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Midland College

Job Description

Job Title


Position Status

Full Time

Classification Title

Classified-12 m-Level III

Work Location

Manor Park-2208 N. Loop 250, Midland, TX & Main Campus-3600 N Garfield St, Midland, TX 79705

Job Summary

The Children’s Teacher/Lab Instructor will be responsible for the implementation of a developmentally appropriate early childhood classroom curriculum and the total daily physical care of young children ages 4 months to 5 years. Children’s Teachers/Lab Instructors are responsible for the supervision in the classroom of lab students, work-study students, and collaboration with faculty in the implementation of college credit course lab assignments given to students of CDEC, psychology, and nursing. Classroom assignments are based on Center needs. Children’s Teacher/Lab Instructors may be re-assigned to any classroom where needed.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED- verification required within 30 days of employment
Must be at least 18 years of age
Computer knowledge including iPads
Good reading, writing, and oral communication skills and ability to communicate positively with coworkers, parents, and children
Proficient in the English language
Must successfully pass a FBI fingerprint check and criminal history background check
Employee is required to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification within 90 days of hire
Must possess a valid Texas Driver License, good driving record, and be insurable on Midland College’s insurance policy

Preferred Qualifications

Recent experience working in a licensed child care facility or early childhood program
Current CPR and First Aid Certification
Knowledge of health and safety standards, appropriate classroom management and curriculum
Knowledge of ages and stages of development of children ages 4 months to 5 years of age
Knowledge of Texas Health and Human Services, Child Care Licensing (CCL) Minimum Standards

Essential Functions

Know, implement, and adhere to the Texas Health and Human Services, Child Care Licensing Minimum Standards, Workforce Solutions Permian Basin Child Care Services criteria, Midland College Children’s Center policies, and Midland College policies
Dependability in attendance, adherence to all-time policies.
Have a positive job attitude, cooperative with parents, children, and staff, flexibility, willingness to accept change, and keep up with the current trends in the field of early childhood development
Work collaboratively with co-teacher to implement developmentally appropriate classroom management, curriculum planning, interact and supervise children, including routines, feeding, and diapering
Use appropriate guidance techniques and positive communication with children, parents, and staff on a daily basis
Maintain up-to-date children’s records, release, and emergency forms
Light daily cleaning of classroom environment, disinfecting, changing linens, and doing light laundry
Train and supervise work-study students, part-time employees, and lab students
Responsible for recording children’s progress through observation, written assessments, using Teaching Strategies Gold, and developing children’s portfolios (iPads)
Conduct parent conferences in the Fall and Spring of each year to communicate progress
Implement CCL health and safety standards, including keeping classroom clean and orderly for fire and health standards inspections
Complete 30 clock hours of early childhood training annually to meet CCL guidelines, from date of hire
Employee may be required to participate in staff development activities such as Texas School Ready! Project or other training’s as requested
Other duties as assigned

Physical Demands

Must be in good physical health, energetic, nurturing, and patient
Must be able to lift children up to 40 pounds to change diapers, assist with potty training, walking, bending, standing, stooping, reaching, squatting down, stretching, sitting on the floor, rising up from low chairs or when sitting on the floor, and must be able to participate with children on the playground
Ethical behavior, security sensitive work, team oriented, cooperation with coworkers, secure work environment, confidentiality required

Security Sensitivity

All Midland College positions are security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. An employment offer is contingent on completion of a satisfactory criminal background investigation.

Min Salary

$2,488.42 per month

Max Salary

$2,488.42 per month

Posting Number


Open Date


Position Available


Special Instructions to Applicants

All documents must be electronically submitted through the Midland College Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration. Documents that must be submitted online: Completed online application and resume.

If a specified closing date is not listed on the posting, there is a required minimum posting period of five business days.

EEO Statement

In its efforts to promote nondiscrimination and as required by law, Midland College does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Additionally, the College does not discriminate against an employee or applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminatory employment practice. Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant’s job qualifications, experience, and abilities.

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