Classroom Assistant Teacher--We Will Train

The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development

Oxford, MS, USA Remote / WFH

Nov 15

Are you ready to jumpstart your career working with families and children?

An Assistant Teacher position at The Goddard School is a perfect way to gain hands on experience working with families and children, while learning State Licening Laws. This is the perfect oppurtunity for someone going to school for Child Development, Education, Social Work, Child Pyschology, Etc. OR someone that loves children!

*Overview*

An Assistant Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for helping to establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment.

*What We Have to Offer: *

* Employer Sponsored Dental, Vision, & Health Insurance
* Paid Holidays
* Paid Week Off for Christmas/New Years
* Paid Professional Development
* Employer Sponored Continued Education
* On-Site CPR/First Aid Training
* Flexible Scheduling
* Advancement Oppurtunities

*Qualifications*

* the ability to understand and support the education program using “learning through play” philosophy;
* the ability to interact closely with children at their level;
* the ability to keep children within sight and sound supervision at all times;
* the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with school personnel, children and parents;
* the ability to comply in all respects with all applicable laws and regulations relating to childcare.

An assistant teacher must meet one of the following educational requirements:

* High School Diploma
* GED
* In High School with a Work Permit

*Responsibilities*

The assistant teacher’s responsibilities include assisting the lead teacher in implementing the lead teacher’s responsibilities. The lead teacher’s responsibilities include the following:

_*Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment*_

· Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair

· Understand and implement The Goddard School® emergency procedures

· Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times

· Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements

· Perform minor cleaning responsibilities (e.g., spills)

_*Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence*_

· Create a multi-cultural learning environment

· Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate activities to engage children in learning

· Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning

· Encourage children to talk with each other and with the faculty

· Present age- and developmentally-appropriate expectations for all children

· Create a print-rich environment in order for children to learn about books, literature and writing

· Encourage creativity through art, music, dramatic play and blocks

· Provide a reasonable balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities

· Provide opportunities for both active and quiet play

_*Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance*_

· Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling

· Respect cultural and ethnic diversity

_*Establish positive and effective family relations*_

· Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty

· Encourage families to become an integral part of their children’s learning experiences

· Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child

· Build teamwork

_*Maintain professional commitment*_

· Promote “learning through play” philosophy and educational objectives

· Support a code of ethical conduct

· Pursue professional development/continuing education

· Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences and professional growth opportunities

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Employee discount
* Flexible schedule
* Health insurance
* Professional development assistance
* Referral program
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 5x8
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday
* No nights
* No weekends
* Self-determined schedule

Work Location: One location

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