Job Description

Job Title: Assistant Teacher
Job ID: 686819
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Mercy
Department: Day Care Toddler(Bldg B)
Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Description

Are you a dedicated professional interested in building a rewarding career? This is a great position for talented candidates who are enthusiastic about using their teaching skills to make a difference in the world of health care.

Purpose:

Under direction of a senior teacher or teacher, provide quality child care for the children enrolled in the Child Development Center. Promote the children's social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth by implementing program goals, objectives and curriculum. May be assigned responsibility for a separate classroom of children.

Responsibilities:
  • Assume full responsibility for the health and safety needs of a group of children to meet the Department of Public Welfare regulations and/or center needs.
  • Consult with teacher about classroom communications to assure a calm, positive environment for children and CDC personnel.
  • Ensure the safety of children independently, without the presence of management or teacher.
  • Guide the work activities of teacher's aides, CDC/OVR Teacher's Aide Training Program students, practicum students, nursing students and volunteers.
  • Maintain a center-wide environment that is clean, orderly, safe and attractive.
  • Maintain confidentiality about children and their families at all times.
  • Provide input to teacher or senior teacher about children's progress or developmental difficulties. Participate in parent-teacher conferences when possible.
  • Share information, verbally or in writing, with parents about child's day following center guidelines. Inform teacher or senior teacher of significant parental communications such as injury, behavioral difficulties, illness, etc.
  • Team teaches with other personnel.
  • Team with teacher or senior teacher to write developmentally appropriate units of instruction (behavioral objectives and activities). Implement daily program of activities and routines. Assist with planning and implementing center-wide activities. Collaborate to share center-wide resources and materials.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma, enrollment-ready for a Child Development Associate credential (CDA) and sufficient documented work hours to qualify as an assistant group supervisor per Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare regulations required. 
  • One year of experience as an assistant teacher or a teachers aide in a child care setting. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Must be able to interact in a supportive, loving and consistent manner with children. 
  • Must possess basic knowledge of curriculum planning. 
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with a wide range of personnel. 
  • Ability to maintain customer satisfaction. 
  • Ability to work as a team member.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $13.31 to $20.87

Union Position: No

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