Assistant Teacher, Full time (Teaching & Learning ECE 1 - MR02)
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is seeking multiple full time assistant teachers to support the Children's Center.
Assistant teachers provide a high-quality early childhood program which ensures a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children while responding to the needs of families. This position serves as a role model and mentor to students during field experience at the Children's Center and follows the curriculum we have in place and aid with helping the student workers and observers understand early childhood while using our hands on curriculum. Responsibilities include:
- Organizing and supervising activities according to teachers' direction and curriculum plan.
- Maintaining orderly classroom environment.
- Dispensing medication and providing first aid when necessary.
- Interacting with parents when children arrive and leave; assisting Lead teacher to communicate center philosophy to parents.
- Participating in team meetings and staff planning sessions.
- Participating in ongoing training opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills in early childhood education.
Ideal candidates will have effective communication skills, both oral and written; read medication instructions and have the skills/abilities to administer the medicine; ability to distinguish individual facial features at arm's length and across the room; be able to evacuate all children and adults from building in less than one minute; ability distinguish children's voices when out of visual range; and be able to climb playground equipment to remove child from setting.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.
Minimum Qualifications: Typically requires an Associate's degree or equivalent in child development, early childhood education or related field and one year of experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. CPR and First Aid certifications required.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in child development, early childhood education or related field, at least 3 years of experience.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.