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Child Care Aide (Center for Child Development)

Apply now Department: 3670055055 Center for Child Development
Job no: 510544
Employment type: Temporary Full-time
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Child Development
Pay Grade: 01A

About This Role:

The Department of Applied Human Sciences, within the College of Health and Human Sciences, is seeking a Child Care Aide to join their team at the Center for Child Development for the summer. This position assists teachers with ensuring the care and safety of children through performing a variety of tasks designed to meet their physical, emotional, and educational needs. The Child Care Aide follows directions given by teachers and shares concerns regarding children, students, or the center, with the teacher or director. This position reports to the Center’s Program Manager.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist teachers in maintaining a positive learning environment, both indoors and outdoors, that fosters development in motor, cognitive, language, social, emotional, and creative domains
  • Provide emotional support to children while being sensitive to their needs
  • Supervise activities to ensure the safety of children
  • Assist in the arrangement and upkeep of classroom, including all classroom equipment and materials, on a daily basis
  • Assist in the kitchen and with meal prep as needed
  • Model and maintain confidentiality in and outside of the classroom setting in regard to children, parents, staff, students and volunteers

NOTE:  This is a temporary summer position and is not benefits eligible. Selected candidates will be expected to work 40 hours per week.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Applied Human Sciences is dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives through research, teaching, engagement, outreach, service and clinical intervention. Our faculty, staff and supervised student specialists provide direct services and outreach to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families through many programs, including the Center for Child Development (CCD) as part of the larger Kansas Institute for Early Childhood Education and Research (KIECER). KIECER’s mission is to generate knowledge and apply the science of child development to education, research, policy, and practice for young children and their families and engage the communities in which they live and grow. We are committed to providing a rich and deep understanding of early childhood development informed by theory, research, and evidence-based practices.

The Center for Child Development (CCD) serves as the clinical training site for students enrolled in the state-approved and nationally accredited undergraduate preservice teacher education program in early childhood education; provides quality childcare to K-State and the larger campus community; is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); is licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE); and meets high quality food service standards of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

For more information on the Department of Applied Human Sciences and the Center for Child Development: https://www.hhs.k-state.edu/ahs/ and https://www.k-state.edu/ccd/.

The College of Health and Human Sciences is home to six academic departments (Applied Human Sciences; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health; Hospitality Management; Interior Design & Fashion Studies; Personal Financial Planning; and Kinesiology) and three academic units (Interdisciplinary Program in Gerontology, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and General Human Ecology Studies). In addition, the college received approval from the Kansas Board of Regents to begin a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. The College enrolls roughly 2,800 students (graduate and undergraduate) and employs more than 115 full-time faculty members in teaching, research, and Extension positions (https://www.hhs.k-state.edu/). The College is committed to promoting research, scholarship, creative activity, and discovery with a strategic and cohesive focus on health and human behavior.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children in an early learning environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate and build positive relationships with children, parents, and colleagues
  • Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time, stoop and bend throughout shift, and sit on floor
  • Ability to work inside and outside under varying work and climatic conditions
  • Ability to be flexible with work schedule

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Ability to pass a name based and finger print background check, physical assessment and TB Test
  • Ability to lift/move items up to 25 pounds unassisted on a repetitive basis

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$ 9.78 – $ 13.69 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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