Teacher Children's Center, Assistant
Boise State University

Boise, Idaho
$15.83 per hour

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About Us:
Nestled along the Boise River and steps from the state capitol, Boise State University fosters a vibrant and welcoming academic environment that fuels student and employee success. We're a trailblazing institution, nationally recognized for our innovative spirit and commitment to positive impact on Idaho and beyond.

We're building a thriving community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, experiences, and perspectives come together to create a rich and rewarding academic experience. Applications from all backgrounds are welcomed.

Learn more about Boise State and living in Idaho's Treasure Valley at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/
Job Summary/Basic Function:
Assistant Teachers are responsible for supporting the emotional and educational needs of all young children. They must assist Lead Teachers with intentionally preparing and maintaining an enriched learning environment for individual children based on developmentally appropriate programs according to NAEYC Accreditation Standards. The Assistant Teacher helps the Lead Teacher assess the needs of each child in their classroom and then uses this assessment data to differentiate and individualize instruction to support each child's developing skills and knowledge. Assistant Teachers are held accountable for nurturing all children, responding to their interests and needs, and making learning meaningful based on their curiosity and concrete methods. Assistant Teachers assist the Lead Teacher in implementing the curriculum, developing ongoing positive partnerships with parents and providing responsive, respectful care for the individual needs of children; supervising and evaluating all classroom staff, volunteers, & practicum students in the Lead teacher's absence; maintaining a safe and sanitary environment; performing related work in collaboration with other team teachers.
Department Overview:
The Boise State University Children's Center is Boise State's onsite early care and education center serving Boise State students, staff, and faculty. We are a fully inclusive program with ten classrooms working with children ages 2 months through 5 years of age.
Level Scope:
Entry-level professional with limited or no prior experience to contribute on a project or work team. Incumbent learns to use professional concepts to resolve problems of limited scope and complexity under close supervision while achieving day-to-day objectives. Works on developmental assignments that are initially routine in nature, requiring limited judgment and decision making. This level is typically focused on self development. Requires theoretical knowledge through specific education and training.
Essential Functions:
60% of Time the Teacher, Children's Center Assistant will:

  • Interact frequently and respectfully with all children.
  • Encourage independence and modeling the use of language.
  • Respect and build positive relationships with children and families
  • Create a positive emotional climate for children and staff members
  • Facilitate positive peer interactions
  • Create a predictable, consistent, and harmonious classroom.
  • Honor and nurture young children's curiosities and place their interests at the center of our curriculum. We encourage children's inquiry into their world and support them as initiators, researchers, inventors, and explorers.
  • Implement lesson plans based on children's interests and knowledge of each child's assessment and screening data; including acquiring a general understanding of Idaho's
  • Early Learning EGuidelines and NAEYC guidelines for accreditation.
  • Intentionally observe and provide respectful attention to children's words, actions, and creations.
  • Prioritize the whole child by equally valuing all domains of children's development, including cognitive, communication, motor, physical, sensory, and social-emotional development. Respect all children's right to grow and develop at their own pace.
  • Implement a developmentally appropriate, high-quality program for all the children in the group, making reasonable accommodations for children with special needs.
35% of Time the Teacher, Children's Center Assistant will:
  • An Assistant Teacher's responsibility is to use the environment, relationships, and experiences to facilitate the positive development of all children. The Assistant Teacher must assist in:
    • Interacting frequently and respectfully with all children
    • Encouraging independence and modeling the use of language
    • Respecting and building positive relationships with children and families
    • Creating a positive emotional climate for children and staff members
    • Facilitating positive peer interactions
    • Creating a predictable, consistent, and harmonious classroom
5% of Time the Teacher, Children's Center Assistant will:
  • Perform other duties assigned
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Ability to read and interpret written information from a variety of sources in order to complete assignments/duties, and interact with children, parents, and staff.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence in order to track and direct ongoing activities and work in progress.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of children, parents, support staff, and other teachers.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or relevant professional experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • City of Boise Childcare Worker License and Pediatric CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Experience working with children birth to age 3
Salary and Benefits:
$15.83/hour. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.
Required Application Materials:
Please include your resume, cover letter, and three references.

Advertised: June 24, 2024 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: July 7, 2024 11:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time

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