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Lead- Wee Care Instructor

Utah Valley University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 28, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Lead- Wee Care Instructor

Salary: $30,692.00 - $38,366.00 Annually
Job Type: FT Nonexempt Salaried Staff
Job Number: FY2402700
Closing: 6/16/2024 11:59 PM Mountain
Location: 800 W University Parkway, Orem
Division: Student Services

Position Announcement

A Lead Teacher promotes healthy child development through constant supervision, various learning activities, and continuous assessments which are shared with student families. Also mentors part-time instructors, in multiple classrooms, on proper techniques and standards.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Supervises children at all times and promotes healthy emotional and social development with effective communication. Assists with physical necessities, toileting/diapering, medical emergencies, etc. to provide proper care. Uses positive child guidance techniques to help children learn to manage their own behavior and models correct techniques for assistant teachers.
  • Manages team's daily tasks and teaching schedules in multiple classrooms. Mentors assistant teachers on classroom protocols, teaching strategies and instructional techniques. Partners with Center leadership to achieve enrollment, accreditation, and family engagement goals.
  • Develops and implements intentionally planned, age appropriate learning activities using Creative Curriculum Developmental Objectives. Conducts ongoing developmental assessments.
  • Maintains a healthy and safe environment for children by operating within state licensing guidelines and oversees daily classroom cleaning and sanitization. Conducts daily playground safety checks and maintains emergency backpacks. Functions as director designee when assigned to open or close Center and is available to work flexible eight hour shift between the hours of 6:30 am and 6:30 pm.
  • Keeps detailed records of child's attendance, behavior, and development. Maintains continual communication with parents/guardians and management to discuss concerns, day-to-day problems, assessment outcomes, etc.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree in early childhood education or another child-related field with at least one year childcare experience under direct supervision OR hold a child development associate (CDA) certificate with two years of experience under direct supervision OR hold a bachelor's degree in early childhood education, elementary education, child development, sociology, psychology, human development and family studies, or another child-related field. Must be at least 21 years old and be able to pass a Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) background check and be willing to obtain a food handlers permit and first aid/CPR training.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child and Family Development, or equivalency plus two years experience and supervisory role in a professional childcare setting.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

  • Child psychology and early developmental stages
  • Child care practice in a professional setting
  • Early childhood education curriculum development
  • Utah Childcare Licensing guidelines
  • Social perceptiveness and keen leadership skills in a classroom setting
  • Continuous coordination between children, parents/guardians, assistant teachers and management
  • Speak in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversation
  • Read, write, understand and speak English to communicate effectively with children, parents/guardians, assistant teachers and management
  • Maintain classroom order and schedule
  • Ability to follow oral and written procedures and instructions
  • Ability to work independently but with a willingness to take direction
  • Work effectively with diverse groups and backgrounds
  • Ability to carry small children in arms for short distances
  • Ability to move about on hands and knees and sit on the floor with children
  • Ability to work indoors or outdoors in all seasons
  • Team player and able to cover other responsibilities at Wee Care Center as needed

    EEO Statement:

    UVU employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant's qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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