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Extra Help Assistant - Childcare Aide (Current and Anticipated Future Openings)

Employer
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Location
Arkansas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Part Time
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Type of Position:

Workstudy Position:

No

Job Type:Temporary (Fixed Term)

Work Shift:

Sponsorship Available:

No

Institution Name: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Department:JTCD | Jean Tyson Child Development Study Center Operations B

Department's Website:

https://jean-tyson-child-development-study-center.uark.edu/

Summary of Job Duties:The role of the childcare aide/substitute is to supplement the quality of the child care program by assisting in the classroom, kitchen, and administrative offices when needed. The childcare aide/substitute will assist the lead and assistant educators in all tasks related to managing the classroom which include but are not limited to: providing positive and effective guidance to children; comforting children; redirecting unsafe activities to more productive activities; actively engaging with children by talking, listening, and playing with children; assisting teachers in supervision of children during indoor and outdoor play; assisting with all classroom routines including cleaning classroom areas and materials, toileting/diapering, hand washing, and serving meals; conducting activities with children that are prepared by educators; following all Center's policies and standards.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma

  • At least one year of experience working with young children between the ages of 8 weeks and 5 years

  • Available for regularly scheduled shifts between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

  • Available for on-call shifts to meet the needs of unexpected absences or illnesses



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Higher education or training in Early Childhood Education or closely related field

  • At least two or more years working with young children

  • Experience working in a licensed and/or accredited child care center



Salary Information:

$11.00 per hour

Required Documents to Apply:

List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Other (see special instructions for details), Resume

Optional Documents:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Recruitment Contact (Name, Title, Contact Information) Shelley McNally, Executive Director of Education Programs, uachild@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Additional Information:

Other Document: Please provide 2 personal references in additional to the 3 professional references. Please include email addresses and current phone numbers.

This position will require additional criminal background checks and trainings that are provided as part of the onboarding process.

Please Note: This posting will be used to collect applications to fill current openings as well as anticipated future openings. Future openings are anticipated but not guaranteed. This posting will expire on the posting end date indicated. Applicants wishing to be considered after this date must reapply.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Frequent Physical Activity:

Occasional Physical Activity:

Benefits Eligible:No
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