According to the Childcare Law Center’s booklet, “Employing People with Disabilities” (1996) referenced in this week’s readings in your text, an essential function is defined as “the tasks and duties that describe the job, but only those that are essential to the job” (as cited in Bruno, 2009). In addition, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) also ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to employment. Review the “Facts about the Americans With Disabilities Act (Links to an external site.)” from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
In preparation for the job fair presentation you will submit for your Final Project in Week Five, you will create a job description for a teaching position at your early childhood development center and write an analysis of the job description.
Part One: Job Description
Within your job description, include the following information in a format that simulates an actual ad or job posting:
- Describe the job title and targeted student population (e.g., lead toddler teacher)
- Discuss the essential functions of the position to include at least five tasks the applicant should be able to complete
- Summarize your center’s overall philosophy and environment (think in terms of the mission statement that you developed in Week One)
Part Two: Analysis of Job Description (one to two pages)
- Analyze how your job description meets the criteria established by the Childcare Law Center and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Remember that you are analyzing the job description with regard to potential employees who have disabilities (not children with disabilities).
Your paper must be two to three pages (excluding title and reference
pages) and formatted according to APA style, as outlined in the Ashford
Writing Center. Cite at least one source in addition to your course text
and the NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation