Gail and Terry Richardson Center for the Child
Teaching Assistant - Toddlers Classroom
Serves as a Teaching Assistant for the Toddlers age group for the Gail and Terry Richardson Center for the Child at Francis Marion University. Duties would include:
Assists the Lead Teacher in carrying out the educational program of the Center;
Manages the classroom routine in the absence of the Lead Teacher;
Flexibly participates in the coverage plan that ensures the operation of the program, scheduling yourself to be available when needed;
Positively represents the program to parents, visitors, and the general public by interacting positively at meetings, visits, and conferences;
Completes professional development activities in early childhood education through in-service training and/or college level courses;
Maintains all applicable licensing requirements;
Inspects and reports damaged or lost materials;
Maintains a safe and healthy environment; and
All other duties as assigned by the director.
Educational Requirements: A high school diploma required plus a two-year degree as a Child Development Associate (CDA) or equivalent.
Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to bend, twist, squat, kneel, climb, reach above shoulder, grip/grasp, extend/flex neck, use right hand, use left hand, ability to see, lift up to 100 lbs., stand, walk, sit, drive, perform repetitive hand motions, keyboarding/mouse work, and the ability to hear.
Salary: Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Benefits: Option to participate in the SC Retirement System. No health or dental benefits.
Typical Work Schedule: 48 weeks (37.5 hours/week)
Materials Needed: 1) Letter of Interest (referencing Position Number 14-16); 2) resume; 3) FMU Staff Application; 4) three letters of reference with addresses, home telephone numbers, and work telephone numbers; 5) copy of SC Driver's License; 6) copy of High School Diploma, GED, or Certificate of Completion; 7) copy of Diploma for CDA or equivalent; and 8) copy of transcript from institution granting the two-year degree.
In addition, all applicants will need to complete and sign: 1) Consent to Release Information form ($8.00 - approximate cost); 2) Evidence of Non-Conviction and Statement of Compliance; and 3) Verification of experience working in a Child Care Facility. (A Written Statement from each child care facility stating the center's name, address, telephone number, A/L/R number, and employee's dates of employment is required.); 4) Medical Statement; and 5) copy of current Infant/Child CPR and First Aid Card, if applicable.
The successful candidate must complete all DSS required forms which include the completion of a State and Federal background check and related health assessment/medical statements. No offer can be made until the process has been completed.
Send Application Packet to: Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration, Francis Marion University, PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547.
Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Click here to print a copy of the FMU Staff Application.
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