Assistant Teacher

US-KS-Wichita

Child Start, Inc.

Req #: 1284
Type: Regular Full-Time
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				Overview:

Teacher Assistants for Early Childhood and Head Start programs assist Lead Teachers in planning and implementing learning experiences that advance the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of children within a safe, healthy learning environment. They encourage  the involvement of the families of the children of the program and support the development of relationship between children  and their families.

Target Start Date: 7/30/2018

Responsibilities:

* Utilizes appropriate language, interactions, and positive discipline.
* Models Positive behavior.
* Assists in instructing and supervising children in classroom activities.
* Assists with implementation age appropriate activities that support the Head Start performance standards and the creative curriculum.
* Implements and models family style eating during meal times.
* Continuously monitors children to ensure safety at all times, and report child abuse and neglect when necessary.
* Assists with administrating screenings, creative curriculum and DECA and DIAL-4 screening.
* Assists in utilizing curriculum library, trainings, plan, and develop age appropriate activities for lesson plans in conjunction with the lead teacher.
* Assists the lead teacher in incorporating required activities into lesson plans that support children's development.
* Assists in open communication with parents by scheduling and conducting parent/teacher conferences and home visits.
* Assists as a parent advocate, help resolve issues or concerns that are raised.
* Assists to inform parents about daily classroom routines, expectations, policies, field trips, and volunteer opportunities.
* Assists to communicate with parents about incidents that have been observed and/or recorded on site.
* Assists to complete all necessary paperwork for classroom activities including meal count sheets, attendance, screenings, parent/teacher conferences, and home visits in a timely manner.
* Assists to maintain up to date and accurate education folders to include complete incident reports, permission slips.
* Assists with maintaining accurate and up to date portfolios.
* Assists with classroom supply lists and inventory.
* Assists with completion of assessment paperwork, such as creative curriculum checklist, and DECA and DIAL-4 screenings, according to specified timelines.
* Work closely with EC Manager, Assistant EC Manager, and classroom teaching team. 
* Works with Senior Manager and other content area specialists.
* Actively participates in meetings which may include management, staff meetings, as requested.

Qualifications:

REQUIRES:

* Current CDA in Early Childhood 3-5 
* One year pre-school experience with children age 3-5
* Computer skills helpful
* The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds for various classroom and event needs or put a child on a changing table.

PREFER:

* Assocaites or Baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with 9 hours in ECE.
* Bilingual (English/Spanish)
			
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