Position Title: Preschool Assistant Teacher
Reports To: Mitchell Area Director
Summary: The assistant teacher is responsible for assisting the lead teacher in educating children aged 3-5 about fundamental concepts such as social and emotional skills, skills for pre-kindergarten readiness, and more as per developmental assessment. The assistant teacher will participate in story time, arts and crafts, and many other activities.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
- Ensure EmBe brand, mission, vision, and values are reflected in all interactions
- Demonstrate and reinforce professionalism, and appropriate language, take responsibility for actions, and mentor positive behaviors to all throughout the center
- Assist in implementing the curriculum/lessons plans developed by the lead teacher
- Assist in supporting children to develop self-regulation, emotional, and support skills
- Assist in the creation of a stimulating learning environment
- Assist the lead teacher with assessing a child’s development with age-appropriate milestones
- Ensure the safety and well-being of each child, along with treating all with dignity and respect
- Participate in all aspects of the classroom, such as:
o Oversee and interact with children’s play
o Crafts, singing songs and reading books
- Maintain a safe, healthy, and clean learning environment inside and outside of the classroom
- Maintain appropriate staff-to-child ratio, consult with the site manager when substitutes are needed or children should be moved to other classrooms
- Accurately provide essential documentation such as meal sheets, daily sheets, accident reports, and medication sheets, as well as communicate parent information daily via procare and in person
- Engage in parent communication such as:
o Warmly greet each parent and child upon arrival and departure to each classroom
o Engage families in child’s well-being and daily activities
- Remain up to date on mandatory training hours
- All other duties as assigned
- Previous experience in childcare preferred, having CDA or bachelor’s in childhood education.
- General knowledge of children’s growth and development.
- Flexibility, reliability, and cooperative work habits.
- No substantiated history of child abuse or neglect.
- No history of a felony conviction on record within the past five years.
- No staff member’s name will appear on the sex offender’s registry.
- 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 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 job’s essential functions.