Carlow University invites applications for the position of
Assistant Teacher Full Time in the Early Learning Center. This
position reports to the Lead Teacher and the Supervisory of
the Early Learning Center. The Assistant Teacher assists the Lead
Teacher in maintaining the safety of the children, and in the
implementation of daily program.
- Treat children with love and respect. Must use positive
- Must be able to see, hear, direct, and assess the activity of
- Must follow all policies and procedures as stated in Employee
- Assist the Lead Teacher in planning and implementing the daily
program utilizing DAP theory as outlined by NAEYC and the Creative
- In cooperation with the Lead Teacher, maintain daily
communication with parents and participate in parent/teacher
- Maintain knowledge of and implement the guidelines and
standards set by NAEYC and Keystone STARS accreditation.
- Take responsibility of the class when the Lead Teacher is not
- Assist in the monthly assessment of each child to ensure that
programming meets the individual needs of each child.
- Complete periodic child assessments using the Teaching
Strategies: GOLD system for child development, share this
information with parents, and conference with parents about their
child's development as requested.
- Implement Early Intervention strategies as outlined by relevant
- Maintain a professional manner in the classroom when working
with colleagues, parents and children.
- Maintain a safe and clean environment for the children.
- Maintain and implement knowledge of current state licensing
- Continue professional development (required 24 hours per year)
and keep abreast of current issues by reading professional
- Attend meetings and trainings as requested by the
- Perform any additional duties as assigned by the Lead Teacher
and/or the Director.
- Complete closing/opening duties as needed.
- Maintain a consistent work schedule and ethic, arriving on time
and working an entire shift.
- Demonstrate and reflect an understanding of and commitment to
the mission and core values of the University and the Sisters of
Mercy. The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned.
Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon
- Must be able to lift, carry and hold children up to 50
- Must be able to actively participate in physical activities
indoors and outdoors. For example: running on the
playground, walking with the children on campus walks, and
participating in large motor and movement activities.
- Must be able to physically interact with children birth to
three years of age at their eye level.
- Must be able to physically meet the needs of an emergency
situation; must be able to supervise children and ensure the
children's safety during various emergency situations such as
quickly escort a group of children outside during a fire
- Must be able to assist the children in toilet training,
dressing, and other self-help needs.
1. Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or
related field and one year experience working in childcare or CDA
and one year experience in childcare.
2. Experience working specifically with infants and
3. Must meet all DHS requirements before beginning:
Current (within one year) Act 33/34 and FBI fingerprint clearances,
Mandated Reporter training, current physical and TB test, two
letters of recommendation.
4. Certified in CPR/First Aid.
5. Previous experience with Keystone STARS or NAEYC
6. Ability to create a nurturing and safe
environment as well as have excellent communication skills.
Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest
standards of ethical conduct. They commit to act with
integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward
the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or
commitment, maintain confidentiality, and comply with legal and
Send resume to HR13@carlow.edu
Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. We strive for a campus that reflects our urban setting
and is inclusive of underrepresented groups to enhance our