Job Information

University of Utah Early Childhood Teacher-Biokids in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/01/2023

Requisition Number PRN34025B

Job Title Early Childhood Teacher

Working Title Early Childhood Teacher-Biokids

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00116 - School of Biological Sciences

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $17-21 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

BioKids is a NAEYC accredited early childhood program. We are a parent cooperative, open year-round and offer full-time programming for young children. We serve children birth through five years in three classrooms: the Infant/Toddler Program (6 weeks – 24 months), the Discovery Preschool (24 months – 36 months or until potty-training) and the Preschool Program (36 months – 5 years of age). Come join our team!


1. Develop lesson plans to stimulate and develop mental progresses as well as provide

a well-rounded day of activity for pre-school children. Use DAP guidance techniques,

Creative Curriculum Developmental Objectives, provide appropriate activities.

2. Provide intentional daily experiences in accordance to the Creative Curriculum

Developmental Objectives, based on the children’s developmental needs and interests.

3. Will be responsible for the Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment tool and the

assessments for the children in their classroom.

4. Communicate effectively with professionals, parents and children.

5. 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


6. Teaches and leads children in music and movement to help them develop memory,

verbal skills and a love for music.

7. Must be able to lift children of up to 30 pounds safely.

8. Interacts with parents and/or guardians to discuss concerns, day-to-day problems,

suggestions, etc. to alleviate concerns and maintain a harmonious relationship.

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

10. Maintains a healthy and safe environment for children by sanitizing materials daily,

and operating within State Licensing Guidelines.

11. Promotes leadership skills within a classroom team and oversees classroom

assistants to interpret behaviors, and ensure they are working appropriately with


12. Demonstrate the ability to work independently, but show a willingness to take

direction from the supervisor

13. Help maintain NAEYC standards and classroom portfolios.

14. Demonstrates consistent attendance and punctuality

15. Maintains a healthy environment for children by sanitizing materials daily and

operating within state licensing guidelines.

16. Supports the BioKids staff in activities such as: playing on the floor with children at

their eye level, supervising and maintaining ratios at all time, helping children toilet

including lifting children to change their diapers, guiding them through the potty

training process (as directed by the lead preschool teacher), washing hands, cleaning

the classroom, maintaining safe transitions between indoors and playground

(including supervising children outdoors year round) and implementing lesson plans

as assigned.

17. Daily routine care of children including: feeding, diapering, cuddling, playing,

singing, talking, picking children up, holding them, and otherwise providing a gentle

and nurturing environment. You will need to be available and responsive to the needs

of individual children.

18. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development, Early Childhood Development, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); one year of experience; current CPR certification; a current Food Handler’s Permit; and effective interpersonal skills. Twenty hours of continuing education each year in early childhood education, and a commitment to provide excellent customer service are also required.


Previous child care experience and/or education in Early Childhood is preferred. Candidate must demonstrate an interest in learning about child development and guidance. Some experience working in an NAEYC Accredited program.

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)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( 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. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.