Texas Tech University Assistant Infant/Toddler Teacher in Lubbock, Texas

Assistant Infant/Toddler Teacher

Requisition ID 10755BR

Work Location Lubbock

Org Level 1 Texas Tech University

Campus Texas Tech University

Department Early Head Start

Position Description Assist the Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher in the day to day activities of the attendees.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Provide for the safety and supervision of children according to DFPS (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services), NAEYC accreditation standards (National Association for the Education for Young Children), and Early Head Start Performance Standards.

  • Familiarity with and willingness to abide by the Texas Family Code 261.001 as it pertains to the abuse and neglect of young children.

  • Demonstrate the mental, emotional, and physical ability to work with children ages 6 weeks to 3 years and families from various ethnic and socio-economic groups.

  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities to work with children with disabilities.

  • Serve as a role model for college lab students each semester.

  • Help plan, attend, and participate in regular team planning meetings, center staff meetings, and special events.

  • Observe and record behavior of children to determine needs and interests as a basis of planning. Record formal assessments based on school readiness goals.

  • Maintain professional ethics and positive working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, students, and parents.

  • Provide leadership and mentor Classroom Assistant in all listed job responsibilities.

  • Build relationships with families in order to assist with family assessments and goal setting for children and families.

  • Maintain daily informal interactions with parents as well as assist Lead Teacher with conducting formal interactions as needed. Assist with conducting a minimum of two parent conferences and two home visits per year per Head Start Standards.

  • Assist Lead Teacher with weekly lesson plans including information based on observations of children (interests and milestones) and IFSPs.

  • Create developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) for children and implement positive guidance strategies.

  • Participate in professional development by attending conferences and professional meetings and by reading professional literature.

  • Assist Lead Teacher with maintenance of child files including completion of required electronic data entries in ChildPlus and COR.

  • Provide leadership and mentor Classroom Assistant in all listed job responsibilities.

Required Qualifications CDA credential or higher.

EEO Statement As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Does this position work in a research laboratory? No

Required Attachments Cover Letter

Professional/Personal References

Recommendation/Referral

Resume / CV

Job Type Full Time

Pay Basis Hourly

Minimum Hire Rate 8.45

Pay Statement Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Travel Required None

Shift Day

Schedule Details 7:30 - 4:30 M - F/ Variable hours - special events/meetings after

Grant Funded? Yes

Job Group Technical/Paraprofessional

Removal Date 09/07/2017