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Infant Assistant Teacher

Requisition Number:

41484

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff

Schedule:

Full-Time

Posting Close Date:

17-Aug-2022

Date Posted:

02-Aug-2022

Job Summary

The Children’s Center at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for the Infant Assistant Teacher position! This role provides a nurturing and safe environment for a diverse population of children ages 6 weeks to age 8. This position will specifically work primarily in the infant classroom ages ranging 6 weeks - 18 months. This position assists developing and implementing lesson plans, instructing developmentally appropriate curriculum, and trains university student employees and volunteers. This role directs information for evaluation of students employees, volunteers and children and aids in providing information towards working with families. Additionally, the position supervises and interacts with infants and children in the classroom using appropriate guidance techniques; ensures a safe environment and safe conditions on the playground; prepares for lunch, snack and naptime; consults with parents regarding the needs of children; and completes reports concerning child development and other center needs.


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 most important goal of our early childhood curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who aren't afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts. Our goal is to support children in becoming independent, self-confident and inquisitive learners. We do this by allowing them to learn at their own pace and in ways that are best for them. By giving children good habits and attitudes, particularly a positive sense of themselves, we will make a difference throughout their lives. The Children’s Center is licensed through the Colorado Department of Social Services.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Health & Safety

  • Aide in providing a safe environment by inspecting, making decisions about, and communicating to Lead Teachers or the director the condition of materials and equipment, and instructing safety precautions, rules, and regulations to student assistants and children.
  • Maintain health standards and quality standards by disinfecting toys, sleeping cots, cribs, tables, high chairs, and materials, following appropriate policies concerning diapering and bathroom hygiene, assessing health of children, dispensing medications, ITERS/ECERS quality rating indicators and licensing regulations.
  • Remain current in all state required trainings including First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, SIDS, and Child Abuse certifications.
  • Assure a safe and stimulating outdoor environment by selecting equipment to be used on playground, enforcing playground rules, initiating games and outside activities, completing playground safety check, maintaining sight and sound of all children at all times, and supervising student assistants.

Professionalism/Classroom Quality

  • Supervise and interact with infants and children using appropriate techniques.
  • Write lesson plans for educational and recreational purposes in accordance with center guidelines and development appropriate practice.
  • Determine how lesson plans and the classroom environment will be set up and implemented through age appropriate planned activities and materials such as music, art, math, language, science, movement, dramatic play, and group activities tailored to meet children’s individual needs.
  • Prepare for lunch, snack, and nap-time by cleaning, disinfecting and setting up tables/high chairs, washing hands, distributing food, sitting at the table and encouraging a cheerful family-style meal, cleaning up, setting up cots and cribs, toileting/diapering, reading stories, rocking and providing tender, loving care.
  • Maintain sight/sound of children and complete center related tasks during nap-time.

Communication/Parent Contact

  • Engage in direct contact with parents using friendly, warm conversions and discussions at arrival and departure times, written communications, phone calls, and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Interactions include dealing with the needs of ill children or children with behavioral problems; deciding when and how to use appropriate guidance techniques; and working with the director and parents to help them understand their child’s behavior and to take remedial or supportive actions within the home.

Administrative/Supervision

  • Aid in completing reports by keeping assessments concerning each child’s development, recording children’s attendance, allergies, illness, drills and other reports vital for licensing and/or quality rating.
  • Directly responsible for completing and or delivering injury reports, accident reports and lesson plans.
  • Collaborating with director and Lead Teacher in supervising student staff and volunteers by offering training sessions in child development, discipline, safety, appropriate reporting systems, and confidentiality, and serving as role models and peer support.

Professional Development

  • 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.
  • Use all forms of university communication and complete other duties as assigned. Complete annual requirement of 15 hours training.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement
    • New employees are responsible for providing proof of vaccination or receiving a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • This is a full time, in-person position.

What We Can Offer

  • $16.50 – $18.50 per hour
  • This position is eligible for $1,000 signing bonus.

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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Be creative. Be supportive. Be Boulder.

What We Require

Must be at least 18 years of age and meet at least one of the following qualifications:

  1. A Bachelor's, Master’s, or Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with a major area of study in one of the following areas:
    • Child Development;
    • Child Psychology;
    • Early Childhood Education;
    • Early Childhood Special Education;
    • Educational Leadership and Administration;
    • Elementary Education;
    • Family and Human Development;
    • Family Studies;
    • Special Education; or
  2. A Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with a major area of study in any area other than those listed at Section 7.702.45, A, 1, a, and an additional two, 3-semester credit hour courses in Early Child Education, with one course as the following:
    • Introduction to Early Childhood Professions; or
    • Early Childhood Guidance Strategies for Children or has been issued a Colorado Pyramid Model Training certificate of completion; or
  3. An Associate’s degree (60 semester credit hours) from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education or Child Development, which must include at least two, 3-semester credit hour courses in either:
    • Introduction to Early Childhood Professions; or
    • Early Childhood Guidance Strategies for Children or has been issued a Colorado Pyramid Model Training certificate of completion; or
  4. A current professional teaching license issued by the Colorado Department of Education with an Endorsement in the area of Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, or Early Childhood Special Education Specialist; or
  5. A current Early Childhood Professional Credential Level II or higher in Version 3.0 as determined by the Department; or
  6. A current certification as a Child Development Associate (CDA) in: CenterBased, Preschool; Center-Based, Infant-Toddler; or Family Child Care; or other Department-approved credential; or
  7. Completion of a course of training approved by the Department and published on the Department’s approval list; and 9 months (1,365 hours) of verified experience in care/supervision of four or more children less than 8 years of age who are not related to the individual; or
  8. 3 months (455 hours) of verified experience in care and supervision of four or more children less than 8 years of age who are not related to the individual; and the completion of 18 semester credit hours from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education, with one course as:
    • Introduction to Early Childhood Professions; or
    • Early Childhood Guidance Strategies for Children or has been issued a Colorado Pyramid Model Training certificate of completion; or
  9. 2 months (3,185 hours) of verified experience in care and supervision of four or more children less than 8 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 childcare center, preschool, or elementary school. In addition, the individual must either:
    • Possess a current Early Childhood Professional Credential Level I or higher in Version 3.0 as determined by the Department; or, 
    • Complete two, 3-semester credit hour courses from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education with one course as either: 
      • Introduction To Early Childhood Professions or has been issued the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential; Or,
      • Early Childhood Guidance Strategies for Children or has been issued a Colorado Pyramid Model Training certificate of completion.
    • All course grades used for the Early Childhood Teacher requirements must be a “C” or better.
Must meet the following requirements:
  • Meet one of the qualifications for an Early Childhood Teacher found above, or be qualified as an Infant Program Supervisor; and, (2) Has a minimum 3 months (455 hours) of verifiable experience in care/supervision of children under 3 years of age.

Additional Requirements:

  • Staff members must be current for all immunizations routinely recommended for adults by their health care provider and CU.
  • Submit to the center a medical statement, signed and dated by a physician or other health care provider, verifying that they are in good mental, physical, and emotional health appropriate for the position for which they have been hired. This statement must be dated no more than 6 months prior to employment or within 30 calendar days after the first date of employment.
  • Follow all required background check requirements as required in the General Rules for Child Care Facilities.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to provide a high quality environment for diverse staff and children, ages 6 weeks through age 8.
  • Proven skills to lead, develop, supervise, plan and instruct a developmentally appropriate curriculum; train student employees, and implement family programs while modeling appropriate language and behaviors.
  • Growth mindset, team mentality and willingness to collaborate and be flexible to meet the changing needs of the center.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Infant Nursery Program Supervisor Qualified.
  • Completed Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care (EQIT).
  • Minimum one year experience in infant and/or toddler group care.

Special Instructions

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

Please apply by August 17, 2022, 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