Passages Charter School serves students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Focused specifically on the needs of immigrant and refugee students. Passages offers a tailored educational program focused on high academic standards and instruction based on students' individual needs.
Basic Job Function:
The Preschool Classroom Assistant provides support in the Passages Preschool classrooms, working with the other teaching staff to make sure that all of the children in our program are safe, well-cared for, and able to develop in a nurturing environment. The Assistant helps to make sure that meals and snacks are provided, helps to keep the classroom tidy during and after program hours, and takes part in ongoing professional development.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Help to oversee children in the Passage classrooms
Assist teacher in all activities relating to children’s care and educational activities, including planning for activities and implementing them
Assistant will utilize the Creative Curriculum and have knowledge of Teaching Strategies GOLD
Administers developmental screenings with caregivers within 45 days of enrollment and/or as needed; Assist in referrals to Early Intervention or Chicago Public Schools
Provide nutrition support, to include meal/snack preparation
Assist teacher in communicating with parents about issues relating to their children
Assist teacher with ordering supplies, doing paperwork related to child care center, and preparing student progress conferences with caregivers
Help to tidy center on a daily basis
When classes are not in session, assist with administrative duties as needed for program
Assist in center programming as needed
Assistant will be expected to recruit potential families in the West Ridge/Rogers Park area. This may include passing out/posting fliers and attending WIC clinic nutrition classes or local events, possibly in the evening or weekends as needed.
Attend professional development trainings and meetings as required by funding sources
Other duties as assigned
High school diploma, Associate’s Degree preferred. Minimum 60 college credit hours, out of which at least 15 Early Childhood college credits. Preferred Gateways to Opportunity Early Childhood Education candidates. Experience working with early childhood children in an educational setting. Fluent English and knowledge of another language is desirable. Willingness to participate in further educational opportunities.
Physical Requirements and Working Environment:
Must be able to lift up to twenty-five pounds of books and supplies, and also lift small children in our daycare and preschool. Ability to be culturally sensitive to families/community.
Early Childhood development, computer usage including email and basic functions of Microsoft Office. COPA, TSG, HSELOF knowledge is a plus.
Excellent communication with staff, clients and funders. Excellent office organization.
Asian Human Services Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all of its employees without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation, maternity status, parental status, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law
Internal Number: 8155166309
About Asian Human Services Passages Charter School
Established in 1978, Asian Human Services is the largest multi-cultural and multi-lingual health and social services organization in the Metropolitan Chicago areas. Its mission is to provide client -centered, quality, and compassionate services to Asian immigrants and other underserved communities so that they can fully participated in society, prosper and thrive. Specialized in healthcare, education, and employment, its professional staff is fluent in more than 28 languages and serves more than 28,000 clients throughout Illinois each year.