Early Childhood Associate Teacher - Children's School-2015446
The Children's School, as a part of the Department of Psychology, is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our tuition-based program is designed to offer developmentally appropriate options for morning or afternoon preschool and full-day kindergarten for children in the community as well as CMU families.
For students interested in early education, The Children's School, founded in 1968, is a great opportunity to conduct research and work directly with children. The school is a laboratory that focuses on developmentally appropriate learning for children between the ages of three and five, rich research and practice experiences for students and constructive collaboration with researchers across CMU's campus.
We are now seeking to hire an Early Childhood Associate Teacher (two opportunities available) to join our team. This is a 9 month position, and the school year begins September through May. In this role you are responsible for working closely with the other Teachers in the relevant classroom to implement assigned individual or group activities with children. These activities include:
Helping with greeting and dismissal of children
Implementation and clean-up
Children's diapering, toileting and dressing
Playground preparation, supervision and clean-up
We are looking for someone who follows the School's safety and sanitation standards and reports signs of child's illness or unusual behavior to the administrative team. You will also participate in professional development and other all-staff activities as available. You may also be asked to lead or substitute for Teachers re: the children's programming.
Bachelor's degree required
One or more years experience teaching young children, 2-6 years of age, in a developmentally appropriate context
Criminal Record check and Child Abuse Clearances
FBI Background check
Background check as per PA Act 168
PA Early Childhood Teaching Certificate or eligible for PA Private Academic School Certification for Nursery/Kindergarten
Be creative and flexible
Have good communication skills with both adults and young children
Willing to work as a team and have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to resolve conflicts effectively
Report promptly to work and exhibit effort and enthusiasm
Music and computer skills, library experience, interest in gym, cooking, woodworking, and art activities (preferred)
Must be able to monitor safety in the classroom and on the playground
Must be able to lift and carry children as well as move light furniture and play materials (e.g. bikes, large blocks, etc)
The annual salary for this position is $23,400.
Act 153 Clearances
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Job Function: Early Childhood Education
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Internal Number: 2015446
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