Vanderbilt University Medical Center Associate Child Care Teacher - Belcourt Center in Nashville, Tennessee

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Department/Unit Summary

  • VUMC Child Care offers early childhood care and education for the children of VUMC faculty, staff, and students. The child care program serves children age infants (6 weeks) to five years old. Our centers are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

Your Role:

  • Assists in planning and implementing age appropriate curriculum and activities to nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development in their care.

  • Provides a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning and growth.

  • Performs on-going developmental evaluations of children as required by DHS and develop lesson plans and follow curriculum implementation that addresses the individual needs of each child.

  • Maintains ongoing, open communication with parents/ caregivers.

  • Implements and supports nutrition routines.

  • Provides attentive supervision of children: knows classroom enrollment, constantly scans classroom/playground to ensure safety, and closely monitors children by constantly taking attendance.

Position Qualifications:

Required:

High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and Other : or 12 or more Early Childhood Education classes and 2 years relevant experience

Preferred:

  • Child care center based experience preferred

  • Strong communication skills

  • Demonstrate desire for professional development and growth

  • Strong work ethic

  • Ability to be flexible to center’s needs and hours

TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES:

CURRICULUM PLANNING & DESIGN (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): Curriculum Planning & Design refers to the courses of study offered by an organization, as well as a group of related courses, often in a special field of study.

PLANNING - (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): Establishes realistic personal work goals and objectives. Demonstrates ability to anticipate basic resource needs, identify discrete tasks, set priorities, define dependencies, schedule activities, meet deadlines, and organize work for own assignments and

CUSTOMER COMMUNICATION - (NOVICE): Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency in demonstrating customer service communication skills such as smiling, greeting, tone of voice, eye contact and body language. Practices excellent communication skills with patients/guests such as listening acknowledgement, empathy and solution-based thinking.

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): Has demonstrated an understanding of the basic characteristics and needs of effective delivery: use of visual aids, demeanor, oral skills and program support requirements. Has had training in course delivery. Observed instructors in course preparation and delivery.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Organizational Impact: Performs clearly defined tasks and methods described in detail to achieve standardized solutions that impact own performance with regular guidance.

  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Follows a well established process to solve routine problems where solutions are clearly prescribed.

  • Breadth of Knowledge: Has basic job knowledge of systems and procedures that are common to own job.

  • Team Interaction: Individually contributes to the team.

CORE CAPABILITIES:

SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES:

  • Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.

  • Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues’ priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas.

  • Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner.

DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES:

  • Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service.

  • Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a timely manner.

  • Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support.

ENSURING HIGH QUALITY:

  • Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards Ensures continuous improvement.

  • Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond.

  • Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department.

MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY:

  • Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service.

  • Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources.

  • Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error.

FOSTERING INNOVATION:

  • Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them.

  • Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action.

  • Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/billwilkerson/ ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US

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  • Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.

· Movement

  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Occasional: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Occasional: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

· Sensory

  • Occasional: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

Job Child Care

Organization: VUMC Child Care - Belcourt 108292

Title: Associate Child Care Teacher - Belcourt Center

Location: TN-Nashville-2146 Belcourt Avenue

Requisition ID: 1804899