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Assistant Early Childhood Specialist (Temporary)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This position is temporary, benefits eligible, with an anticipated end date of August 31, 2018 and at the discretion of the hiring department may be converted to a permanent position without being reposted. Note 1: Applicants selected for interview will be required to provide a transcript as evidence of meeting educational requirement. Note 2: UTSA is a tobacco-free campus. Note 3: UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Note 4: This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Position Details

Position Information

Title of Position Assistant Early Childhood Specialist (Temporary)
Requisition Number BES20170364P
Department Posting Name Child Development Center
Location Main Campus
Recruitment Type External
Position Type This is a Classified, benefits eligible, position.
Grant Funded? No
Hours per week 40
If employee will be working a schedule other than Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, specify hours and days to be worked

Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

If Temporary, Ending Date 08/31/2018
Recruiting Rate $24,000/Annualized
Beginning Salary Flexibility Yes
Pay Basis Salary
Required Education Some College
Do you want to allow additional experience to substitute for required education? No
Preferred Education Associate's Degree
Field of Study

Some college requirement equals at least one of the following:
-Child Development Associate (CDA)
certificate; OR
-One-year certificate in Early
Childhood Education; OR
-Child Care Administrator Certificate; OR
-Twelve college credit hours from an accredited institution in early childhood education, child development,
elementary education, or early childhood special education, and this course work encompasses child development and learning of children birth through Kindergarten.

MS Office Experience Required Outlook
Will this position require driving a UT or personally owned vehicle? No
Other Computer and Software Skills Required

Use of personal computer, standard office equipment and standard classroom equipment.

Experience and Other Skills Required

-One year experience as an assistant classroom teacher of young children in a child development center or other educational facility serving children birth through kindergarten.

-Annual completion of 30 hours of child development training.

-Current Adult/Child/Infant Pediatric CPR and First Aid Training by the American Heart Association.

-Negative TB test.

-Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for young children.

-Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) Minimum Standards for a
Child Care Center; Child Care Services Division Texas Rising Star; the National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation process.

-Physical ability to regularly lift children weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift 10 pounds of supplies over head with or without reasonable accommodation.

-Physical ability to daily assist in the pushing/pulling of bulky furniture for nap-time set-up and clean-up.

-Ability to frequently stoop, squat, bend, sit, stand, crawl, dance, roll on the floor, and
perform calisthenics with or without reasonable accomodation.

Do you want to allow additional education to substitute for required experience? No
Other Skills Preferred

-College course work specific to Early Childhood Education.

-One year experience as a classroom teacher of young children in a center accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

-Experience with Microsoft Word.

Description of Job Duties

-With supervision, plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities for young children; verbally interact with children during daily routines; promote positive self-esteem.

-Assist with arrangements, appearance and learning environments within the classroom.

-Assist with the development and implementation of daily schedules, lesson plans and classroom management techniques.

-Assist with the implementation of family style dining practices during children’s meal times.

-Protect the health and safety of children; sanitize the environment as required; inspect classrooms and playgrounds for health/safety hazards; administer first aid as needed to the children.

-Utilize appropriate direct and indirect guidance strategies to guide behavior.

-Assist with observation of each child for developmental milestones; documentation/development of portfolios and recording developmental growth.

-Attend and participate in parent conferences as requested, encourage daily communication of children’s progress and assist in implementing learning opportunities to meet individual learning goals.

-Attend staff meetings, trainings and other work-related functions.

-Perform other duties as assigned.

Posting Open Date 08/30/2017
Posting Close Date at midnight on 09/20/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Notes To Applicants

This position is temporary, benefits eligible, with an anticipated end date of August 31, 2018 and at the discretion of the hiring department may be converted to a permanent position without being reposted.

Note 1: Applicants selected for interview will be required to provide a transcript as evidence of meeting educational requirement.

Note 2: UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.

Note 3: UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Note 4: This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Advertisement/External Publication (Please Specify in follow up question below)
    • Friend/Personal Referral
    • Internal Employee
    • Job Board/Website (Please Specify in follow up question below)
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Indeed
    • Social Media-Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
    • Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
  2. * Please Specify: (enter "NA" if not applicable)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please acknowledge your understanding that if you are offered a position at UTSA, you must come to the Human Resources Office, (4th floor North Paseo Bldg) on your first day of employment with the appropriate documentation (http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-9.pdf#9) of your identity and ability to legally work in the United States.
    • Yes, I acknowledge
  4. * 18128-Do you have one of the following: Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate; OR one-year certificate in Early Childhood Education; OR Child Care Administrator Certificate; OR twelve college credit hours from an accredited institution in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or early childhood special education, and this course work encompasses child development and learning of children birth through kindergarten?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * 18128-Do you have one-year or more (paid, full-time equivalent) experience as an assistant classroom teacher of young children in a child development center or other educational facility serving children birth through kindergarten?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please list the positions where you obtained the required (full-time equivalent) experience and the length of service in each job. **These jobs MUST be listed with more detail in the "Work Experience" section of your application. Failure to do so may disqualify your application.**

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * 18128-Please rank your knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for young children.
    • None
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  8. * 18128-Do you have experience with the use of personal computers, standard office equipment, and standard classroom equipment?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Please rank your expertise in using Microsoft Outlook or equivalent email system
    • No Experence
    • Basic level experience
    • Intermediate level experience
    • Advanced level experience
  10. * 18128-Do you have your Adult/Child/Infant Pediatric CPR and Pediatric First Aid training by the American Heart Association?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * 18127-Please acknowledge you are aware that completion of 30 hours of child development training must be maintained annually?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  12. * 18128-Do you have knowledge of or ability to quickly learn the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) Minimum Standards for a Child Care Center; Child Care Services Division Texas Rising Star; the National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation process?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. * This position requires frequent stooping, squatting, bending, sitting, standing, crawling, dancing, rolling on the floor, and performing calisthenics. Are you willing and able to engage in such activities with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  14. * This position requires the physical ability to daily assist in the pushing/pulling heavy furniture up to 50 pounds, for nap-time set-up and clean-up. Are you physically able and willing to engage in the activities stated with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  15. * This position requires the physical ability to regularly lift children weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift 10 pounds of supplies over head with or without reasonable accommodation. Are physically able to engage in the activities stated above with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  16. * Are you aware this position works 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday - Friday?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  17. * 18331-Please acknowledge your understanding this is a temporary, benefits eligible position with an end date of 08/31/2018.
    • Yes
  18. * Please acknowledge that you are aware that this position requires a negative TB test.
    • Yes

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Transcript