Child Care Aide

The School of Medicine – ARTS has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Child Care Aide position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Job Summary:

This position will assist with providing direct childcare to young children (infants, toddlers and preschoolers) by: meeting children’s needs (cognitive, physical, social and emotional); providing an enriching, safe and clean learning environment for children; following all agency, child care licensing and quality standards; providing developmentally appropriate activities to children; following curriculum guidelines; providing consistent, positive and productive communication with all stake holders (children, families, team members, volunteers, service providers).

The Baby Haven Child Care Center located in Southwest Denver (Hampden and Federal) is state-of-the-art childcare facility offering the highest quality of care and educational services. The Baby Haven is a licensed and level 5 Colorado Shines rated center. Baby Haven provides care to children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. Baby Haven is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. Services are provided to children throughout the Denver Metro Area as well as to families associated with Addiction Research and Treatment Services.

The Baby Haven provides a rich, nurturing environment for children’s cognitive, social, and emotional and physical growth.  Baby Haven children are respected, and our teachers and staff work in partnership with families to nurture each child and assist them in meeting their unique potential.

Must also be able to attend:

*evening teacher in-services (monthly)

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Assisting Lead Teacher with creating, implementing, individualizing lesson plans based on curriculum and assessment tools indicated by Center.
  • Encouraging teaching team success through modeling and support.
  • Ensuring healthy and clean classroom environment.
  • Maintaining frequent communication with parents and families.
  • Assist Lead Teacher with planning and providing age appropriate individual and group activities.
  • Assist Lead Teacher with coordinating and implementing educational curriculum to assist each child in meeting early learning standards.
  • Follows all agency, childcare and licensing standards.
  • Assist Lead Teacher with assessment observations and preparing for parent/teacher conferences.
  • Provides care routines for children such as washing hands, meals and snacks, diaper changes, etc.
  • Assist with recording and record keeping of information required to document the growth and development of children and their activities.
  • Attend all staff meetings, in-services and Family Partnership events.
  • Help maintain facility in a safe, clean and satisfactory condition.
  • Communicate daily with center management, all staff, substitutes and volunteers, which include sharing daily program plans and discussing goals for children.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits:

This position is full time or part time, FTE is flexible. Compensation shown is for full time.

Hiring salary is $33,010- $34,320

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is eligible for overtime compensation

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.  Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at​.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
  • Must have verifiable experience providing care for groups of infants, toddlers and/or preschoolers

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must agree to fingerprinting and criminal background check. Required background checks include a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) AND the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).
  • Subject to pre-employment, post-accident or incident or reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing per UCD Addiction Research and Treatment Services Department Policies.
  • In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), ARTS cannot employ individuals (who may have contact with residents) who have (1) engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other Institution (as defined in 42 U.S. C. § 1997); (2) been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or (3) been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in (1-3) of this section. Material omissions regarding such misconduct, or the provision of materially false information, shall be grounds for termination
  • Must agree to a medical examination and must provide recent medical documentation stating that you are able to work with and care for young children.
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds.
  • Be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on floor, lift and lower children into and out of cribs, see, hear, speak with children to ensure children’s health and safety.
  • Must be able to smell and taste food.
  • Must be willing and able to attend teacher in-services (minimum monthly)
  • Must be willing to complete on-going training and education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of study at an accredited college or university (equivalent to 48 semester hours) or an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university
  • Experience working in a substance abuse treatment environment with a focus on women’s issues (i.e. trauma; domestic violence; mental health treatment; parenting and child development; barriers women experience in treatment such as childcare, employment, finding a job that pays enough to support their family; etc.)
  • Experience working with offender population
  • Experience working with drug exposed infants and toddlers
  • Experience executing administrative duties related to billing, office organization, and data entry using Microsoft Office programs


  • Knowledge of child development and age-appropriate expectations for young children 6 weeks through 5 years of age
  • Ability to stay calm in all situations and to respond to children in a quiet, reassuring manner
  • Ability to adapt, adjust and/or modify activities to meet the developmental needs of each child
  • Ability to be open-minded and non-judgmental
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to manage difficult behaviors
  • Ability to comply with established rules, policies and procedures
  • Ability to develop healthy relationships with clients
  • Ability to establish boundaries with clients
  • Awareness of healthy nutrition practices for ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age
Special Instructions to Child Care Aide Applicants: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Review of applications will begin as soon as the position is posted and will continue until the position is filled.     Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references)

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Contact ARTS

3738 W. Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236

Weekdays 7:30am to 4:30pm
Phone: 303.336.1600
Fax: 303.762.2181