Nurture & Nature Children’s Center

Position Summary:

Teacher's Assistant

Part-time job
The shift is typically 3:00 to 5:30 Monday through Friday.
Candidate must be at least 16 years of age, Experience and/or education in early childhood development preferred.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under direct supervision of a licensed teacher or administrator, performs a variety of tasks; assisting the teacher in the development of an instructional program by working with students individually or in small/large groups, preparing instructional materials, assisting in implementation of classroom discipline, and conducting planned activities using teacher- designated methods and materials. Some positions may require aptitude and skill in implementing an ongoing program of activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child enrolled in a group, in accordance with mission statement and center objectives.




Position Qualifications & Requirements:

• 6months to 1 year experience working with children in a supervisory position, ECE classes preferred.
• 16 years of age or older;
• Ability to work harmoniously with others and to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with students and staff
• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of students and their records
• Ability to work with students who have learning and physical disabilities and/or social behavior problems
• Ability to work effectively in an environment which can be both physically and emotionally fatiguing; perform physically demanding requirements of the job
• Possess knowledge of English usage, mathematics, and a basic understanding of the developmental areas in which this position is to provide assistance
• Ability to demonstrate standards of moral character and behavior to serve as an effective role model for students
• Ability to direct and respond appropriately to students
• Ability to perform physical activities which may include frequent standing, walking, bending, and/or lifting;
• Ability to occasionally assist students with personal hygiene tasks, assist students with injury and/or illness that could result and possible exposure to bodily fluids

Position Responsibilities:

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: some responsibilities may be restricted by licensing regulations due to age/experience or other factors.
• Assist teachers in the planning and implementation of learning experiences of students enrolled in programs; confer with teacher to provide feedback on student performance, progress, and testing activities
• Assist the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities;
• Supervise students in and outside of the classroom with an understanding of and provision for a safe environment
• Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, and play periods
• Assist with large group activities as drill work, reading aloud, and storytelling
• Read to students, listen to students read, and participate in other forms of oral communication with students
• Alert the teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student
• Serve as a source of information and support to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher
• Assist with record keeping to monitor students' daily attendance
• Prepare and teach a unit of instruction under the supervision of a teacher where appropriate
• Provide supervision of student in buildings or other school areas and school related activities (i.e. in classrooms and playground areas, hallways, bathrooms, kitchen or office areas as required)
• Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students and staff
• Follow dress code appropriately.
• Act as a friendly ambassador for center
• Perform such other tasks as may seem to be appropriate to Administration
• Participate in in-service programs as assigned
• Maintains satisfactory attendance
• Assist staff with implementing individualized education plan (IEP)
• Assist staff responsible for preparation, implementation, and evaluation of individual and group behavioral programs
• Assist staff in communicating with other teachers and parents of student's progress
• Assist teaching staff responsible for writing, reviewing, updating, implementing, and evaluating instructional programs
• Occasionally assist with physical management of student, including lifting, moving, and positioning of disabled students, as required by specific job assignment
• Occasionally assist students with medical issues by completing medical and/or health procedures, as required by specific job assignment (ie. basic first aid)
• Serve as mandated reporter to Department of Children and Family Services


Full or Part Time:
Hours Per Week:
Contact Name:
Amy Helton
Contact's Position:
Executive Director

Website Nurture & Nature Children's Center

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