Early Childhood Lab School Assistant Teacher - UAF CTC

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  • Job Number:522310
  • Classification:Training & Development 1
  • Grade:Grade 75
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Community and Technical College
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Education/Instructional, Other

Position Summary:

UAF's Community and Technical College is seeking a motivated and creative Assistant Teacher as a welcome addition to our Bunnell House Early Childhood Lab School staff. This is a full-time, 11-month, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. Are you the individual we're looking for? If so, apply today as the first review of applicants will begin on December 5, 2022!


1-90Early Childhood Assistant Program Teacher: Position works in conjunction with the master teacher planning and implementing model developmental programs. Position assists in the implementation of the program plan and provides the daily care, education and supervision of children in an assigned area. Provides an environment of acceptance in which children can grow with positive self-concept. Observes, records, and reports individual and group behavior in an accurate and timely manner. Assists in the care and supervision of children, including changing, toileting, feeding, nap time, and playground supervision. May be designated as child care associate.Essential
2-5Children/Families: Recognize and support the diverse needs of student, staff and faculty families using the UAF CTC Early Childhood lab services. Establish positive, supportive, professional relationships with each family. Participate in the registration of students for the school year and summer program as well as other special activities. Familiarize new families with enrollment procedures to include understanding and complying with all policies. Establishes good communications with parents in daily conferences that facilitate the free flow of information about their child.Essential
5Safety/Health: Establishes and maintains a well-organized, safe, healthy environment for children. Checks materials, equipment and supplies to see that amounts are adequate and in good repair. Takes preventive measures against hazards to physical safety. Identifies unusual behavior or symptoms which may indicate need for health care. Supervises and plans for sanitary, social and positive meal times for children.Essential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: * Judgment, patience, organization, interpersonal communication, professional ethics, leadership, teaching and curriculum practices.
* Professional ethics, teaching, positive communication, team leader, conflict resolution, discretion, mediation and sensitivity.
* Understanding of University personnel policies and practices. *
* Understanding of all applicable licensing and certification requirements for childcare facilities. * Must have demonstrable understanding of health and safety policies, procedures and regulations affecting day-to-day operations of program.
* The successful candidate must have the ability to assume the lead teacher role if necessary.
Typical Experience:
At minimum, three months experience working with age-appropriate pre-school children.
Required Education or Training:

At minimum, high school graduation plus some vocational technical course work in early childhood education or a related field and/or minimum three months of formal experience working with age-appropriate preschool children. Required: infant-child-adult first aid and CPR certification.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 11-month, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 75, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To complete your application please ATTACH:

  • Professional resume.
  • Cover letter (detailing your qualifications for this position).
  • The name, address and/or email address and telephone number of three (3) professional references.

The review process for applications will be begin on December 5, 2022.  Please apply by 11:55pm Alaska Standard Time on December 4, 2022 to ensure review of your application.

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 professional references.)

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

UAF CTC is responsive to local and regional vocational and technical training needs, and focuses on workplace development to meet the needs of the region and the state.  The Early Childhood Lab School at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is committed to providing high quality, licensed care to children of enrolled university students, faculty and staff, while providing rich observation and practicum experiences for university students studying early childhood education.  UAF CTC operates Bunnell House Early Lab School on the UAF Troth Yeddha' campus.  The lab school is licensed by the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to serve 30 children, ages 36 months through 6 years.  The lab school's child centered environment is rich in learning opportunities.  Developmentally appropriate equipment and practices permit children to make choices within a supportive and encouraging structure.  Self-selection of activities and materials allows children to learn independently at their own unique pace.  Active exploration and cooperative learning foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, communication and language skills, creativity, competence, healthy attitudes, and positive self-worth.

The successful candidate should be able to lift up to 50 lbs and have good vision and hearing as mandated to meet all childcare regulatory and licensing requirements.  Infant-child-adult first aid and CPR certification is required for this position.

The successful candidate must be willing to authorize and pass a personal and criminal background check and meet all requirements specified by licensing regulations.

*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 Coordinator, at drjames3@alaska.edu or 907-455-2863.

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