Tysons Corner Children's Center

Assistant Teacher

Reference ID : 47684
Location : Mclean, VA
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Part Time

Description

Summary


We are currently looking for Part-Time Assistant Teacher/Floater who has at least four years of experience working with children 13 months to 4 years of age in a child care environment. This position reports to the Center Director and is responsible for supporting aspects of the classroom according to TCCC's overall guidelines and guidance from the classroom teacher. The assistant teacher is responsible for assisting the classroom teacher in implementing daily activities that are appropriate to the developmental needs of the children in the classroom. The assistant teacher is equally responsible for creating a warm, accepting classroom atmosphere that encourages the social, emotional and academic growth of all children enrolled in the program.


Duties

  • Ensure that programming efforts are implemented in a trusting environment that enables children to learn at their own pace.
  • Assist classroom teacher with circle time, art activities and other programming efforts as needed.
  • Ensure the physical space in the classroom gives children an opportunity to move about freely
  • Create areas that provide choices and variety that are appropriate to children's developmental potential. Maintain a classroom environment that provides children with choices, routines and overall predictability.
  • Assist children as needed with feeding, toileting, and personal care as it applies to their appropriate stage of development.
  • Ensure the safety, well being and security of all children at all times.
  • Be responsive to the social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs of children and create a nurturing environment to promote children's self-concept.
  • Maintain sight and sound supervision of children at all times and never leave a child unattended for any reason.

Requirements

  • A four year degree in ECE or related field
  •  An Associate's degree and/or a CDA
  • Ability to provide developmentally appropriate activities to foster children's growth and development.
  • The ability to listen and interact with others (children, parents, co-workers, and Center Management)
  • Ability to communicate ideas orally and written in English so others will understand.
  •  Willingness to continue training in ECE related topics and specifically in areas that will directly benefit the children in your care.
  • Ability to be an appropriate role model for children in the classroom and staff - ensuring the behavior you demonstrate sets the tone for the expectations of staff you work with in the classroom and the children in your care.
  • Lift children weighing up to 50 pounds,
  • Make eye contact with children at their level, and bend and move appropriately to interact with children during course of day.

Nice To Haves


Ability to:

  • Provide a proven track record for great interpersonal skills with children, staff and parents
  • Ability to teach appropriate lessons per the classroom guidelines, sing and interact with young children.
  • Provide parents with accurate and timely information about their child
  • Work cohesively with staff to ensure teamwork in the classroom
  • Understand licensing requirements as it applies to children in a day care environment

 


Benefits


You may be eligible to participate in the 401k plan if you meet the eligibility requirements which include working a minimum of 500 hours per year.



Salary : $15 to $16/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Part Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 2 Yrs
Location : Mclean, VA

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