Southern Utah University
  • 07-May-2021 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Cedar City, UT, USA
  • $25,000-$27,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefits


Job Description:

The Center for Hope Lead Teacher will be an integral part of the full time staff at the SUU Child Care program. The Lead Teacher will be responsible for the daily care of a group of children and also act as a mentor for student/assistant teachers in the classroom.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide developmentally appropriate care and positive guidance for infants, toddlers, and/or preschoolers, in a safe and secure environment at the SUU Center for Hope
  2. Facilitate child-led, play-based, emergent curriculum that nurtures the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of young children. Curriculum should include opportunities for children to explore, investigate, and question.
  3. Set up and maintain play spaces to support development and Developmentally Appropriate Practice curriculum approach.
  4. Support children's social development including facilitating problem solving and conflict resolution.
  5. Be responsible for physical care of the children including caring for toileting and feeding needs.
  6. Plan, teach, and model best teaching practices for student teachers. Provide mentoring and guidance for assistant teachers in classrooms.
  7. Maintain open communication with parents and other involved parties through face to face communication, center software, and other meetings as needed.
  8. Maintain, track and order supplies and materials as needed.
  9. Maintain a clean and orderly classroom environment.
  10. Maintain confidentiality in compliance with FERPA and other applicable laws.
  11. Understand and ensure Utah Child Care Licensing Rules and Regulations are followed.
  12. Enforce all university policies and rules governing students.
  13. Attend all Staff meetings at the center, and serve on committees as required.
  14. Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
  15. Work cooperatively with the Child Care Manager, SUU Preschool Staff, and other center teachers and staff.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Family Life and Human Development, or other Human Services/Development degree preferred.
  2. Candidates with a Child Development Associate or other credential with relevant experience may be considered.
  3. Experience working with groups of infants and toddlers, and/or preschoolers required. Experience as a lead teacher in a center setting preferred.
  4. Must be at least 21 years old and able to pass the Licensing Background Check
  5. Current Food Handler's Permit or ability to obtain
  6. Current First Aid/CPR/AED Certification for infants and children from Red Cross, American Heart Association or ability to obtain
  7. Must enjoy working with children, be committed to working through challenges, motivated to learn and be punctual
  8. Be able to lift up to 50 lbs

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in an early childhood education and/or care setting.
  2. Experience working as part of a collaborative team.
  3. Experience working with parents.
  4. Experience mentoring or training others, especially college age students.

Documents Needed to Apply:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact information for 3 professional references

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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