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Early Childhood/ Elementary Assistant Teacher
Job Purpose Statement: This job is done for the purpose of assisting the Lead Teacher in classroom-related activities with and for the children, in the general supervision of young children and in maintaining the physical classroom space.
Essential Job Functions in the Classroom:
As directed by and in support of the lead teacher…
- Monitor and supervise children in support of and providing for their safety, welfare and well-being
- Be present with and responsive to the children in support of their play, social interactions, transitions and needs, including emotional and hygiene.
- Manage daily opening and closing checklists, including set up, breakdown and re-filing supplies
- Assist with administrative and record-keeping duties such as forms, files and documentation
- Maintain cleanliness and safety of indoor/outdoor classroom spaces and materials
- Attend and contribute to meetings with lead teacher, as well as parent/teacher essential events such as curriculum night, parent conferences and classroom celebrations
- Support Specialist Teachers and the children during Specials classes. Support substitute teacher in lead teacher’s absence.
- Be informed about daily /weekly class-related information, as well as about the children and their families through reading shared emails and documents, participating in conversations, asking questions, and being conscious about follow-through.
- Assist and contribute to the implementation of the daily program and curriculum. Assist and support children as needed during circle and listening times.
Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required:
- Skills – Attention to detail with children and to keeping their surroundings safe, clean, orderly and beautiful. Respectful interaction with children, parents and colleagues.
- Knowledge of basic principles of child development and understanding of the WDS Nursery School’s curriculum and methods.
- Ability to supervise students and support their activities, while having an understanding of multitasking when it is necessary and safe to do so. Ability to see each child as an individual. To work congenially with colleagues, communicate effectively, retain professional attitude and maintain confidentiality. To join or lead in physical activities including movement exercises, walking, possibly standing for long periods, as well as lifting, stooping, bending and kneeling as necessary. To be at ease with writing legibly, cutting, singing, storytelling, movement, crafts and cleaning. Ability to be flexible and fluid, and responsive to changing needs.