Early Childhood Associate Teacher

Employer: 
University of Oregon
Division: 
Vivian Olum Child Development Center

Salary: $15.81 - $23.49 per hour

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes February 10, 2021

Department Summary
The Vivian Olum Child Development Center offers a comprehensive program providing education and care for infants through elementary school-aged children. The center's mission is to serve the needs of university employees’ families by providing a foundation of experiences that foster growth and development of children and a safe and nurturing environment for children and families. The center consists of seven classrooms which collectively serve over 100 children each day. The center curriculum is both emergent and constructivist, and is highly individualized, especially for our youngest children.

The Vivian Olum Child Development Center is a unit within Campus Services in the Finance and Administration portfolio. Finance and Administration is a vibrant and varied portfolio serving all aspects of campus life. Our employees perform a wide range of functions including offering essential financial tools and support to the university’s many departments, providing key resources to employees, and keeping campus safe, clean, accessible and beautiful.

Position Summary
This position is responsible for planning and implementing an educational, developmental, full day childcare program for a classroom group, as assigned. The employee will plan the classroom curriculum, interact with the children and parents, provide daily on-site oversight of classroom support staff and student staff, and maintain the safety and continuity of the program.

Interactions with a variety of individuals will occur regularly during the course of performing work with Vivian Olum students, parents, and families. This position works as a member of a team while frequently performing tasks independently. Decisions may be made about the best methods and materials necessary in their classroom. The position reports to the Vivian Olum Child Development Center Assistant Director and a performance evaluation is conducted annually. This position may be subject to a criminal records check and possible finger printing.

Special Requirement
Selected candidate must have current First Aid, Infant/child CPR, food handler's card, and clearance with the Child Care Division's Background Registry prior to the start of work.

Work Conditions
This job takes place in a facility constructed as a child-care center. This job requires bending, lifting up to 50 lbs, and sitting on the floor on a daily basis. The position duties include walks outside the building. There is frequent exposure to cleaning solutions such as disinfectant hand soap and sanitizing agents. The work environment may frequently include high noise and activity levels. There is frequent exposure to childhood illnesses.

Work Schedule
The center is open 7:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday - Friday. Scheduled hours will fall within this time frame.

For a complete list of job duties, please email fasshr@uoregon.edu

Minimum Requirements
• An Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development from a recognized program; OR
• a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential; OR
• a minimum of twenty semester hours (thirty quarter hours) of college courses in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; AND one year of experience in a certified day care center or comparable group care program; OR
• two years of experience, including at least one year as a teacher, in a certified day care center or comparable group child care program.

If you are qualifying for this position based on work experience, your experience must be with children in the age group of the assigned classroom. If you are qualifying based on your college course work, please submit a transcript or list the applicable courses and credit hours. Courses must be from an accredited college or university.

Professional Competencies
• Ability to communicate effectively with children, parents, and staff from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Demonstration of knowledge of applicable state child care regulations, or similar regulatory standards.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with staff and families.
• Excellent decision-making skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse constituency.

Preferred Qualifications
• Associates or Bachelor's degree in early childhood or related field.
• Two or more years of classroom experience in a certified child care center.
• Experience working as a teacher in a campus child care center.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

TO APPLY: Visit our website, create an account, and submit a complete application. https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/526026/early-childhood-associate-teacher

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