Assistant Teacher, Center for Child Development
The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Teacher, Center for Child Development.Position Details
118 College Drive Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001 United States Division Child Development Center - HB Position Type Staff Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded No Pay Grade
Posting Close Date 30 days after posting
Special Instructions to Applicants Please provide transcripts(if applicable), resume and contact information for three professional references with application. Must be willing to submit to background check with the Mississippi State Department of Health Criminal History Fingerprint unit. Job Summary This Assistant Teacher position assists in the planning and implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum in an early childhood classroom that models best practices for University laboratory students completing degrees in Child and Family Studies and other related fields. The Assistant Teacher will be responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher in the overall functioning and quality of their assigned classroom. This includes the responsibility of mentoring and guiding individuals who are in their room, ensuring that they are following best practices and the NAEYC code of ethics. The Assistant Teacher must utilize effective forms of communication and guidance with all individuals present in the room to ensure they are aware of and upholding their duties and expectations while at the CCD.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
H.S. Diploma or GED and six months of related work experience. Required to obtain appropriate CPR and First Aid certification. Acceptable background check for childcare licensure in the state of Mississippi and acceptable immunization record (121 Form) for working in an early childhood setting. Experience in a NAEYC-accredited center.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
An Associate's or Bachelor's Degree from an accredited and college or university in Child and Family Studies or related field. Two years of work experience in the field of early childhood.
About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www. usm.edu.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.