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Lab Assistant - Child Care Pool

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Position Title: Lab Assistant - Child Care Pool

Department: WIT-Early Learning Center

Advertised Pay: $14.00/hour

Campus Location: Washburn Tech

The screening committee will review all eligible applications submitted by April 20, 2024

Position Summary: The primary focus of this position is providing Toddler/Preschool care in the Little Learners at Washburn Tech Child Care Center.

Essential Functions:
Provide kind, nurturing care and developmentally appropriate learning activities for each child, creating a wholesome and healthy early learning environment for the children and be a good role-model to the Early Child Education students and Little Learner children.

Supervise the daily activities of the children in the program, maintaining a continual presence to ensure the safety of the children at all times.

Keep the area (i.e. center organization, bulletin boards, displays, etc.) neat, orderly, and attractive for children and parents.

Maintain necessary paperwork on children to document compliance with health, safety, discipline, and confidentiality policies according to licensing requirements.

Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent.

Must qualify as a lead teacher according to KDHE regulations by fulfilling one of the following:
Completion of 5 sessions of observation for not less than 2 1/2 consecutive hours per observation in licensed preschools or child care centers; and one year of teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools, or one year of supervised practicum in licensed centers or preschools; or
Completion of 7 semester hours of academic credit or equivalent training in child development or early childhood education; and 3 months’ teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools, or 1 year of supervised practicum in licensed centers or preschools.

Part time Hourly Varies
Background Check Required


 Washburn University

Washburn is a top-notch university in an urban setting where students are becoming their best selves.

Nestled in the heart of Topeka - the capital city with about 127 thousand residents - Washburn offers students from small towns a big-city feel, while providing students from major metropolitan areas a more manageable environment.

Washburn's beautiful campus - on 160 acres - is easy to navigate with state-of-the art facilities. Our Tech campus on Huntoon offers industry-standard programs leading to in-demand jobs. And with our low student/faculty ratio and small classes, you're going to get to know your professors. 

Internally, we're organized into five schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Applied Studies, the Business School, the School of Nursing, the School of Law and the Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech.)

Our mission is to provide opportunities for our students to realize their full potential; we can't do it without our dedicated faculty and staff. 

Washburn University employs more than one thousand faculty and staff on our campuses throughout Topeka. We strive to offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, supportive culture and healthy work/life balance. Washburn seeks to create an environment that reflects our core values: integrity, excellence, inclusion, accountability, respect, collaboration and innovation.

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