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The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.
Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.
Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.
Classified positions in the California Community College system offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of our students seeking to improve their lives and communities. Our classified staff engage with a diverse employee and student populations, facilitating equitable outcomes for all by implementing and supporting our various employment and academic programs. As a classified staff member at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals and educators working together to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career in classified service at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.
DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To participate in planning, organizing, and developing curriculum and objectives for preschool education programs; function as a teacher in a preschool classroom; and provide instruction and supervision to student teachers, student workers, and volunteers. Employees in this classification receive limited supervision within a standard framework of policies and procedures. This job class is responsible for the implementation and teaching of educational programs and activities for preschool students enrolled at the Early Childhood Education Center.
CLASSIFICATION: Range 29 on the current Classified Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 9.5 months per year. Work assignment hours are 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
SUPERVISOR: Early Childhood Education Center Director or designee.
BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalPERS Retirement and an employee assistance program (EAP).
Employees have the option to contribute to:
- Health Savings Account (HSA)
- 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
- Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
- Disability Income Insurance
- Cancer Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Accident Only Insurance
- Critical Illness Insurance
Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability
- Participates in planning, developing, and teaching basic academic programs and activities to preschool children.
- Assists in preparing and implementing curriculum and objectives.
- Provides classroom training via a team teaching approach; independently instructs preschool and college students in subject areas according to prepared curriculum.
- Plans daily activities and/or lessons for students and instructional support staff.
- Prepares, researches, develops, and recommends the selection of instructional materials and/or equipment for use in classroom activities.
- Organizes learning or instructional environment to enhance the educational environment of the model laboratory site.
- Evaluates preschool children's academic and social growth according to program standards and criteria.
- Works with and trains student teachers.
- Provides input and participates in student teacher evaluations.
- Models appropriate teaching techniques for Theory and Observation class students, teacher, and visitors.
- Communicates with parents, staff, and administration regarding the needs, special problems, and progress of preschool students, student teachers, and volunteers.
- Trains, directs, and coordinates the work of student teachers, student workers, and "special needs" volunteers.
- Supervises preschool children to maintain a safe and effective learning environment; ensures proper maintenance of school materials and equipment.
- Observes preschool children and takes behavioral notes and communicates those observations to parents in formal conferences.
- Maintains and organizes curriculum files.
- Plans and prepares snacks and meals for children.
- Administers first aid and implements emergency procedures in compliance with District policy.
- Works independently when the Early Childhood Education Center Director is not on site.
- Attends meetings with Early Childhood Education instructional and center Staff.
- Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.
- Valid Child Development Teacher Permit or Children's Center Instructional Permit or the ability to obtain one within one semester of employment.
- A valid pediatric First Aid CPR certificate.
- Preschool teaching techniques.
- Curriculum planning and implementation.
- Child development principles.
- Appropriate assessment and evaluation methods and techniques used to determine achievement levels of preschool students and student teachers.
- A variety of curriculum/instructional materials, tools, and methods.
- General needs and behaviors of students and "special needs" volunteers
- Correct English usage, grammar, and spelling
- Carry out an educational program for preschool children and student teachers.
- Understand the needs of students and to relate effectively to those needs in a learning environment.
- Coordinate and direct the work of others.
- Effectively communicate in both oral and written forms.
- Maintain a confident but patient and courteous attitude toward students, student teachers, and "special needs" volunteers.
- Effectively supervise preschool and college students in a variety of situations.
- Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
- Exercise tact, diplomacy, and good judgment in dealing with preschool students, student teachers, "special needs" volunteers, parents and the public.
- Remain calm and patient in stressful situations.
- Maintain the security and confidentiality of specified records and information.
- Maintain accurate behavioral observation records and curriculum files.
- Operate standard office and instructional equipment as appropriate to area of assignment including answering machine, copy machine, laminator, record player, tape recorder, audiovisual equipment, etc.
- Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform required duties.
- Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
- Must possess or obtain within three months of employment a regular Children's Center Instructional Permit issued by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
- A physical examination will be required.
Online Application with Additional Preferred Materials to be attached to application:
- Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
- Current resume
- College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)
- After application has been submitted, all application materials will be screened.
- Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
- Candidate evaluations will not be considered.
- Reference letters from any member of the Hiring Committee or Board Members will not be considered.
- Interviews will be by invitation only.
- The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to initial interviews.
- The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.
Longevity pay in accordance with Section 8.8 of the Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
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