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Estimated Pay $10 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Fort Valley, Georgia

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Job Description

FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (FVSU), a state and land-grant institution of the University System of Georgia, is seeking candidates for the Teacher Assistant position in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences - Child Development Center.

Fort Valley State University, the only 1890 land-grant university in Georgia, is a comprehensive institution that provides an education to over 2,800 students including graduate students. The university is located in the town of Fort Valley in Peach County, the original site of the state's peach industry. Its 1,365-acre (5.52 km2) campus is Georgia's second-largest public university in area.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Teacher Assistant will assist the regular teacher in the supervision and care of infant, toddler and preschool-aged children in the Child Development Center Program. The teacher assistant will also help in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities for infant, toddler and preschool-aged children.

The PART-TIME Teacher Assistant will work up to 20 hours per week. The Center is open from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in planning and execution of developmentally appropriate activities for infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children.
  • Assist the regular teacher in supervising the care of infant, toddler and preschool-aged children.
  • Serve as the primary teacher in the absence of the regular teacher.
  • Participate as a team member in the planning and execution of daily activities.
  • Assist in the maintenance of appropriate records.
  • Demonstrate confidence in teaching and knowledge of infants and early care practices. Model appropriate behaviors for FVSU student participants, parents and observers in the
  • center.
  • Participate as needed with meal service and sanitation to maintain a clean, safe environment.
  • Perform work on a day-to-day basis within the framework of standard policies and procedures.
  • Attend meetings and trainings to support objectives of the Child Development Center. Assume other tasks as deemed necessary to achieve program objectives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates degree in Early Childhood, Infant & Child Development, Early Care & Learning or related field OR a High School Diploma/GED with a Child Development Associate (CDA).
  • One (1) year experience working with children with diverse needs in a daycare center-based program.
  • Current Pediatric First Aid/CPR credential preferred and must be obtained prior to end of probationary period
  • Good communication skills, flexibility and team work

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with children birth to five years of age.
  • Bachelor's degree


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