compensation: $15.00 - $18.00 DOE per hour employment type: full-time
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Our growing childcare facility is looking for a Preschool Assistant Teacher who can help to create a fun environment and incorporate educational programs that assist in our children’s development. The Preschool Assistant Teacher will be responsible for monitoring and teaching children in our program, developing a curriculum that the children will respond to positively and partnering with our team to enhance the learning environment at our school. If you love working with kids and have previous experience in an early learning environment, please apply today.
Hours: Monday - Friday
Benefits: Full-time employees receive medical, dental, vision and gym membership
PTO: All staff that is contracted over 20 hrs. will accrue 2 ½ weeks of PTO/Sick leave. These hours are accumulated each paycheck.
Position Description: Assistant teacher to assist in the classroom and giving teacher breaks as needed.
Timberlake Christian Preschool’s Assistant Teachers:
(1) Program assistants may be employed to assist in program and curriculum under the direction of a lead teacher or higher.
(2) Program assistants under eighteen years of age must not be left in charge of a group of children and may care for children only under direct, visual or auditory supervision by a lead teacher or higher.
(3) Program assistants eighteen years of age or older may have sole responsibility for a child or group of children for a brief period of time when there is a staff person on the premises who meets the lead teacher qualifications.
(4) Program assistants must have the understanding, ability, physical health, emotional stability and good judgment to meet the needs of the children in care.
(5) Program assistants must:
(a) Be sixteen years of age or older; after 18th birthday you will need to complete your STARS 30 hours and complete and maintain yearly STARS hours.
(b) Have a TB test as required under WAC 170-297-1750;
(c) Have a background clearance as required under chapter 170-06 WAC;
(d) Have current CPR and first-aid training as required under WAC 170-297-1825;
(e) Complete HIV/AIDS training and annual blood borne pathogens training as required under WAC 170-297-1850;
(f) Have a food worker card, if applicable; and
(g) Attend an agency orientation as required under WAC 170-297-5800.
(6) Program assistants are counted in the staff-to-child ratio.
Assistant Teacher’s must have acquired skills to provide nurturing care and support to all children, demonstrate skills and abilities to maintain friendly and successful communication with parents, and establish successful teamwork with other teaching staff. Assistant Teachers must be able to maintain classroom cleanliness and organization, adherence and compliance with expected professional behaviors as required by school management.
PLANNING, PREPARATION AND INSTRUCTION:
The Assistant Teacher assists in creating lesson plans that support the development of the social/emotional, cognitive, language and physical growth of the child.
The Assistant Teacher uses the Emergent hybrid curriculum and current research-based instructional practices to develop interdisciplinary units of instruction that meet both the group and individual needs of each student.
The Assistant Teacher is responsible for maintaining an on-going discussion with curriculum teachers and coordinate curriculum integration and implementation with these teachers.
The Assistant Teacher works with children of various abilities in each classroom, including those with learning differences as diagnosed. The Assistant Teacher may be required to participate in meetings, trainings, and planning cooperatives to fully meet each child’s needs.
The Assistant Teacher uses various assessment tools/strategies such as observations, children’s work samples, continuums of development, portfolios, etc. to help make instructional judgments for each individual child’s developmental level.
Punctuality: Arrives to work on time.
Presentation: Is poised, well mannered, neatly and appropriately dressed, well groomed, and clean. Follows staff handbook dress code.
The Assistant Teacher is responsible for assisting the Teacher in preparing an environment that meets the needs of the developmental levels of the children he/she works with.
The Assistant Teacher is responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher in preparing an indoor/outdoor environment in which the furnishings and materials align with the lesson plan instruction.
Maintaining a clean, organized, and attractive environment, including the care and maintenance of classroom materials and equipment; for communicating needs for the classroom in accordance with school policy, i.e., maintaining an inventory of classroom materials and any additional materials needed.
The Assistant Teacher helps create an environment that demonstrates rapport with, respect and kindness for all children. The Assistant Teacher models and teaches conflict resolution and problem-solving strategies in the classroom and outdoors.
The Assistant Teacher should report discipline concerns beyond standard classroom approaches to the Teacher and Head of School. A meeting with parents (Head of School, if necessary) should be arranged.
The Assistant Teacher is responsible for the safety of the children left in his/her care until picked-up by a designated adult. No child should ever be left unsupervised inside or outside the classroom or in the restroom.
The Assistant Teacher ensures that the physical environment adheres to all health and safety regulations as required by the Department of Social Services, Child Care Division-Title 22.
The classroom program shall meet licensing standards set forth by the Department of Social Services, Child Care Division-Title 22, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
The Assistant Teacher is responsible for communication that supports an understanding of the school’s mission, vision and learning philosophy. He/she shall develop positive relationships within the school community, and protects the privacy and confidentiality of each child and family in the school community.
The Assistant Teacher establishes a positive relationship with parents of the children and maintains consistent communication with co-teachers and parents with regard to their child’s specific needs. The Assistant Teacher assists the Lead Teacher with parent conferences twice a year, meetings and communication throughout the school year in accordance with school policy. The Assistant Teacher responds to parent concerns in a timely manner after discussing the matter with the Lead Teacher (within one work day).
The Assistant Teacher assists in communication to parents and others in the school community about the classroom and curriculum.
The Assistant Teacher assists the Teacher in creating a classroom newsletter that goes home to families during the first week of the month.
The Assistant Teacher assists the Lead Teacher in developing and participating in parent programs that help develop an understanding of the Timberlake Christian Preschool’s curriculum.
The Assistant Teacher assists the Lead Teacher in completing required Developmental Profiles in accordance with school policy.
The Assistant Teacher assists the Lead Teacher in the development of school activities, by participating in school functions, including but not limited to Open Houses, Curriculum Nights, Parent Orientations, and any family functions on the school calendar.
The Assistant Teacher is involved in ongoing professional development and curriculum enhancements in the classroom as well as collaborative professional growth through workshops and trainings.
The Assistant Teacher participates in a regular evaluation process including classroom observations, feedback meetings, and a mid-year and annual evaluation toward goals set by the Director of School Programs.
The Assistant Teacher maintains his/her teaching talents and participates in professional development activities (both within the school community and, trainings, workshops, etc.).
The Assistant Teacher participates in shared activities designed to make the entire school a productive learning environment, for example, developmental level meetings, curriculum discussion groups, working committees, mentoring, etc. It is expected that the Assistant Teacher attend all scheduled meetings and professional days as appropriate to their level. The Assistant Teacher participates and shares information from professional development activities with colleagues to benefit the learning community.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment:Work is performed primarily in a standard preschool classroom setting.
Physical:Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a classroom setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. The Infant and Toddler Teacher “must” be able to lift a child of up to 35lbs and a Preschool Teacher up to 55 lbs.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Hours:10-month (there may be summer hours but not guaranteed), hourly non-exempt, employee hours, may vary between 7:00am to 6:15pm
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