CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE TEACHER - University of Missouri - St. Louis - Melbourne|VIC|Australia




This position coordinates, supervises and ensure the educational effectiveness of an assigned classroom. Individuals in this position are expected to focus on cultural unity and acceptance within the classroom, and to provide guidance and care to the children under their supervision. 

Manage and oversee a childcare room(s) to ensure a supportive environment and ensure a safe and healthy, and environment including meeting strict hygienic and safety expectations for facility. Provide daily care including proper food and beverage consumption, rest periods, and play time.

Plan, prepare, implement and evaluate curriculum activities that foster and encourage development of age appropriate skills. Develop individual learning goals with each child and work with them towards mastery of skills.

Coordinate and cooperate with local service organizations to assist in meeting child and family individual needs. Conduct developmental assessments for each child, including identifying concerns in behavior or development. Conduct parent’s conferences and maintain ongoing parent communication, education, and relations on a regular basis.

Maintain proper documentation for injury, medication authorization, illness and suspicious incidents. Ensure certifications and qualifications are met on a continual basis, including Department of Health licensing, First Aid / Infant CPR and Food Handlers certification.

Provide leadership, training, and performance appraisals for part-time staff. Supervise, observe, and evaluate practicum students from MU’s College of Nursing, College of Human Development and Family Studies, and College of Education.  

Minimum Qualifications

An associate’s degree in early childhood education, child development or a related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is required.

Six months experience in a pre-school or childcare center is desirable.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in early childhood education, child development ora related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.  Two years experience as a lead teacher in a preschool environment.    


 Minimum Salary




Application Deadline
October 07, 2016 


Application Instructions


Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (314) 516-5381, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please email  

   UMSL is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.   


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