Teacher's Aide

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA
Job Description

Job Title: Teacher's Aide

Job ID: 689870

Status: Casual

Regular/Temporary: Limited

Hours: daylight

Shift: Day Job

Facility: UPMC Mercy

Department: Day Care Toddler(Bldg B)

Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Description

Are you a dedicated professional interested in building a rewarding career? This is a great position for talented candidates who are enthusiastic about using their teaching skills to make a difference in the world of health care.

Purpose:

Assists teaching staff to provide quality childcare for the children enrolled in the Child Development Center. Assists to promote the children's social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth by assisting with play and learning activities. Strictly follows department policies and procedures to assure child safety and hygiene.

Responsibilities:

* Assist children with their play as directed by teacher or assistant teacher.

* Assist to maintain a center-wide environment that is clean, orderly, safe and attractive.

* Complete job tasks for assigned shift as designated by teachers or assistant teachers.

* Independently earns on-going training hours, as dictated by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

* Maintain confidentiality about children and their families at all times.

* Promote children's hygiene by attending to their personal needs such as toileting, diapering and hand washing.

* Works between centers as needed to meet staffing needs; works in other rooms or shifts as needed to keep center in compliance with Department of Public Welfare licensing regulations.

Qualifications

* High School diploma or GED is required.

* Experience with children through volunteer work, babysitting or training programs is required.

* Good time management and organizational skills to complete job tasks within assigned timeframe.

* Must be able to interact in a supportive, loving and consistent manner with children.

* Must be able to accept supervision and guidance from multiple professionals.

* Must be able to collaborate and communicate effectively with a wide range of personnel.

* Good oral and written communication skills are required.

* Ability to demonstrate flexibility and maintain composure is required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

* Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal

* Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal

* Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities Salary Range: $13 to $20.25

Union Position: No

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