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Toddler Assistant Teacher

Company: The Goddard School- Vinings, GA
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for an Assistant teacher in one of our Toddler classrooms. Our assistant teachers need to have a minimum of 1-2 years of experience, have a good understanding of classroom management, work well with other teachers, and of course love working with children. We also expect teachers to follow our Health and Safety guidelines and communicate well with parents.


An Assistant Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Additionally an Assistant Teacher is responsible to work together with a Lead Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty.

Must be available Monday-Friday 9:00-6:00

(Modified hours for Assistant Teachers because of COVID-19 are 8:30-5:30)

General Qualifications

An Assistant Teacher must meet the qualifications of his/her state and those set forth in the National Standards for hiring (see, including the following:

Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances Ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations Lead Teacher educational requirements are the same as Director educational requirements (see Director educational requirements or one of several other criteria listed below) Experience Qualifications

All candidates, who wish to be considered for the position of Assistant Teacher must have at least 1-2 years of experience in childcare.

Assistant Teacher Responsibilities

An Assistant Teacher's responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment

Maintain the appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom Maintain the appropriate classroom management system to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair Understand and implement The Goddard School emergency procedure(s) Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements Perform nominal cleaning responsibilities (eg, spills) immediately Perform major cleaning during times when children are not present Post a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities Post and adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and procedures Advance children's physical and intellectual competence

Execute program to meet the individual needs of each child Create a multi-cultural learning environment Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate materials Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning Encourage children to talk with each other and with the faculty Present age- and developmentally-appropriate expectations for all children Create a print-rich environment in order for children to learn about books, literature and writing Encourage creativity through art, music, dramatic play and blocks Provide a reasonable balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities Provide opportunities for both active and quiet play Integrate GSI resources (including Enrichment Programs) into lesson plans Support each child's social and emotional development and provide positive guidance

Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy Implement activities to develop children's self-esteem and social skills Implement activities to enable children's feeling of security Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling Respect cultural and ethnic diversity Establish positive and effective family relations

Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty Encourage families to become an integral part of their children's learning experiences Provide opportunities (e.g., conferences) in which families are made to feel a part of their children's learning experiences Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child Maintain a portfolio for each child Maintain the classroom Parent Board Ensure an effective program, responsive to children's needs

Assess supplies and materials needed to implement activities Build teamwork Develop lesson plan books and posted lesson plans Manage classrooms according to GSI QA Standards Perform child observations and document in their portfolios Use assessment tools (eg, Progress Reports, Children's Progress) Maintain professional commitment

Promote GSI philosophy and educational objectives Support a code of ethical conduct Pursue professional development/continuing education Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences and professional growth opportunities

Keywords: The Goddard School- Vinings, GA, Smyrna , Toddler Assistant Teacher, Other , Smyrna, Georgia

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