Day Care Teacher's Assistant

College of South Jersey
March 03, 2032
Offerd Salary:Salary 32194.
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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Day Care Teacher's Assistant

Job Category AFSCME 1761 (COLT) Department SAS - Psychology-Child Study Overview

The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) at Rutgers University is the largest academic unit of the University and is comprised of 41 academic departments spanning humanities, social, physical and life sciences and over 100 different majors, plus programs, centers, bureaus and institutes. SAS has a membership of over 2,000 permanent and temporary faculty (instructional and research), teaching and graduate assistants, part-time lecturers, and post-doctoral appointees, and over 500 administrative staff.

Arts and Sciences delivers a wide array of services in support of the teaching, research, and service missions of the School. We are committed to providing academic departments, programs, and centers in the School of Arts and Sciences with reliable and trusted service, clear policies and procedures, innovative technologies, and a commitment to administrative excellence and efficiency.

The School of Arts and Sciences promotes anti-racist, inclusive, equity- enhancing ideas and practices both inside and outside of the classroom for our community of educators, staff, and students. This includes a diverse set of voices and experiences. All individuals no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, nationality, history, sexual orientation, religious practices, or socio-economic status are valued and respected. The School of Arts and Sciences is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to and support the diversity and excellence of the organization. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further our commitment to these values.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Day Care Teacher's Assistant for the Child Development Center. This position will support the daycare teacher in carrying out the daily responsibilities of caring for and teaching a classroom of toddlers.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Assists with the daily planning and execution of all program activities.
  • May contribute to the formulation of weekly lesson plans.
  • Daily activities are carried out in the classroom and playground, the daily schedule is adhered to.
  • Actively engages children in activity and conversation on a continual, daily basis.
  • Is responsible for the welfare, health, and safety of all children at the school.
  • Takes primary responsibility for attendance, tracking, and diapering (where applicable) and corresponding records, and maintaining diapering supplies inventory.
  • Safety guidelines are enforced where necessary. All children are supervised in accordance with state licensing rules.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of licensing guidelines pertaining to illness and general supervision.
  • Maintains necessary attendance and daily care and contact forms for children.
  • May need to assume responsibility for overseeing student instruction and classroom operation in the absence of the teacher.
  • This person will work under the guidance and supervision of the Daycare Teacher and report to the Executive Director Child Development Centers.
  • Position Status Full Time Hours Per Week Daily Work Shift Day Work Arrangement FLSA Nonexempt Grade 10 Position Salary Annual Minimum Salary 32194.290 Annual Mid Range Salary 37778.850 Annual Maximum Salary 43363.400 Standard Hours 35.00 Union Description AFSCME - Local 1761 COLT Payroll Designation PeopleSoft Benefits

    Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to https:// Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https: // insurance.

    Seniority Unit Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month Position Pension Eligibility PERS


    Minimum Education and Experience

  • Requires high school/vocational school diploma and either 15 credits in early childhood development and education, a Child Development Associate credential (CDA), Certified Child Care Professional certificate (CCP), or other recognized endorsement, plus one year of hands-on experience in a preschool classroom in a New Jersey licensed day-care center.
  • Certifications/Licenses Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires high school/vocational school diploma and either 15 credits in early childhood development and education, a Child Development Associate credential (CDA), Certified Child Care Professional certificate (CCP), or other recognized endorsement, plus one year of hands-on experience in a preschool classroom in a New Jersey licensed day-care center.•
  • Required to obtain certification in CPR/First Aid within six months of employment.
  • Prefer certification through Child Development Associate credential training and/or New Jersey Alternate Route to Teacher Certification program.
  • Requires the ability to record and maintain data in computerized and non- computerized formats.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively.
  • Must have effective client service skills.
  • In accordance with New Jersey state law, applicants must agree to undergo and authorize the university to conduct fingerprint, criminal history and/or child abuse record checks with various law enforcement agencies, including but not limited to: the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Identification Division and/or the New Jersey Division of State Police, Bureau of Identification.
  • Applicants must also assume any costs incurred by the university associated with the background investigations whether required by statute or not.
  • In accordance with state mandated requirements, a Mantoux test will be administered to successful applicants to verify the absence of tuberculosis.
  • In addition, the successful applicant, at the cost of the university, will be required to be inoculated against Hepatitis B, unless the successful applicant waives this vaccination in writing.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) preferred.
  • Familiarity with University schedule and operations desired.
  • Experience with implementing Creative Curriculum GOLD preferred.
  • Experience with implementing ITERS preferred.
  • Experience with administering ASQ developmental ratings preferred.
  • Experience working with 2-year-olds preferred.
  • Toddler experience within past 3 years preferred.
  • Current membership with NJ Workforce Registry desired.
  • Equipment Utilized

  • Procare Software; Teaching Strategies & GOLD; Tadpoles; Microsoft Office Suite of programs
  • Physical Demands and Work Environment Special Conditions

  • Must be physically able to handle the duties encountered by a daycare worker: lifting children onto diapering table, chasing after them in the playground, sitting down on the floor/getting up from the floor for extended periods of time throughout the day to engage with children, must be able to lift and carry children and equipment, and may spend time sitting on the floor or in child-sized furniture. etc.
  • Will be expected to change diapers and assist in toilet training of young children. Will be expected to clean and maintain equipment and facility, and may move throughout the community with the children.
  • Must be patient and gentle with children and must demonstrate patience and tolerance for adults and college students who depend on the incumbent to be a role model.
  • Must be able to remain calm and collected in high-pressure situations.
  • Will be expected to participate in outdoor activities daily, in all types of weather.
  • May come into contact with children who are ill and/or contagious, and must take precautions to ensure health and safety of all children, parents, staff, and themselves.
  • Will be working in a busy and occasionally noisy environment where a number of activities and situations are happening at once.
  • Must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time.
  • May experience smells associated with toileting and children who are ill.
  • Caring for children can be stressful and physically demanding.
  • Must be detail-oriented when filling out daily contact sheets for parents and when assisting fieldwork students with questions and concerns.
  • Posting Details

    Posting Number 23ST0496

    Posting Open Date 02/23/2023 Special Instructions to Applicants

    Message to AFSCME Local 1761 (COLT) members ONLY: To apply, an application or resume must be submitted no later than 9:00 a.m. on Friday, 03/03/2032. Although AFSCME Local 1761 (COLT) members have priority consideration, outside applications are accepted as well.

    Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick Home Location Campus Douglass (RU-New Brunswick) City New Brunswick State NJ Location Details

    Pre-employment Screenings

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre- employment screenings.

    Immunization Requirements

    Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate's offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

    Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: https:// discrimination-statement

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you currently a member of AFSCME 1761 (COLT)?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a high school/vocational school diploma and either 15 credits in early childhood development and education, a Child Development Associate credential (CDA), Certified Child Care Professional certificate (CCP), or other recognized endorsement, plus one year of hands-on experience in a preschool classroom in a New Jersey licensed day-care center?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Have you completed training specific to the Infant and Toddlers age group?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • List of Professional References (contact Info)
  • Transcript (Official)
  • Optional Documents

  • Certifications/Licenses
  • From this employer

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