Job Information

University of Utah Early Childhood Lead Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 06/25/2021

Requisition Number PRN26673B

Job Title Classroom Assistant

Working Title Early Childhood Lead Assistant

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 27 hours per week

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F, some nights and weekends, schedule varies

VP Area President

Department 00291 - Child Care & Family Resources

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $10.50

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Center for Child Care and Family Resources performs a vital role at the University of Utah, by providing information and support to for students, faculty, staff and early childhood practitioners. The Center and the UKids – Child Care Programs is experiencing unprecedented growth and development. Come join our team!

For this position, previous child care experience and/or education in Early Childhood is preferred. Candidate must demonstrate an interest in learning about child development and guidance. Demonstrated human relation and effective human relations skills are also required.

Responsibilities

1. Supervise and monitor the safety of children in their care.

2. Develop weekly projects, provide appropriate activities.

3. Communicate effectively with professionals, parents and children.

4. Extinguishes, or lessens inappropriate behavior and redirects children to appropriate actions by applying Positive Child Guidance techniques to help children learn to manage their own behavior in a Positive manner. Models correct techniques for teaching assistants.

6. Teaches and leads children in music and movement to help them develop memory, verbal skills and a love for music.

7. Assists children with physical necessities, toileting, medical emergencies, etc. to give proper care and, where appropriate, facilitate development.

8. Keep accurate records of client’s program usage.

9. Maintains a healthy and safe environment for children by sanitizing materials daily, and operating within State Licensing Guidelines.

10. Promotes leadership skills within a classroom team.

11. Demonstrate the ability to work independently, but show a willingness to take direction from the supervisor

12. Must be warm, energetic and enjoy working with young children (6 wks to 8 years of age)

Minimum Qualifications

This is an entry-level position. Training will be provided. Must demonstrate an interest in learning about child development and guidance; a willingness to take direction from the assigned teacher; willing to obtain a food handlers permit, TB test, Bureau of Criminal Investigation ( BCI ) background check, first aid training are required. Demonstrated human relation and effective human relations skills are also required.

This is an entry-level position. Training will be provided. Must demonstrate an interest in learning about child development and guidance; a willingness to take direction from the assigned teacher; willing to obtain a food handlers permit, TB test, Bureau of Criminal Investigation ( BCI ) background check, first aid training are required. Demonstrated human relation and effective human relations skills are also required.

Department Specific Qualifications

• Must be at least 18 years old

• Exhibits physical stamina necessary for daily interaction with young children

• Must be able to lift small children (10-50 lbs.)

• Must be able to carry small children in arms for short distances

• Must meet physical characteristics (with or without the use of aids): including fine motor skills

o Sufficient vision to read printed material

o Sufficient hearing to hear normal and telephone conversation

o Ability to speak in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversation

• Must be able to move about on hands and knees and sit on the floor with children

• Must demonstrate effective communication with professionals, parents and children

• Must demonstrate an ability to work independently but show a willingness to take direction from the supervisor

• Must be warm, energetic and enjoy working with young children (6 weeks to 5 years)

• Must have an interest in learning about child development and guidance

• Must pass a Bureau of Criminal Investigation ( BCI ) background check

• Must be willing to obtain a food handlers permit and first aid training

• Demonstrated skills in multi-age programming for children and families

• Demonstrated skills in staff orientation, training and evaluation

• Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office and management software

Preferences

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.