Assistant Teacher, Center for Child Development

University of Southern Mississippi
September 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:$600 milli
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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

Location Hattiesburg

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

  • Assists in providing a model early childhood classroom.
  • Assists in the planning and documentation of program curricula and utilizes the classroom environment to model evidence-based early childhood practices.
  • Guides, directs, and supervises children in developmentally appropriate activities and personal care routines throughout the day.
  • Actively participates in professional development activities such as workshops, conferences, in-service training, and parent meetings.
  • Completes all required written reports in a timely manner.
  • Assists in the effective communication between families, program staff, University laboratory students, University faculty, community resources.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    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

  • Ability to effectively guide and supervise young children to ensure safety and implement developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail
  • Ability to move freely, lift, sit, and stand with ease
  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work while meeting multiple deadlines
  • Ability to effectively supervise children and University students in variety of settings, including indoor classrooms, outdoor learning environments, and local field trips year-round.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Preferred Qualifications

    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.

    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.

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