HELC Teacher

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Harris Early Learning Ctr Operating

Division Name

College of Human Sciences

Position Title

HELC Teacher

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

One year

Job Summary

This position is located in Birmingham, AL. Multiple positions available.

This is a one (1) year limited term appointment. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funding.

The Harris Early Learning Center ( HELC ) is a National Association for the Education of Young Children ( NAEYC ) accredited preschool facility for children ranging in age from six weeks to five years located in Birmingham, AL. The HELC Assistant Teacher assists teachers to implement daily programs for preschool learning environments. The HELC Teacher plans, creates, and implements the daily program for preschool learning environments.

Essential Functions

The HELC Assistant Teacher is a training position and assists teachers with the essential functions of the position. The HELC Teacher assumes responsibility for the essential functions of the position to include, but not limited to:

1. Plans and implements a curriculum for a group of children consistent with developmentally appropriate early childhood education practice and in accordance with National Association for the Education of Young Children ( NAEYC ) accreditation standards.
2. Mentors and facilitates the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children through safe and structured environments.
3. Plans, implements, and evaluates a daily program which includes designing classroom arrangement for optimal learning, and developing planning materials and activities that facilitate active learning for the children.
4. Provides, instructs, and evaluates a daily program which includes designing classroom arrangement for optimal learning, and developing planning materials and activities that facilitate active learning for the children.
5. Participates in modeling best classroom practices for undergraduate students completing course requirements or internships.
6. Collaborates with community representatives such as therapists, specialists, and psychologists as needed. Administers medication per doctor’s prescribing instructions.
7. Communicates with parents on a daily basis to keep them informed of daily progress of their child.

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent

Field of Study

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Depending on education and experience, selected candidates may be hired as a HELC Assistant Teacher or HELC Teacher.

Consideration for HELC Assistant Teacher requires high school diploma or equivalent, working knowledge of child development in all areas of development (physical, social, emotional, cognitive, creative), and active progress toward the completion of a Child Development Associate ( CDA ) credential.

Consideration for HELC Teacher requires a high school diploma plus additional credential:
High school diploma, Child Development Associate ( CDA ) credential, and 1 year of experience in an early learning environment with young children
Associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree and 1 year of experience teaching children
Associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree and completion of Early Childhood/Development Internship (approximately 450 clock hours).

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

CPR /First Aid Certificate or ability to obtain within 60 days of date of hire; TB Skin Test.

For candidates with a high school diploma – Child Development Associate ( CDA ) credential required.

Desired Qualifications

Salary Grade


Salary Range

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment.

Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other
Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please provide how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.

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  2. * Do you have a high school diploma or higher?
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