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Cooperating Teacher (NEW requirements!)

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20170142RS
Job Title Cooperating Teacher (NEW requirements!)
Department Children's Learning Center

Position Summary Information for Web Posting

Job Description Summary

Onondaga Community College Association, Inc., an affiliate corporation of Onondaga Community
College, is seeking full-time, year round, Cooperating Teachers (Infant, Toddler, and Preschool) for
their Children’s Learning Center located on the College’s campus.

The Early Childhood Cooperating Teacher reports directly to the Director of the Children’s Learning Center (CLC) and is responsible for the early care and education of children as part of a co-teaching team. The Cooperating Teacher is also responsible for modeling best early childhood practices for early childhood students.

Major Responsibilities

 Collaborate with team members to plan curriculum activities and experiences that are developmentally appropriate and consistent with the Center’s philosophy, program policies and early childhood best practices.

 Work with team members to develop a daily schedule/routine that provides for a balance of hands-on activities that include: active to quiet times, large and small group, child initiated and teacher directed, indoor and outdoor.

 Guide children’s behaviors by using and promoting positive guidance techniques that are appropriate to each child’s development.

 Keep accurate and up-to-date records which include: daily health checks, attendance, meal counts and reports of accidents or injuries.

 Abide by all policies, procedures and practices outlined in the New York State Day Care Licensing Regulations and Children’s Learning Center’s Guidelines for Operation.

 Establish and maintain a clean, healthy, safe, stimulating, and inviting environment in the classroom, common areas and outside play areas. Report any situations which require corrective action by campus personnel.

 Observe and document children’s progress using techniques and assessment systems that conform with Center policies and assessment plans.

 Uphold the mission and vision of the Children’s Learning Center.

 Conduct oneself in a responsible, professional and ethical manner. Demonstrate
behaviors and make decisions that are consistent with principles outlined in NAEYC’s Code of Ethical Conduct.

 Keep information learned about children, families and staff, and students confidential.

 Attend all staff or team meetings, and in-service training provided by the Center.

 Earn thirty hours of professional development across all content areas during each day care licensing period.

 Use a variety of formal and informal communication techniques to share and exchange information with families about their child’s daily experiences, needs, interests and skill development.

 Encourage and welcome family participation in the classroom. Provide a variety of ways families may be involved in their child’s experience at the Center.

 Work cooperatively and carry out the responsibilities associated with the Center’s partnerships with Head Start/Early Head Start program and Teacher Education Department.

Minimum Qualifications

 A current Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or the equivalent of nine credits of completed coursework in child development, early childhood or teacher education with a plan of study to earn an Associate’s Degree in a child study related field such as Human Services and Teacher Education, Child Development or Early Childhood Education.

 One year of experience working with children, birth to preschool age, in an early childhood setting.

Preferred Qualifications

 Associate’s Degree or higher in a child study related field such as Human Services and Teacher Education, Child Development or Early Childhood Education.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 08/29/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you learn of this employment opportunity?
    • Onondaga Community College Website
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • Syracuse Post Standard Ad
    • EOE & E Journal
    • American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
    • National Minority Update
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Personal Referral
    • Public Job Posting (please specify location in Question #2)
    • Agency Referral (please specify location in Question #2)
    • Other (please specify in Question #2)
  2. If not listed above, please describe here any additional sources where you learned of this employment opportunity.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * If hired, are you eligible to work in the U.S.?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents