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Position Information

Position Title
Substitute Teacher

Working Title
Substitute Teacher - .50

320130-Foster Knox Child Care

Pay Rate



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete UCM application for employment required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position will remain open until filled.

NOTE : A background check and fingerprinting is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status and people with disabilities.

Working hours:

Various days/hours as needed.

Monday – Friday; 7 am to 5:30 pm
Maximum 25 hours per week.

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

Serve as a Substitute teacher of assigned classroom, to include: Under the direction of the center director, plan, write, and implement lesson plans utilizing thematic units and room environments and addressing the following developmental areas: social-emotional, physical, language, and cognitive-intellectual skills. Maintain daily correspondence and reports on children. Assist children in learning social skills such as sharing, waiting a turn, using words to make needs known, as well as personal care skills such as hand washing. Change diapers, provide toilet training or bathroom assistance as needed, keeping the children comfortable with clean hands and faces. Consistently enforce center discipline policy, supervising children at plan in an alert but non-intrusive manner, making developmental observations on each child weekly. Maintain an orderly, clean, and child-oriented classroom. Supervise volunteers and student teachers working as aides in the classroom.
Attend staff meetings and participate in training opportunities each year, as scheduled.

Education & Formal Training

Other Education & Formal Training

Associate’s degree in the following field(s) of study: Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Child & Family Development OR

Bachelor’s degree in the following field(s) of study: Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Child & Family Development OR

Child Development Associate ( CDA ).

Computer Skills


Nine (9) months of experience working with young children in a child care facility required.

College transcripts are required as part of the interview process.

Other Experience

Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position:
Criminal History check, Child care security check, Fingerprinting

Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Physical abilities: mobility/strength/dexterity/balance/coordination/endurance

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Maintain confidentiality regarding personal issues regarding children.

Ability to relate positively and in a friendly manner to children, parents, and staff, and show sensitivity to the needs of children and parents.

Ability to show enthusiasm and enjoyment in working with children.

Ability to speak clearly and grammatically correct.

General understanding of child development.

Specify sensory abilities:

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Excessive standing and/or walking, Lifting (weight) - 50 lbs

Other Physical & Environmental Factors

Bending, stooping, and sitting on floor.

Physical stamina to play with children for 4-5 hours.

Lifting weight

Special Working Conditions:
Professional appearance

Other Special Working Conditions

Occasional evening meetings and/or weekend tranining workshops.

Some outdoor time is required during the day.

Ability to Keyboard

Special Qualifications:

Other Special Qualifications

Post-offer physical exam and TB screening as required by licensing and accreditation within 30 days of employment.

In compliance with accreditation guidelines, incumbent must have Child Development Associate ( CDA ) or at least an Associate’s degree in Child Development.

Per state regulations, incumbent is required to attend training workshops as a condition of employment each year.

Family Care Safety Registry screenings are required for all workers in a child care setting, as required by child care licensing and accreditation.

If a CDA is used to meet qualifications, candidate must get the additional certification within one year if the position applied for is not in the area of the applicant’s current CDA . Candidate is responsible to maintain certification throughout employment.

First aid and CPR training required within 90 days of employment.
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you understand that a background check and fingerprinting is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the completion/results of these conditions?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you understand that if selected for an interview you will be required to bring copies of your current CDA certificate and/or college transcripts?
    • No
    • Yes
Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Resume


University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

The University of Central Missouri believes its responsibility is to enrich each student’s perspective through a cumulative experience that starts with academic rigor and integrates applied learning and servant-leadership opportunities. Our model of continuous learning allows each student to find and fulfill his or her own sense of purpose. By engaging students with multiple sources of learning and creating a dynamic environment that encourages individuals to find their passions and reach beyond themselves, UCM prepares students by giving them knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education so they may flourish in a world of accelerated change.

The University of Central Missouri has two campus locations, a site office at Whiteman Air Force Base and an online presence. Both UCM campuses are centrally located in Missouri, which means you're close to just about everything.

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