The Assistant Teacher will aid the Lead Teacher in providing a supportive and encouraging learning environment for our students, and will help to produce quarterly individual child development plans and weekly lesson plans.
Required Education: Associates or higher in Early Childhood Education or an Early Childhood related discipline, required
Assist with the implementation of evidence-based, responsive, intentional, and developmentally appropriate curriculum, instruction, and teacher-child interactions
Assist with the implementation of education plans and other required documentation for children and the classroom, ensuring that all reports are accurate and complete
Create and maintain a classroom space that offers children an attractive, engaging environment for learning based on best practices.
Assessment, Data, and Individual Support
Assist with the implementation of developmental screenings on all children including but not limited to Ages and Stages
Assist with the implementation of IFSPs (Individual Family Service Plan) or IEPs (Individualized Education Plan) as needed
Assist with providing ongoing observation and authentic assessment of individual children and maintain a comprehensive portfolio assessment for each child
Attend and at times, plan and implement, targeted professional development sessions and training for teachers with a focus on infants and toddlers
Respond to regular, direct instructional coaching feedback as well as feedback from rigorous, widely-accepted program evaluation tools
Meet with the Academic Coach/Specialist on a weekly basis to discuss the classroom, instruction, and the needs of individual students
Develop effective communication and partnership with families
Assist with conducting three parent conferences a year to discuss child development with parents and/or guardians
Guide and support students’ acquisition of social skills including eating meals with children and helping them develop self-help skills
Support and provide Continuum of Care to help children develop secure relationships
Be responsible for children’s safety at all times and in all settings
Perform other duties as assigned
2-3 years of early childhood program experience preferred
Head Start focus preferred
Knowledge OSSE compliance and DC Early Learning Standards preferred
Knowledge of NAEYC standards preferred
Teaching experience in multicultural environments serving vulnerable or underserved populations preferred
Proficiency in multiple software applications including most Microsoft Office products
Excellent interpersonal communications skills (oral and written)
Able to partner with families in support of a child’s growth and development
Commitment to Martha’s Table’s mission
Experience using assessment data to inform teaching practice preferred
This position requires the completion of a satisfactory background check. Martha’s Table provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
About Martha's Table
For over 37 years, Martha’s Table has worked to support stronger children, stronger families, and stronger communities by increasing access to quality education programs, healthy food, and family supports. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity for their brightest future and a deeply engaged family and community committed to their success.