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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Preschool Infant/Toddler Teacher
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Job Description


Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred

Work Schedule: 7am to 3:30pm (40 hours) per week

UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start currently serves 724 children/families at 9 sites throughout Pulaski County. The program's overall goal is to increase the social competence of children in low income families and children with disabilities, while improving the chances of success in school. Head Start/Early Head Start addresses the needs of the whole child including the educational, vocational and material needs of the entire family. The program strives to enhance children's physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development while enabling parents to be better caregivers and teachers to their children. Head Start/Early Head Start helps parents meet their own goals while giving children a head start in life.

The Preschool Child Enrichment Specialist prepares the classroom and curriculum for each day, greets the child and parent to ensure a welcome transition into the learning activities, documentation of children's individual learning. S/He is responsible for the completion of developmental assessments for all children and tracking of the child's progress during the year. S/He provides training and supervision to the Child Care Technicians and Caregivers.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

* Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
* Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
* Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
* Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
* Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
* Career Training and Educational Opportunities
* Merchant Discounts
* Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary: $14.00hr


* Models appropriate language and behavior for children and parents in all situations
* Guides learning through discovery in the environment
* Utilizes curriculum for developing age appropriate activities
* Listens to the children and to the parents
* Shares learning activities of the children with the parents through home visits and classroom parent-teacher conferences
* Assesses children's developmental levels of learning and plans activities in accordance with developmentally appropriate practices
* Works cooperatively with other staff to ensure that children's needs are met outside the classroom. Assists in training of Child Care Technicians and Caregivers
* May perform other duties as assigned to assure program standards are met


Minimum Qualifications:

* Associates Degree in Early Childhood, Child Development, or related field of study PLUS one (1) year experience in early childhood, Early Childhood Education or related field
* 6 Higher educational classes in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related child educational classes and be able to provide proof of completion
* Must be computer literate (MS Office preferred)
* Must have current health and initial health examination within three months prior to employment
* Must have a valid driver's license, access to a vehicle with liability insurance, and be willing to use vehicle for agency related travel

Preferred Qualifications:

* Bilingual skills (English/Spanish)

Work/Physical Requirements:

* Ability to lift 40 lbs. from floor to chest
* Constant standing, bending, and sitting for extended periods of time including repetitious movement
* Must be able to work 40 hours a week (7:00a-3:30p)

Ability to work collaboratively as a team at any location assigned with good attendance

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

Physical Requirements

Stand: FrequentlySit: FrequentlyWalk: FrequentlyBend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: FrequentlyLift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbsUse hands to touch, handle, or feel: ContinuouslyTalk: ContinuouslyHear: ContinuouslyTaste or smell: FrequentlyRead, concentrate, think analytically: ContinuouslyPhysical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Outdoor Weather ConditionsNoise Level: LoudVisual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuityHazards: None