Bunnell House (Child Care) Teaching Assistant/Program Aide - UAF CTC

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  • Job Number:524941
  • Classification:Temporary Service
  • Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 75
  • Work type:Temporary
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Community and Technical College
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Education/Instructional, Other

Position Summary:

If you have a passion for seeing children learn and grow, join our team! UAF's Community and Technical College is seeking energetic Teacher's Assistants / Program Aides for our Bunnell House Early Childhood Lab School. The successful candidate will work with our lead and assistant teachers to provide a quality learning environment to our youngest students, ages 3 - 6 years old. 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.


100Perform temporary service functions in support of the UAF CTC Bunnell House Early Childhood Lab School.Essential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Required: Infant-child-adult first aid and CPR certification.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be willing to authorize and successfully pass a personal and criminal background check and meet all requirements specified by licensing regulations.

Knowledge/Skills: 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 help ensure a safe, healthy learning environment and a developmentally appropriate program that encourages productive relationships with UAF student, 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: Successful candidates 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.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Excellent customer care skills.
Preferred Experience & Education:
At minimum, three months experience working with age-appropriate pre-school children.
Required Experience & Education:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduation or equivalent plus some vocational technical course work in early childhood education or a related field and/or formal experience working with age appropriate preschool children.

Salary Information:

This is a temporary staff position, working on-call / as needed to support the needs of the Bunnell House Early Childhood Lab School.  Starting salary is $16.15, but may vary based on  education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:


To complete your application please ATTACH:

Professional resume.

Cover letter (detailing qualifications for this position).

The name, address and/or email address and telephone number of three professional references.

Candidate(s) selected for review, identified as finalists, and who receive an offer of employment must provide the following additional documents before beginning employment:

- Three written letters of reference.  (Reference letters may be from the references listed in the application, or from other references.)

- Current copy of Infant-Child-Adult First Aid and CPR certification.

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open throughout the academic year. 


The successful candidate will work in conjunction with Lead and Assistant Teachers 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. 

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Dianna James, UAF Community and Technical College HR Manager at drjames3@alaska.edu or 907-455-2863.

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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