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SUMMARY:  The Assistant Teacher is responsible for assisting the lead teacher in caring for infants ages 4 weeks to 6 months old. The assistant teacher will participate in diapering, feeding, crafts, and play time.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure EmBe brand, mission, vision, and values are reflected in all interactions.
  • Demonstrate and reinforce professionalism, appropriate language, take responsibility for actions, and mentor positive behaviors to all throughout the center.
  • Assist in implementing the curriculum/lesson plans developed by the lead teacher
  • Assist the lead teacher with assessing a child’s development with age-appropriate milestones.
  • Assist in the creation of a stimulating learning environment.
  • Participate in all aspects of the classroom such as:
    • Oversee and interact with children’s play
    • Crafts, playing games, feeding, rocking, and diapering
  • Accurately provide essential documentation such as meal sheets, daily sheets, accident reports, medication sheets, as well as communicate parent information daily via procare and in person.
  • Maintain a safe, healthy, and clean learning environment inside and outside the classroom.
  • Participate in recommended professional development training opportunities and adhere to licensing standards.
  • Maintain appropriate staff to child ratio, consult with the site manager when substitutes are needed, or children should be moved to other classrooms.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of each child along with treating all with dignity and respect.
  • Engage in parent communication such as:
    • Warmly greet parents and children upon arrival and departure to each classroom
    • Engage families in child’s well-being and daily activities
  • Remain up to date on mandatory training hours.
  • All other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous experience in childcare preferred
  • General knowledge of children’s growth and development.
  • Flexibility, reliability, and cooperative work habits.
  • No substantiated history of child abuse of neglect.
  • No staff member or volunteer will have a felony conviction on record within the past five years.
  • No staff members name will appear on the sex offenders’ registry

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to see, speak, and hear
  • Frequent standing and walking
  • Frequent use of hands and arms
  • Occasional lifting of 20 to 40 lbs.
  • Occasional need to climb, balance, kneel or crouch

WORK EXPOSURE:

  • Work is primarily performed in an indoor classroom environment. Occasional outdoor exposure when weather permits.
  • Noise level is moderate to loud due to equipment and children.
  • Routine exposure to household sanitization and cleaning chemicals

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.