Job Description: Bilingual Preschool Associate Teacher
The Assistant Teacher assists in implementing the curriculum, working with parents, and assessing the needs of individual children under the guidance of the Lead Teacher
The Assistant Teacher reports to the Lead Teacher.
Must possess a high school diploma. Must be 18 years of age and be able to model self after the lead teacher. She/he must be in the process of meeting the requirements of the city and state licensing agencies. It is expected that after one year of employment that if the candidate has not completed 12 ECE units that she/he will begin the process.
To establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment:
- Assist in establishing and maintaining an environment for children, which is clean, safe, stimulating and which is appropriate for each child’s developmental level.
- Assists Lead Teacher in the appearance, décor, and learning environment of the classroom.
- Assume an equal share of housekeeping responsibilities.
- Promote healthy eating practices.
- Complete paperwork required for local, state, and federal agencies.
- Meet and maintain licensing requirements for ratio.
To advance motor and intellectual competence:
- Ability to manage classroom through positive redirection, problem solving, setting appropriate limits, and active listening.
- Assist lead Teacher in development and implementation of lesson plans.
To support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance:
- Treat each child, co-worker and parent with dignity and respect.
- Help each child to become aware of his/her role as an integral member of the group.
- Provide an environment that provides development of self-esteem.
To ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participants needs:
- Maintaining daily schedules posted in each room.
- Assist in maintaining daily, weekly, and monthly written plans that reflect the individual needs of the families and children.
- Maintain daily schedules posted in each room.
- Assist in observation and documentation of individual children’s progress.
To maintain a commitment to professionalism:
- Upon hire, each employee must begin training to meet state licensing requirements.
- Attended all staff meetings, parent meetings and other mandatory or required in-service.
- Promote school code of ethics.
- Maintain flexibility and consistency with all staff.
- Maintain confidentiality regard staff, families, children, and school at all times.
- Relate to families in a positive and respectful manner.
- Maintain professional attitude and loyalty to the school.