The Teacher Assistant participates in learning activities with the children in a supportive and nurturing environment that promotes child learning, self awareness and growing independence. Through the application of a consistent and positive approach, the Teacher Assistant assists children in controlling behaviors and encourages the development of the appropriate social and interactive skills. Through collaboration with other members of the teaching team, the Teacher Assistant works to achieve the program’s educational objectives.
The Teacher Assistant plays an active role in communicating with the teacher to provide information and to offer suggestions about the child’s health, behavior and learning development. By maintaining effective communication with parents, the Teacher Aide provides a high level of customer service that support program goals.
This position assists with the food program, to include food preparation, food distribution and record keeping.
Substitute Teacher Assistants, who assume this role support the learning program and meet the established objectives for the delivery programs in a supportive and nurturing environment.
This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to team work and cooperation.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED required. The ability to read, write and understand English is required.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: None Required
EXPERIENCE: Some child development courses or prior work experiences within a child care setting preferred. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills required, as well as the ability to work collaboratively as a member of the teaching team.
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