Early Childhood Teacher

Aurora, CO
Jun 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine/Psychiatry Department/Addiction Research and Treatment Services
Early Childhood Educator I
Position #00706698 - Requisition 09902

This class describes the early childhood educator. Duties include, but are not limited to, writing daily lesson plans for educational and recreational activities for assigned children or classes in accordance with center guidelines and developmentally appropriate techniques. Daily lesson plans may include activities in arts and crafts, music and dance, reading and storytelling, recreation, field trips, and related child care activities appropriate to the children's ages. Positions interact with supervisors and parents in dealing with the needs of ill children or children with behavioral problems. Positions may also conduct or oversee the serving of meals and snacks, maintaining safety and sanitation standards, and assisting children with a variety of tasks as requested by the child.

The Baby Haven Child Care and Early Education Center located in Southwest Denver (Hampden and Federal) is state-of-the-art childcare facility offering the highest quality of care and educational services. As a licensed and Qualistar rated center, the Baby Haven provides care to children ages 6 weeks through 5 years and is open Monday through Friday from 6 am to 6 pm. Services are provided to children throughout the Denver Metro Area as well as to families associated with Addiction Research and Treatment Services.

The Baby Haven provides a rich, nurturing environment for children's cognitive, social, and emotional and physical growth. Baby Haven children are respected, and our teachers and staff work in partnership with families to nurture each child and assist them in meeting their unique potential.

The Baby Haven seeks a full-time, University Staff (unclassified), Early Childhood Educator. Schedule varies M-F 6am-6pm. Must also be able to attend:

*evening teacher in-services (minimum once a month)

*evening family partnerships as needed

Saturday in-service or family partnership (minimum quarterly)

The Lead Teacher will provide direct child care and supportive services to families by: meeting the children's needs of the all children enrolled at the Baby Haven; cognitive, physical, and social and emotional development; providing an enriching learning environment for infants, toddlers and early preschoolers; following all agency child care, licensing and quality standards; providing developmentally appropriate play to children; following curriculum guidelines; coordinating services with internal and external service providers, child development staff and The Haven treatment team; and communicating to Haven staff about issues related to a child's health or parenting/behavioral concerns with clients. This position also provides daily, weekly, and quarterly feedback to all families through face to face meetings, family conversations, and quarterly developmental updates.

Starting hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

University of Colorado Denver and ARTS is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. To ensure ARTS program integrity, prospective employees may be required to submit to pre-employment urine testing.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


*Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
*Must be Early Childhood Teacher qualified under current State of Colorado Child Care Licensing standards
*Must have experience providing classroom care for toddlers and preschoolers
*Have successfully completed Introduction to Early Child Education (ECE), Guidance Strategies or Pyramid Plus training, plus an ECE class or actively taking an ECE class.
*Verifiable experience in a licensed preschool program

*Must agree to a medical examination including chest X-ray or tuberculin test.
*Must be able to lift 30 pounds.
*Be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on floor, lift and lower children into and out of cribs, see, hear, speak with children to ensure children's health and safety.
*Must be able to smell and taste food.
*Must agree to fingerprinting and criminal background check. Required background checks include a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) AND the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).
*Subject to pre-employment, post-accident or incident or reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing per UCD Addiction Research and Treatment Services Department Policies.
*In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), ARTS cannot employ individuals (who may have contact with residents) who have (1) engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other Institution (as defined in 42 U.S. C. § 1997); (2) been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or (3) been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in (1-3) of this section. Material omissions regarding such misconduct, or the provision of materially false information, shall be grounds for termination
*Must be willing and able to attend evening teacher in-services (minimum once a month)
*Must be willing and able to attend family partnerships as needed
*Must be willing and able to attend Saturday in-service quarterly


• Use of Creative Curriculum and/or Teaching Strategies Gold

• Experience in a licensed and Qualistar rated or Colorado Shines Program

• Experience with data entry using Microsoft Office programs


*Knowledge of child development and age-appropriate expectations for young children 6 weeks through 5 years of age

*Ability to stay calm in all situations and to respond to children in a quiet, reassuring manner

*Ability to adapt, adjust and/or modify activities to meet the developmental needs of each child

*Ability to successfully implement new rules, policies and procedures into daily work routine

*Ability to develop healthy relationships with children and families

*Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

*Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.

*Outstanding customer service skills.

*Attention to detail

*Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers * REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A cover letter/letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2) A current resume/CV. 3) List of 3-5 professional references. Questions should be directed to Julie Rea at Julie.Rea@ucdenver.edu

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 3-5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled

Job Category: Administrative Support and Related

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20280 - SOM-PSYCH-ARTS SP/G

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 26, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Julie Rea

Posting Contact Email: Julie.Rea@ucdenver.edu

Position Number: 00706698


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