weeks to 5 years. Two indoor gyms and one outdoor playground, a library, 12 classrooms with small teacher to student ratios, professional development opportunities at little to no cost, etc.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Child Development.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule : Schedule varies based on classroom needs. Must be able to work one of three shifts between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Schedule alternates monthly.
Hiring Range: TBD based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 18000123
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