Job Description

Job Title: Assistant Teacher
Job ID: 80577268
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

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:
  • 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.
  • Consult with teacher about classroom communications to assure a calm, positive environment for children and CDC personnel.
  • Team teaches with other personnel.
  • 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.
  • Provide input to teacher or senior teacher about children's progress or developmental difficulties. Participate in parent-teacher conferences when possible.
  • Maintain a center-wide environment that is clean, orderly, safe and attractive.
  • 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.
  • Maintain confidentiality about children and their families at all times.
  • Guide the work activities of teacher's aides, CDC/OVR Teacher's Aide Training Program students, practicum students, nursing students and volunteers.
  • Ensure the safety of children independently, without the presence of management or teacher.

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. 
  • 1 year of experience as an assistant teacher or a teacher's 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 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

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

    Salary Range: $13.91 to $21.81 / hour

    Union Position: No

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