Woodstock Christian Child Care


Part-time Teacher Assistant or Aide

Reference ID: 2258
Location: Woodstock, VT
Category: Education/Training
Job Type: Part Time
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Description

Summary


The Teacher Assistant supports the Teachers and the Director 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/hemust be able to communicate, listen and work well with others in a team environment, even in stressful situations. S/he will demonstrate love, kindness, and patience in all interactions with children. 


This position reports directly to the Director.


Duties


      Assist Teachers in implementing a quality educational program, while developing positive relationships with the children and their families

      Observes and documents childrens interest and progress, and relays that information back to parents and staff

      Responsible for implementing developmentally appropriate activities based on approved curriculum, childrens interests and needs, while under the direction of the Teacher and the Director

      Supervise activities to ensure the safety and well-being of each child 

      Respond to emergencies physically, calmly, and efficiently 

      Contribute to a pleasant, cooperative working environment

      Perform required documentation electronically/manually as directed, while maintaining confidentiality

      Maintain overall organization and cleanliness of the classrooms

      Follow all center policies and state regulations

      Attend schedule staff meetings and in-service workshops

      Create and annually update an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP)

      Complete 15 hours of approved professional development (trainings/courses) annually

      Pray with/for the children/families, the staff, the Director, and the center


Requirements



Educational Requirements

     High School Diploma or GED and

     One of the following qualifications:


o   At least a Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder Level One (1) or Two (2) Certificate 

o   At least a current CDA (Child Development Associate) and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger

o   At least a State Board of Education approved Human Services Program Certificate that emphasizes child development or early childhood education and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger

o   At least successful completion of the Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals course or the Vermont Afterschool Essentials Certificate and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger

o   At least successful completion of a three (3) college credit course in child or human development or a three (3) college credit course for school age care and education and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger


 Additional Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

     Must be at least 18 years of age 

     Must clear background check and fingerprinting through the Child Development

     Must complete State of Vermont Orientation training online prior to being left alone with children

     Must complete Vermont Mandated Reporter training for child abuse and neglect

     Must obtain certification in pediatric First Aid and infant/child CPR within 6 months of date of hire

     Must complete Medication Administration training

     Must carry out all job responsibilities while acting as a Christian role model

Be able to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual demands of the position


Benefits


Approved or required certifications, education, and professional development expenses are paid or reimbursed.



Salary: $10.78 to $13/Hr
Minimum Education: High School or Equivalent
Job Type: Part Time
Category: Education/Training
Location: Woodstock, VT