Detailed Job Description
Position: One or more Instructor or Assistant Instructor (Prevention Initiative Family Educator) positions in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education and Human Services, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Responsibilities include serving as a Prevention Initiative Family Educator in the Southern Region Early Childhood Programs working with at-risk birth to three year old children and their families. Position(s) contingent on available funding.
- Baccalaureate Degree in Early Childhood Education; Childhood Development; Child and Family Services; Special Education; Social Work; or a related field of study. Master's degree is required for appointment at rank of Instructor.
- Applicants must hold a philosophical orientation consistent with developmentally appropriate educational practices as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
- Experience and leadership in establishing partnerships within schools and communities in support of families with young children is required.
- The Early Childhood endorsement and/or Early Childhood Special Education endorsement are strongly preferred.
- Recent experience working with infants and toddlers and their families is strongly preferred.
- The Bilingual Endorsement is strongly preferred.
- The ability to speak and write Spanish is preferred.
- Knowledge of Parents as Teachers, Illinois Early Learning Guidelines, Creative Curriculum, and Early Childhood data collection is strongly preferred.
- Contributions to professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels are preferred.
- Knowledge of DCFS licensing regulations is preferred.
This is a security-sensitive position. Before any offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.
Duties of the Position:
- Serve as a model of early childhood professionalism through interactions with the children, parents, and staff members, teaching practices, planning, and involvement in professional activities.
- Plan a developmentally-appropriate program for birth to three children and their families based on NAEYC, Parents and Teachers, and Illinois Early Learning Guidelines that includes intensive home visits and center-based activities in partnership with parents, schools, and community groups, including hospitals and other health organizations.
- Screen, recruit, and enroll parents in the last trimester of pregnancy and parents with children birth to three.
- Assess, develop, and implement an Individual Family Services Plan with each family.
- Complete and submit documentation as required by the Illinois State Board of Education and Parents as Teachers.
- Demonstrate participation in professional activities.
- Serve as a liaison between the school district and the Southern Region Early Childhood Programs.
- Participate in the annual performance review.
- Perform other responsibilities as needed.
Appointment: This is a term, non-tenure-track appointment from March 1, 2016, through May 15, 2016. Reappointment is contingent on performance, programmatic need and availability of funding.Application Instructions:
Deadline for Application: February 12, 2016, or until filled.
Application Procedure: Complete applications must include a letter of application indicating the position of interest, a curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three professional references with complete contact information. Send the complete application to:
Search Committee Chair
Southern Region Early Childhood Programs
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Mail Code 4633
875 South Normal Avenue
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901
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SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.