Website FranDelJA Enrichment Center

Position: Assistant Teacher
Immediate Supervisor: Classroom Lead Teacher or Site Supervisor
Salary: Based on education and experience
Hours: According to center needs
Available Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision InsuranceVacation, Sick Leave, and Holiday pay (varies)

Opportunities for personal and professional growth

General Duties:

All center staff are responsible for the general supervision, management and assurance of safety, security and well-being of each child in the program.  Assistant teachers provide the necessary support for a nurturing atmosphere that enhances the children’s social emotional, cognitive, and physical development.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist teachers in providing for the health, welfare, supervision and safety of the children.
  • Assist in greeting each child in a warm and friendly manner and provide quality customer service at all times (for children, families, center staff and the community).
  • Positively interact with the children and encourage their involvement in activities.
  • Encourage and model language and problem-solving strategies throughout the day.
  • Assist in planned daily activities based on approved curriculum and center philosophy.
  • Assist teachers to provide a warm, safe, and caring learning environment that is kept orderly, clean, appealing and in compliance with program needs and assessments.
  • Assist teachers to maintain developmental records for children including child observation notes, photos and documentation boards.
  • Assist teachers in the supervision of children in the classroom, on the playground, and field trips.
  • Follow universal health precautions at all times.
  • Report and document any observed signs of illness and injury to immediate supervisor or lead teacher.
  • Assist teachers to maintain classroom and playground, providing a safe and healthy environment.
  • Assist teachers to provide supervision of toileting and bathroom time.
  • Assist teachers and model at all mealtime/snack time activities.
  • Ensure center personnel policies are followed.
  • Keep scheduled hours and sign in/out every shift.
  • Avoid showing favoritism or bias towards individual staff, parents, or children.
  • Center interactions and activities are confidential.
  • Participate in classroom team meetings.
  • Participate in staff meetings, trainings, conferences, etc., as required.
  • Utilize resource materials, articles, videos, etc.
  • Participate in on-site and off-site professional growth activities.
  • Work cooperatively with classroom teachers for the success of the classroom.
  • Work cooperatively with center administration for the success of the organization.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as needed for smooth operation of the organization.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • High school graduate or equivalent GED.
  • One year experience with infant/toddlers and/or preschool children preferred.
  • Pass physical exam, TB test, Criminal Record Clearance and Fingerprints and all other state license requirements.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, parents, and staff.
  • Maintain and support program policies and procedures.
  • Expressed commitment to the program and its philosophies during the term of your employment.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Ability to sit/stand both indoors/outdoors for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to see, hear and speak.
  • Ability to participate in regular standing, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, crouching, grasping, reaching above, and below the shoulder.
  • Ability to lift/carry 25 lbs.
  • Ability to multi-task in an energy demanding and often noisy environment.
  • Ability to operate computer and complete other repetitive motion tasks.

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