Position is non-regular, part-time, non exempt. "As needed basis."
SCOPE OF WORK: To assist teachers and professional staff in performing teaching responsibilities in the Child & Family Development Center. This position reports to the Lead Teacher of the classroom which the staff person in primarily assigned at the Child & Family Development Center at NHTI - Concord’s Community College.
- Greets each child and family and assists in the transition from home to childcare setting;
- Helps to create a warm, caring and safe environment to support children and teachers in ways that improve the overall quality of care and education;
- Responds sensitively to the interests, requests and needs of individual children, actively engage children in developmentally appropriate activities, assist in the implementation of curricula activities;
- Models appropriate teaching practice by bringing learning forward and demonstrating professionalism and confidentiality; offers concrete strategies that assist in relating to current coursework for students attending lab hours;
- Meets the basic physical and emotional needs of children;
- Assists teachers in gathering evidence to document children’s progress, including developmental and play-based observations and journal entries;
- Communicates general information, including daily happenings that relate to specific children using learned strategies and skills from coursework and best practice;
- Assists teachers by completing tasks as assigned; covering classrooms for planning/lunches, vacations etc.;
- Assists in cleaning, organizing and maintaining classroom well-being and upkeep;
- Complies with all college, system, state and federal rules and regulations;
- Other duties as assigned.
Education: Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent, plus completion of one academic year in General Studies, Liberal Arts, Education, Early Childhood Education or Child Development at a postsecondary institution or college.
Experience: No experience required.
License/Certification: Maintain 25 hours of professional development per year, completing all topics of the core knowledge areas provided in the career lattice Maintain certification in Infant/Child CPR and First Aid, as well as Water Safety.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Nine (9) ECE Credits from a recognized college or university.
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Take part in EC 267; Positive Behavior Guidance and Supporting Young Children with Challenging Behaviors class on campus within 12 months of hire.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of the modern methods, principles, techniques and procedures of teaching young children. Ability to maintain appropriate guidance without creating harmful situations to children concerned. Ability to promote cooperation between students and educational staff. Ability to carry out written and oral instructions and to provide proper assistance to the teachers or supervisor as assigned. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with all employees. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the college appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.