Child Study Center

Student Assistants

Student Employee Positions
Student employees may serve in a variety of capacities. The student assistant works four to twenty hours per week. Hours are determined based on the needs of the programs. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with the supervision of the children, snack or meal preparation, set-up and or clean-up of the environment, weekly disinfecting of the toys/equipment, completing outdoor classroom safety checklists, pet care, assisting teachers with requests and/or office hours.

Job expectations to work as a student employee at the Child Study Center include, but are not limited to:

  • Prompt arrival with regular and consistent attendance
  • Honesty, integrity and maturity
  • Compliance with the CSC Dress Code
  • Proper grammar and use of language
  • Accuracy and efficiency
  • Initiative to meet the needs of the program
  • Positive attitude toward children, families, colleagues, and staff
  • Cooperative disposition
  • Exhibiting confidentiality
  • Outgoing and demonstrated self-confidence
  • Understanding of developmentally appropriate practices set forth by the National Association (NAEYC) for the Education of Young Children
  • Following the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
  • Follows Child Study Center, Family and Consumer Sciences, and University policies and procedures.

Student employee positions available at the Child Study Center and the application process will be posted with Career Services, www.bsu.edu/careers under job position 7556.

Qualifications: Consideration given to those with extensive childcare experience with developmentally appropriate practices. Major in Family & Child, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Exceptional Needs Early Childhood, Speech-Language Pathology or related field working with early childhood. Preferences given to those with a minimum of 12 college credits (semester hours) in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or early childhood special education that encompass the following: child development and learning of children birth through kindergarten; family and community relationships; observing, documenting, and assessing young children; teaching and learning; and professional practices and development.

Required Qualifications: Eligibility requirements include submitting a completed application packet. Continued employment includes timely submission of negative TB Test results, Health Exam, and CPR/First Aid Training and Hepatitis B Documentation.

Preferred Qualifications: Taking or have taken FCSFC 265 Infant and Toddler Development and Education and/or FCSFC 275 Child Development.

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Child Study Center
Ball State University
Muncie , Indiana 47306

Phone: 765-285-1987
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