Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

POSITION SUMMARY:  Works alongside head to teacher to educate and care for children, create classroom community and partner with families.

Responsibilities:

  • Help maintain a child-centered classroom environment that is inviting and clean
  • Carry out appropriate and positive discipline established in accordance with the philosophy of the school
  • Help to ensure the safety and welfare of the children and protects each from physical or emotional harm.
  • This includes performing all tasks with an appropriate level of confidentiality.
  • Supervise and interact with children at all times; snack times, rest periods, diapering/restroom times, play times, and activity times.
  • Maintain observation records and other required classroom logs correctly.
  • Know all health and emergency policies of the program and is ready to implement them if necessary.
  • Help with general housekeeping tasks.
  • Maintain appropriate communication with staff, children, and families at all times.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Step in for different teachers to provide lunch breaks.

Skills and Competencies

  • Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice and resources related to the field
  • Flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment and the energy and patience required to keep pace with a large number of young children
  • Ability to stay focused on multi-year goals and objectives and to approach a variety of challenges with enthusiasm, compassion and energy
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with parents, children and co-workers
  • Belief in fostering development of the whole child – intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally
  • Knowledge of child cognitive, social, and skills development methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of play, reading, and quiet-time activities for children.
  • Child supervision skills.
  • Ability to provide basic nutrition and hygiene services for young children.

Salary Range $18-$20 a hour depending on experience and education level

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