Classroom Assistant

Full Time at University of California, Riverside

Position Purpose Under the general supervision of the Early Childhood Services (ECS) Executive Director, Site Supervisor, and the close supervision of the classroom Lead Teacher, the Classroom Assistant will provide assistance to ensure the smooth function of daily routines, implementation of the early care and education programs, and ensure compliance with mandated adult:child ratios. Works as part of the Early Childhood Services teaching team. UCR's Early Childhood Services, we believe that children learn best in an environment that is safe, nurturing and child centered. Our teachers provide daily experiences that stimulate cognitive, social and emotional growth and development in each individual. The programs provided by Early Childhood Services have been carefully planned to meet the goals, expectations and policies of the University of California, the California Department of Education-Child Development Division, the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Center's staff and parents. The staff is a team made up of Child Development professionals consisting of the Executive Director, lead teachers, teaching assistants, early childhood education interns, a music teacher and clerical personnel. All teachers hold a valid Child Development credential issued by the State of California Commission on Teaching Credentialing, and all are employees of the University of California, Riverside. **Negative TB test and background check clearance required prior to appointment start date.** This posting is for multiple openings. Early Childhood Services hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM.Minimum Requirements 6 units of Early Childhood Education. Minimum of 1 year experience working in a licensed child development center. Knowledge of appropriate health and safety standards for toileting, food handling and hand washing. Knowledge of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Developmentally Appropriate Practices. Knowledge of current philosophies and research in early care and education, Pre-K Guidelines, and Early Literacy. Skill to communicate effectively with children, staff and parents. Skill to maintain confidentiality at all times. Skills to take direction in meeting children's needs, classroom needs and parent needs. Physical ability to lift and carry children up to 30 pounds, frequently and as necessary.Hired applicant must successfully pass a background check prior to appointment start date.Must be 18 years of age, a high school graduate, or be currently participating in an occupational program at high school. Preferred Qualifications Associate Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Ability to perform CPR/First Aid on children who have been injured and may be unable to stand up and/or walk.