Teacher Assistant/Aide @ Indelible Impressions Learning Center

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General Position Description
The Teacher Assistant supports the Teachers and the Director by helping to create a caring and safe environment for the children and assisting in activities to improve the overall care and quality of education. S/hemust be able to communicate, listen and work well with othersin a team environment. Assisting the staff in implementing a quality educational program and in developing positive relationships with the children and their parents, the Teacher Assistantobserves and documents children’s interest and progress, and relays that information back to parents and staff. Teacher Assistantare responsible for implementing developmentally appropriate activities based on children’s interests and needs under the direction of the Teacher and the Director.
Key Responsibilities
  • •Assist inthe implementation of curriculumactivities and encourage participation by children.
  • Plan individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, cognitive and emotional growth.
  • Attend all planned meetings, trainings, workshops, & school programs held by Indelible Impressions.
  • Ensure a healthy classroom environment –including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.
  • Actively engage in activities; manage cleanliness, maintenance, and availability of classroom materials.
  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions and progress reports.
  • Encourage self-help and goodhygiene through behavior modeling.
  • Help ensure smooth, daily transition from learning center in preparation for home.
  • Ensure all centerpolicies and state regulations are met.
  • Maintain accurate records, forms and files.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
  • Flexibility with work schedule
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required
  •  Minimum of 1-2years of professional childcare experience.
  • High energy.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computerskills.
  • An understanding of child development.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.
Educational Requirements•
  • Significant college credit in Early Childhood Education or related field of study. CDA or 6 hours of ECE credit preferred.

Physical Requirements•

  • Requirements include the ability to take frequent walks, use hands and fingers, handle objects, tools or controls, talk to and hear voices at many levels. May also be required to kneel, bend, squat or crawl.
  • A specific vision ability will be required including the ability to see up close and up to a certain distance, to see colors, have peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Able to lift a minimum of 30lb