Early Childhood - Teacher Assistant/Aide - Infant Room
SummaryArts for Kids is currently hiring for a reliable, caring, compassionate and fun-loving Assistant Teacher for our Infant Room. Hours would be Monday - Friday, approximately 8:30am- 5:30pm, though hours may change to meet the needs of our infants. Must have or willing to obtain certificates in Introduction to the Child Care Profession and Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care. Courses must be completed within 6 months of hire. Prefer candidates with a Registry Level 7 or higher or at least 6 credits of Early Childhood Education. Prefer candidates to have at least 1 year experience working in a group childcare center. Must have or are willing to obtain certifications in: CPR/FirstAid, Mandated Reporter, SIDS and Abusive Head Trauma Prevention.Arts for Kids is interested in employees who:* want to provide the very best education and care for children* understand the importance of play and enjoy having fun* value being a part of a goal-oriented team* are interested in continuing educationDutiesThe 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/he must be able to communicate, listen and work well with others in 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 Assistant observes and documents children's interest and progress, and relays that information back to parents and staff. Teacher Assistant are responsible for implementing developmentally appropriate activities based on children's interests and needs under the direction of the Teacher and the Director.Assist in the implementation of curricula activities and encourage participation by 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 good hygiene through behavior modeling.Help ensure smooth, daily transition from home to child care center.Follow all center policies and state regulations.Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.RequirementsMinimum of 1-2 years of professional child care experience.High energy.Ability to work well with others.Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills. 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. BenefitsArts for Kids offers:*competitive wages that recognize education achievement and ECE experienceBenefits for full-time staff including:*reduced child care rates of $13/day per child*vacation after 1 year of employment*sick pay and holiday pay after 90 days of employment*health, dental, short-term disability, life, accidental, cancer indemnity and hospital insurance after 90 days ofemployment*simple IRA retirement plan with 3% company match after 90 days of employment*paid continuing education - up to $75/year after 90 days of employment*participation in the T.E.A.C.H. and R.E.W.A.R.D. program.