Under general supervision, the Assistant Teacher is responsible for supporting the classroom’s play-based curriculum including caregiving and assisting with preparing lesson plans which meet the individual needs of children. Assistant Teachers support in leading small and large group activities for the age and developmental level of children assigned. Assistant Teachers support and provide feedback to the teachers in the classroom with child screening, assessment, parent interaction and adherence to local, state and federal standards as well as all licensing regulations pertaining to children in group care settings. Excellent communication and a commitment to teamwork is core to the success of this position.
Professional Responsibilities •Participates and attends all required ECEP and RSSP meetings, staff meetings, workshops, trainings and other activities as requested by the Center Director. •Represents ECEP by being responsive, caring and informative in communication with parents, other teaching staff and the campus community at large. •Develops trustworthy relationships with peers, supervisors and managers. •Resolves conflicts quickly and involves supervisor and or other management members when appropriate. •Adheres to policies in the ECEP Teacher’s Resource Guide. •Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.•Demonstrated ability to perform basic computer use, including: keyboard and mouse, simple data entry, use of email software and internet search. •Proficiency with basic level MS Word. •Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. •Ability to proofread work for accuracy. •Ability to work with diverse clientele using patience, tact, sensitivity and diplomacy. •Demonstrated ability and experience to teach and work independently in a center-based child care program •Minimum of 12 or more ECE units, including 3 Infant or Toddler units required if hired for an infant/toddler room. •Knowledge of developmental needs and appropriate learning experiences for children 3 months to 5 years. •Familiarity with child development theory and practice. •Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, stand and walk up to 4 hours per day, and to work at child's level. •Pediatric First Aid and CPR (or must obtain within three months of hire) •Must have received fingerprint clearance through the Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division. Background clearance must be maintained while employed as a Teacher. •Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Education/Training: •High School diploma or GED minimum educational requirement
Licenses or certifications required, if any: •Maintains current TB clearance. •Must complete blood borne pathogen training annually - upon hire. •Must complete on-line State of CA Mandated Reporter training - upon hire. IIPP Statement Works in safe and responsible manner while not putting self or others at risk. This includes complying with applicable policies and regulations; using personal safety gear; observing warning signs; learning about potential hazards; and reporting unsafe conditions.