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Casual Part-time and/or Substitute Assistant Group Leaders

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

If you wish to apply for this position, you must submit all application material through the College’s on-line recruiting website at For further information on this position, call 570-327-4770.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Casual Part-time and/or Substitute Assistant Group Leaders
Job Code/Position Control Number AM47/N/C:004
Position Status Casual Part-time Continuing
Reports to (Supervisor) Title Director, Children's Learning Center
Co-Supervisor's Title
Daily Direction
Position Summary

This person will implement predetermined daily program activities under the guidance and direction of the Group Leader.

Position Work Calendar *12 months
Position Work Hours/Week

*As-needed, not to exceed 18 hours per week.

Abilities and Skills

*Effective oral and written communication skills. (Minimum)
*Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with children and parents. (Minimum)
*Sensitivity to the expectations of children and parents. (Minimum)
*Knowledge of Pennsylvania regulations related to Child Care Centers. (Minimum)
*Developed organizational skills. (Minimum)
*Current Pediatric CPR and First Aid certification or willingness to obtain. (Minimum)


*A high school diploma or equivalency. (Minimum)
*Fifteen credit hours in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education or Special Education. (Desired)
*Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. (Desired)
*Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. (Desired)


*Two (2) years work experience with young children (birth to 8 years) unless candidate possesses an Associate degree; OR, one (1) year experience and 15 credit hours in ECE or related discipline. (Minimum)

Responsibilities and Duties

Program Duties:

-Assist the Group Leader with implementation of developmentally appropriate daily program activities that reflect the Center/program’s philosophy and children’s goals. (Essential)
-Comply with all requirements for the protection and safety of Center children as directed by the Group Leader. (Essential)
-Assist the Group Leader with the safe arrival and departure of children. (Essential)
-Follow the Center’s plan to deal with medical emergencies and site evacuations as required. (Essential)
-Assist the Group Leader with assessments of children as requested and/or participate in parent conferences, as needed. (Essential)
-Assist program staff with serving meals and snacks to children. (Essential)
-Maintain classroom materials and equipment in a safe and orderly manner. (Essential)
-Assume responsibility for classroom operation in the absence of the Group Leader. (Essential)

Administrative Duties:

-Maintain up-to-date accurate written records on children’s attendance, results of screenings, assessments, meals, and parent contacts. (Essential)
-Participate in staff development opportunities. (Essential)
-Attend staff and joint academic program and Center planning meetings. (Essential)

Staff/Parent Duties:

-Serve as a positive role model for the Center’s children, Penn College students, and volunteers. (Essential)
-Encourage parental involvement in related Center activities. (Essential)


*Standard audiovisual equipment.
*Standard educational and recreational equipment for children.

Physical Standards

*Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

Positions Supervised


Interfacing Departments

*Academic Schools
*College Nurse
*Dining Services

Special Job Features

*Schedule/hours will be as needed, not to exceed 18 hours per week (except on occasion) and will be dependent upon the needs of the Center and certification guidelines.
*A bi-annual physical exam including an initial test for tuberculosis is required at employee’s expense.
*This position is subject to a background check.
*State Police, Child Line, and FBI fingerprint clearances under the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) required before employment can begin.

Position Level AM
Employment Group Misc.
FLSA Status Nonexempt
Additional Expectations

-Possess interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with students, faculty, staff and the public. (Essential)
-Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues. (Essential)
-Be sensitive to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff and administrators. (Essential)
-Maintain a high degree of confidentiality with regards to any and all information as a direct or indirect result of job responsibilities/job functions. (Essential)
-Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner and maintain the standard of care that is appropriate for this position. (Essential)
-Perform other appropriate job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor. (Marginal)

College Statement

This is not a complete itemization of all facets of this position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The College has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without prior notice.

Office/School Children's Learning Center

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number 00525
Number of Vacancies 2
Open Date 09/11/2017
Closed Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Pay Rate / Salary

$9.09 per hour

Additional Information

Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires and the completion of an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) by the candidate and the employer. Any offer of employment shall be contingent on the applicant’s timely production of required documentation to verify identity and employment authorization. If you cannot or will not be able to produce the required documentation, we cannot consider your application.

If you are currently receiving an annuity from the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System, employment at Pennsylvania College of Technology may affect your annuity status. If you are currently a member of either the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System you may be required to contribute into the System.

Desired Start Date As soon as feasible
Position End Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

If you wish to apply for this position, you must submit all application material through the College’s on-line recruiting website at

For further information on this position, call 570-327-4770.

Position Type Administrative, Professional and Technical Staff
EEO Statement

Penn College is committed to equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • The Sun Gazette, Williamsport
    • Press Enterprises, Bloomsburg
    • Centre Daily Times, State College
    • The Daily Item, Sunbury
    • The Express, Lock Haven
    • The Patriot, Harrisburg
    • The Student Portal
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • recruiting website
    • Internal Posting Announcement
    • Reference from a PCT Employee
    • Facebook
    • Notification as an Alumni
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents