Magic Mountain Children's Center Inc

Assistant Teacher- $500 Sign on bonus

Reference ID : 34922
Location : South Royalton, VT
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time

Description

Summary


The Teacher Assistant is responsible for supporting the teacher in the care and education of the group of children they have been assigned to. As a member of the Magic Mountain Children's Center teaching team the Teaching Assistant will assist the teacher in planning and implementing curriculum, engaging with families, observing and recording children's progress, as well as maintain a code of conduct that supports the program mission.


Duties

Responsibilities

  • Helps plan and facilitate developmentally appropriate activities for children daily including music, language, math, science, art, dramatic play, cooking, dance and movement activities
  • Ensures that children are adequately supervised
  • Promotes critical thinking and problem solving
  • Promotes a balance between child-initiated and teacher-initiated activities, and bases projects on the interests of the children
  • Acts without bias and projects sensitivity towards cultural diversity
  • Promotes independence, cooperation and positive self-esteem and self-concept
  • Provides nurturing attention and uses positive approaches to guide behavior
  • Follows proper procedures for diapering, dispensing of medications and universal precautions
  • Encourages children to use proper hygiene
  • Arrives on time and is prepared to manage and teach the children each day

Administrative

  • Observes, records and communicates the development of children
  • Keeps the classroom teacher and executive director informed of issues and events pertaining to the program and/or children
  • Keeps track of the children's attendance
  • Assures that the center is kept neat and clean
  • Enforces health policies
  • Completes proper forms and reports as necessary and in a timely manner

Communication

  • Provides parents with information about their child's experience for the day
  • Treats parents with respect, equally and as partners
  • Assists with parent conferences at minimum twice per year
  • Shares material and ideas with staff
  • Listens to feedback from colleagues at MMCC
  • Provides feedback to colleagues at MMCC
  • Be an equal part of the team and share your views and opinions as appropriate.
  • Follows appropriate procedures and protocol for grievances with parents, colleagues, and supervisors.
  • Help peers, the Director and the Board plan for the future of MMCC

Professionalism

  • Maintains an ethical and professional manner with children, colleagues and parents
  • Maintains a positive nature with families, staff and local shareholders
  • Participates in continuing education and professional development workshops as required
  • Current with required certifications
  • Supports MMCC philosophies and policies
  • Awareness of the local and national issues concerning early childhood education
  • Respect the confidentiality of children, families and colleagues
  • Respect cultural, economic, gender, sexual orientation and other differences
  • Is aware of and understands their responsibilities as a MANDATED REPORTER of child abuse and neglect
  • Completes the orientation process as laid out by MMCC

Professional Development

  • Completes all required orientation training and CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Attends a minimum of 18 hours of professional in-service training annually per state licensing requirements
  • Documented completion of or willingness to complete 45 hours of Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals or 3 credit college course in child or human development
  • Completes a yearly Individual Professional Development Plan, works with the Director, staff, and other colleagues to plan and meet the goals of the IPDP.

Requirements

  • A teacher assistant is at least 18 years of age, is able to comprehend basic written format, and is a high school graduate or has completed a GED and meets one of the following qualifications:
  • A Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder 1 or 2 Certificate
  • A Current CDA 
  • A State Board of Education approved Human Services Program Certificate that emphasizes child development or childhood education 
  • Completion of Fundamentals of Early Childhood Professionals
  • Completion of a 3 Credit college course in Child or Human Development or a 3 Credit college course in school age care. 
  • One year of experience working with young children
  • Ability to relate well with children
  • Understanding of curriculum development for the age group assigned to
  • Attend 18 hours of professional development annually 
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

Nice To Haves



Benefits




Salary : $15 to $17/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : South Royalton, VT

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