Assistant Teacher


Position Information

University Code 14011 University Title Instructional Assistant 1 University Job Family Community Engagement and Outreach ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit:
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Job Series Scope of Search Local Working Title Assistant Teacher Position Number 585180 Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department SOETeachLrng:CDC Organizational Overview

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Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

The Child Development Center is seeking to hire a full-time Assistant Teacher.

The Child Development Center ( CDC ) at Virginia Commonwealth University offers full-day care and developmentally-appropriate education for the families of VCU faculty, staff and students. The VCU CDC is one of just 12 centers in Richmond to hold a National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation, The Child Development Center is committed to a safe, nurturing environment for its children, and prides itself on maintaining a close relationship with its families and communities.

Duties of the Assistant Teacher include:
-Supervise and provide guidance to young children, ensuring health and safety in a developmentally-appropriate environment.
-Assist Lead Teacher in planning and implementing activities and assessment.
-Assist Lead Teacher in carrying out developmental curriculum and assessment
-Collaborate with teammates to ensure a high quality program.
-Attend 16 hours of required training annually as required by the VCU Child Development Center, the VA Department of Social Services, and the national Association for the Education of Young Children ( NAEYC ).

Teachers must attend 16 hours of training annually, as required by the Child Development Center, the Virginia Department of Social Services, and the national Association for the Education of Young Children.

*Due to the nature of this position, hiring is dependent on successfully passing a series of background checks

Minimum Hiring Standards

- Excellent verbal/written communication and customer service skills required
- A professional attitude and practicing confidentiality
- Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work
- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks by stated deadlines
- Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office software
-Demonstrated ability to work independently
-Pleasant, positive and helpful service attitude
- Flexibility and and ability to shift priorities as needed
- Teaching or administrative experience in an NAEYC -accredited program.
- Experience with scheduling.
- Background check and negative TB test required

Preferred Hiring Standards

-Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education preferred (or bachelor’s degree in related field such as human services, child and family studies, psychology, etc., with 15 hours of ECE coursework), or equivalent experience.
- First Aid / CPR certification preferred

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $22,000-$28,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F Job Open Date 11/02/2018 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical Yes Quick Link http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/84397 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. The School of Education values the following as our culture statement, 'The School of Education (SOE) recognizes that trust among all members of the SOE community is the foundation of a positive work climate. Realizes that our wellbeing as an institution depends upon the wellbeing of our members. Respects all members, new and continuing, regardless of status. Values honest communication and finding ways to respectfully address difficult issues. Strives to listen without bias and search for common understanding. Is committed to equity, fairness and a level playing field for all its members. Knows that the SOE community thrives, because of diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise. Fosters collaboration, collegiality and mutual support among all members of its community.'. Please describe ways in which you have worked to foster this type of culture in the professional workplace or in your everyday life.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Do you have experience in a NAEYC-accredited program? If so, please describe your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Do you have two years of experience in an early childhood education program? (Please describe)

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. How do young children learn?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Explain the role of teamwork in a child development center.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. 6. What behavior management techniques do you use with young children?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. This position requires interaction with patients/children. Do you have any criminal convictions that would preclude you from being considered for this position? This may include crimes of moral turpitude such as abuse, assault, rape, kidnapping, etc. (A conviction will be judged on its own merits with respect to time, circumstances, seriousness, and the extent to which it is related to the job for which you are applying.)
    • Yes
    • No
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document


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