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Infant Assistant Teacher

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Location: Paterson, NJ
Company: Tiny Steps Learning Center
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Tiny Steps Learning Center is looking to hire an Infant Assistant Teacher. Permanent Full-Time position.
Reports to:
  • Director, Group Teacher, and Head Teacher.

Basic Function:Responsible for assisting the Teacher to facilitate daily schedule curriculum activities for the children.

Experience:Prior early childhood care experience required.
Qualifications:
  • Must possess a CDA or able to obtain certification.
  • Have a high school degree or equivalent education.
  • Submit various background checks including those completed through the Department of Human Services.
  • Be CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogen certified or obtain certification upon hire.
  • Complete a Tuberculosis test and physical and provide a physician’s documentation of both.
  • Be mentally and physically capable of caring for a large group of children alone in a classroom.
  • Must possess a strong work ethic, be punctual, and have minimal absences.
  • Have an awareness of the unique needs of young children and have appropriate expectations.
  • Be able to kneel, bend, squat, lift, push, pull, and carry children up to 70lbs.
  • Be available for full-time employment and available to work as late as 6:00 pm.

Required Expectations:
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of each child by responding to their emotional, social, and physical needs as well as their educational needs while supporting Head Teachers.
  • Utilize developmentally appropriate practice and best practice methods at all times.
  • Be a positive role model for all caregiving staff and children.
  • Be customer service orientated and professional.

Responsibilities and Duties:Including but not limited to the following:
  • Greet children and parents/guardians in an enthusiastic manner each day.
  • Assist children as necessary to enhance learning skills and help complete assigned projects.
  • Appropriately supervise children while keeping them safe at all times.
  • Assist the teacher in maintaining the climate of the classroom and implementing the educational curriculum.
  • Creating and maintaining an environment that is clean, organized, and safe for everyone.
  • Monitor classroom bulletin boards to update compilations of a child’s artwork (each piece of artwork should have name, date, literacy, and multimedia).
  • Assist the teacher to plan daily activities that are developmentally appropriate for young children.
  • Participate in weekly scheduled team teaching meetings.
  • Attend in-service training, conference, staff meetings.
  • Assist with the summaries of daily activities and provide parents/guardians with documentation.
  • Be responsible for daily sheets and the daily activities pertaining to eating, sleeping, and diaper changing.
  • Assist children with general hygiene practices including bathroom and cleanliness needs (restroom use, diapering, hand washing).
  • Maintain a professional self-image and project the values of the organization at all times.
  • Maintain accurate and current attendance records and other related paperwork.
  • Perform general classroom cleaning duties to include sweeping the floor after meals, cleaning cots, chairs, and wipe tables or spills as necessary.
  • Maintain classroom and storage area materials in a neat, orderly manner with labels to identify their location.
  • Perform assigned tasks as designated by the headteacher or director.

Skills:
  • Math Aptitude.
  • Professionalism.
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Oral Communication Skills.
  • Good moral character & Presentation.
  • Planning, Organization & Time Management.
  • Family and Child Relationship Skills and Interpersonal Skills.
  • Ability to perform tasks related to the physical care of children.


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