Allan Hancock College serves more than 20,000 students in northern Santa Barbara County. Located on the central coast and just minutes from spectacular beaches and rolling vineyards, AHC operates three campuses - the main campus in Santa Maria, a state approved center in Lompoc and a center in Santa Ynez. As one of the largest employers in Santa Barbara County, the college is an integral part of the community and enjoys strong support from local leaders and industry.
AHC, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, is proud to serve underrepresented students. The college has twice received recognition from the Aspen institute as one of the top colleges in the country. If you are looking for a position where you can have a direct impact on our students, AHC may be the place for you!
To learn more about Allan Hancock College and the Central Coast, visit our Human Resources page at www.hancockcollege.edu and click on the Welcome to AHC video.
We are searching for an experienced Teacher, Children's Center at our Santa Maria Campus facility.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
TEACHER, CHILDREN'S CENTER
Under supervision of the Lead Teacher, the incumbent will assist with day to day operations of the center including provisions of: early care and education services for young children in all developmental domains; follow Children's Center policies, interprets Children's Center policies, procedures, and regulations; and values and promotes the mission and vision of the college.
This position, under minimal supervision, will provide service in the care, development and instruction of young children. Incumbent will apply Early Care and Education best practices to provide a positive climate, maximizing learning opportunities, effective facilitation, with rich/advanced child/teacher interactions while meeting all State licensing requirements that include but not limited to: adult-child ratios, documentation, and all other day to day functions.
Adheres to all licensing regulations and funding terms and conditions.
Implements program quality measures at a classroom level and adheres to all State and licensing regulations.
Ensures appropriate practices to guarantee an environment that is responsive and nurturing to young children's daily needs.
Assists with classroom lesson planning, classroom environments, and classroom activities.
Generate daily lessons and schedules to support children's development and needs.
Will assist center director by maintaining all required documentation that includes: children's files, assessments for children, lesson planning, licensing documentation, NAEYC Accreditation, and student worker staffing patterns to maintain adult/child ratios.
Monitors the ongoing screening and ongoing assessment of children.
Builds a culturally sensitive approach to establish a developmental profile for each child.
Shares responsibility for overall quality of education experience for young children in the classroom setting.
Supports partnership between teachers, parents, student workers, and center director.
Actively collaborates with parents in an ongoing and positive manner to support each child's development.
Ensures day to day operations to meet all children's development needs in both the indoor and outdoor classroom environments.
Maintains current inventory of classroom supplies, following program procedures for replacement of supplies.
Provide a model environment for adult learners and parents/guardians.
Implements all regulations related to indoor and outdoor safety.
Follows and uses universal health precaution guidelines.
Keeps program director informed of day to day functions.
Participates in daily housekeeping duties.
Performs other related functions as assigned.
Meeting minimum qualifications does not insure the candidate an interview. Therefore, it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Applicants will be assessed on the breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. A limited number of applicants will be invited for an interview at the college at their own expense. Interviewed candidates may be asked to complete written and job-related exercises. The district reserves the right to extend time limits, reinitiate or withdraw the recruitment-selection process at any point. Final candidates may be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening.
Allan Hancock College is a California public community college located in northern Santa Barbara County. The college is ranked as one of the five best community colleges in California and one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation. Approximately 11,500 credit students enroll each semester at one of the college's four locations in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Ynez Valley, or at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The main campus is in Santa Maria, a 105 acre park-like setting that provides students with exceptional teaching and state of the art technology. The college offers opportunities for those who want to begin a bachelor's degree (university degree), earn an associate degree (two-year degree), prepare for a career, or upgrade skills. The college offers degrees and certificates in more than 100 areas of study. Allan Hancock College is well-known for its English as a second language program, its professional theatre program, and for providing superior support services for its students, including counseling and tutoring.