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Extra Help Assistant- Child Care Aide (Current and Anticipated Future Openings)

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 16, 2024

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Type of Position:


Workstudy Position:

No


Job Type:

Regular


Work Shift:


Sponsorship Available:

No


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.

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Department:

Jean Tyson Child Development Study Center Operations B


Department's Website:


Summary of Job Duties:

The role of the childcare aide/substitute is to supplement the quality of the child care program by assisting in the classroom, kitchen, and administrative offices when needed. The childcare aide/substitute will assist the lead and assistant educators in all tasks related to managing the classroom which include but are not limited to: providing positive and effective guidance to children; comforting children; redirecting unsafe activities to more productive activities; actively engaging with children by talking, listening, and playing with children; assisting teachers in supervision of children during indoor and outdoor play; assisting with all classroom routines including cleaning classroom areas and materials, toileting/diapering, hand washing, and serving meals; conducting activities with children that are prepared by educators; following all Center's policies and standards.


Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma

  • At least one year of experience working with young children between the ages of 8 weeks and 5 years

  • Available for regularly scheduled shifts between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

  • Available for on-call shifts to meet the needs of unexpected absences or illnesses

  • Must commit to a minimum of 10 hours a week

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Higher education or training in Early Childhood Education or closely related field

  • At least two or more years working with young children

  • Experience working in a licensed and/or accredited child care center


Additional Information:


Salary Information:

$11.00


Required Documents to Apply:

List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:


Recruitment Contact Information:

Shelley McNally, smcnally@uark.edu; Executive Director of Education Programs


All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please provide 3 professional references and 2 personal.


Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture that embeds inclusion, opportunity, educational excellence and unparalleled access for all.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


Constant Physical Activity:


Frequent Physical Activity:


Occasional Physical Activity:


Benefits Eligible:

No