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Position Information

Position Title
Lead Teacher -.50

Working Title
Lead Teacher - .50

320130-Foster Knox Child Care

Pay Rate



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a part-time position. Benefits include retirement and educational assistance of up to 6 credit hours per academic year.

Completed UCM online application for employment and resume required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A review will begin immediately and continue until filled.

NOTE : A background check 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:

Monday – Friday; up to 29 hours per week. Hours will vary.

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

Arrange a classroom to facilitate learning and meet the needs of each child individually.
Serve as a Lead Teacher for a group of children that may range in age from six weeks through ten years, in a child care setting.
Observe, assess, and assemble developmental records on children in their care.
Plan and organize classroom activities/experiences to facilitate and enhance learning for the children in their classroom.

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
Desktop Publishing, Word-Processing, Spreadsheet


Nine (9) months of experience working in a formal child care program setting required.

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, Driver's license

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

Child care security check: Family Care Safety Registry.

Fingerprinting: if assigned to Early Head Start classroom.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Physical abilities: mobility/strength/dexterity/balance/coordination/endurance, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Mental skills, including concentration, memory, complex decision making, analytical thinking, and/or conceptual thinking.

Specify sensory abilities:

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

Other Physical & Environmental Factors

Bending, stooping, and sitting on floor.

Physical stamina to engage with children for 5 hours a day.

Lifting weight

Special Working Conditions:
Professional appearance, Irregular work hours

Other Special Working Conditions

Irregular work hours: Workshops and trainings may be scheduled on some nights and weekends.
Professional appearance: Appropriate comfortable clothing to play with children.

Ability to Keyboard
No keyboarding test required.

Special Qualifications:
Post-offer physical exam required.

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 the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
    • 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
  1. Resume
Optional Documents


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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