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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Full-time employees at Southwest work 37.5 hours per week. Additional hours may be required. Benefits include health insurance, annual and sick leave, tuition assistance and retirement. Salary is commensurate with colleges pay scale. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official college transcripts. Travel between campus locations will be required.

Posting Details

Posting Text

Title Child Care Teacher 1 - STCC
Position Title Teacher 1
Department STCC-MCS Voluntary Pre-K Grant (FA)
Position Summary

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open—access college. Southwest began operation on July 1, 2000, through legislation that consolidated Shelby State Community College and State Technical Institute at Memphis. Southwest has 6 campuses/centers from which it offers over 100 programs and over 20 technical certificate programs. We foster student success, transform lives, and increase the educational level of a diverse community in Shelby and Fayette counties. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. We invite you to become a part of the Southwest Team!

The Child Care Teacher 1 is responsible for organizing and leading activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips for children six weeks to five years old in an open space setting at the Child Care Center.
The Child Care Teacher 1 reports to the Director of Campus Child Care.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

• Directs all activities of children in the child care program, preparing and presenting developmentally appropriate, age appropriate materials; coordinating classroom activities.

• Develops and prepares the curriculum consisting of lesson plans and teaching units designed for both individual and group (large & small) learning situations. Organize and develop new curriculum units and themes. Maintain daily schedule.

• Establishes children’s records, evaluate, assess and update regularly to reflect progress. Makes observations and documents.

• Utilizes the latest techniques, methodologies and best practices in early childhood and child development.

• Communicates with parents pertaining to the development of the children; conducts parent conferences and pre-visits.

• Supervises child care assistants, college work study students, institutional workers, volunteers, foster grandparents and practicum students.

• May perform other duties as assigned by the director.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Pre K4 Endorsement, and License by the State of Tennessee.

Some Experience in developing and maintaining all aspects of child care educational program.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics

• Knowledge of methods, materials and program development.

• Knowledge of the psychological and biological needs of children.

• Knowledge of developmentally and cultural appropriate practices.

• Knowledge of best practices for inclusion of all children into the classroom environment.

• Ability to organize activities for creative play. Ability to write and implement lesson plans.

• Ability to make decision, both within and without the guidelines of established procedures.

• Ability to establish and maintain an effective teaching and working relationship with the children, parents, staff and others.

Pay Rate
Posting Date 08/08/2017
Closing Date
Open until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Full-time employees at Southwest work 37.5 hours per week. Additional hours may be required. Benefits include health insurance, annual and sick leave, tuition assistance and retirement.

Salary is commensurate with colleges pay scale.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official college transcripts.

Travel between campus locations will be required.

Type of Appointment Fiscal
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Employment Category Clerical/Support
Location Southwest Tennessee Community College (Memphis)
Location of Position
Posting Number 005901

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • Southwest TN Community College website
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • The Commercial Appeal
    • Monster
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • Other
  2. * Are you currently employed at Southwest Tennessee Community College?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience working in an early childhood classroom?
    • 1 - 2
    • 3 - 4
    • 5 or More
  6. * Please select below which best reflects your full-time experience in licensed child care center:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-3 years
    • 4-6 years
    • 7-10 years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Letter of Reference 1
  3. Letter of Reference 2
  4. Additional Document (s)
  5. License/Certification