Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Day Care Teacher's Assistant for the Child Development Center.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Under the direct supervision of the day-care teacher, assists with the daily responsibilities of teaching and caring for a classroom of preschoolers.
Assumes responsibility for overseeing student instruction and classroom operation in the absence of the teacher.
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.
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.
Child Development Associate (CDA) preferred.
Familiarity with University schedule and operations desired.
Experience with implementing Creative Curriculum GOLD preferred.
Experience with implementing ECERS preferred.
Experience with administering ASQ developmental ratings preferred.
Preschool experience within past 3 years preferred.
Current membership with NJ Workforce Registry desired.
Experience working with 3 year olds preferred.
Procare Software; Teaching Strategies GOLD; Tadpoles; Microsoft Office Suite of programs
Applicant must successfully complete the University's Protection of Minors training upon hire and on an annual basis.
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.
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 in good mental health-dealing with children is sometimes stressful and the applicant must be able to remain calm and collected in high-pressure situations.
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.
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.
Must be in excellent health. 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 Number: 21ST1098
Location: Douglass (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 131284
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.