Child Development Teacher - Toddlers

Saint Paul
Feb 20, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Child Development Teacher - Toddlers

Number of Openings: 1
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Type of Search: Staff
Who May Apply: This position is open to all qualified applicants
Position Number: 300010
Location: St. Paul
Department/Unit: Child Development Center - Student Affairs
Employment Type: Non-Exempt/Hourly
FLSA Status: Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year: 12
Benefits Eligible: Yes

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Child Development Teacher for Toddlers position within the Child Development Center.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:
  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits

    The child development teacher is responsible for all aspects of the daily classroom operation including designing and maintaining the classroom environment, planning and executing the weekly curriculum plan, tracking the developmental progress of individual children, supervision of some student workers and volunteers and parent communication.The child development teacher also has a leadership role in the Center and in the Division of Student Affairs.

  • Plan and execute a weekly curriculum plan that promotes cognitive, cultural, emotional, social, physical and intellectual growth of children in group.
  • Design and maintain the classroom environment
  • Track the developmental progress of individual children and assist in securing specialized services as needed.
  • Assist children with routine daily tasks as appropriate to their developmental level. These tasks may include diapering, toileting, dressing, feeding.
  • Maintain regular written and verbal communication with parents.
  • Maintain records as required by the Center and by law.
  • In the absence of the lead teacher, serve as a classroom supervisor and mentor to student employees and volunteers.
  • Serve as a member of the professional staff team in the Division of Student Affairs.

    Minimum Qualifications
  • Must have completed a sufficient number of accredited courses to be qualified as a teacher according to the State of Minnesota's Department of Human Services.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices for providing developmentally focused early childhood education;assessment of typical child development and behavioral and affective disorders
  • The ability to physically play with children, which may include the following: bending, stooping, lifting, carrying, running, squatting, and sitting on the floor or ground.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Two years of experience working full-time as an assistant teacher.

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