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Early Childhood Educator I - Assistant Teacher

Requisition Number:

33470

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff

Schedule:

Full-Time

Posting Close Date:

22-Sep-2021

Date Posted:

14-Sep-2021

Job Summary

Provide a quality nurturing environment for a diverse population of children ages 6 weeks 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.

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.

Who We Are

The mission of the University of Colorado Children’s Center is to provide the highest quality of care and education for young children. Our role is to encourage and support each child in all areas of development, therefore crafting a positive self-image and realistic opportunity for success. Campus administration, Children’s Center staff members, parents, and members of the community all play an integral part in promoting and providing an environment rich in learning experiences and opportunities for children within the CU community.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Aides in providing a safe environment: 
  • 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. 
  • Supervises and interacts 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. 
  • Determines 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.
Direct contact with parents: 
  • Discussion at arrival and departure times, written communications, telephone calls, and parent-teacher conferences. 
  • Interactions include dealing with the needs of ill children or children with behavioral problems. 
  • Decide when and how to use appropriate guidance techniques. 
  • Consult with parents to help them understand their child’s behavior and to take remedial or supportive actions within the home. 
Maintain health standards: 
  • Disinfect toys, sleeping cots, tables, and materials, following appropriate policies concerning diapering and bathroom hygiene, assessing health of children, dispensing medications, and following Social Service regulations. 
  • Remains current in First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and Child Abuse certifications. 
Aids in completing reports: 
  • Keep assessments concerning each child’s development, recording children’s attendance, lunch and snack counts. 
  • Complete accident reports and lesson plans. 
Prepare for lunch, snack, and naptime: 
  • Disinfect and set tables, wash hands, distribute food, sit at the table and encouraging a pleasant family-style meal, limited cleanup, set up cots, toilet/diaper, rub backs, read stories, provide soft music, rocking and providing tender, loving care. 
Assure a safe and stimulating outdoor environment: 
  • Select equipment to be used on the playground, enforce playground rules, initiate games and outside activities, i.e. sand play, water play, supervise student assistants. 
Assure continual professional and community growth: 
  • Attend workshops, conferences, in-services, and collaborate with departments on campus, participate and attend parent programs and fundraisers. 
  • Complete annual requirement of 15 hours of training.
Collaborate with director and ECE II in supervise student staff and volunteers: 
  • Offer training sessions in child development, discipline, safety, appropriate reporting systems, confidentiality and so forth; and by offering ongoing training in the classroom and serving as role models.

What We Can Offer

  • The salary range is $16.50/hr - $18.50/hr depending on experience.

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

  • Must be 18 years of age and meet the qualification for Early Childhood Teacher 
  • At least 6 months experience in infant or toddler care. 
Any one of the following combinations of education and experience:

1. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major area of study in one of the following areas: 1) Early childhood education; 2) Elementary education; 3) Special education; 4) Family and child development; 5) Child psychology.

2. 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.

3. Current early childhood professional Credential Level III Version 2.0 as determined by the Colorado Department of Education.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Current certification as a Child Development Associate (CDA) from the Council of Professional Recognition, or other Department-approved credential.

8. 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.

9. Current Colorado Level I credential; or, 2) 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

  • Ability to provide a high quality environment nurturing a diverse population of staff and children, ages 6 weeks through age five. 
  • Demonstrated skills to lead, develop, supervise, plan and teach a developmentally appropriate curriculum; train and university student employees; and implement family programs while modeling appropriate language and behaviors.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Infant Nursery Program Supervisor Qualified 
  • Completed Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care (EQIT)
  • 2 years’ experience in infant and/or toddler group care

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position. 
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by September 22, 2021, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu