Outdoor Preschool Assistant Teacher 

Job Title: ​​
Outdoor Preschool Assistant Teacher

Department: ​​
SICDC

Report to: ​​
Assistant Director

FLSA Status:​​
Non-Exempt

TS Range:​​
4/5 ($14.17)

Opening Date:​​
February 19, 2021

Closing Date:​​
March 05, 2021

 

SUMMARY: 
The Squaxin Island Child Development Center Assistant Teacher with guidance from the lead teacher and the center administration team, helps with classroom instruction, support and a nurturing environment for all children that allows for optimal social, emotional, and intellectual development. This is a full day outside nature-based kindergarten readiness program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROGRAM STANDARDS:
Assist with planning, supervising, and implementing a developmentally appropriate program for a specific age group of young children.

Assist with providing an integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum that meets the developmental needs of the specific group and individual child.

Assist children with self-help and social, emotional skills.

Assist, utilize, and promote positive guidance techniques.

Assist with assessing children’s needs and developmental progress on an ongoing basis and apply to curriculum.

Promote a climate of respect for each child’s personality, culture, language, family structure and developmental needs and behaviors.

Model and provide direction and guidance for the classroom team (i.e., aides, and volunteers)

Facilitate positive and productive relationships with families.

Assist with maintaining daily, weekly, and monthly records with regards to attendance, communication with families, curriculum, assessments, health, and nutrition, learning the use of electronic data bases.

Adhere to all safety and health guidelines.

Participates in ongoing professional development, including coursework, staff meetings, parent meetings, center events and keeping current on all trainings, and maintain TSG reliability for the position.

Always maintains confidentiality regarding children, families, and staff.

Positively project the center, mission, goals, philosophies and policies to parents, staff, and the community.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROGRAM STANDARDS:
Must be 18 years old.

Have an ECE initial certificate in Early Childhood, or a High School Diploma or equivalency with two years’ experience working with young children and be working toward ECE initial certificate and/or degree.

Have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Can effectively speak with parents about their child’s development and write correspondences to families.

Basic computer skills

Can read and interpret documents such as curriculum materials, assessments, safety rules and procedure manuals.

Experience with observations, curriculum development and assessment of young children.

Complete all pre-employment requirements:
– TB Test
– Physical
– First Aid/CPR
– Background Check
– Fingerprint Clearance
– Food Handler Permit within 30 days of hire
– DCYF Orientation Training within 30 days of hire

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY: 
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form;

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 
The work environment is such that the employee will regularly be exposed to chemicals that may appear in cleaning solutions and/or arts and crafts activities.  The employee may occasionally be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level range in the work environment is quiet to noisy.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROGRAM STANDARDS: 
The physical demands of an Assistant Teacher are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. This may include at any given time during the employee’s shift, lifting, carrying, holding, bending, stooping, stretching, pushing, pulling, squatting, kneeling, reaching, or moving children with a weight range of 10-50 pounds and finally, responding immediately and appropriately to multiple or unexpected situations or emergencies.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

DRUG FREE WORK ENVIRONMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROGRAM STANDARDS: 
The work environment respects the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each member.  The work environment is a drug free workplace, candidates will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening.

INDIAN PREFERENCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROGRAM STANDARDS: 
Indian preference will be exercised in the hiring process of this position.

TO APPLY: 
Submit application packets including a resume and cover letter to ,  contact Human Resources for more information at (360) 432-3865.