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Assistant Teacher

Company: Episcopal Children's Services Inc
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Description: $1,500 SIGN-ON BONUS!!! APPLY NOW TO JOIN OUR PRESCHOOL AND HELP SHAPE LITTLE MINDS!!! GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child has the opportunity to develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Education and Development To assist in planning and implementing a culturally sensitive educational program that is developmentally appropriate for each child's age and language
To assist in planning and implementing appropriate daily lesson plans, based on the approved curriculum, that promote the cognitive, language, literacy, social, emotional, and physical development of children
To conduct ongoing assessment and individualization documentation in a timely manner
To collect, enter, analyze and implement child assessment data
To plan a balanced daily routine that encourages play, exploration, and learning; and which includes teacher-directed and child-directed activities, and inside and outside time
To provide a developmentally appropriate, stimulating learning environment, which includes adding new and interesting materials each week
To provide a warm, nurturing, loving and positive environment, using positive guidance techniques and upholding the ECS Discipline policy
To develop nurturing relationships with each child that encourage his or her social and emotional development
To maintain all federal, state, local and accreditation standards (these may include those set forth by NAEYC, APPLE, ECS, and DCF) Children's Health and Developmental Services To conduct daily health checks on each child
To plan weekly activities that promote a healthy lifestyle
To follow policies and procedures regarding medical and dental emergencies, short-term exclusion of children, and the administration, handling, and storing of medication
To ensure that safe practices are followed to prevent injuries to children or self
To maintain sanitation and hygiene procedures and participate in the maintenance of the center
To participate in monthly case management meetings regarding children's health and development Family Partnerships To provide and encourage effective communication and relationships with families so that parents feel comfortable talking to staff about their children
To attend parent meetings as assigned
To encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program
To inform parents concerning their children's progress formally and informally, which may include parent notes, portfolios and parent conferences
To maintain transition procedures for children moving to another classroom or program and coordinate transition with other appropriate program staff Nutrition To eat with children, encouraging proper eating habits and conversation
To serve food in a way that encourages the development and socialization of the children
To assist in kitchen duties as assigned Training and Communication To communicate regularly with other staff in order to better serve children and families, including attending staff meetings, trainings, and sharing information
To have a cooperative, positive and supportive attitude within the program
To follow directions and assignments as given by supervisor
To maintain appropriate record keeping
To maintain confidentiality at all times (These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related marginal duties as required.) ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP: This position reports to the Center Manager.
Requirements: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or GED required
CDA credential preferred or enrolled in a program leading to CDA within one year of employment
Experience in a child care setting preferred
DCF 45-hour training preferred SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of child growth and development as well as developmentally appropriate practices for children
Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children
Ability to exercise control and maintain appropriate classroom discipline
Ability and willingness to implement the approved curriculum
Ability to exercise good judgment and emotional maturity
Ability to build and establish collaborative relationships
Ability to work effectively with diverse staff and families
Demonstrates proper use of grammar and communication skills
Knowledge of applicable safety and abuse-reporting procedures
Ability to maintain confidential information
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to plan and organize work as well as maintain records
A willingness to learn and continue personal education CERTIFICATIONS: Complete TB screening before having direct contact with children. Renew every 2 years.
Commence within thirty (30) days and complete within 6 months of employment the DCF required 45-hour training.
By October 2019, must have current First Aid and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training.
Complete a minimum of 40 hours of in-service training annually, July 1- June 30. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work involves constant visual supervision of children and tolerance of loud noise
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
Environment includes indoor classroom and outdoor playground ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS: Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)
Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job. (Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)

Keywords: Episcopal Children's Services Inc, Jacksonville , Assistant Teacher, Education / Teaching , Jacksonville, Florida

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