Job Requisition Number: 21872. Residential and Student Services Programs is part of the Division of Student Affairs under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP). RSSP provides and manages residential student housing, residential life programs, residential dining, as well as early care & education services for students, faculty, and staff. RSSP also conducts a summer conference and year-round catering business, operates seven campus restaurants, and manages twenty-six faculty apartments. RSSPÃs annual operating budget is $150,000,000 and the cluster employs over 2500 career, limited, contract and student employees creating a Ã¬culture of careÃ® for our students and all other customers and stakeholders.
The Early Childhood Education Program (ECEP) serves over 260 children (3 months through pre-kindergarten) of university (faculty, staff and students) and community families. The program consists of over 60 career FTE, 10 Ã± 30+ limited and per diem substitutes, and 60 - 80 student assistants who work daily with children and families in the program to assure quality early education experiences that best nurture and develop the individual child, support a family responsive environment for the university and advance the field of early childhood education.
Classroom Assistants will have the opportunity to help teachers in a wide variety of activities including care giving, supervision of children and carrying out curriculum. The position will include but is not limited to assisting in maintenance of a safe and healthy environment. Meal preparations and housekeeping duties will vary upon time of day spent in the classroom. Some staff meetings and trainings with supervising teachers may be required. Program Assistants will also have the chance to complete administrative tasks and special projects on an as-needed basis.
Classroom Assistant Assists in providing developmentally appropriate learning experiences and activities for children under the direction and supervisor of professional teaching staff. Assists in maintenance of center as a safe and clean environment for children. Assists in maintaining standards of student behavior needed to achieve functional learning atmosphere in the center. Participates in meetings with supervising teacher to discuss concerns and to plan curriculum. Provides care giving functions when appropriate, i.e. diapering, napping, feeding, nurturing, etc.
Observation Observes and interacts with children respecting their rights as individuals and shares observation with staff. Escalates concerning observations quickly and appropriately to ensure the safety of all children. Functions as a Mandated Reporter under California Child Abuse and Neglect Act (CANRA) to report observed/suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults and elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies.
Administrative Responsibilities Participates in in-service meetings, staff meetings, workshops, and other activities as requested.Ã¯ Previous experience working with/caring for young children or early childhood education coursework on how young children learn and develop at different stages Ã¯ Ability to multi-task in a busy environment
Education/Training: Ã¯ High School Diploma or equivalent
Licenses or certifications: Ã¯ Current Health Screening clearance and TB clearance Ã¯ Up-to-date measles and pertussis vaccination and any new State or UC Berkeley health requirements for positions working with young children. Ã¯ Must complete blood borne pathogen training annually - upon hire. Ã¯ Must complete on-line State of CA Mandated Reporter training - upon hire. Positions are available on or near the Berkeley campus as well as University Village in Albany. This is part-time position spanning all aspects of the ECEP Center and classroom operation. A regular commitment of at least 3 Ã± 4 consecutive hours for 3 Ã± 4 days a week is required.
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