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Instructional and Student Support (Child Care Cntr Teacher)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Student Affairs/UHM Children's Center
Date Posted:
July 05, 2018
Closing Date:
July 20, 2018
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary - Not to Exceed: December 31, 2018

Other Conditions:
To begin approximately July 2018.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Ensures the overall supervision, management, education, protection, health and safety of a group of children in a designated classroom. Ensures that continuity of care is provided.
  2. Delivers early childhood education and care services which comply with the Center's policies, Hawaii Licensing Regulations, the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs Accreditation Criteria and the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct at all times.
  3. Establishes and maintains a safe, clean, orderly and aesthetic physical environment conducive to learning and optimal growth and development of children.
  4. Ensures that child care routines relating to diapering, toilet learning, handwashing, napping, and transitions between activities are carried out in a manner that is hygenic, caring, and consistent with good child development principles.
  5. Ensures safety of children including constant supervision, systematic assessment of facility, maintenance of equipment with requests for repair/replacement, and first aid supplies, practicing fire and emergency drills.
  6. Demonstrates positives methods of guidance and problem-solving techniques to encourage self-control, self-direction, self-esteem and cooperation in children.
  7. Provides experiences which provide positive social interaction, problem solving, language and literacy development, and numeracy development. Modifies activities when appropriate to meet special needs of individual children.
  8. Supervises the implementation of the curriculum with classroom team.
  9. Evaluates curriculum; makes modifications or additions to curriculum content, methodology and materials with the Educational Coordinator.
  10. Meets regularly with classroom team to discuss development and behavior of specific children, incident reports, observation techniques and interpretation.
  11. Informs classroom teams about curriculum development and implementation skills, and appropriate guidance and classroom management with the Educational Coordinator.
  12. Maintains records on each child in the classroom and assures that records are complete, orderly and confidential. Prepares parent conference reports, contributes to newsletters and prepares written reports.
  13. Assists the Educational Coordinator in supervising and monitoring progress of practicum students, interns, student assistants, volunteers, and assigned UH Early Childhood Specialist staff through regular observation and discussion.
  14. Assures that all subordinates understand and implement the Center's policies that are dictated by UH, licensing regulations and accreditation criteria.
  15. Facilitates team building to maximize classroom effectiveness; facilitates appropriate communication with other classroom teams, parents and administrative/supervisory staff to foster optimal program functioning and growth.
  16. In the absence of the Director and Educational Coordinator, alternates with other UH Early Childhood Specialists III in administrative details involved in opening Center at beginning of day and/or securing Center at the close of the day.
  17. Establishes positive and collaborative relationships with families, including welcoming parents, informing them of the policies and requirements of the center, and communicating how continuity is provided as children transition to the next classroom.
  18. Communicates effectively with parents about curriculum and children's progress orally and in writing. Demonstrates sensitivity to differences in family structures and social and cultural backgrounds.
  19. Supports parents in making decisions related to their child's development and their parenting.
  20. Ensures that parents receive adequate information about their child's experiences at the center through daily contacts, semi-annual parent conferences, and written communication. Meets as needed with parents of children with special concerns.
  21. Participates in organized parent teacher group, work days, and other school events as appropriate.
  22. Attends staff meetings and staff training and development meetings sponsored by the center.
  23. Communicates the mission, philosophy and policies of the Center to visitors to the school. Maintains appropriate professional contacts.
  24. Assumes supervisory duties in the absence of the Educational Coordinator and Director.
  25. Engages in duties involving lifting toddler and preschool age children.
  26. Designs and implements a curriculum based on observations of children which fosters their social,emotional, physical and cognitive development under the guidance of the educational coordinator.
  27. Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a pertinent baccalaureate educational degree and relevant professional experience, possession of the following competencies in technical knowledge, critical thinking skills, communication skills and interpersonal skills:
  2. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the assigned specialty areas(s) as demonstrated by the broad knowledge and understanding of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.
  3. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with work specialty.
  4. Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner.
  5. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and word processing software.
  8. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.
  9. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledges, skills and abilities as indicated.
  10. Strong working knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and child development for children age 2 to 5.
  11. Experience working effectively and sensitively with families.
  12. Major coursework in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or closely related field.
  13. Ability to meet the State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services licensing/staffing requirements.
  14. Professional experience working with preschool age children in center-based or related program.
  15. Ability to care for, guide, and develop positive relationships with young children.
  16. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instruction.
  17. Ability to conceive and design curriculum that is appropriate for a specific group of children.
  18. Ability to perform duties and responsiblities with maturity and emotional stability.
  19. Ability to exercise good judgment in handling emergency crisis situations.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Graduate degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or closely related field.
  2. Experience working collaboratively on teaching teams.
  3. Experience working with families from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Experience working in a NAEYC accredited program.
  5. Experience in curriculum design.

To Apply:
Visit (cut and paste link to your browser) and search for Position Number 80455T or Requisition Number 2018-00378 to submit an application.
  1. Norine Yuen; 808-956-9009;

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