Job no: 500365 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 012100 - School of Human Sciences Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Support Staff Position Open Date: Jul 10 2020
The child care assistant reports to the Manager at the Child Development and Family Studies Center. Responsible for assisting with teaching and caring for young children and interacting positively with staff, parents, and university students.
The School of Human Sciences provides education, research, and outreach programs related to human interaction and relationships, early childhood, child life, youth, adult and family studies, and teacher education in Family and Consumer Sciences and Agricultural Education. In addition, selected School programs focus on commerce, marketing, and using technology for problem solving and designing programs and projects.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist primary teacher with a group of children. Provides for the care, safety, and well-being of all children in the group. Demonstrates increasing understanding of child growth and development in working with children, in talking with parents and university students, and in recording activities. Maintains a cooperative relationship with children, co-workers, university students, and parents. Attends staff meetings, professional development and in-service training, and parent meetings. Follows personnel policies of the Child Development and Family Studies Center and the University. Performs related duties as assigned.
-Secondary teacher for a group of children -Under direction of lead teacher will assist with classroom planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate learning activities. -Demonstrates a warm, calm, and an unhurried manner. -Serves as a role model for children and university students. -Interacts effectively with students enrolled Human Sciences courses. -Provides for the education, care, safety, and well-being of all children in the group. -Meets the children's emotional, social, physical, and intellectual needs. -Maintains a cooperative relationship with children, co-workers, university students, and parents; demonstrates increasing understanding of child growth and development in working with children, in talking with parents, and in recording activities. -Attends staff meetings, reports problems of child or room management to the manager promptly. -Follows personnel policies of the Child Development and Family Studies Center and the University. -Assist in managing a safe, clean, and pleasant environment for young children. -Performs any related duties as assigned.
Child Development/Early Childhood Associate Degree with 2-4 years of experience or Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) with 3-5 years of experience.
Meets required standards of specified by the State Department of Health/Child Care Licensure Standards for staff including fingerprinting.
Experience teaching preschool children including group experience with children four years and younger; prior staff and/or student supervision experience.
Instructions for Applying:
All applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter and resume.
Position is contingent upon funding availability.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 500365
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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