University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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Preschool Caregiver

Preschool Caregiver

Requisition ID 
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time
Sub Category 
COM Headstart Southwest
Posted Date 
Post End Date 

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Bilingual English/Spanish (Speaking, Reading & Writing) preferred


The Preschool Caregiver works in a team situation to provide daily care to Head Start/Early Head Start children, such as welcoming children, changing diapers and/or potty training others. S/He prepares children for eating by insuring clean faces and hands and assisting children with feeding. S/He supervises age appropriate activities with children and performs general duties, such as disinfecting tables, changing tables, beds/cribs/cots, etc. 


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS.
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only).
  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family.
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000.
  • Leave Time: 11 paid holidays annually, 12 days of annual vacation leave, 12 days of sick leave (additional leave available depending on status).
  • Career Training Opportunities.

Salary: $17,680 annually ($8.50 hourly)


  1. Models appropriate language and behavior for children and parents in all situations
  2. Guides learning through discovery in the environment
  3. Utilizes curriculum for developing age appropriate activities
  4. Adheres to the Lesson Plan and class schedule as listed in the classroom
  5. Assesses children’s development levels of learning and plans activities in accordance with developmentally appropriate practices
  6. Works cooperatively with other staff to ensure that the children’s needs are met inside and outside the classroom
  7. Ensures that the learning environment is safe for Head Start/Early Head Start children
  8. May perform other duties to assure program standards are met


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED plus six (6) months child care experience
  • Current Child Development Associate (CDA) Infant/Toddler/Preschool OR must be willing to enroll in CDA Course

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish (Speaking, Reading & Writing) 

Physical Requirements

Stand: Continuously
Sit: Occasionally
Walk: Continuously
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
Talk: Continuously
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Continuously
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Office Environment, Outdoor Weather Conditions
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: None