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University of Colorado Assistant Teacher - Children's Center in Boulder, Colorado

Assistant Teacher - Children's Center

Requisition Number:

18809

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff

Schedule:

Full-Time

Posting Close Date:

25-Jun-2019

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Job Summary

The 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, training university student employees and directing information for evaluation of students, employees and children. This position aids in providing information towards working with families.

Who We Are

Housing & Dining Services (HDS) strives to provide CU students, faculty, staff and families with an exceptional living experience through our support services, award-winning dining and innovative programs. The Children’s Center, a unit within HDS, is licensed through the Colorado Department of Social Services, and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Administration

  • 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.

Parent Contact

  • Direct contact with parents by having discussions at arrival and departure times, written communications, telephone calls, and parent teacher conferences. Interaction will include 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

  • Supervise and interact with children in the classroom using appropriate guidance techniques. Write 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. Assure continual professional and community growth by attending workshops, conferences, in-services, and collaborating with departments on campus, participating and attending parent programs and fundraisers. Complete annual requirement of 15 hours of training.

Professional Growth

  • Assure continual professional growth by attending staff in-services, workshops, and conferences.

  • Demonstrate flexibility in scheduling, working with different teams, and handling a variety of situations.

Reporting

  • Inspect, make decisions about, and communicate to ECE II or the director, the condition of indoor/outdoor materials and equipment, teach safety precautions and rules and regulations to classroom student assistants and children.

  • Assure 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.

  • Supervise student assistants.

What We Can Offer

The anticipated starting salary is $2,600/month.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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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 or Child Psychology.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with two (2) three-semester hour Early Childhood Education college courses, one of which must be 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;

  • 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:

  • Three (3) semester hour courses in either Introduction to Early Childhood Education or Guidance Strategies;

  • 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 (12) months 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 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; 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 each of the following:

  • 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 with one course being either: Introduction to Early Childhood Education or Guidance Strategies;

  • 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.

  • Completion of required background checks, which include a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).

What We Would Like You To Have

  • In addition to any of the above requirements, an Early Child Educator I working with toddlers (walking independently to thirty-six months) can also meet any of the below combinations of education and experience:

  • A registered nurse, licensed to practice in Colorado with a minimum of six (6) months of experience in the care of infants and/or toddlers.

  • Current certificate in Infant and Toddler Care from an accredited college or university with completion of at least thirty (30) semester hours in such courses as:Child Growth and Development; Nutrition; and Care Practices with children birth to three (3) years of age.

  • A licensed practical nurse with at least twelve (12) months of verifiable experience in the care of children less than three (3) years of age.

  • An Early Child Educator I who is working in an infant nursery. Must have six (6) months of experience in the care of infants and toddlers (which may include parenting experience).

Special Instructions

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.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by 6/25/2019 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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