Assistant Teachers are responsible (as outlined below) for the areas to which they are assigned and the young children in their care. Assistant teachers support the classroom teacher(s), the area coordinator, and help with other Center wide duties and work with parents as assigned. Assistant Teachers report to the classroom teacher and the area coordinator. UMCDC provides full-day care and child development program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers ages 3 months to 5.5 years of age from many backgrounds. Every employee goes through a.) An orientation process within the first 30 days of employment; b.) Probationary period of 6 months with a minimum of an interim and c). a final observation and evaluation.
Staff are accountable for their job responsibilities, understanding, implementing, and adhering to following University and UMCDC policies, and codes of conduct, procedures and protocols, as well as federal guidelines (e.g. USDA, ADA/IDEA., MN DHS Licensing regulations and NAEYC accreditation standards. Staff in this position must apply “best practices” and knowledge of early childhood education and development from a comprehensive theoretical base e.g. Erikson, Piaget, Bronfenbrenner, Vygotsky, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia (e.g. on assessments, an early taxonomy of cognition, and recognition of developmental indicators.Staff must also have detailed skills of observation, documentation, and record keeping, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a diverse setting of families & children. UMCDC is responsible for the deliverables of the mission statement as a model, demonstration, and training site for early child practicum and other student observations, pediatric residents, and the larger community.
This position is represented by the AFSCME Technical bargaining unit. Dues or fair share deductions may be made.
Salary Range: $15.29 to $16.22 an hour.
*â‹All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Visually supervise small children and immediately respond to emergency situations; observe children in environment; protect and prevent harm to them; communicate with children, parents and other staff; be able to move quickly and bend; carry/lift children weighing 60 pounds; must not present risk of transmission of reportable communicable disease as verified by health professional