Mississippi State Job Openings – Child Care Assistant

Website State of Mississippi

Job Description:

The child care assistant reports to the Manager at the Child Development and Family Studies Center. Responsible for assisting with teaching and caring for young children and interacting positively with staff, parents, and university students. Salary Grade: 07Please see or for salary ranges. For salary grade UC, these positions are “Unclassified” and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department. Department Profile: The School of Human Sciences provides education, research, and outreach programs related to human interaction and relationships, early childhood, child life, youth, adult and family studies, and teacher education in Family and Consumer Sciences and Agricultural Education. In addition, selected school programs focus on commerce, marketing, and using technology for problem solving and designing programs and projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist primary teacher with a group of children. Provides for the care, safety, and well-being of all children in the group.
  • Demonstrates increasing understanding of child growth and development in working with children, in talking with parents and university students, and in recording activities.
  • Maintains a cooperative relationship with children, co-workers, university students, and parents. Attends staff meetings, professional development and in-service training, and parent meetings.
  • Follows personnel policies of the Child Development and Family Studies Center and the University. Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Assist primary teacher with a group of children.
  • Provides for the care, safety, and well-being of all children in the group.
  • Demonstrates increasing understanding of child growth and development in working with children, in talking with parents and university students, and in recording activities.
  • Maintains a cooperative relationship with children, co-workers, university students, and parents.
  • Attends staff meetings, professional development and in-service training, and parent meetings.
  • Follows personnel policies of the Child Development and Family Studies Center and the University.

Job Requirements:

  • Child Development/Early Childhood Associate Degree with 2-4 years of experience or Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) with 3-5 years of experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching preschool children including group experience with children four years and younger; prior staff and/or student supervision experience

Job Details:

Company: State of Mississippi

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Others

Job Location: West Point, MS, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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