Associate Teacher (float)
To assist the lead teacher in providing a warm, nurturing environment in which children gain proficiency in the areas of language, motor, social, cognitive, and self-help skills through developmentally appropriate activities.
Position Qualifications & Requirements:
A minimum of 9 early childhood credits, including at least one 3 credit course in child growth and development from a regionally accredited college.
Six (6) months experience with relevant & appropriate age group preferred.Position Responsibilities:
* Assists, plans, and implements the daily program under the direction, or in place of, the Lead Teacher in cases approved by the Director or designee.
*Assists in establishing, preparing for, and caring for a developmentally appropriate environment. *Make suggestions to Lead Teacher and/or Director that may benefit the classroom or program.
*Supervises and interacts with children in all activities.
*Helps maintain a program that helps each child have a positive experience throughout the day by treating all children with dignity and respect and allowing for individual difference, providing for the children's individual needs, and assisting other staff with appropriate techniques.
*Helps maintain the observational and assessment records kept on each child.
*Responsible for completing all required paperwork in a diligent and thorough manner.
*Adheres to program's polices, health and safety regulations, and emergency procedures. Be ready to implement if necessary.
*Communicates with families in an open, friendly, and professional manner about their children through regular interaction, including verbal and written reports.
*Maintains courteous and professional communication and relationships with coworkers at all times.
*Maintains a professional attitude at all times and maintain loyalty to the program.
*Attends all staff meetings and recommended training programs and conferences. Provide the Director or designee with documentation in accordance with program and/or state requirements.
*Attends a minimum of eighteen (18) hours of continuing education training in core knowledge areas every twelve (12) months in accordance with performance evaluation dates.
*Follows all applicable NH Child Care Program Licensing Rules, with particular attention to maintaining child: staff ratios.
*Shows initiative in the improvement of early childhood education, our program, and our curriculum/environment.
Elliot Health System
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