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Job Title: Project Specialist/Teacher (6890)
Location: Edwardsville, IL United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/09/2017
Expire Date: 12/09/2017
Job Categories: Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
Project Specialist/Teacher (6890)
With a focus on empowering people and strengthening communities, the SIUE East St. Louis Center is dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals—from pre-school through adult—in the Metro East region. The SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start program serves more than 1,700 families and youth from birth to age five (including children with special needs) in St. Clair County. The program includes 14 early childhood centers, seven managed directly and seven collaborations. Services include a rigorous school readiness program, educational programs for family members, and health and dental screenings.

SIUE’s East St. Louis Center is seeking a qualified teacher to serve as a Second Step Teacher for children enrolled in Head Start Collaborations. The Second Step Teacher will prepare developmentally appropriate lesson plans and implement the Second Step curriculum. He or she will schedule and perform home visits for all children enrolled in their assigned Head Start collaboration, collaborate with regular classroom teacher on topics of discussion for home visits, and share responses and results with classroom teacher.

Individuals in this position are responsible for maintaining children's files and completing all paperwork in accordance to Head Start Performance Standards and SIUE Policies and Procedures.

Additionally, the Second Step Teacher will work to involve parents in all aspects of the curriculum to help ensure a positive home-center connection and a family partnership. As part of these duties, the Teacher will maintain ongoing professional and appropriate communication with parents through a variety of methods (phone calls/notes) and send activities home that parents can do with their children to support the curriculum and the child's learning.

The Project Specialist / Teacher may be assigned additional duties in support of the department’s mission and goals.

This position is a current Administrative / Professional vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The position posting will close to applicants at close of business, 4:30 pm CST, on the posting end date.

Applicants must submit (upload) a letter of application, resume, unofficial academic transcripts, including those for SIUE, and a list of at least three professional references through HireTouch.

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Once you have applied, you may click the Positions For Which You Have Applied link to review your submission.

Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment.

For information on this or other positions with the Head Start/Early Head Start program at SIUE, please contact Sue Small at 618/489-8399.
Qualifications & Requirements
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
A bachelor’s or advanced degree in early childhood education;
OR a bachelor’s or advanced degree in a related field such as child development or child and family development with experience teaching pre-school aged children.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience in teaching infants/toddlers and/or pre-school aged children.
-Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and problem solving skills.
-Ability to work as a team member and work effectively with all levels of staff, parents and center volunteers.
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Jennifer Oates-Blair
Contact Email:joatesb@siue.edu
Company Description:
SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. SIUE awards degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs encompassing the arts, sciences, nursing, education, health, human behavior, business and engineering. The Schools of Dental Medicine and Pharmacy award first-professional doctoral degrees in dental medicine (DMD) and pharmacy (PharmD). SIUE is an NCAA Division I member of the Ohio Valley Conference, as well as the Missouri Valley Conference in men’s soccer and the Southern Conference in wrestling. The Edwardsville campus is supplemented by campuses in Alton and East St. Louis. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.
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