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Teacher-Child Care Center-UPMC Mercy

  • Job ID: 155171968
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Mercy
  • Department: Day Care Toddler(Bldg B)
  • Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.42 to $24.17 / hour


UPMC Mercy is hiring a Full-Time Teacher to support our Child Care Center at our Pittsburgh, PA location!

Assumes full responsibility for children and support staff assigned to classroom. Provides quality childcare to promote the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth of children through developmentally appropriate early childhood practices. Provides guidance for assistant teachers and teacher's aides. Supports the teaching mission of the hospital by mentoring college, nursing and medical students.



  • Independently earn on-going training hours as dictated by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.
  • 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.
  • Conduct ongoing evaluations of children to assess progress and to identify any potential developmental difficulties. Conducts periodic formal parent-teacher meetings as needed and meets frequently with parents informally.
  • Maintain confidentiality about children and their families at all times.
  • Write developmentally appropriate units of instruction (behavioral objectives and activities) with input from assistant teachers. Implements daily program of activities and routines. Collaborates to share Center-wide resources and materials, and maintains a neat, orderly and attractive classroom.
  • Provide input for performance reviews.
  • Share information, verbally or in writing, with parents about child's day following Center guidelines. Informs management of significant parental communications such as injury, behavioral difficulties, illness, etc.
  • Must be able to ensure the safety of children independently, without the presence of management, teacher or assistant teacher.
  • Guide the activities of assistant teachers, teacher's aides, practicum students and volunteers assigned to their classroom. This supervision includes providing supportive direction and resolving communication and interaction problems.
  • Team teach with other personnel. Reschedule as needed in manager's or senior teacher's absence.



  • Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, Psychology or related field is required.
  • 1 year of experience as a teacher in a child care setting is required.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to interact in a supporting, loving and consistent manner with children.
  • Ability to plan and implement educational programs and developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Ability to maintain customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to work as a team-leader and team member.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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