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Assistant Teacher (Goodland)

Company: Right Steps Child Development Centers
Location: Goodland
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

This position will report to Right Steps Goodland in Goodland, Indiana.Position PurposeTo support the Lead Teacher by helping to provide a developmentally appropriate environment in which children can learn. The Assistant Teacher performs various activities to assist and support the Lead Teacher in the classroom and may be asked to serve as the Lead Teacher during short absences as long as the Assistant Teacher meets licensing and accreditation requirements to do so. He or She will help to ensure that licensing, accreditation, and Agency standards, policies, and procedures are met and maintained at all times.
Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Provide quality care and continuous supervision of children at all times.
  • Assist the Lead Teacher in the development and execution of curriculum and lesson plans.
  • Assist children with self-care activities to ensure their health and safety needs are met, such as sleep/wake routines, personal cleanliness, and bathroom routines, meal and snack service, etc.
  • Assist with Center and classroom record keeping and observations in compliance with the policies and procedures of the program.
  • Greet parents, children, and visitors and provide information and feedback as needed.
    Other Job Responsibilities
    • Provide general classroom support by perform housekeeping duties as assigned.
    • Maintain a safe, orderly, and secure classroom environment.
    • Assist the Lead Teacher to ensure all licensing and accreditation required materials are compiled and maintained as needed.
    • Operate equipment used for educational instruction including computers, CD players, etc.
    • Maintain confidentiality of all staff, child, and family information as required by law and Agency policy and exercise appropriate discretion.
    • Attend regular staff meetings.
    • Complete required training hours in accordance with licensing, accreditation and Agency policy.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth.
    • Other duties as assigned.
      Minimum Qualification RequirementsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the qualifications, abilities, and competency requirements below and be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
      • Must meet minimum age requirements for licensing.
      • Must meet minimum education requirements for licensing and accreditation.
      • High School Diploma/GED required.
      • Must be enrolled in and working toward a Child Development Associate Credential.
      • Minimum of 6 months prior experience working with children, preferably in a child care environment.
        Abilities Required
        • Ability to work with families and children from diverse backgrounds.
        • Ability to work as a team with co-workers.
        • Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and requirements.
        • Knowledge of program rules and requirements.
        • Ability to read and follow simple instructions.
        • Ability to maintain accurate, complete, and confidential records.
        • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
        • Ability to relate well to children and adults.
        • Ability to lift 20 lbs. frequently, up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
        • Ability to regularly stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, and carry.

Keywords: Right Steps Child Development Centers, Gary , Assistant Teacher (Goodland), Education / Teaching , Goodland, Indiana

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