Childcare Assistant - 10472BR

Childcare Assistant

Department: 
Bureau of Child Research
Location/Division: 
Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Temporary
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Preschoolers' Adjustment and Intergenerational Risk (PAIR) Project is a collaboration between researchers at the University of Kansas and community partners in Jackson County, Missouri. The Project is in need of 2-3 Temporary Workers/Childcare Assistants. Child Care Assistants contribute to the success of the PAIR Project by removing practical barriers to participating in research and by enhancing participants’ experience during research appointments. The PAIR Project’s Part-Time Child Care Assistants will be responsible for the supervision and safety of child research participants, their siblings, and other children while the caregiver is participating in research-related tasks. Child Care Assistants will monitor and interact with the children in playing games and activities, and ensure the general health and well-being of each child. Children range in age from infants to adolescents. Child Care Assistants will also assist and support Graduate Research Assistants in the setup and cleanup of data collection materials.

Job Description

75% -- Monitoring, supervising, and interacting with children during research appointments. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining a safe and clean environment for children of varying ages, communicating effectively with participants and PAIR Project staff, reporting any injuries and/or damage of property during research appointments to PAIR Project staff, and engaging children in age-appropriate activities.

25% -- Communicating with Research Aides regarding childcare-related tasks, implementing childcare procedures, and regularly reporting to the PAIR Project staff about childcare events and experiences.

Required Qualifications

  1. At least one year of child care experience in an organizational setting.
  2. High School diploma or GED equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Previous training in child development.
  2. Strong oral and written communication skills as demonstrated by application materials.
  3. CPR training.
  4. First Aid training.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Please submit an online application, cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. In the cover letter, please indicate how you see you meet the required qualifications.

Review of applications began 12/11/2017 and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants.

Position requirements include:
  • Reliable transportation to and from research appointments in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
  • Open availability on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and occasionally on Saturdays.
  • Successfully pass a TB test and criminal background check.
  • Ability to physically interact with children, including bending, kneeling, sitting on the floor, and lifting up to 40 pounds.

Contact Information to Applicants

Yo Jackson, yjackson@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

$10.00 per hour

Application Review Begins

11-Dec-2017

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
10472BR
Department:
Bureau of Child Research
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Temporary
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
11-Dec-2017
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