Early Childhood Educator Assistant Teacher
Areas of Intereset: Administrative Support
Functional Areas: Student Affairs
Department: Department of Housing Administration
Requisition Number: 14251
Location: Boulder, CO
Employment Type: University Staff
Posting Close Date: 19-Nov-2018
An Assistant Teacher provides a quality nurturing environment for a diverse population of children ages 15 months to kindergarten. This position in collaboration with early childhood educator II and the directors, serves by developing and implementing lesson plans, teaching developmentally appropriate curriculum, trains university student employees and directs information for evaluation of students employees and children. This position aids in providing information towards working with families
Who We Are
The Division of Student Affairs values the diverse backgrounds, histories, identities and life experiences of every member of our community. We strive toward inclusive excellence in making our policies, processes and actions socially just and equitable. We celebrate and embrace differences. We are committed to welcoming and including diverse groups and perspectives in building a climate in which all members can thrive in an environment where they feel at home, welcome and safe.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Direct Contact with Parents:
- Discussion at arrival and departure times, written communications, telephone calls, and parent teacher conferences.
- Interacting with parents, including, dealing with the needs of ill children or children with behavioral problems; deciding when and how to use appropriate guidance techniques; and consulting with parents to help them understand their child's behavior and to take remedial or supportive actions within the home.
- Supervise and interact with children in the classroom using appropriate guidance techniques.
- Writes lesson plans for educational and recreational purposes in accordance with center guidelines and developmentally appropriate practice.
- Determine how lesson plans will be implemented through age appropriate planned activities such as music, art, math, language, science, movement, dramatic play, and group activities tailored to meet children's individual needs.
- Assuring continual professional and community growth by attending workshops, conferences, in-services, and collaborating with departments on campus, participating and attending parent programs and fundraisers.
- Completes annual requirement of 15 hours training.
- Assure continual professional growth by attending staff in-services, workshops, and conferences.
- Demonstrates flexibility in scheduling, working with different teams, and handling a variety of situations.
- Maintain channels of communication with teaching teams and office in an effective manner.
- Maintain confidentiality in all communication.
- Complete written reports as necessary including notes, accident reports, food counts, etc.
- Aid in completing reports by keeping assessments concerning each child's development, recording children's attendance, lunch and snack counts. Complete accident reports and lesson plans.
- Inspect, make decisions about, and communicating to ECE II or the director the condition of indoor/outdoor materials and equipment, teaching safety precautions and rules and regulations to classroom student assistants and children.
- Assuring a safe and stimulating outdoor environment by selecting equipment to be used on playground, enforcing playground rules, initiating games and outside activities, i.e. sand play, water play, supervising student assistants.
What We Can Offer
The anticipated starting salary is $31,000.
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What We Require
Any one of the following combinations of education and experience:
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major area of study in one of the following areas:
- Early childhood education
- Elementary education
- Special education
- Family and child development
- Child psychology
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with two (2) three-semester hour early childhood education college courses with one course being either Introduction to Early Childhood Education or Guidance Strategies.
- Current early childhood professional Credential Level III Version 2.0 as determined by the Colorado Department of Education.
- Sixty (60) semester hours in early childhood education from a regionally accredited college or university, which must include at least two (2) three-semester hour courses, one of which must be either Introduction to Early Childhood Education or Guidance Strategies, and six (6) months of satisfactory experience.
- Completion of twelve (12) semester hours from a regionally accredited college or university, at either a two year, four year or graduate level, in each of the following subject or content areas in early childhood education and one of the three (3) semester hour courses must be either Introduction to Early Childhood Education or Guidance Strategies and nine (9) months (1,395 hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children less than six (6) years of age who are not related to the individual.
- Completion of a vocational or occupational education sequence in child development and twelve months of verified experience in the care and supervision of four or more children less than six (6) years of age who are not related to the individual.
- Current certification as a Child Development Associate (CDA) from the Council of Professional Recognition, or other Department-approved credential.
- Completion of a course of training approved by the Department that includes training and work experience with children in a child growth and development program and twelve (12) months (1,820 hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children less than six (6) years of age who are not related to the individual.
- Current Colorado Level I credential or
- Two (2) three- semester hour early childhood education college courses from a regionally accredited college or university, at either a two year, four year or graduate level, in each of the following subject or content areas with one course being either Introduction to Early Childhood Education or Guidance Strategies and twenty-four (24) months (3,640 hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children less than six (6) years of age who are not related to the individual. Satisfactory experience includes being a licensee of a Colorado family child care home; a teacher’s aide or teacher in a child care center, preschool, or elementary school.
What You Will Need
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must pass Pre-Placement Physical Required background checks include a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).
To apply, please submit the following materials:
1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
3. Must be at least 18 years of age.
4. Must pass Pre-Placement Physical Required background checks include a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: [email protected]
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer