Utah State University

Teacher Aide II

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/7/2020 4:08 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-2850
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Other
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Non-Exempt
College
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Department
Human Development & Family Studies
Advertised Salary
Minimum $24,000; Commensurate based on experience and education, plus excellent benefits

Overview

The Dolores Dore Eccles Center for Early Care and Education includes five classrooms/programs: Infants, Toddlers, Junior Preschool, Senior Preschool, and KinderCare serving children from approximately 6 weeks through 6 years old. The Center serves two primary purposes:

  1. To provide and maintain a safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate learning environment for young children in the context of establishing mutually supportive partnerships with families.
  2. To afford a meaningful learning experience for university students earning academic credit in early childhood education and other related disciplines through on-site teaching and mentoring.

The early childhood Teacher Aid is a full time (100% FTE) non-exempt position. The general work schedule is Monday through Friday with varying hours from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and occasional evenings. It is expected that this position will work cooperatively and supportively with the assigned Lead Teacher to provide a safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate environment for young children.

Responsibilities

  • Ensures the health, safety, welfare, and accountability of children through constant and direct supervision, effective arrangement of space, proper maintenance of all indoor and outdoor equipment, practice of emergency procedures, and ensuring that all center and state licensing policies and procedures are followed.
  • Facilitates an effective program to meet the physical, social, emotional, language, and cognitive needs of each child based upon child development principles, Developmental Appropriate Practice, Creative Curriculum Learning Objectives, and NAEYC Accreditation Guidelines.
  • Plans, organizes, and implements daily routines, curriculum plans, appropriate learning environments, space arrangement, child assessments, and parent interactions in cooperation with a lead teacher.
  • Assists with ongoing assessments of children’s progress through daily observations, routine record keeping, and developmental assessments in cooperation with a lead teacher.
  • Assists with operating a classroom/program in compliance with all state child care center licensing standards and NAEYC accreditation criteria.
  • Provides supportive and nurturing experiences during routine caregiving, such as meal times, nap times, diaper changing, and potty training.
  • Maintains accurate daily records in accordance with policies and procedures for classroom and age group.
  • Demonstrates a professional, positive and engaging attitude towards caregiving duties, and all children, families, and coworkers. This includes arriving on time for scheduled shift, presenting a professional and functional appearance, and following center policies and procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality of children and families in care.
  • Pursues and attends ongoing training opportunities with enthusiasm, including monthly staff training/meetings and outside trainings or conferences.
  • Maintains appropriate and positive communication with all teachers, staff, and families with regards to the program and children.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), child development or closely related field; Child Development Associate (CDA) certification, and one year formal experience with young children; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Effective communication skills in interacting with children, parents, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least two years of experience working with young children. 

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

 

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Transcript to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile under “Documents 1-5”

3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

 

Please do not attach cover letter in the candidate profile; you will be instructed to copy and paste later on in the application. 

 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $24,000; Commensurate based on experience and education, plus excellent benefits

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. 

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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