The Contingency Assistant Teacher works collaboratively with the Assistant to the Lab Instructor and the Lead Lab Instructor to develop and maintain a classroom that provides a safe and enriching learning environment for children. The Contingency Assistant Teacher models appropriate teaching and care-giving. The Contingency Assistant Teacher further works to oversee and manage classroom operations to allow the Lead Lab Instructor and Assistant to the Lab Instructor to focus on coaching, mentoring and evaluating college students during their scheduled lab time.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Assist Instructor and Assistant to the Instructor in planning and implementing a curriculum that enhances the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of each child in the classroom.
Maintain a healthy and safe classroom.
Model appropriate and effective teaching and caregiving practices at all times.
Develop and maintain supportive and cooperative relationships with families, including participation in family events.
Work cooperatively with all members of the child development team to meet the goals of the program.
Assist in the classroom with bulletin boards, newsletters, family notes, documentation panels, etc.
Support classroom and program accreditation efforts.
Develop and implement goals for each semester.
Flexibility to move from one classroom to another when necessary.
Participate in and complete all staff development/trainings required (24 hours each year).
Maintain all necessary licensing and accreditation requirements to work in an early childhood setting including physical, TB test, Michigan Child Care Clearance Check (fingerprints), MiRegistry Health and Safety Trainings, CACFP and mandatory reporter training.
Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education/ Child Development with Early Childhood experience, preferred.
Most college coursework complete toward an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, required.
One (1) year experience in an Early Childhood Classroom.
An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
An interest in working with diverse populations who represent a wide range of ages, ethnicities, national origins and abilities.
Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimal supervision.
High energy level.
Sense of humor.
Ability to work in a very active and loud environment, addressing multiple needs accordingly.
Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and appropriate manner.
Project a professional image.
Must possess the personality and enthusiasm to work with children, students and college staff.
Must be self-motivated and resourceful, demonstrating initiative to complete assigned tasks according to standards in a timely manner.
Ability to work collaboratively with classroom team members.
Ability to perform functions of the job efficiently and effectively in stressful situations.
Must be able to go outside in the winter if the wind chill is 10 degrees or higher and must be able to go out in the summer if the temperature is 90 degrees or below.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position at https://www.grcc.edu/jobs. Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.
Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.
The urban campus of Grand Rapids Community College is situated on a six-block area in the heart of Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area with a population approaching one million. GRCC, founded in 1914, is the oldest community college in Michigan, but the atmosphere is exciting and contemporary; its top-notch faculty, commitment to diversity in programming and campus lifestyle, and the strong spirit of community collaboration under the leadership of President Bill Pink, make it a vital and rewarding workplace. Known as “The Community’s College,” GRCC is responsive to the needs of surrounding business, economic, cultural and educational environments. The college offers credit and non-credit, associate degree and certification programs, and workforce training at both on- and off-campus locations so that students of all ages and abilities can pursue personal goals for higher education and/or enhanced job opportunities with success. For more information about GRCC, visit our website at www.grcc.edu