Substitute Child Care Assistant

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Department: College of Education
Work type: staff hourly on-call non-exempt
Location: Huntsville, AL
Categories: Early Education

Purpose of the Position:

The Substitute Child Care Assistant will temporarily be responsible for the supervision and education of young children (ages 3-months to 5 years) at the UAH Early Learning Center. Position duties may involve feeding children, diapering and/or assisting with potty training, administering basic first-aid for injuries, and interacting with and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children, including those with special needs. This position is not anticipated to be needed on a daily basis, but will be called on in an on-call capacity as needed when regular teaching staff are absent for full or half-days. Hours will vary but can be anytime between 7:00 am - 5:30 pm.


- Assist children with self-care needs including toileting/diapers, feeding, and positioning.
- Interact frequently & positively with all children.
- Assist other classroom personnel in the preparation and implementation of classroom activities.
- Encourage language and independent functioning using positive reinforcement.
- Maintain safety of children at all times.
- Follow policies & procedures of the UAH Early Learning Center.
- Adhere to all standards for licensed child care centers (safety/sanitation) and NAEYC accreditation guidelines.
- Assist with cleaning of toys and classroom materials, light room cleaning, and laundry as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

- High school education or an equivalent combination of education and years of experience
- Must be able to arrive at work reliably and on-time (when a work schedule has been requested and agreed to)
- Must be able to maintain student and parent confidentiality and communicate respectfully with all children, parents, and ELC staff.

Desired Qualifications:

- Experience working with young children
- Degree or coursework in child development or education
- Knowledge of infant or child CPR and First Aide
- Knowledge of DHR minimum standards for daycares

Published Salary (if available):

$24,960 - $29,120 /@.50 FTE

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