Position Title: Spanish Immersion Assistant Teacher
Reports to: Childcare Site Manager
Summary: The assistant teacher is responsible for assisting the lead teacher in educating children ages 3-5 about Spanish immersion. The Spanish Immersion program is designed to provide preschoolers with an experience of immersion in the Spanish language and culture. The assistant teacher will participate in story time, arts, and crafts, and many more activities.
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 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.
- Accurately provide 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 all aspects of the classroom such as:
- Oversee and interact with children’s play.
- Crafts, singing songs, and reading books.
- Maintain appropriate staff to child ratio, consult with the PC and/or Site Director when substitutes are needed, or children should be moved to other classrooms.
- Engage in parent communication such as:
- Warmly greet each parent and child upon arrival and departure to each classroom
- Engage families in child’s well-being and daily activities.
- Ensure the safety and well-being of each child along with treating all with dignity and respect.
- Remain up to date on mandatory training hours.
- All other duties as assigned.
- Fluently speaks Spanish.
- Experience working in a childcare center preferred.
- General knowledge of children’s growth and development.
- Good written and oral communication skills in English
- 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.
- 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 preform the essential functions of the job.