If you have a passion for seeing children learn and grow, join our team! UAF's Community and Technical College is seeking an energetic Child Care Teacher Assistant / Program Aide for our Bunnell House Early Childhood Lab School. The successful candidate must be able to lift or move up to 50 lbs, have good vision and hearing as mandated to meet all childcare regulatory and licensing requirements and have current infant-child-adult first aid and CPR certification.
This is a temporary position. Schedules are on-call and flexible.
The successful candidate will work in conjunction with a Lead Teacher planning and implementing model developmental programs. They will assist in the implementation of the program plan and provide the daily care, education, and supervision of children in an assigned area; observe, record, and report individual and group behavior in an accurate and timely manner; assist in the care and supervision of children, including changing, toileting, feeding, nap time, and playground supervision; and assist in providing an environment of acceptance in which children can grow with positive self-concept.
- Infant-child-adult first aid and CPR certification is required.
- Must be willing to authorize and successfully pass a personal and criminal background check and meet all requirements specified by licensing regulations.
- High school graduate or equivalent, plus some vocational technical course work in early childhood education or a related field and formal experience working with age appropriate preschool children.
- Three months experience working with age-appropriate pre-school children, at minimum.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Customer service skills.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Experience working with children and diverse families. General working knowledge and experience with young children in a group setting, child development curriculum, classroom teaching techniques, psychology and sociology of families. The ability to ensure a safe, healthy learning environment and a developmentally appropriate program that encourages productive relationships with UAF students, lab school staff and families. Ability to complete and maintain accurate reports (i.e., attendance, meals, incidents, accidents, etc.). Must have an understanding and working knowledge of health and safety regulations and procedures, national accreditation practices, licensing standards. Must have demonstrable interpersonal and communication skills.
Physical Requirements: In addition to being able to lift or move up to 50 lbs, the successful candidate must also have good vision and hearing as mandated to meet all childcare regulatory and licensing requirements.
To complete your application please ATTACH:
Cover letter (detailing qualifications for this position).
Reference letters from three professional references. (This is in addition to the name, address and/or email address and telephone number of three professional references submitted as part of the online application.)
Current copy of Infant-Child-Adult First Aid and CPR certification.
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