Assistant Preschool Teacher for Little Giants Child Care Center at Township High School District 114
Highland Park, IL
About the Job
Position Type: Little Giants Child Care Center/Assistant Preschool Teacher
Date Posted: 8/19/2020
Location: Highland Park High School
Position Title: Assistant Preschool Teacher for Little Giants Child Care Center (Part-Time) Department: Preschool/Child Care Reports To: Director and Teacher Location: Highland Park High School Deadline: Hours: Monday-Friday (12:15pm - 4:15pm) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Competitive salary and benefits reviewed annually.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Assistant Preschool Teacher is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of all classroom programs and activities. The primary focus is providing a safe nurturing environment where children and their families feel welcomed, accepted, and encouraged to participate. The Assistant Preschool teacher will provide a quality early learning experience where the child’s interests and ideas are valued. The Assistant Preschool Teacher will investigate, explore, and question alongside the child and assist the child as s/he makes sense of the world in which they live.
Assist with maintaining a classroom climate/community that will benefit the overall healthy growth and development of the child.
Assist with creating an enriching environment for students to explore, investigate, and play.
Co-plan and teach lessons that are developmentally appropriate for young children utilizing the IL Early Leaning and Development Standards.
Maintain communication and professional relationships with teachers and staff
Assist with the completion of documentation for conferences
Annually assist with the evaluation of classroom effectiveness.
Ensure the safety needs of the children are met at all times
Actively participate and cultivate positive relationships with parents and the children’s families
Ensure ongoing program excellence within the center and our community.
Cultivate ongoing awareness of early childhood core values both within your classroom and the center
Serve as a resource to parents regarding early childhood education and their child’s individual needs
Collaborate with Teacher and Director to develop personal professional development plan and attain these goals
Participate in and be responsible to work towards achieving goals as delineated in the Center’s strategic plan.
Participate in agency activities as appropriate
Represent the agency with integrity and professionalism
Abide by the ethical statement and policies of the Center
Meet DCFS assistant teacher requirements
Working towards ECE degree preferred
Knowledge of early childhood education and/or child development
ECE Credential attained within the first year of employment
Food Handler Training completed within probationary period
DCFS Mandated Reporter training completed within probationary period
CPR/First Aid certification completed within first year of employment
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, organizational and written communication skills
Demonstrated skills in listening, engaging and building rapport with people
Appreciation for details and follow through
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Moderate degree of physical stamina with occasional lifting of 15-20 pounds. Ability to move freely to various locations within the office and to other business and community settings. Frequent standing, walking and bending. Frequent repetitive activities including hands, arms, and legs for administrative work. Exposure to noise and activity of a school and office setting.
The statements in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed by (an) individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities related to the position. This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity and School Board Policy and procedures. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.