Frog&Toad Child Care&Learning Center, LLC

Early Childhood - Teacher Assistant

Reference ID : 113463
Location : Burlington, VT
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time

Description

Summary

Are you someone who enjoys working with very young children? Perhaps you're just beginning your career in Early Education? Maybe you want to explore the opportunities that working with young children brings? It could be that you're someone who simply enjoys the wonder of childhood and play, and are curious to learn how it relates to children's growth and development? If so, Frog&Toad Child Care&Learning Center might be the Early Care and Education Program that is right for you to explore!


Not sure what age group you are best suited to work with? At Frog&Toad we have the flexibility to explore that with you! We understand that each stage of a child's development brings about its own unique joys and challenges, and we want to help you discover where you can be the biggest asset to a child's growth and development!


The Teacher Assistant supports the students and classroom by helping to create a caring and safe environment for the children and assisting in activities to improve the overall care and quality of education. S/he must be able to communicate, listen and work well with others in a team environment. Assisting the staff in implementing a quality educational program and in developing positive relationships with the children and their parents.


IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR QUALIFICATIONS WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO APPLY ANYWAY! WE CAN HELP YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS, AND FOR CANDIDATES THAT SHOW GREAT POTENTIAL, WE CAN APPLY FOR VARIANCES FROM THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT DIVISION!


This full-time position pays $19.00 - $20.00 per hour (based on qualifications/education) paid bi-weekly on Wednesday.

Duties

All of our teaching staff are responsible for upholding state and school policies as well as maintaining classroom/school cleanliness and organization. Assistant Teachers help with delivering age appropriate curriculum as directed from their Lead Teacher, and contribute to the development of age-appropriate curriculum as they are ready or interested. Assistant Teachers will have some communication with parents about their children during drop off and pick up times, and so a professional and cheerful disposition is a must. And of course, all teachers are responsible for providing loving care to the children in our school!


  • Assist in the implementation of curricula activities and encourage participation by children.
  • Actively engage in activities; manage cleanliness, maintenance, and availability of classroom materials.
  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions and progress reports.
  • Encourage self-help and good hygiene through behavior modeling.
  • Help ensure smooth, daily transitions through out the day as well as from home to school each day.
  • Follow all center policies and state regulations.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of professional child care experience.
  • High energy.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • An understanding of child development.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.

Benefits

Vacation - each full-time staff member is entitled to one week paid vacation (5 days) after the first year of service.

Sick Time - each employee is entitled to one week paid vacation (5 days) after probationary period.

Full Vision - each full-time employee is entitled to full vision coverage after 90 days.

Full Dental - each full-time employee is entitled to full dental coverage after 90 days.

**If an employee declines vision and dental insurance after their 90 day waiting period they receive an additional $0.25 in hourly wages.**

After 2 years of service, full-time employees are eligible to participate in the company medical savings plan.

After 2 years of service, full-time employees are eligible to participate in the company simple IRA (Individual Retirement Account) program.  

Holidays - each full-time staff member is entitled to eight (8) paid holidays per year. They include: New Years, Memorial, Independence, Labor, Thanksgiving, and the following Friday, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

Professional Days - each full-time staff member will receive additional paid vacation days as per our school closing calendar.

Paid Professional Development - Each employee will receive up to 15 paid hours of professional development each year. 

Paid Volunteer Time - each full-time staff member is entitled to 2 paid volunteer days each year. 

Roving Holiday - Each full-time employee is entitled to one paid holiday of their choosing each year.

Service Bonuses - At 5, 10, 15, and 20 years of service employees receive cash bonuses.

Referral Program - Each employee is entitled to $250.00 for each new client that we sign on due to their referral.

Discounted Child Care Tuition - Full-time employees with children at Frog&Toad receive a 50% discount on services (restrictions apply).

Paid Travel - For traveling that occurs outside of normal commute to and from work (ex. training held outside of Chittenden County)

Healthy Lifestyle - each full-time employee is entitled to $100.00 annually for things like (new sneakers, state park passes, fishing license, massage etc)

Telemedical and Teletherapy - Each full-time employee receives these (if they choose) services that can be used with or without other health insurance coverage.

About Us

Frog&Toad Child Care&Learning Center, LLC is a high quality (at least 4 STARS) Early Education Program serving children birth to 5 years of age. We have been in operation since 2005, and have expanded into 2 wonderful sites in order to better serve our community. Both of our sites are ACT 166 partners, as well as sponsor sites for the TEACH program. Our staff is full of loving, creative, motivated, and dedicated teachers with a focus on child-centered and nature based curriculum. As an employer, Frog&Toad puts high value on teacher health and well-being as well as community service.



Minimum Education : None
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Burlington, VT

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