If you are interested in applying for employment or in volunteering at our center, please stop by the University Child Care's front desk to fill out an employment application. You may also call us at 410-704-2652 to request that an application be mailed/faxed to you. Applications can also be printed off the university's Career Center 's website at www.towson.edu/careercenter. You would then need to either mail it, hand deliver, fax (410-704-3771) or email your application to Mrs. Debbie Koman at email@example.com.
Please note: ours is an academic environment. Because university students are our employees, there are situations that may occur over which none of us have any control. These situations can cause student employees to withdraw soon after they start working or even before they begin working. This tends to be the case regarding Minimester and Summer when courses are cancelled due to lack of enrollment. If the university cancels the class in which a student is enrolled, that student may not know until just before the class begins. In turn, he or she may decide not to work during that session, if he or she cannot also take a course. We may then suddenly be looking for student employees shortly after announcing that there were no openings.
There is a training session required of all new employees, which may often be presented after employment has begun due to scheduling differences. This is a required training. The training is led by our Senior Student Staff Member, and you will be contacted by the person regarding training times. Our Senior Student Staff Member is "Miss Rachel ", Rachel Borror, who is currently also the Back-Up Teacher in Miss Ann's class (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There are a variety of forms that need to be completed and delivered by the prospective student employee to the University's Health Center, University Police, University Payroll Office or University Human Resources Office before you will be able to be paid. You may not begin to work until these requirements have been met.
Guidelines addressing the specificity of our environment regarding Staff Dress Code
Please discuss any questions you may have with your Lead/Supervisor.
Clean, modest, clothing which allows you to move freely, up and down from the floor (which is what we do constantly, day in-day out).
Shoes that support your ability to run after children and are covered enough to spare your toes from awkward, still-lacking-in-balance little ones. Every staff member is expected to be able to assist in this constant effort of running after/attempting to corral little ones. Sandals, heels etc. do not provide the support you will need running after children on our variety of surfaces.
This is a family environment. Come dressed appropriately or you willbe asked to leaveand change before returning. Our staffing schemata operates within ratio requirements. Having someone not available to us, because they are not appropriately dressed and were sent home is unacceptable. Dressing appropriately, safely and modestly is a job requirement.
Please note that it is NORMAL for young children to grab/pull jewelry: nose rings, ear rings, eye brow rings, ear rings, hair etc. If you wear a belly button ring, your clothing should cover you adequately so that children are not aware of it. Bending over and/or sitting on the floor should not be hindered by clothing that may be revealing.
Designs and writing on clothing may not be inappropriate for a family environment.
Your Supervisor’s role is to maintain decorum in one of each of our five environments (classrooms and office areas). Your supervisor will bring clothing that is deemed inappropriate to your attention. Each Supervisor is responsible for and will maintain decorum within their cluster. This includes determining what he or she consideres appropriateness in a family-oriented atmosphere. If any of your clothing is printed with controversial or inappropriate material, do not wear it here.
Hair styles, jewelry, and clothing which could be of interest to children who might be tempted to grab/pull/twist is strongly discouraged. Your well-being and the well-being of our children is to be taken VERY seriously.*
Your most important role at the Center is to support the development of a child's self-esteem and intellect. Fancy clothing, jewelry, special hairdos etc. are strongly discouraged. You may not see your mode of dress as an offense to a child, but actions taken to protect your clothing, hair or jewelry from a child's natural curiosity (touching, pulling, twisting) could be misinterpreted and cause hurt feelings.
Do not wear revealing, low-slung pants or skirts.
Do not wear shirts that display vulgar or controversial wording or expressions.
Health and safety requirements* include fingerprinting, a physical and a tuberculosis certification. The Center will pay those costs for its student employees if the tests are done here on campus. The total costs of these to the Center are $102.25 per student employee. You will be asked to sign a form designed to inform you that if we are not allowed to have you work here, due to the findings of any of these certifications, that you will be required to refund the Center for the cost of these certifications.You will also agree to refund for the cost of these certifications if you do not work the semester hours that you agree to with your supervisor.
We are licensed by the State of Maryland, and are required to meet certain minimal employment standards: a medical certification that confirms you are physically well enough to work with young children (this includes a certification that you do not carry Tuberculosis), and a criminal background check.
As a student here at the university you are entitled to have the medical pieces done here at the University Health Center. However, a tuberculine test will not be administered weekly beyond Wednesday, in order to allow the 48-76 hours required for the reading of the tuberculine test. Call to make an appointment before going to the Health Center--410-704-2466. The Center will pay for the cost of the medical check and back ground check IF you stay with us for at least one full term. If not, we will charge your account the full cost of these tests* which is currently $102.25. (You will be asked to sign and date both our Letter to The Campus Police and our Letter to The Health Center on which you acknowledge, via your signature, that you understand our agreement with you).
Current costs: The physical is $45.00/pp, the TB test is $20/pp, and the criminal background check is $37.25/pp
Please note: Criminal background checks are maintained exclusively for the purpose of meeting the Center's regulatory requirements.
* Piercings of ears, lips, eye brows, tongue, face etc. can prove dangerous