Part Time Assistant Teacher - Child Development Center

Part Time Assistant Teacher - Child Development Center


Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7000

Job Location

Downtown Campus, Wilmington, NC




Retirement Savings Plan

Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Closes: Friday, August 30, 2019

Target Start Date

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Expected Work Hours

12:30 pm - 5:30 pm, M-F

Reports to

Lead Teacher, Child Development Center

Employment Type

Part Time

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Successful candidate must be 18 years of age
  • All personnel, including the director, shall furnish a statement within 14 days, signed by a licensed physician or an authorized health professional under his/her supervision, that indicates that the person is emotionally and physically fit to care for children. A health professional means a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant currently approved to perform medical acts by the N.C. Board of Medical Examiners.
  • Proof of being free of tuberculosis
  • Fingerprint and criminal background check with the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education must be completed before hire. No person shall be an operator of, nor be employed in, a childcare facility who has been convicted of a crime involving child neglect, child abuse, or moral turpitude, or who is a habitually excessive user of alcohol or who illegally uses narcotics or other impairing drugs, or who is mentally or emotionally impaired to an extent that may be injurious to children.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to perform effectively the duties required for the job, including ability to read and write English, verbal ability to communicate, auditory capacities to respond to children and adults, visual ability to complete written assignments, physical ability to complete assignments given accommodation as required by law.
  • Reference checks required
  • Must not have been involved in any incident, which resulted in a substantiated case of abuse of neglect.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Verifiable experience in the childcare field
  • Some coursework in Early Childhood or Child Development
  • North Carolina Early Childhood Credential or Equivalent 
  • Completed, active nationally accredited credential certificate in child development, early childhood education or child care to include CDA, CCPand AMS or AMI Montessori
  • Completed post-secondary two-year degree or higher in Early Childhood, Child Development, Human Growth & Development or Early Childhood Special Education from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Completed post-secondary two-year degree of higher in any subject area with at least 6 semester credit hours in Early Childhood Education and/or Child Growth & Development from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Completed 12 semester credit hours (with or without a degree) in Early Childhood, Child Development, Human Growth & Development and/or Early Childhood Special Education programs with at least 3 semester credit hours in Child Growth & Development from an accredited institution of higher education

Position Description

Definition: Afternoon Assistant Teacher in a high quality early care and learning program that serves as a lab setting for Early Childhood Education students at CFCC. Hours are 12:30 – 5:30 Monday – Friday, and this person will work with Infants aged 6 weeks – 12 months. Must be able to sit and stand with ease, and lift children up to 35 lbs.

Essential Functions:

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Implementation of the weekly plan of developmentally appropriate activities. This includes but is not limited to observing and documenting individual children’s growth and development; providing insight into potential topics and projects to plan for based on children’s interests; and planning and preparation for implementation of daily, weekly, and ongoing classroom and center activities.
  • Work with the Lead Teacher in maintaining a safe and healthy environment for children, including required custodial maintenance.
  • Maintaining good communication with parents.
  • Obtain in-service and yearly training requirements.
  • Assist in keeping the room well organized and arranged appropriately.
  • Cooperate and communicate with all staff at the center to create a professional environment.
  • Assist in maintaining records. Specifically monitoring sign in/out sheets, daily communication with parents, children’s individual portfolios, and any assistance required for keeping the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) classroom portfolios updated and presentable.
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Participate as appropriate in parent conferences

Knowledge of:

  • Early Childhood growth and development
  • N.C. Childcare rules and regulations
  • Safety training, maintain current certification in first aid and CPR
  • Nutrition, health, and first aid
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Ability to:

  • Establish and maintain effective communication with parents.
  • Build good communications with other staff to create a professional atmosphere.
  • Apply knowledge in providing developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Work with children warmly, calmly, and in an unhurried manner.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and pleasant environment.
  • Maintain positive relationships with children, co-workers, and parents.
  • Gain understanding and model the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct on a daily basis.
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following:
    • Standing or sitting for extended periods of time.
    • Operating assigned equipment.
    • Bending, stooping, climbing or lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Maintain mental capacity, which allows the capability of:
    • Making sound decisions
    • Demonstrating intellectual capabilities
    • Responding to emergencies in a responsible and effective manner
  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
    • Making observations
    • Reading and writing
    • Communicating with others
    • Operating assigned equipment
    • Handling varied tasks simultaneously
  • Communicate clearly and respectfullly, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

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