Western Kentucky University Child Care Center (WKUCCC), is seeking applicants for a Classroom Teacher. This is a grant funded position and continued employment is subject to availability of funds. WKUCCC serves children ages 0-5 at two center locations. Working hours will be scheduled between 7:00am and 6:00 pm and are subject to change based on the needs of the program.
Western Kentucky University Child Care Center Teachers facilitate team-structured teaching methodology in a mainstreamed and child-centered classroom for children ages, infants through preschool. Teachers are responsible for activity planning, tracking and documenting children's progress, conducting Home Visits and Parent Conferences and overseeing the general learning environment with primary focus of child supervision. Good communication skills (both oral and written) and record-keeping skills are required. This position works with individuals from a variety of backgrounds; sound judgment, computer literacy and management skills are necessary.
Activities may involve small or large groups or individual interaction. General day-to-day responsibilities include assisting with meals, toileting, and rest time, outside play, field trips, and other learning center activities. Teachers are responsible for ensuring that all activity plans designed for children are completed following developmentally appropriate practices and that appropriate screening and assessment processes occur to ensure that children are provided with a wide variety of opportunities in their growth and development. This is a temporary position. Continuation is dependent upon funding/need.
Conditions of Employment:
- A successful criminal background check.
- A copy of a TB skin test is required prior to entrance into the classroom.
- A copy of a general health/physical is required within thirty (30) days of employment.
- AA degree in Early Childhood is required, or degree with early childhood coursework.
- Previous work experience with Head Start or other Child Development Programs is required.
- Must have the physical capability to lift up to 40 pounds.
Expected Salary Range: $12.00 - $14.00 per hour, Rate determined by qualifications and experience. Will work 37.50 hours per week.
We are are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which provides you with retirement benefits, health care and wellness resources, life insurance and tuition discounts.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.