NYU Lutheran Medical Center is a full-service teaching hospital and Level I trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The medical center is central to a comprehensive network of affiliated ambulatory and outpatient practices, and serves as NYU Langone Medical Center's anchor for healthcare access, growth, and delivery in the entire borough. Learn more about NYU Lutheran Medical Center.
Position Summary:We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Teacher Aide. In this role, the successful candidate will assist the Head Teacher in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate lessons; work with a team to provide stimulating environment and activities; encourage parent involvement; set individual goals and record anecdotal observations for each child; keep room clean; help with toileting; other various classroom duties.
1. Arrives on time2. Reliable in attendance3. Responsible in job duties4. Good grooming and appropriate attire5. Alert in health and safety matter6. Follows centers philosophy and policies7. Opens to new ideas8. Flexible with assignments and schedule9. Comes to work with a positive attitude10. Looks for ways to improve the program11. Gives ample notice for absences12. Remains calm in a tense situation13. Quickly and effectively deals with unexpected situations and problems14. Ensures all required paper work are done and / or due on time15. Careful to keep information about children and families confidential16. Attends and actively participates in staff meetingsHEALTH AND SAFETY1. Inspects children for signs of illness or injury upon arrival2. Inspects outdoor and indoor play areas prior to play3. Follows the hand washing procedures accordingly 4. Follows the When to Wash Hands policies as posted in the classroom5. Follows the diaper changing / potty procedures for children accordingly and as needed6. Uses the Germ Box effectively 7. Uses bleach solutions to clean toys and surfaces as required8. Notifies parents and director when children are sick or get hurt9. Files incident or accident reports accordingly and as needed10. Inspects fire exits and extinguishers regularly11. Feeds children according to their individual needs, family input, and CACFP guidelines12. Puts infants to sleep according to their individual schedules and takes care of infants upon awakening; every effort to prevent SIDS is made.SKILLS WITH CHILDREN1. Always attends to childrens needs before everything else2. Supervises children closely and effectively throughout the day3. Uses a modulated, appropriate voice4. Knows and shows respect for individuals5. Is aware of developmental levels / changes6. Encourages independence/self help7. Promotes self esteem in communications8. Ability to work with children who are acting out9. Avoids stereotyping and labeling10. Reinforces positive behavior11. Has a clear and fair discipline procedure12. Ability to set appropriate limits13. Ability to make appropriate written documentation and referrals when needed14. Helps develop language by responding to sounds infants make or words children say; sings, talks throughout the day and interacts verbally during routines such as diaper changing, hand washing, etc.15. Does not speak about the child in front of him/ herSKILLS WITH PARENTS1. Greets parents and children in a positive manner as they enter the classroom2. Available and approachable with parents3. Listens and responds well to parents4. Is tactful with negative information 5. Maintains confidentiality 6. Makes every effort toward positive parent relationships7. Takes an active role in encouraging parent participation8. Holds parents conferences on schedulePLANNING AND SKILLS WITH CLASSES/GROUP1. Creates an inviting learning environment 2. Turns in lesson plans and childrens observations in a timely fashion3. Lessons plans support all areas of development and reflect childrens interests4. Plans are carried out in the classroom5. Provides developmentally appropriate activities6. Develops plans based on goals from observations/curriculum7. Provides suitable materials for all activities 8. Provides plenty of child-directed activities throughout the day9. Provides an appropriate role model10. Anticipates problems and redirects11. Is flexible, responsive to child interests12. Is prepared for days activities13. Follows the daily schedule and provides outdoor playtime for children twice a day when weather permitting14. Handles transitions wellSKILLS WITH CO-WORKERS1. Is friendly and respectful with others 2. Strives to assume a fair share of work 3. Offers, shares ideas and materials 4. Communicates directly, avoids gossip 5. Approaches criticism with learning attitude 6. Is willing to help others and steps outside normal job perimeters when necessarySUPERVISION1. Seeks and asks for help if needed2. Communicates directly with supervisor3. Stays open to constructive criticism and suggestions4. Ability to implement suggestions 5. Readily accepts and responds to supervisory inputs accordinglyATTITUDE AND EFFORT TOWARD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT1. Takes job seriously, seeks skill improvement2. Participate in workshops, classes, groups3. Sets goals for self in professional development
Minimum Qualifications:To qualify you must have a High School Diploma or GED. -Warm, caring and outgoing personality -Ability to work well with others -Able to create and maintain positive relationships with children, parents and staff. -Previous Experience Preferred -Bilingual Preferred
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.NYU Lutheran Medical Center provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.NYU Lutheran Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.If you wish to view NYU Lutheran Medical Center's EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal 'EEO is the law' poster or visit http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm for more information.