Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
- Reflects the diversity of our community
- Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
- Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
- Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
- Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
- Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC
*Commitment to Equity and Inclusion*_
ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.
As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC’s faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.
Job Posting Title:
Child Care Assistant Teacher
Job Description Summary:
To provide lab and/or classroom support services to children, students, and faculty. Performs the duties of Assistant Teacher at the Children’s Lab School.
*Description of Duties and Tasks *
1) Observes, enhances, guides and supervises children’s daily activities and interactions; provides daily basic care and teaches self-help skills.
2) Conducts indoor and outdoor safety checks, removes any hazardous objects or materials; sanitizes all surfaces, toys, and equipment.
3) Works collaboratively with teachers to plan and implement daily learning activities and projects; offers ideas for future learning experiences and makes adjustments to enhance learning.
4) Collects and tracks data on children’s developmental growth using assessment tools. Works with the teacher to interpret information relating to children’s developmental progress.
5) Communicates with parents to share and exchange information relating to the child. Fills out daily charts, posts notes or reminders, and answers parent’s questions; participates in home visits.
6) Assists teachers in modeling, overseeing and guiding beginning, intermediate, and advanced child development students doing field work to gain practical experience teaching young children.
7) Assists teachers in providing oral and written feedback to child development students including mid-term and final evaluations for student practices.
8) Work collaboratively with teachers to oversee child development student projects conducted in the classroom and serves as a coach and mentor for adult students in applying knowledge and building skills.
9) Takes on the responsibilities of the teacher for the classroom in his/her absence.
- Principles and practices of child development and early childhood education.
- Safety practices and procedures as they relate to a child care facility.
- Principals and practices of child care program activities.
- First aid and CPR.
- Maintaining an established work schedule, which may include evening shifts.
- Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills.
- Effectively using organizational and planning skills.
- Providing early childhood care and education.
- Assessing safety of situations.
- Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
*Technology Skills *
- Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
*Required Work Experience *
- Two years related work experience.
*Required Education *
- Associate degree in Child Development, Early Education, or a related degree with 30-36 hours of child development/ early childhood coursework.
*Special Requirements *
- Required to successfully complete state and FBI criminal background checks, completion of OSHA blood borne pathogen training, and health assessment and TB test prior to employment.
- Work is performed in a child development setting, both indoors and outdoors.
- Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
- Occasional lifting of objects up to 50 pounds.
$32,448 – $35,948
Number of Openings:
Job Posting Close Date:
March 18, 2022
*ACC Benefits Overview*_
Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.
The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation or other protected categories.
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.