Early Childhood Teacher, Temporary, 2 Openings

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sonoma
Categories: Excluded, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time
Position Description



Application Process

This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit application, along with cover letter addressing the below prompt and resume.

In your cover letter, please specify how you qualify for a Teacher Level Child Development Permit (indicate completed courses that satisfy the requirements).

Please review the position description listed above for full scope of responsibilities and qualifications.

Job Summary

The Children's School is a laboratory demonstration school for the Department of Early Childhood Studies at Sonoma State University. The Children’s School is accredited by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and is a Sonoma County Quality Counts Tier 5 rated program. Reporting to and under the general supervision of the Director of the Children's School, the Early Education Teacher (Teacher) is responsible for constructing a sound early childhood educational environment in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the Children's School. The Teacher’s responsibilities include working with the Master Teacher and/or Director to plan and implement a dynamic, developmental, inclusive program for children, working with families, therapists, and supervising University undergraduate and graduate students.

Key Qualifications

This position requires an associate's degree in child development; bachelor's degree in Child Development or related field with emphasis in Early Childhood Education highly preferred. Consistent with the state Child Development Permit Matrix, incumbents who do not have a degree must have completed at least 24 units in child development or early childhood education plus additional general education requirements. Must have verification of submission of Teacher Child Development Permit (or higher), issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Incumbents who possess an associate’s degree or higher must have completed the required units of supervised field experience.  Incumbents without a degree must meet the specified days of experience within the last four years, roughly equivalent to six to twelve months of experience. Three years' experience teaching in an early childhood education classroom, with one year with infants and toddlers, within the last seven years preferred.  Incumbents must maintain current certifications in: Pediatric CPR, First Aid; in addition, new employees are required to attend safety training, including information about Blood Borne Pathogens.  

Incumbent must demonstrate a solid understanding of how to plan and implement an age-appropriate curriculum and must be knowledgeable in pertinent state and federal regulations relating to the daily operations of an early childhood education center including licensing regulations, education regulations, child abuse reporting requirements, and public health and sanitation codes and requirements. Incumbent must also possess excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to facilitate group discussions, write and present daily evaluations and reports as assigned; ability to problem solve, using good sound judgment when precedent is not available and adhere to professional growth requirements as defined by the CTC for the Child Development Permit, Teacher level.  

Incumbents must demonstrate the ability to interpret complex policies and procedures and communicate them effectively to staff and the public; and independently prioritize multiple projects with conflicting timelines and complete them as assigned. Ability to hear and speak to exchange information with children, staff, and parents; bend at the waist for lifting children and/or equipment up to 50 pounds; stand for extended periods of time; move quickly and easily from sitting to standing; work outdoors on a daily basis, including in hot, cold and wet weather; and possess the ability to visually scan large rooms and play yards to ensure child safety indoors and out. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents. Must be able to accept constructive feedback and work cooperatively in group situations.

This position requires successful completion of a DOJ livescan background check and pre-placement physical exam.

Salary and Benefits

The anticipated starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience, and will be in the range of $3,710- $3,822 per month. 

This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year. A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available by request from SSU Human Resources.

Supplemental Information

Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community. 

The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption and thereafter comply with routine campus testing requirements. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more about the vaccination requirement at Sonoma State, please visit: https://risk.sonoma.edu/covid-compliance-and-monitoring-office/vaccine-requirement-information.

CSU Out of State Policy - Sonoma State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

Sonoma State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

For questions related to the application process, please reach out to hr@sonoma.edu. The ADA Coordinator is also available (hraccommodations@sonoma.edu) to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Sonoma State University's Annual Security Report includes summaries of institutional policy relating to campus safety, drug and alcohol use, sexual assault, and other matters. The report is published in compliance with the Clery Act and includes three years of certain crime statistics that occurred in Clery Act defined geography. A paper copy of the report may be requested in person by emailing the Clery Compliance and Safety Office at clery@sonoma.edu.

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is available for viewing at https://housing.sonoma.edu/resources/fire-safety. The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within Sonoma State University student housing facilities for three years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Residential Education and Campus Housing at housing@sonoma.edu.  

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