Teacher Assistant
The Children's Workshop - East Greenwich, RI

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Join The Children's Workshop team and help create childhood memories

At The Children's Workshop our programs are warm and nurturing and bring out the best in children. The hallmarks of our programs, which range from infant to before and after school care, are creativity, flexibility and of course, FUN! We live by our motto - "Where Learning is Child's Play" - explore our website to learn more about what makes The Children's Workshop a great place to work!

In our staff we value creativity, a positive attitude, and motivation to create safe, developmentally appropriate learning opportunites for children. If you are passionate in the field of early childhood and want to make a difference in the early years of a child's life The Children's Workshop is the place to be!

The Teacher Assistant in our program is instrumental in the development during a child's first years. As part of our teaching team the Float Teacher Assistant will work side by side of our Lead Teachers in carrying out developmentally appropriate activities. Essential tasks for the Float Teacher Assistant include but are not limited to:

Attends to children's basic needs by feeding them, dressing them, soothing them, entertaining them and changing their diapers.

Establishes and enforces rules for behavior.

Organizes and leads activities designed to promote physical, mental and social/emotional development.

Observes and evaluates children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.

Identifies children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems, and discusses them with supervisors, parents or guardians, and child development specialists.

Meets with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and needs, determines their priorities for their children, and suggests ways that they can promote learning and development.

Participate in developing curriculum to help in the education and development of the children.

Possesses good communication skills and has the ability to work as a team member with all departments and other teachers.

Position Hours: 11:30am-6pm

Education/Experience Requirements:
High School Diploma/GED required

A CDA or working toward an Associates or Bachelors degree preferred

2+ years experience in an early childhood teaching environment

Understanding of developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood education and the ability to use it in the classroom

Other Requirements:
Ability to respond appropriately in an emergency situation required

Ability to be flexible in work assignment and work hours required

CPR/First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain desired

Excellent communication skills and customer service skills

Must be able to work as a member of a team

Work Environment/Physical Demands:
The work environment is primarily in a Center environment, occasionally field trips out of the Center are required. The noise level in the Center is usually moderate.

Must be able to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds

Stand up to 90% of the day

Stoop, kneel, sit on floor

Have the agility to move from a seated position to a standing position promptly to respond to emergency situations

Perform all activities with children, for example, dancing, walking, running, etc. for extended periods of time

May be required to be outdoors for, depending upon activities and season

Must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities in order to monitor the environment and children's well being

Must be able to excel in a continuously changing environment and be able to respond appropriately and frequently to the changing needs of children

Must be flexible and be able to respond quickly and appropriately to changing situations

Work hours may vary to meet the needs of the children

There's Always Room To Grow... Come Grow Along with Us!

Benefits We Offer

Medical and Dental Insurance

Vision Plans

Flexible Spending Accounts

Life Insurance

Tuition Reimbursement

Generous Paid Time Off

Paid Day Off for Your Birthday

Child Care Reimbursement

and many more!

The Children's Workshop is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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