Assistant Teacher

University of Pittsburgh


Assistant Teacher
University Child Development Center  Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh  (23004473)
 Supports head and associate teachers in a child development center. Prepares fine and gross motor activities for effective child development. Maintains a safe classroom conducive to learning and engagement. Guides student and temporary workers.
The Assistant Teacher will work in an early childhood classroom at the University Child Development Center with children ranging in age from six weeks through five years of age. The position involves a collaborative effort in supporting the functions of the classroom under the supervision of a Head Teacher and an Associate Teacher. The Assistant Teacher is responsible for supporting daily activities and programming in the classroom, interaction with and supervising a group of children, and maintaining daily communication with families. Some supervision of University students is required. Assistant Teachers are required to maintain 12 hours of professional development annually during their employment and maintain all DHS, NAEYC, Keystone STARS requirements. They are also required to attend all three professional development days at UCDC annually.

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Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Assistant Teacher
Job Family Child Development
Job Sub-Family University Child Development Center
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required High School Diploma/GED
Minimum Years of Experience Required 1
Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience?  No
Additional details about Required Licensure/Certification Candidate must have at least 15 credits in a related field (Early Childhood, Child Development, Child and Family Studies).
Work Schedule M-F 7:30-6:00 (37.5 hours varied schedule)
Work Arrangement On-Campus: Teams that work on campus, in an office, or in a lab.
Hiring Range TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents Not Applicable
Essential Functions The Assistant Teacher supports the Head Teacher in the planning and implementation of a child development program for a class of children. Incumbent may act as supervisor when the Head Teacher and Associate Teacher are not in the classroom.
Physical Effort The work involves occasional, and at times sustained performance of heavier physical tasks such as traversing over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, traversing space quickly, and lifting and/or carrying 40-pound children. Work exposes the employee to potentially non disabling injuries or illnesses. Duties require regular exposure to the outside. Bloodborne and airborne pathogens present a potential hazard.

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