Assistant Teacher CP Job Opening
Assistant Teacher CP
The University of Alabama• Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Job no: 509174
Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Pay Grade/Pay Range: 54 Hourly (non-exempt) - Minimum - $ 11.39 Midpoint - $ 15.15
Department/Organization: 217602 – The Children’s Program-Child Dev R
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:45am to 5:30pm
Job Summary: The assistant teacher is an integral part of the classroom teaching team and provides a safe and nurturing environment for children ages two months to five years. The assistant teacher works closely with the lead classroom teacher in planning for, and managing, a classroom of children, assuming the lead role with the children when the lead teacher is working with students, parents, administrators and/or faculty.
Additional Department Summary: The assistant teacher is an integral part of the classroom teaching team and provides a safe and nurturing environment for children ages two months to five years. The assistant teacher often helps to monitor and document activities for the practicum students as well as supervise the interns and substitute teachers. The assistant teacher is called upon to model developmentally appropriate practice for the students observing and participating in the classroom. In the absence of the lead teacher, the assistant teacher assumes the full responsibilities for the group of children and for the students participating in the classroom and supervises the substitute teachers. The assistant teacher will maintain and support a safe and healthy learning environment for all children in her/his care and encourage each child’s creativity and curiosity. Further, it is the responsibility of the assistant teacher to keep the lead teacher informed about significant communications, events or concerns involving the staff, lab students, or parents of children in the classroom. It is the assistant teacher responsibility to communicate daily reports of the children‘s activities and/or behavior to the parents during pick up at the end of the day.
Required Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and one year of experience in a child care setting; OR an Associate’s degree and 6 months experience in a child care setting; OR Bachelor's degree. The assistant teacher must be able to provide visual and auditory supervision of children.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications:
Skills and Knowledge: Educational background in early childhood development Ability to model developmentally appropriate practice Ability to relate to young children, ages 2 months to 5 years. And to promote their social –emotional development, physical development, Cognitive development and development of age appropriate language and literacy skills. Ability to relate to parents Ability to relate to student participating in the HDFS lab school setting Ability to work with a diverse population.
Preferred Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in early childhood education or related field is preferred.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster
Advertised: 24 Jun 2019 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 26 Jun 2019 Central Daylight Time