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Foundation Health Child Development Assistant in Fairbanks, Alaska

This position assists the teacher in a classroom within the same age group who are at similar developmental levels. Assistant teachers are educators that promote experiences providing high quality, developmentally appropriate, research based, cognitive and emotional outcomes. Assistant Teachers understand that the foundations for school and life readiness begins at birth. Assistant Teachers will work with the classroom teacher to implement the chosen curriculum in a way that accounts for research on brain development and child directed learning. Teaching staff will engage in the pursuit of personal and department wide continuous quality improvement.

About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio and a culture of Shared Leadership. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.

Position Available:

Full Time

40 hours per week

Varied 8 hour shifts

This position shares responsibility for a designated classroom at a single site. This position may have frequent interaction with their FMH/TVC/DC co-workers and their family members, visitors and community agencies and vendors.


  • Assists with planning and implementing the chosen curriculum. Understands child directed learning and play based practice. Classroom planning is based on objective observation and is responsive to the needs of the enrolled children. The philosophy of the program will be supported through the lesson plan implementation and this position will support the highest quality of service.

  • Provides care and learning in a setting that is safe, healthy, nurturing and responsive to each child, meeting the State of Alaska licensing standards. Will be required to promote teamwork with families and co-workers through reflective practice. This position will act as a professional demonstrating caring and cooperation that support productive work and professional satisfaction.

  • Demonstrate knowledge that families and culture are of primary importance in children’s development. Because the family and the early childhood professional have a common interest in the child’s well-being, we acknowledge a primary responsibility to bring about communication, cooperation and collaboration between the home and program in ways that enhance the child’s development.

  • Continuous quality improvement will be prioritized through participation in quality initiatives and other learning opportunities.

  • Assists with the purchasing/ notification of need, for classroom materials that are needed to support children’s learning. Rotation and implementation of classroom environments will be required. Classroom environments will reflect research based, best practice. Classroom cleaning and upkeep as needed.

  • Will be required to meet State of Alaska Child Care Licensing, accreditation and mandatory TLC requirements for continuing education and training.

NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent’s immediate manager.


Current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or 12 or more Early Childhood Education (ECE) credits from an accredited institution.

A minimum of two years of experience working with children. Must be at least 18 years of age, 21 years of age for locations that require being left with children alone. Must have knowledge of Developmentally Appropriate Practice for each age group represented. Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats.


Associates degree in Early Childhood Development or Child Development, or Early Childhood Special Education.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.


OE - Typical Office Environment: (Accountant, Administrative Assistant, Consultant, Program Manager)

  • May be required to lift a minimum of 40 lbs.

  • Requires significant use of computer, phone and general office equipment.

  • Needs adequate visual acuity, ability to grasp and handle objects.

  • Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing and speaking in person or on telephone.

  • May require off-site travel and/or driving.


Although recreational marijuana is legal in the state of Alaska, it is against Foundation Health Partners policy and included in the post offer five-panel drug screening through Occupational Health.

EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Number: 2020-7280

New Grad: No

External Company Name: Foundation Health, LLC

External Company URL: fmhdc.com

Street: 1650 Cowles Street