The Teacher’s Assistant is responsible for the care of a group of children as part of a teaching team and functions as a co-leader.
The Teacher’s Assistant reports to the classroom Teacher and the Program Director.
To establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment
- Promotes healthy eating practices.
- Maintains a safe environment.
- Posts necessary information to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children.
- Maintains an orderly learning environment.
- 5.Utilizing the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) - Client Assistance and Re-housing Enterprise System (CARES) complete incident reports as needed.
To advance physical and intellectual competence
- Provides a balance between quiet and active learning activities.
- Uses equipment and materials for indoor and outdoor play that promotes children’s physical development.
- Involves children in planning and implementing learning activities.
- Implements experiences that promote language and literacy development.
To support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance
- Implements hands-on activities that develop positive self-esteem.
- Implements hands-on activities that develop social skills.
- Implements culturally diverse experiences.
- Uses and promotes positive guidance techniques.
- Communicates with children at their developmental level.
- Encourages children to be independent.
To establish positive and productive relationships with families
- Encourage and provides a variety of ways for parent-volunteers to participate in the program.
- Must be available to rotate shifts and classroom assignment at Director’s discretion, and/or as needs of the business require.
To ensure well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant’s needs
- Assesses program supplies and material needed prior to implementing activities.
- Assesses children’s needs and developmental progress on an ongoing basis.
- In consultation with the Teacher and Director, uses the results of assessment to plan activities.
To maintain a commitment to professionalism
- Promotes the center’s philosophy and educational objectives.
- Supports the center’s code of ethical conduct.
- Engages in ongoing staff development to improve personal and professional skills.
- Supports the professional growth and development of colleagues by sharing materials and information and providing helpful feedback and encouragement.
- Attends staff meetings, workshop and in service training provided by the center
1. Must obtain Department of Health Food Handler’s Certification within four (4) months of being employed.
High School Diploma
Preparedness as a Teacher’s Assistant of young children, and a minimum of 2 years Early Childhood Experience.