Floater Teacher

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Teacher
Working Title Floater Teacher
Department 320130-Foster Knox Child Care
Pay Rate $10/hour
FTE .5
FLSA Nonexempt
Position Number 998834
Classification CJS09
Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete UCM application for employment and resume are required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If selected for an interview copies of CDA and/or college transcripts will be required.

This position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on 01/04/2018

NOTE: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Working hours:

Monday – Friday; 25 hours per week

Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 12/21/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

Serve as teacher of assigned classroom, to include: Under the direction of the center director, plan, write, and implement lesson plans utilizing thematic units and room environments while addressing the following developmental areas: social-emotional, physical, language, and cognitive-intellectual skills. Maintain daily correspondence and reports on children, to include documentation related to each child’s development. Assist children in learning social skills such as sharing, waiting a turn, using words to make needs known, as well as personal care skills such as hand washing. Change diapers, provide toilet training or bathroom assistance as needed, keeping the children comfortable with clean hands and faces. Consistently enforce center discipline policy, supervising children at plan in an alert but non-intrusive manner, making developmental observations on each child weekly. Maintain an orderly, clean, and child-oriented classroom. Supervise volunteers and student teachers working as aides in the classroom.
Attend staff meetings and participate in training opportunities each year, as scheduled.

Education & Formal Training
Other Education & Formal Training

Associate’s degree in the following field(s) of study: Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Child & Family Development


Bachelor’s degree in the following field(s) of study: Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Child & Family Development


Child Development Associate (CDA).

Computer Skills Other - Curriculum and child care software

One (1) year experience working with young children in a child care facility required.

Transcripts and/or CDA required as part of the interview process.

Other Experience
Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position: Criminal History check, Child care security check, Fingerprinting
Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

Maintain membership in a state or national Early Childhood organization.

Class E license may be required after hiring for field trips.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Physical abilities: mobility/strength/dexterity/balance/coordination/endurance, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Ability to relate positively and in a friendly manner to children, parents, and staff, and show sensitivity to the needs of children and parents.

Ability to show enthusiasm and enjoyment in working with children.

Ability to speak clearly and grammatically correct.

General understanding of child development.

Specify sensory abilities:
Physical & Environmental Factors: Excessive standing and/or walking, Lifting (weight) - 50 lbs.
Other Physical & Environmental Factors

Bending, stooping, and sitting on floor.

Physical stamina to play with children for 4-5 hours.

Lifting weight
Special Working Conditions: Professional appearance
Other Special Working Conditions

Occasional evening meetings and/or weekend training workshops.

Some outdoor time is required during the day.

Ability to Keyboard No keyboarding test required.
Special Qualifications:
Other Special Qualifications

Post-offer physical exam and TB screening as required by licensing and accreditation within 30 days of employment.

Per state regulations, incumbent is required to attend training workshops as a condition of employment each year.

Family Care Safety Registry screenings are required for all workers in a child care setting, as required by child care licensing and accreditation.

First aid and CPR training required within 90 days of employment.

If a CDA is used to meet qualifications, candidate must get the additional certification within one year if the position applied for is not in the area of the applicant’s current CDA. Candidate is responsible to maintain certification throughout employment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you understand that if selected for an interview you will be required to bring copies of your current CDA certificate and/or college transcripts?
    • No
    • Yes

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents