Childcare Teacher’s Assistant

Shenandoah University’s Childcare Center is accepting applications for part-time benefited Teacher’s Assistant. This is a 20-hour position with hours from 12:30 -6:00 pm Monday through Friday located in Winchester, Virginia.

Purpose/Essential Job Function:
  • This staff will help the teacher maintain an organized classroom that is positive, safe, fun and educational for the children.
  • Assist teachers and their assistants in all aspects of their classroom and with the children. Assist director and assistant director in operational tasks.
Required Skills

Required Education Level and Experience:
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Shall have previous experience working with young children in a group childcare setting.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Have effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, great thinking skills, ability to focus on multi-tasks, cope with high stress levels, maintain confidentiality,
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, have physical dexterity, and have the ability to reach arms above head.
  • Must be willing to receive annually 16 in-service hours, CPR and First Aid, and attend staff meetings.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist the director, assistant director, teachers and assistants in daily activities and classroom needs; work a flexible schedule based on staffing needs
  • Complete book orders, dishes, laundry as needed
  • Maintain confidentiality in all classroom
  • Keep an upbeat attitude
  • Feed, diaper and interact with all children; take children outside daily; communicate with parents about their child’s day
  • Clean and sanitize toys, cribs, tables and highchairs; stock and maintain diapers, wipes and ointment daily
  • Learn and implement licensing regulations.
How to Apply:

The complete application will include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected.

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

**Note: A pre-employment background check, urine drug screen, fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or on a University approved medical or religious exemption will be required as a condition of hire.

Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability

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