Educare Daycare

Early Childhood - Teacher Assistant/Aide

Reference ID : 28939
Location : Signal Mountain, TN
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time

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/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, the Teacher Assistant observes and documents children's interest and progress, and relays that information back to the Teacher and Parents. Teacher Assistant are responsible for implementing developmentally appropriate activities based on children's interests and needs under the direction of the Teacher and the Director.


Duties

  • Assist in the implementation of curricula activities and encourage participation by children.
  • Actively engage in activities; manage cleanliness, maintenance, and availability of classroom materials.
  • Encourage self-help and good hygiene through behavior modeling.
  • Help ensure smooth, daily transition from home to child care center.
  • 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.

Nice To Haves


Currently seeking or willing to participate in Early Childhood Development coursework is encouraged. (Financial resources available through TECTA.)


Benefits


  • Positive, supportive environment.
  • Some paid Holidays.
  • Paid participation in Staff Training/Development.
  • Paid Lunch Breaks.
  • Earned Vacation pay.
  • Annual bonus.
  • Some flexibility of hours/part-time available.
  • Staff Breakfast Fridays!

About Us


Edu-Care is a State Licensed, Quality 3 Star-Rated Program offering full-time care to infants through preschool age children. We opened our doors in November of 1996 as part of the ministry of the Lighthouse Church. For 25 years, we have continued to grow and serve the families of the Signal Mountain, TN area. Our purpose and mission is to meet the educational and developmental needs of our children in a loving and safe environment that helps to build trust and strong healthy attachments. We want children to have the opportunity to experience and explore their world as teachers provide quality supervision, support, and intentional learning opportunities.



Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Signal Mountain, TN

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