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Assistant Teacher, ASUM Child Care Preschool and Family Resources (2110-254)

Company: University of Montana
Location: Missoula
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Job Description:

ASUM Child Care Preschool and Family Resources invites applications for an Assistant Teacher (Teachers Aid) to assist the lead teacher in the direct care, education and supervision of children enrolled in ASUM Child Care. This position is responsible for implementing all program practices, procedures and policies; assisting the teacher with the basic implementation and application of the curriculum and use of positive behavior guidance techniques with the children; assisting the teacher in the daily center operations and perform general oversight duties as directed; completing administrative duties of the CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program); assisting with the supervision of student staff and work to communicate and developing rapport with parents; and working as a team to accomplish program goals. The Assistant Teacher will assist the lead teacher in setting up and maintaining the classroom according to state, accreditation and curricular standards; will assist with the collection of developmental assessment data and compilation of child portfolios; and will oversee the classroom operations from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM and substitute for the lead teacher on occasion as needed. The Assistant Teacher is responsible for supervising and training student staff to assure all practices and procedures are followed; communicating and using supervision in a constructive and positive manner; correcting and redirecting student staff; and delegating tasks. Required Skills * Demonstrated ability to work as a team. * Demonstrated ability to verbally communicate with both adults and children. * Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and remain calm in different in difficult situations. * Demonstrated ability to learn and apply licensing, CACFP, health, assessment, curriculum and accreditation standards. * Possess an understanding of acceptable early childhood practices and the stages of child development. * Possess knowledge of and ability to implement acceptable positive behavior guidance techniques. * Ability to follow instructions and demonstrate accurate record keeping, time management, and multi-tasking skills. * Willingness to accept constructive criticism and make adjustment as needed. * Possess a genuine concern for maintaining a quality program. * Ability to lift and carry infants, young toddlers, toy tubs and laundry bags on a regular basis, which requires mobility and physical demands. * Ability to bend, kneel, crawl, and sit in low chairs and on the floor for extended periods of time, which requires mobility and physical demands. * Ability to clean indoors and maintain outdoors by raking and sweeping, which requires mobility and physical demands. Minimum Required Experience * High school diploma (or equivalency) in addition to two (2) years' experience in a licensed or registered child care facility. * Possess CDA (Child Development Associate) credential or higher by 2020 per accreditation standards. * Meet licensing requirements for immunizations (being immunized against MMR and a Dtap/TD booster in the past 10 years). * First Aid / CPR Certified in Infant/Child/Adult, or ability to become certified immediately upon hire. * Subject to a minimum of 24 hours of Early Childhood training annually. Preferred Qualifications * Early Childhood Education Degree. * Knowledge of Applicable UM policies and procedures. * Knowledge of NAEYC Accreditation Standards and Code of Ethics. * Knowledge of CACFP policies, practices and procedures including meal preparation and service. About the ASUM Child Care Preschool and Family Resources and UM ASUM Child Care Preschool and Family Resources purpose is to provide high-quality care and education for children (newborn to age 8) of University of Montana students, faculty and staff in an accredited developmentally appropriate program. A byproduct of our mission is the opportunity to provide employment opportunities for UM students interested in working with young children. The University of Montana provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking, and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, and partnership. Position Details Position Title: Assistant Teacher (Teacher's Aid) Position Number: 480080 Department: ASUM Child Care Preschool and Family Resources Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), 12 months/year. Salary: $11.50/hr ? Current employee's rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan and may be different from the posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department. Union Affiliation: Montana Federation of Public Employees (MFPE) Probationary Period: Six months minimum Benefits Include: Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program. Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans' or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9). How to Apply Extended Priority Application Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time) Complete applications received by the 'Priority Application Date' will be guaranteed consideration. Position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below A complete application Includes: * Letter of Interest ? addressing your qualifications and experience related the stated required skills for the position. * Detailed Resume ? listing education and describing work experience. * Professional References ? names and contact information for three (3) professional references. Need additional help? Check out our UM Jobs FAQ website.SDL2017

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