Preschool Teacher Assistant

General Function: 

Provides childcare in a variety of programs, plans activities, implements the scheduled daily program, and assists the teachers in a variety of ways.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

 

  • Helps to ensure the safety and welfare of the children and protects each from physical or emotional harm. This includes performing all tasks with an appropriate level of confidentiality.
  • Provides an environment where everyone can have a positive experience throughout the day.
  • Treats all children, families, and staff members with dignity and respect, and allow for individual differences.
  • Prepares and follows a curriculum based on developmentally appropriate practices that helps each child reach his/her fullest potential in all areas of development. 
  • Supervises and always interacts with children ; mealtimes, rest periods, diapering/restroom times, playtimes, and activity times. 
  • Provides care for young children and infants, including changing diapers, feeding, and comforting. 
  • Maintains observation records and other required classroom logs correctly.
  • Knows all health and emergency policies of the program and is ready to implement them if necessary.
  • Helps with general housekeeping tasks.
  • Shows initiative in the improvement of early childhood education, the program and the curriculum by sharing ideas and participating in available trainings.
  • Always maintain a professional attitude . 
  • Maintain appropriate communication with staff, children, and families always. Maintain an open, warm and very professional relationship with all families.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. 

 

Minimal Job Requirements:

 

Must have some knowledge of early childhood education – course work or prior experience.

CPR Certification required within 2 months of date of hire. 

Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

Food Handler’s Permit required within 2 months of date of hire

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

 

  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 
  • Knowledge of child cognitive, social, and skills development methods and techniques. 
  • Knowledge of play, reading, and quiet-time activities for children. 
  • Child supervision skills. 
  • Ability to provide basic nutrition and hygiene services for infants and young children. 
  • Knowledge of childcare facility, services and/or staff licensure and certification requirements. 
  • Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children. 

 

Conditions of Employment: 

  • Successful candidate must submit to post offer, pre-employment physical examination/medical history check. 

 

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $8.50 per hour

Click here to download the application form.  Once completed, email legacylearning@zionbaptistva.com