Experience working with children birth through age five in a group setting Experience working with children with identified special needs Bachelorâs degree in human development, child development, or early childhood education Experience planning and implementing curriculum Teaching license
The Child Development Laboratory School at Iowa State University is seeking applications for an Early Childhood Teacher Assistant to support licensed teaching staff in educating young children, including children with disabilities. This position assists with implementation of developmentally appropriate curricula and activities for children and families enrolled at a model program for early childhood care and education. A primary function of this role will be to serve as a substitute in the classroom for Early Childhood Teachers when they are absent, meaning that hours worked may will be varied, sometimes on short notice.
Example of Duties
Collaborating with other Lab School staff
Communicating with families
Assisting with assessing childrenâs development
Planning and implementing activities to meet individual child needs
Working with Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) faculty who place practicumÂ students in the Lab School
The successful candidate will have:
Strong skills in timeliness, organization, and flexibility
Strong interpersonal skills
Knowledge of appropriate expectations for young children
The ability to work as part of a team, assess students, document progress, work with children who have identified special needs, plan and implement curriculum, be self-reflective, and have a positive attitude.
â¢ Entry level position acquiring job skills and learning standard operating procedures and policies to complete tasks â¢ Works under relatively close supervision and receives guidance on new work assignments â¢ Works on assignments which are routine in nature requiring limited judgment â¢ Refers difficult or less routine issues to supervisor or higher-level staff for assistance â¢ May provide guidance to practicum students
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
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Why Choose ISU? Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: â¢ Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans â¢ Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans â¢ Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa) â¢ Life insurance and long-term disability â¢ Flexible Spending Accounts â¢ Various voluntary benefits and discounts â¢ Employee Assistance Program â¢ Wellbeing program
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.