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Assistant Teacher for Early Learning Center
Job Code:2018-MACON-017
Location:Macon Campus
Department:
Job Shifts
  

Job Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the physical, social and emotional development of students with an emphasis on language development and developing literacy skills.

·         Support the emotional and social development of children.

·         Attend to the personal hygiene of each child in your care, including changing diapers or soiled clothing and washing hands.

·         Relate to all children in a professional manner that conveys respect and nurturing.

·         Carry out lesson plans for activities.

·         Provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration and problem solving appropriate to the development levels of the children.

·         Participate in all staff meeting and in service training.

·         Communicate positively with parents in the program and portray a positive image at all times.

·         Report all needs to the Director.

·         Ensure that the classroom and all equipment are clean and in good working order.

·         Reporting all accidents to the appropriate persons (i.e. Director, parents, lead teacher, etc.)

·         Reporting all needed supplies and repairs for classroom to the appropriate persons (i.e. Director, lead teacher, etc.)

·         Keep records o the children’s progress in the center.

·         Document all incidents in the daycare on incident reports; forward these reports to the appropriate persons (i.e. Director, parents, etc.)

·         Assist in the cleaning and straightening of the child care rooms at the end of the day, as well as putting away any outside equipment.

·         Work cooperatively and effectively as a team member by communicating and contributing information on a continuous basis.

·         Ensure that all information pertaining to the children’s center is kept in a confidential manner.

·         Other duties as assigned.

·         Maintains a safe, healthy, and secure workplace.

·         Provides leadership to the development team by being an active role model and mentor for staff.

·         Takes initiative to implement good practice and meet oversight and accreditation standards.

·         Interacts professionally and cooperatively with other parts of the agency (i.e. Human Resources, Finance, etc.)

·         Completes assignments in a timely and accurate manner

·         Complete training necessary to perform position consistent with program and agency staff development plans.

·         Handles confidential information in a competent and professional manner.

·         Produces work that conforms to high standards of accuracy, thoroughness and thought content.

·         Upholds the mission and values of The Methodist Home.

·         Demonstrates a commitment to democracy by actively participating in team decisions.

·         Practices social responsibility by adhering to attendance and punctuality policies.

·         Engages in Open Communication to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people at all levels.

·         Employee recognizes the need for self care and therefore has developed a self care plan.

·         Utilizes appropriate Sanctuary tools when interacting with colleagues.

·         Adheres to the seven commitments of Sanctuary when carrying out work responsibilities.

·         All other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications:

Qualifications and Skills:

·         Must have a minimum of a Child Development Associate credential, Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) in early Childhood Education, Child Development, Infant and Toddler or related curriculum .

·         Must have the necessary stamina, maturity, and temperament to work with children age 6 weeks to 4 years old.

·         Ability to be trained in basic skills in first aid and CPR.

·         Must have a minimum of a Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) in early Childhood Education or Child Development.

·         Must have at least one-year experience working in a daycare setting.

·         Must be able to multi task in a fast paced work environment.

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills

·         Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.

·         Ability to understand and consistently implement policies and procedures of the Agency.

·         Ability to interact and work cooperatively and effectively with other personnel and residents.

·         Ability to show sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural difference in the service population

·         Ability to uphold the mission and values of The Methodist Home.

·         Must be 18 years of age.

·         High level of energy required for working with people.

·         Ability to meet and handle the public with poise and tact.

·         Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.

·         Ability to understand and consistently implement policies and procedures of the Agency.

·         Ability to interact and work cooperatively and effectively with other personnel and residents.

·         Ability to show sensitivity and responsiveness to socioeconomic and cultural differences in the service population. Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills


Other Job Information (if applicable):

Essential Physical Requirements:

·      Duties are performed in a variety of environments ranging from highly stressful to casual and leisurely.

·      Duties include sitting, sometimes on the floor,  for various periods of time.

·      Duties are performed in both indoor and outdoor settings.

·      Must be able to lift and/or carry children when appropriate. (Weight range up to 50 lb.)

·      Must be able to interact with children sometimes bending, kneeling, squatting, or sitting on the floor.

·      Must be able to evacuate children in the case of an emergency.

·      Must be able to push stroller, crib, food cart, etc. (Weight range up to 50 lb.)

·      Must have good hearing.

·      Must have at least 20/40 vision with or without glasses or corrective lenses.

·      Must have a good field of vision in each eye.

·      Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels.

·      Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

·      Duties may include bending, stooping or kneeling for short durations of time.

Duties may occasionally include overhead work, reaching, pulling and pushing items.