Student Employment

Job Description

Support Staff (2979)
IUPUI Center for Young Children

Job Summary

Working part-time, the support staff member assists the lead teacher and assistant teacher with the daily operation of the classroom and all its activities.

Specific Duties

  • uphold the center’s mission, philosophy and goals
  • follow and maintain Indiana University’s policies and procedures as well as the Center’s policies and procedures as set forth in the staff and parent handbooks
  • maintain licensing standards as set forth by the State of Indiana according to
  • Regulations for Licensed Child Care Centers
    • maintain accreditation standards as set forth by NAEYC
    • maintain the overall classroom in a safe, clean and orderly environment
    • assist the children with their physical needs
    • participate in all the classroom activities
    • assist with the set-up and clean-up of breakfast, snacks and lunch
    • sit with the children during meal times
  • supervise the children at free play, naps and outdoors
  • assist with the opening and closing of the center and classroom
  • attend staff meetings and training provided by the Center (a minimum of 12 hours, plus first aid, Universal Precautions and CPR)


  • at least 18 years of age
  • high school diploma, GED, or waiver
  • 6 credit hours of early childhood, elementary education or related field
  • must provide the Center with:
    • copy of high school diploma
    • copy of class schedule if a student as well as transcripts
    • satisfactory background check in accordance with Human Resources directives
    • physical with a negative Mantoux (TB) test

Essential Job Functions

  • ability to read at the 8th grade level
  • ability to communicate verbally and in writing to children, parents, staff and general public
  • ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • ability to see at child’s eye level
  • ability to move quickly to defuse/or interfere with dangerous and disruptive situations
  • ability to work outside in 20 to 90 degree weather for a period up to one hour

To apply, please complete the application and email to Katie Snarski at or deliver to the front desk of the Center for Young Children.

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