Childcare Provider

Job description

Open Date:


Classification Title:

Childcare Provider


Financial Services


Business Services - University Child Care Center

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt Hourly

Career/Pay Band:


Work Schedule:

Full Year

Full Time vs Part Time:

Full Time



Primary Function:

Assist in supervising day to day activities of up to 40 children ages 6 weeks to 5 years at the University’s childcare center including assisting with and leading educational & recreational activities/programs, serving meals & snacks and supervising rest periods.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in leading/supervising childcare program activities including educational, recreational, arts & crafts, and special events.
  • Participate in games. Teach activities such as simple drawing, painting, songs, etc.
  • Maintain order & discipline. Direct children in eating, resting and toileting.
  • Serve meals & refreshments.
  • Perform routine housekeeping: sweep floors, wash dishes, wash crib linens, blankets, towels, etc.

Judgment Required:

Prescribed, established procedures are primarily used to perform the essential functions of this position.

Budgetary Responsibility:



High school diploma or equivalent


6 months – 1 year of related experience


8 hours workshops/seminars annually required by state (May be obtained within first year of employment)
CPR certification


daily contact with parents, discussing progress/problems of children

Supervision Received:

This position receives direct supervision in which assignments and instructions are clearly and regularly explained. Completed assignments are routinely reviewed by supervisor for correctness.

Confidential Information:

Discussions with parents regarding children and personal problems or issues

Working Environment:

Childcare Center

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, Must be able to walk for extended periods of time, Must be able to crawl and or kneel, Must be able to push and/or pull objects, Must be able to use feet for repetitive tasks, Must be able to use hands for repetitive tasks, Must be able to lift between 21-50 pounds (Medium work), Must be able to carry between 21-50 pounds (Medium work)

Any additional requirements specific to this position:

Fingerprinting by TBI and background check.

University Information:

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.

EEO Statement:

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening:

Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening

Non-Discrimination Statement:

The University of the South stands firmly for the principle that its employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have a right to be free from discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy and childbirth, and genetic information. As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or other protected categories in the educational programs or activities which it operates. This requirement of non-discrimination extends to admission to and employment in those programs or activities. The University is committed to sustaining a community in which the dignity of every individual is respected. Key to this value are efforts to nurture an environment of civility and mutual respect and to foster a culture of reporting concerns so that the University can respond promptly and equitably whenever an incident occurs. All employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have the right to be free from harassment and retaliation.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be addressed to:

The University’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Sylvia Gray, at:

Woods Lab, 138

(931) 598-1420

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]




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Job No:
Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 9/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time