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Temporary Teaching Assistant

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Position Information

Working Title Temporary Teaching Assistant
Classification Title Teacher Aide
Position Number 01198240
Hours Per Week 40
Department Project Eagle
Campus Location Kansas City Metro
Student Position No
Position Summary

The Teacher Aide is responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher and Assistant Teacher with the daily operation of an assigned classroom to meet all federal and state guidelines. This position will float between classrooms as necessary. This is a temporary position for up to six months, and is not benefits-eligible.

Required Qualifications
  • Experience working in a childcare setting
  • Ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified within 30 days of employment
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff, parents of children and other community service providers and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to adapt to constant changes in job duties
  • Ability to individualize care based on individual children’s needs (medical, educational, family situations)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Associate Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education from an accredited College or University
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
Environment Classroom
Physical Requirements Medium
Probation Status

Subject to the regulations of the State of Kansas, the Board of Regents and the University of Kansas Medical Center, I understand and agree that I may be subject to a probation period and during the probation period I serve at the pleasure of the Executive Vice Chancellor of KUMC and my employment may be ended at any time during that period.

Hiring Range
EEO Statement

KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Ensure that all children are under appropriate supervision and guidance at all times. Provide a supportive social-emotional classroom climate. Establish rapport with families. Assist Lead and Assistant Teacher in providing daily written communication to parents regarding their child’s involvement in classroom activities and progress toward learning goals.

Description of Job Duty

Predict unsafe situations and take precautions; provide child first aid; implement procedures that prevent the spread of infectious diseases; promote oral and physical health; and appropriately respond to emergencies/crises. Assist teachers in preparing educational materials and setting up classroom for daily activities, supporting classroom staff, children and parents. Supervise children under his / her care at all times to insure their safety.

Description of Job Duty

Rotate from classroom to classroom as needed or required. Follow all established organizational and classroom specific policies and procedures. Adhere to all Head Start Performance Standards, Kansas Child Care Licensing Regulations and Educare Learning Network core features.

Description of Job Duty

Meet with Master Teacher on a regular basis for reflective supervision. In partnership with Master Teacher, develop an action plan for professional development that is based on classroom assessments, center goals, and self-assessments. Notify supervisor immediately of any unusual or at risk situations.

Description of Job Duty

Complete daily activity and accident reports. Responsible for helping children with toileting, including changing diapers on a regular basis. Assist in food preparation, serving and clean up. Actively participate in all classroom assessments as part of the Educare Learning Network cross-site evaluation. Work in partnership with Teachers to implement action plans based on assessment and evaluation results. Participate in staff meetings, parent meetings and in-service training as required. Work collaboratively in the classroom with community partners, volunteers, and evaluation staff.

Description of Job Duty

Must be available to work occasional evenings to assist with child care at parent meetings.

Description of Job Duty

Other duties as assigned.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation