Assistant Teacher - part year
Starfish Family Services - Canton, MI

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To assist the classroom teacher in providing a well-organized, smooth functioning class environment in which all children and families are supported in a stimulating educational setting . Must communicatewith the parents/families in a respectful manner.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required :
Education and/or Experience

Based on the Reauthorization Act of 2007, Section 648A a minimum of a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential is required and be enrolled in a program leading to an AA or BA degree. Previous experience working with young children preferred.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Foreign language proficiency in the predominant language spoken in the community served preferred.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of COR Database software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

None required.

Other Skills and Abilities

The employee fulfilling this job is accountable to the assigned supervisor for completion of assignments and to the high standards of accuracy, attention to detail and timely completion of work. Expectations include: a pleasant, empathetic, sensitive and professional demeanor, a positive attitude and a willing spirit. The employee must be willing to engage in professional development efforts as available to the position and required by management.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Principle Duties and Responsibilities :
The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by the position in this job classification. Not all duties are included. It is expected an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work together with the teacher as a team, in assisting with planning and implementing daily programming for pre-school children utilizing the HighScope curriculum andCOR (Child Observation Record).

Assist individual children in need of special attention, as instructed by the teacher .

Assist with physical safety and emotional security of the children.

Assist with specific classroom and outdoor activities, including large and small groups.

Assist in planning and preparing materials for daily activities, home visits, and parent/teacher conferences.

Attend on-going trainings/workshops on the HighScope Curriculum, including Growing Readers, Math, and Science. Assist in Implementing strategies learned from trainings/workshops attended.

Assist with clean-up and care of classroom.

Assume responsibility for classroom operation in absence of Teacher.

Assist with completing individual learning plans and on-going observation (including writing of anecdotal notes) as directed by the Teacher.

Is actively involved with children throughout the entire daily routine including the incorporation of Adult-Child Interaction/CLASS items.

Assist with implementing mental health curriculum classroom activities , including 2 nd step activities.

Assist individual children with disabilities according to individual education plan.

Assist in the participation in all staffings for children, including initiating and completing necessary paperwork.

Participate in staffings as directed by Site Leader and/or EECD Specialist.

Assist in implementing action steps identified in staffing reports.

Ensures and monitors appropriate food substitutions for children with food restrictions.

Assist in the arrangements of field trips, home visits, conferences and other activities.

Input anecdotal notes into online COR as directed by the Site Leader or EECD Specialist.

Maintain attendance, limit personal absences.

Assist teacher in observing children for possible disabling conditions and consult professional assistance.

Assist Teacher in duties relating to the supervision of mealtime, including interaction with children, and completion of CACFP forms.

Assist in carrying out health and nutrition program activities (i.e. planning, preparation, set-up and clean up of all meals/snacks).

Maintain confidentiality as related to home and school environment.

Assist with volunteer direction and recordkeeping.

Maintain records as required (i.e. attendance, meal counts, parent contacts, lesson plans, ILP , child observations, etc.).

Attend IEP meetings as assigned by Site Leader and/or EECD Specialist.

Assist with conducting classroom equipment inventory.

Assist in preparing class displays and bulletin boards.

Addresses children, families and staff with respect and by name.

Assist in the process of receiving children, preparing them for dismissal/loading bus.

Maintain positive and professional working relationships that are sensitive of differences with staff, families and the children.

Cooperates in any investigation related to personnel, licensing, accreditation or other circumstances.

Attend departmental and agency meetings and training as required.

Assist in the enrollment and recruitment activities.

Must attend at least 16 hours of professional development training per program year.

Will assist with the implementation and monitoring of all required screenings and re-screenings.

Performs other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor. Site Leader or other management.

Other qualifications:
Must have the ability to: 1) work with all members of the community regardless of race, gender, age and cultural or ethnic background; 2) work cooperatively with supervisors, colleagues and all agency staff; 3) accept supervision and demonstrate interest and willingness to continue his/her personal and professional growth and skill development; 4) represent the agency in a professional manner; 5) work as a positive and productive member of a team; 6) demonstrate a commitment to the welfare of the children and families the program serves and to the delivery of quality services.

Minimum rate: $11.31/hour Job Family: Head Start

Deadline: This posting will close in five days or when the position is filled.

Starfish Family Services is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of SFS not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state, or other applicable law.

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