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Graduate Assistant, Child Study Center Teacher

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Position Information

Posting Number
Job Title Graduate Assistant, Child Study Center Teacher
Department Child Study Center
Rate of Pay $10.00 +/-
FLSA Non-Exempt
Estimated Number of Hours Per Week 20
Employment Status Part Time Temp
Student Appointment Type Graduate Assistant
General Description

Engage in developmentally appropriate activities with children. Practices, including guidance and discipline techniques, are to follow criterion set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Assignments may include working with undergraduate students from FCS classes, practicum students, and/or with employed student assistants.

Essential Job Duties

Promote teacher-child relations by helping children adapt to the environment.

Be responsible for guidance and self-discipline among children.

Build classroom community.

Supervise arrival/departure of children.

Foster classroom relationships with family members.

Assist with and ensure set-up/clean-up of daily routine.

Prepare and serve meals and snacks.

Exhibit and maintain a child-centered safe and healthy environment in both the indoor and outdoor classrooms.

Complete Daily Sheets, Incident Reports, and assessments in relation to the children.

Complete evaluations on students.

Complete assignments as given by the teachers and/or director.

Assist in other areas as needed.

Education and Experience

Undergraduate degree with a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average (on 4.0 scale).

A minimum of 12 college credits [semester hours] in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS), Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development (CD), Elementary Education, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE). Course content encompasses child development (physical, language, emotional, cognitive, social) and learning of children birth through kindergarten; family and community relationships; observing, documenting, and assessing young children; teaching and learning; and professional practices and development.

Baccalaureate degree in FCS, early childhood education, child development, elementary education or early childhood special education that encompasses child development and learning of children birth through kindergarten; family and community relationships; observing, documenting, and assessing young children; teaching and learning; and professional practices and development. Equivalence is defined as a Baccalaureate’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 36 college credits [semester hours] in early childhood education, child development, elementary education or early childhood special education that encompasses child development and learning of children birth through kindergarten; family and community relationships; observing, documenting, and assessing young children; teaching and learning; and professional practices and development.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

Experience working in a child care center, nursery school, children’s home, family childcare home, or related experience working in an accredited setting.

Understanding of developmentally appropriate practices advocated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Preferred Major FCS, early childhood/elementary education, child development
Licenses, Certification or Registrations

CPR/First Aid Certification

Current Health Exam Record

Current criminal history check from state(s) applicant has resided if other than Alabama at the age of 18 years or later. (HR will complete criminal history checks for Alabama residents.)

Current negative TB test results (current is defined as not having expired from 12 months of test)

Negative drug screen results that occurred within 60 days of application (If selected, this exam must be repeated within 60 days prior to the beginning of the school year).

Number of Vacancies 2
Desired Start Date 08/21/2017
Open Date 06/22/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

UM is an AA/EO Employer.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a student (having been admitted or enrolled in classes) at the University of Montevallo?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Class Schedule
Optional Documents