The University Child Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Associate Teacher.
The Associate Teacher supports the Head Teacher in the planning and the implementation of a child development program for a group of children between the ages of 6 weeks and 18 months. Associate Teachers are responsible for supporting the Head Teacher in maintaining the classroom, helps to assess children and maintain care, programming and safety for all children. Associate Teachers act as the Head Teacher in that teachers absence, supervises support staff and University students and is responsive to parent inquiries and needs. Associate Teachers are required to maintain 24 hours of Professional Development annually and maintain all DPW regulations, NAEYC standards and Keystone Stars requirements. Associate Teachers contribute professionally to the program by attending professional development events, sitting on committees and contributing to the Center newsletter and other center based activities as they evolve. Applicants for this position must have experience with children between the ages of 6 weeks and 2 years.
Minimum Related Experience Level Required
2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
This position requires a minimum of an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development and two years of experience working with infant children.
Child Protection Clearances
The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Scheduled Work Hours
Work Schedule to Vary
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
Associate Teacher will work one of three shifts between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm. Shifts are determined based on the needs of the classroom.
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:
Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match
Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance
Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)
Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt... faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
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