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Job Title: Assistant Teacher (University Child Development Center)
Company Name: University of Pittsburgh
Location: Pittsburgh, PA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/16/2024
Expire Date: 08/20/2024
Job Categories: Education, Information Technology, Law Enforcement, and Security, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Research & Development
Job Description
Assistant Teacher (University Child Development Center)

Assistant Teacher (University Child Development Center)

The Assistant Teacher will work in an early childhood classroom at the University Child Development Center with children ranging in age from six weeks through five years of age. The position involves a collaborative effort in supporting the functions of the classroom under the supervision of a Head Teacher and an Associate Teacher. The Assistant Teacher is responsible for supporting daily activities and programming in the classroom, interaction with and supervising a group of children and maintaining daily communication with families. Some supervision of University students is required. Assistant Teachers are required to maintain 12 hours of professional development annually during their employment and maintain all DHS, NAEYC, Keystone STARS requirements. They are also required to attend all three professional development days at UCDC annually.

Job Summary

Supports head and associate teachers in a child development center. Prepares fine and gross motor activities for effective child development. Maintains a safe classroom conducive to learning and engagement. Guides student and temporary workers.

Essential Functions

The Assistant Teacher supports the Head Teacher in the planning and implementation of a child development program for a class of children. Incumbent may act as supervisor when the Head Teacher and Associate Teacher are not in the classroom.

Physical Effort

The work involves occasional, and at times sustained performance of heavier physical tasks such as traversing over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, traversing space quickly, and lifting and/or carrying 40-pound children. Work exposes the employee to potentially non disabling injuries or illnesses. Duties require regular exposure to the outside. Bloodborne and airborne pathogens present a potential hazard.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Job Classification: Staff.Assistant Teacher

Job Family: Child Development

Job Sub Family: University Child Development Center

Campus: Pittsburgh

Minimum Education Level Required: High School Diploma/GED

Minimum Years of Experience Required: 1

Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience: No

Work Schedule: M-F 7:30-6:00 (37.5 hours varied schedule)

Work Arrangement: M-F 7:30-6:00 (37.5 hours varied schedule)

Hiring Range: TBD Based Upon Qualifications

Relocation_Offered: No

Visa Sponsorship Provided: No

Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check

Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter

Optional Documents: Not Applicable


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