This is a part-time twelve-month position, acting as an assistant teacher to a lead teacher in classroom with 8 to 16 children who are 6 weeks to five years old. Incumbent participates with the Director and other teachers to implement and ensure a developmentally appropriate educational program by providing excellent childcare services to faculty and staff of the university.
|Essential Duties and Responsibilities|
The assistant teacher helps to implement a program of emergent curriculum and developmentally appropriate activities under the direct supervision of a supervising teacher. The assistant teacher is directly responsible to the supervising teacher with whom s/he is assigned to work and, indirectly, to the KOC program director
|Provides Work Direction|
1. Evidence of emotional maturity and stability.
2. Highly service-oriented and creative with enthusiasm for children and childcare.
3. Fast learning with good problem solving skills.
4. Responsible and dependable with good attendance and work habits.
5. Fingerprint/child abuse clearance through California state licensing.
6. Current (within the last year) negative T.B. test and physical examination.
A. Physical Demands (The nature of physical effort leading to physical fatigue)
Caring for children can be physically demanding. The Assistant Teacher must be able to lift, push, pull or carry 50 pounds without assistance and/or have the ability to assess the weight in order to ask for necessary assistance or to determine a safer method of moving the load. Must be able to move with agility over and under children and objects; to get down to child's level by kneeling, sitting, crouching or stooping. This position requires sufficient hand eye coordination (vision correctable to 20/20), manual dexterity, sufficient visual acuity to recognize words, letters and numbers; speech and hearing ability to carry on conversations in person or over the phone.
The Assistant Teacher will be expected to move about easily throughout the community with children which may require frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling of equipment, frequent twisting, reaching, stooping and bending. The Assistant Teacher may come in contact with children who are ill and/or contagious, and must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all children, parents, staff and themselves.
Environmental Conditions (The nature of adverse environmental conditions affecting the incumbent)
The Assistant Teacher will be working in a busy and occasionally noisy environment must be able to tolerate constant noises made by children such as crying, screaming, yelling and laughing. There may be a number of activities and situations happening at once, and the Assistant Teacher will have to supervise children at all times.
1. Collaborate in a team teaching situation that includes administration, teachers, assistants and student aids.
2. Communicate with parents, teachers, and administrators on a daily basis.
3. Establish effective relationships with families, children, and staff.
4. Assist in supervising all activities to ensure the safety of each child at all times.
4. Assist the supervising teacher in providing a variety of appropriate activities to promote the child's social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
5. Assist in the arrangement, daily cleaning, and upkeep of classrooms, classroom equipment and materials as directed by the supervising teacher.
6. Assist the supervising teacher in taking anecdotal notes, photographs, and running records of children's development: social, emotional, cognitive, and physical.
7. Assist in the development of a nurturing, engaging, and developmentally appropriate program.
8. Manage the classroom with positive guidance, redirection, and the
setting of clear-cut limits. All techniques shall be designed to help the child develop self- control, positive self-esteem and respect for the rights of others.
9. Engage children by asking open-ended questions and encouraging exploration and experimentation to promote critical thinking and problem solving.
10. Report problems with children, room management or materials to the assigned teacher and program manager, if necessary.
11. Attend KOC Staff meetings, school events, and engage in professional growth opportunities.
12. Maintain a neat and clean professional appearance.
13. Follow the policies and procedures of the school as designated in the Santa Clara University Employee Policy handbook and KOC Staff Handbook.
1. Ability to maintain professional attitude and appropriate dress.
2. Ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to children in an atmosphere of play.
3. Ability to work with minimal supervision, be self-motivated, and show initiative.
4. Ability to work effectively and communicate with a diverse population.
5. Ability to work in a collaborative environment and willingness to make suggestions.
6. Ability to work effectively under pressure in a busy and demanding environment
7. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
8. Ability to meet the physical, mental, and emotional demands of a work environment with young children, as described in the work conditions.
|Education and/or Experience|
1. High School Degree required; preferably Bachelor of Art or Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.
2. Child Development or Early Childhood course work, 12 units, in each of the following three areas: child development, curriculum, child/family and community.
3. Preferably one year teaching experience in an early childhood program.
|Salary Information||20.14 per hour|