Overview Want to have fun & teach at the same time? Are you passionate about working with young children? Then we need you! Looking for a full time and part time Teacher's Assistants. Prior experience working as a member of a early childhood classroom is a must. Must also be willing, when necessary, to assist in classrooms with children ranging from infancy through school-age.
We are seeking positive parent-teacher communicators who are interested in learning our school's culture. This is an accredited school for young children. We strive to hire the best individuals who possess a genuine passion for connecting with and caring for young children.
Willingness to engage with parents and family members and be responsive to their needs
Ability to work as an integral part of a team
Willingness to accept direction and assist classroom teachers with the execution of day to day activities
Minimum of a high school diploma, but college preferred
Prior experience strongly recommended
Position A Teacher at Palmer Preschool is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Additionally an Assistant Teacher is responsible to work together with a Lead Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty.
General Qualifications An Assistant Teacher must meet the qualifications including the following:
Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid
Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses
Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances
Ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds
Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies
Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations
Educational Qualifications All candidates, who wish to be considered for the position of Lead Teacher must meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any/all requirements that may be mandated by their state and/or local licensing authorities:
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development.
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
An Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or a related field1.
An Associate’s degree or higher in a related field1, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential.
Proof of current and active enrollment in a CDA Credentialing Program.
Proof of current and active enrollment in an accredited Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program in Early Childhood Education or a related field.
RN or LPN with emphasis on the young child including at least one class in Child Development or Human Growth Development (For Infant, Toddler, Get Set only).
Lead Teacher Responsibilities A Lead Teacher’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment
Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence
Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance
Establish positive and effective family relations
Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs
Maintain professional commitment
Write and maintain age appropriate lesson plans daily
Complete picture monthly portfolios for each child
Attend monthly meetings
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