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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
- Reflects the diversity of our community
- Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
- Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
- Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
- Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
- Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.
As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.
Job Posting Title:
Teacher, Child Care
Job Description Summary:
To provide lab and/or classroom support services and instruction to children, students, and faculty.
Description of Duties and Tasks
1) Supervises, trains, coaches, directs, coordinates, and disciplines personnel while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws. Recommends hire and termination personnel actions for positions supervised.
2) Supervises and guide children's interactions, experiences, and activities, meeting their needs in all development and learning domains.
3) Models, oversees, and guides beginning, intermediate, and advanced child development students doing "lab"/"fieldwork" to gain practical experience teaching young children.
4) Tracks school attendance.
5) Writes and distributes information packets.
6) Provides oral and written feedback to students including mid-term and final evaluations for student practices.
7) Approves and oversees adult student projects conducted in the classroom; serves as coach and mentors for adult students applying knowledge and building skills.
8) Leads classroom teaching team including assistant teacher, part-time staff, and volunteers.
9) Plans and implements the curriculum by creating strategies and activities to target learning; determines long and short range age-appropriate teaching goals for individual students and groups; oversees and leads learning projects and activities; designs and leads off-site field trips.
10) Monitors and guides children's daily classroom activities and interactions. Provides for children's needs and teaches self-help skills such as toileting, hand washing, dressing, and feeding.
11) Schedules and conducts annual in-home visits; tracks children's development using assessment tool. Collects, formats, and interprets information relating to children's developmental progress; shares and uses information to plan with parents during bi-annual conferences.
12) Oversees and guides lab students doing classroom fieldwork: writes and updates information packets; tracks and reschedules lab students; provides oral and written feedback; approves classroom activities and projects. Oversees classroom fieldwork times and semester long classroom practicum experiences for advanced lab students.
13) Conducts indoor and outdoor safety checks, removing any hazardous objects or materials; sanitizes all surfaces, toys, and equipment.
14) Communicates with parents to share and exchange information relating to the child. Writes and posts weekly lesson plans; fills out attendance forms, daily activity charts, and individual education plans. Posts notes and reminders; writes and distributes classroom newsletters, calendars, and information packets.
15) Takes on the responsibilities of the director when delegated in charge of the center in his/her absence.
* Principals and practices of child development and early childhood education.
* Student assessment techniques and critique strategies.
* Safety practices and procedures as they related to a child care facility.
* Interpersonal skills using tact and diplomacy.
* First aid and CPR.
* Principles and practices of early child care program activities.
* Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills.
* Effectively using organizational and planning skills.
* Maintaining an established work schedule, including evening hours.
* Assessing lab student's performance in the classroom.
* Designing, scheduling, and implementing learning activities and programs.
* Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
* Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
* Providing early childhood educational programs.
* Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
Required Work Experience
* Two years work experience as a teacher including one year supervising teaching staff in an NAEYC accredited center.
* Bachelor's degree.
* Required to successfully complete state and FBI criminal background checks, completion of OSHA blood borne pathogen training, and health assessment and TB test prior to employment.
* Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
* Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
* Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.
$32,448 - $41,717
Number of Openings:
Job Posting Close Date:
July 15, 2022
ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.
The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation or other protected categories.
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.