Under the direction of the Lead Teacher, the Teacher Aide  works cooperatively with the other members of the educational team to maintain an environment conducive to the children’s academic and spiritual development.

Qualifications

■ Able to pass local, state, and federal criminal background screenings.

■ Able to speak, read, and write English fluently.

■ US citizen or possess documentation of right to work in the US.

■ Prior experience working with young children in a classroom and/or daycare setting.

■ Completion of 40 clock-hour Introductory Child Care training preferred. If not willing to complete with assistance of Early Childhood Director

■ Current first aid and CPR certification preferred.

Responsibilities

General

■ Follow the policies of the school

■ Be punctual and regular in attendance.

■ Cooperate with parents, supervising teacher, and school administration to maximize the efficiency and excellence of the school.

■ Exercise tact, discretion and confidentiality.

Classroom

■ Assist the lead teacher in the preparation and maintenance of the classroom environment (including the outdoor environment) in a clean, orderly and safe manner.

■ Carry out the plans and directives of the lead teacher regarding working with children.

  • Change diapers

■ Become familiar with existing materials and new activities as they are added to the environment.

■ Take charge of the classroom when the lead teacher is out of the room.

■ Help supervise playground activities.

■ Assist with transition times such as dismissal and lunch.

 

 

Academic

■ Help monitor the children to insure their safety and happiness.

■ Observe the children and help keep records of their development.

■ Attend and participate in parent education meetings.

■ Meet regularly with the lead teacher to plan for the needs of the children and coordinate planning for these needs including making materials and preparing supplies.

■ Participate in parent-teacher conferences as directed by the supervising teacher.

■ Participate in the school’s social and community functions such as open house, fund raising, and demonstrations.

■ Attend staff meetings  as requested by admin.

■ Participate in first-aid and CPR training, state regulated child development training and any other additional training to keep records current to meet state licensing requirements.

■ Continue professional growth by attending in-service meetings and professional conferences.

■ Participate at the beginning of the year orientation and preparation of the classroom and the end of the year inventory and maintenance.