Jobs at Harper

Preschool Teacher

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Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Classified Staff
Salary: $17.89 - $19.00
Pay Grade: PT Hourly PT - More than 30 hrs - 20 Pays
Division: Provost
Department: Business/Social Sciences

Schedule Information: Hours vary; however generally early morning through afternoon shifts.

Hours Per Week: 30+ hours per week, 10 month position

Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick, Vacation and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense.

Work Conditions: Work is primarily indoors in nature, however some time will be spent outside on the playground.  Must be able to stand for long periods and take the children on long walks throughout campus.  For children's safety must have the ability to quickly maneuver within the classroom and on the playground (running, rising from a floor position or child's chair). Must be able to lift independently up to a 50lb. child.

Duties of Position:  Plans and implements developmentally appropriate activities for the preschool program at Harper College. Works with student teachers from the Early Childhood Education Program under the direction of the program Supervisor.

Plans and implements the preschool program activities under the direction of the Early Childhood Lab School Supervisor.

Maintains a safe and healthy classroom and arranges a classroom environment in accordance with program goals and philosophy.

Overseas the practicum students from the Early Childhood Education program.

Assists in the management of the preschool classroom.

Interacts with the children, scaffolds learning and encourages their involvement in activities

Participates in parent involvement program

Reports classroom experiences and collaborates with the Early Childhood Lab School Supervisor.

Communicates with parents through newsletters and parent conferences.

Uses authentic assessment practices to assess learning and maintain cumulative records of children's development

Participates in registration process as required.

Attends professional meetings and maintains professional competence.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements: Associate degree in early childhood education or related field, Level 4 Illinois Gateways Teacher Credentials

Experience Requirements: At least two years of teaching experience in early childhood setting.

Application Review Date:  Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: November 1, 2022

Required Documents:  ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

*Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from regionally accredited institution(s)
*Official transcripts required upon hire
*Medical Certification required upon hire
*Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
*Employment is contingent upon Reference Check
*Employment sponsorship is not available.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.


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Last Updated: 10/24/22