Teacher's Assistant – Child Development Center

Vacancy Number:  987

Job Summary:  The Teacher’s Assistant will assist the regular teacher in the supervision and care of infant, toddler and preschool age children in the Child Development Program. The assistant also helps in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities for infant, toddler and preschool age children.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning and execution of developmentally appropriate activities for infants, toddlers and preschool age children
  • Assist the teacher in supervising and care of infant, toddler and preschool age children
  • Serve as the primary teacher in the absence of the regular teacher
  • Participate as a team member in the planning and execution of daily activities
  • Assist in the maintenance of appropriate records and order supplies as needed
  • Demonstrate confidence in teaching and knowledge of infants and early care practice
  • Model appropriate behaviors for student participants, parents and observers in the center
  • Participate as needed with meal service and sanitation to maintain a clean, safe environment
  • Performs work on a day-to-day basis within the framework of standard policies and procedures
  • Attends meetings and trainings to support objectives of the child care center
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Associates degree in Early Childhood, Infant & Child Development, Early Care & Learning or related field OR a High School Diploma/GED with a Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • One (1) year experience working with children with diverse needs in a daycare center base program
  • Pediatric First Aid/CPR credential (obtain prior to end of probationary period)
  • Good oral/written communication skills, flexibility and team work

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA’s):

  • Knowledge of infant and child development principles and practices
  • Knowledge of effective child guidance practices and principles
  • Ability to successfully pass a drug screening and background check
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and procedures manuals

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working with children birth to four years of age
  • Current Pediatric First Aid/CPR credential

Working conditions

  • Must have reliable transportation to travel to work
  • Must be able to report to work at 7:15 to 5:15; Work hours will vary
  • Must be able to work indoors as well as transition the classroom outdoors
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases

Physical requirements

  • Regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear; lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Occasionally lift 20 pounds overhead and 40 pounds from waist to shoulder
  • Specific vision abilities required include close, distant color visions, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate

Interested persons MUST submit a complete application packet which includes:

  • FVSU Application (include Job Title and Job Number)
  • Cover Letter (include Job Title and Job Number)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) – Diploma copies are not accepted in lieu of transcripts
  • List of three (3) Professional References including their contact information

Complete application packets should be emailed to hrfvsu@fvsu.edu, with the Job Title and Job Number in the subject line. Application packets that do not contain ALL required information will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

 Application packets will be accepted through September 3, 2016; review and interviewing of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.