Teacher Assistant, Plambeck Early Childhood Education Center

UNK   Kearney, NE   Full-time     Education
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Posted on July 16, 2021

Teacher Assistant

Brief Summary of Job Description
The Teacher Assistant reports to the lead teacher and will help with the general care of the children, help with facilitating activities, and completing tasks to ensure the classrooms are kept clean and orderly. Will also complete forms as requested by the Lead teacher and/or the director. The teacher assistant will comply with the DHHS licensing requirements for teacher assistant.

Job Duties
Provide proper care for the children per their needs. Provide comfort, support, and consistency in routine. Help facilitate planned activities and assessment activities for each child. Help the Lead Teacher communicate with parents as to their child’s daily happenings and any concerns regarding their child. Complete Food Program recording documents per Department of Education requirements. Help keep the room in good, clean condition as per licensing standards. Keep the classroom interesting by rotating activities and toys

Required Qualifications
Must be at least 18 years of age. Shall meet at least one of the following: a. Have an High School Diploma or GED; and i. Obtain a written Department approved plan to acquire at least 3 credit hours or 15 clock hours of in-service in the area of child development, early childhood education, or child care administration in a period not to exceed 12 months. ii. 1500 verified clock hours of experience in organized group activities for young children as indicated by a positive reference from a former employer or supervisor. b. Have a Child Development Associate Credential c. Hold an associate or bachelor degree in fields related to the care/education of children age 0-12 (i.e., early education, special education) Candidates being considered for employment at The Plambeck Early Childhood Education Center must be checked against the Central Registry of Child Abuse and Neglect and the Adult Protective Services registry and have a positive report from the Nebraska State Patrol regarding a criminal history and Nebraska Sex Offender Registry check before being hired


Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University in Early Childhood Education, education, or child/youth development. Candidates being considered for employment at The Plambeck Early Childhood Education Center must be checked against the Central Registry of Child Abuse and Neglect and the Adult Protective Services registry and have a positive report from the Nebraska State Patrol regarding a criminal history and Nebraska Sex Offender Registry check before being hired.

Schedule Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:30 pm, 40 hours
Desired Start Date 07/26/2021

Application Review Date: To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials before review date: 7/21/2021

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled