Company/Organization: Bunnell House Early Lab School - UAF CTC
Location: UAF Campus Fairbanks, AK
Application Dates: Until filled
Children/Families: Recognize and support the diverse needs of student, staff and faculty families using the UAF CTC Early Childhood lab services. Establish positive, supportive, professional relationships with each family. Participate in the registration of students for the school year and summer program as well as other special activities. Familiarize new families with enrollment procedures to include understanding and complying with all policies. Establishes good communications with parents in daily conferences that facilitate the free flow of information about their child.
Safety/Health: Establishes and maintains a well-organized, safe, healthy environment for children. Checks materials, equipment and supplies to see that amounts are adequate and in good repair. Takes preventive measures against hazards to physical safety. Identifies unusual behavior or symptoms which may indicate need for health care. Supervises and plans for sanitary, social and positive meal times for children.
Early Childhood Assistant Program Teacher: Position works in conjunction with the master teacher planning and implementing model developmental programs. Position assists in the implementation of the program plan and provides the daily care, education and supervision of children in an assigned area. Provides an environment of acceptance in which children can grow with positive self-concept. Observes, records, and reports individual and group behavior in an accurate and timely manner. Assists in the care and supervision of children, including changing, toileting, feeding, nap time, and playground supervision. May be designated as child care associate.
*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.
The successful candidate must be willing to authorize and pass personal and criminal background checks (for both the employer, University of Alaska, and the licensing authority, State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services) and meet all requirements specified by licensing regulations.
The UAF CTC Bunnell House Early Lab School is licensed by the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to serve 30 children, ages 36 months through six years. The lab school's child-centered environment is rich in learning opportunities. Developmentally appropriate equipment and practices permit children to make choices within a supportive and encouraging structure. Self-selection of activities and materials allows children to learn independently at their own unique pace. Active exploration and cooperative learning foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, communication and language skills, creativity, competence, healthy attitudes, and positive self-worth.
UAF Community and Technical College is responsive to local and regional vocational and technical training needs, and focuses on workplace development to meet the needs of the region and the state. UAF CTC's programs also provide students with the academic framework to help them achieve their higher education goals, whether it is to complete an associate of arts degree or transfer to a baccalaureate program. In addition, UAF CTC provides career training and development opportunities through workforce development and professional development programs. Staff and faculty have forged close ties with businesses and local agencies, enhancing instruction and increasing job placements.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Judgment, patience, organization, interpersonal communication, professional ethics, leadership, teaching and curriculum practices. Professional ethics, positive communication, team leader, conflict resolution, discretion, mediation and sensitivity. Understanding of University personnel policies and practices. Understanding of all applicable licensing and certification requirements for childcare facilities. Must have demonstrable understanding of health and safety policies, procedures and regulations affecting day-to-day operations of program.