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Career and Technical Education (CTE) Early Childhood Education Teacher

Posted on July 15, 2019

School: Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12 (University Preparatory School)

Type: Full-time Position

Start Date: 2019-2020 school year

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Early Childhood Education Teacher, 2019-20
Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12 (University Preparatory School)
3117 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Certified - Position - Valid PA Certificate
Job Number 4600183190
Start Date
Open Date 07/12/2019
Closing Date 08/18/2019
The CTE Early Childhood Education program is designed to teach students the aspects of teaching and working with young children, from birth through elementary age. Students will explore career pathways and develop the characteristics of successful teachers and childcare providers through practicums. Applying theoretical concepts to real-life situations, students are able to take what they have learned in the classroom to their rotation experiences where they learn how to meet the developmental needs and interests of young children. Under the direction of the school principal and the Career and Technical Education director and supervisor, the Early Childhood Education instructor plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students, provides an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of students, supervises students in a variety of school-related settings, monitors and evaluates student outcomes, and communicates and interacts with students, parents, staff and community.

 

 

Reports To Principal
Salary
Salary Schedule For Teachers Hired On Or After July 1, 2010 (starting at $47, 858 per year)
Endorsements Family and Consumer Science PK-12
Qualifications
- Acquired five (5) years of recent (within last seven (7) years) trade based or equivalent full-time employment directly related to Child Care and Support Services Management.

- Possess in-depth knowledge of effective instructional practices and assessment.

- Exhibit excellent written, verbal, planning, organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with demanding timelines and produce quality products.

- Demonstrate high-level problem-solving skills.

- Demonstrate proficiency with PC?based computer applications, Microsoft Office applications?mail, Web applications, and industry?specific technology.

- Be team and detail oriented.

Required:
- Possess or be eligible to obtain Pennsylvania vocational certification in Child Care and Support Services Management - or - Possess Pennsylvania instructional certification in Family & Consumer Sciences.

- Possess current certification in Pediatric CPR.

Preferred:
- Current certification as a Child Development Associate (CDA) Infant Toddler and/or Child Development Associate (CDA) Pre-School or eligible for certification.

- Strong administrative and clinical background.

- Prior experience teaching.

- Experience in all content areas.
Residency Requirements No Residency Requirement
Essential Job Functions
- Demonstrate correct practical and theory procedures

- Provides rigorous and relevant instruction on approved hands?on curriculum in the content area and general workplace readiness

- Prepare lesson plans that encourage and foster proficient oral and written expression, critical thinking and applications

- Understands and applies effective strategies and best practices to ensure student success

- Administer a variety of student assessment tools

- Take all necessary safety precautions to protect students, equipment, material, and facilities

- Maintain accurate and complete records as required by the district and state laws

- Prepare students to successfully pass the written and practical NOCTI test

- Prepare students to successfully pass student industry certification tests for Child Development Associate (CDA) Infant Toddler and Child Development Associate (CDA) Pre-School.

- Support student participation in the Career and Technical Student Organization (SkillsUSA)

- Participate in district and school?based professional development activities and staff meetings

- Develop and maintain positive and cooperative interactions and communications with parents, colleagues and community

- Maintain an active occupational advisory committee to include: recruitment, testing, safety, equipment recommendations, program improvement and curriculum updates.

- Collaborate with core content teachers on common instructional objectives, integration and alignment of academic standards

- Participate in professional organizations and community events

- Assist the administration in implementing all polices and rules governing student life and conduct.

- Develop reasonable rules of classroom behavior.

- Maintain order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
Additional Job Information
HOW TO APPLY
To become a PPS teacher, you must first complete a "Standard: Certified" application in the District's online application system. (www.pps.k12.pa.us/careers) This application will be screened in order to determine if you will be placed on the eligible list. Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) is required by the Pennsylvania School Code to use an eligible list to determine which candidates can be considered for hire. For more information, please see the Eligible List FAQ on the district website.

A complete teacher application requires:
- An updated resume, reflective of your education and employment experience, including community involvement and leadership roles.

- Writing samples (responses to three brief essay prompts)

- References (submission and return of three electronic references)

- Selection of your certification type and content area

Step 1. Create an account and complete the online application. In addition to the above requirements, you will also have the opportunity to upload your Pennsylvania Praxis Exam scores, diplomas, transcripts, state-issued certificates, and additional attachments.

Step 2. Pittsburgh Public Schools will contact you if you are selected to move forward in the hiring process.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
This position is primarily sedentary in nature. Employee will be required to operate computer system for data entry, and have the ability to complete necessary paperwork. This position requires minimum physical effort and not subjected to Occupational Health and Safety risks.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Employees of the Pittsburgh Public Schools engage in the extremely important and fulfilling job of educating students in the City of Pittsburgh. Employees must believe in, value and be committed to the educability of all; must promote the school and district vision of high standards of learning and academic rigor, continuous school improvement, and the inclusion of all members of the school community; must be willing to work in a high stress environment while maintaining the energy necessary to meet the responsibilities and expectations of the position. A sample of specific elements associated with the work environment of this position includes:
-Frequently required to work at fast pace
-Comfort with ambiguity
-Requires considerable concentration and creativity
-Able to adjust daily work plans and work hours to be highly responsive to school needs
-Subject to stress caused by a changing environment, diversity in the organization, tight deadlines and work load, but must be able to maintain work/life balance amidst intense work demands.

ADA:
The employer will make reasonable accommodation in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

OTHER INFORMATION:
The Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs, activities, career and technical education programs or employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. It is the policy of the Pittsburgh School District to make all services, programs and activities available and to provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. Please make requests for accommodations at least 72 hours before the scheduled event. For more information regarding accommodations, civil rights grievance procedures, please contact: Office of Employee Relations, 341 S. Bellefield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or 412-529-HELP (4357).
The Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs, activities, career and technical education programs or employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. It is the policy of the Pittsburgh School District to make all services, programs and activities available and to provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. Please make requests for accommodations at least 72 hours before the scheduled event. For more information regarding accommodations, civil rights grievance procedures, please contact: Office of Employee Relations, 341 S. Bellefield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or 412-529-HELP (4357). 

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