The child care assistant reports to the Manager at the Child Development and Family Studies Center. Responsible for assisting with teaching and caring for young children and interacting positively with staff, parents, and university students.
Salary Grade: 07
Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.
The School of Human Sciences provides education, research, and outreach programs related to human interaction and relationships, early childhood, child life, youth, adult and family studies, and teacher education in Family and Consumer Sciences and Agricultural Education. In addition, selected School programs focus on commerce, marketing, and using technology for problem solving and designing programs and projects.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist primary teacher with a group of children. Provides for the care, safety, and well-being of all children in the group. Demonstrates increasing understanding of child growth and development in working with children, in talking with parents and university students, and in recording activities. Maintains a cooperative relationship with children, co-workers, university students, and parents. Attends staff meetings, professional development and in-service training, and parent meetings. Follows personnel policies of the Child Development and Family Studies Center and the University. Performs related duties as assigned.
-Secondary teacher for a group of children
-Under direction of lead teacher will assist with classroom planning and implementation of
developmentally appropriate learning activities.
-Demonstrates a warm, calm, and an unhurried manner.
-Serves as a role model for children and university students.
-Interacts effectively with students enrolled Human Sciences courses.
-Provides for the education, care, safety, and well-being of all children in the group.
-Meets the children's emotional, social, physical, and intellectual needs.
-Maintains a cooperative relationship with children, co-workers, university students, and
parents; demonstrates increasing understanding of child growth and development in working
with children, in talking with parents, and in recording activities.
-Attends staff meetings, reports problems of child or room management to the manager
-Follows personnel policies of the Child Development and Family Studies Center and the
-Assist in managing a safe, clean, and pleasant environment for young children.
-Performs any related duties as assigned.
Child Development/Early Childhood Associate Degree with 2-4 years of experience or Child
Development Associate Credential (CDA) with 3-5 years of experience.
Meets required standards of specified by the State Department of Health/Child Care Licensure Standards for staff including fingerprinting.
Experience teaching preschool children including group experience with children four years and younger; prior staff and/or student supervision experience.
Instructions for Applying:
All applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter and resume.
Position is contingent upon funding availability.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.