Health Screener/Assistant Teacher

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Health Screener/Assistant Teacher  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

Early Learning Center

Advertised Salary: $28,000  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: Join our NAEYC nationally accredited teaching team in providing support and supervision to children ages 1 year -5 years old. Our program offers child-centered educational programming that meets all local, state, and national requirements. This position typically works Monday –Thursday 7am-4pm and Friday 8am-12 hrs. can fluctuate based on University calendar and classroom needs.

Up to $1,000 hiring bonus available to applicants hired prior to June 1, 2022.

Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: A high school diploma or GED and a minimum of 12 credit hours in Early Childhood Education or closely related field from an accredited college or university.  
Required Work Experience: Previous experience in a structured child care setting  
Required Licenses and Certifications: Current Child and Adult CPR and First Aid Certification or the ability to complete prior to employment  
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Inclement Weather
  • Lifting
  • Moving
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Twisting
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:    
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: 1. Effectively communicate parents at drop-off and pick up times
2. Monitor children's health and maintain accurate records of daily health screenings for each
3. As necessary, act as a liaison between parents and teachers to assist children in transitioning during arrival and departure routines.
4. Perform sanitation duties to promote health and safety of children and staff
5. Assist teachers in managing the classroom to assure a safe, healthy, and positive
environment for children.
6. Assist in maintaining all regulatory requirements governing center operations.
7. Independently observe and identify needs of the children without constant direction from
teachers and supervisors.
8. Implement daily plans as needed in absence and/or with support of teaching staff.
9. Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
10. Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working
relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Ability to effectively communicate verbally, written, and electronically through parent engagement app. and other web-based software.
Maintain appropriate attendance, timeliness and flexibility.
Ability to work as a team in a fast-paced environment making sound decisions in regard to health and safety.
Demonstrated commitment and/or experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of a minimum of 12 credit hours in Early Childhood Education or closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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