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Assistant Teacher- Child Development Center
Title:Assistant Teacher- Child Development Center
Department:Department of Education
Location:All Locations
Number of Vacancies: 2

Position Status: Full-Time

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: 14/1-7

alary Range:  $24,690.00 - $30,462.00

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties:
  • Knowledge of Child Development including cognitive, motor, social, and self-help skills development.
  • Ability to provide services to all children and families with respect and dignity.
  • Assist in lesson planning, creating and implementing a dynamic daily program for children in conjunction with the Early Childhood Lead Teacher.
  • Assist in ensuring family involvement and/or awareness in program planning through regular open communications, parent meetings, parent newsletters and conferences.
  • Prepare environment for children in class before and after classroom hours.
  • Ability to work with large and small groups of children in collaborative project work.
  • Collaborate with teaching team members and other staff in developing plans for activities and strategize on program development and implementation.
  • Attend monthly professional development opportunities and staff meetings during the school year and 3-4 Saturdays during the school year.
  • Support the program by completing other duties as assigned by the Head Teacher/ Director or the Lead Teacher of the group.
  • Open the center ensuring that children are dropped off safely and comfortably at the beginning of the day and receive breakfast.
  • Close the center ensuring that children are received by a parent at the end of the school day; even in the event that the child is picked up after the work day.
Required Qualifications:
  •  Associate’s Degree in early childhood education, or a related field, or holding a Valid Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and currently enrolled in an associate’s Degree program.
  • Knowledge of the Reggio-Emillia approach desirable.
 Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits
Selectee may be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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