The Assistant Teacher provides support to the teacher in the classroom in implementing curriculum plans, supervising children, providing behavior guidance, and maintaining the classroom environment. Additionally, assistant teachers may be in charge of the children during non-program hours at the beginning and end of each day (AM and PM extended program) during center hours, as well as during time periods when the teacher is not present with the assistance of a university student aide. The assistant teacher position exists to provide appropriate staffing to meet the ECC license requirements under DHS Rule 3.
Assist with initial annual and prep work related to environment (includes preparing the classroom prior to start of school year, cleaning up at years end.)
Meet with lead teacher and staff; sub for lead teacher
Professional development (includes the 2% of in-service required, staff meetings, and meeting with director).
Assist with the care of the environment: checks materials daily for completeness, cleanliness, proper order and place, replenishes supplies on a daily basis as needed, helps to prepare new materials as guided by lead teacher.
Help insure the safety of children.
Assume responsibility of the children when directed; participates in the planning and implementation of curriculum with lead teacher; consults with lead regarding observations.
Attend center functions as required.
Read and understand the ECC Staff Handbook, ECC Parent/Guardian Handbook, SCU Employment Handbook and rules/regulations of governing bodies
Maintain a professional attitude with children, parents, staff and visitors.
Baccalaureate degree in early childhood education, child development, elementary education or early childhood special education from an accredited college or university and 40 weeks or more experience working with children (teacher, assistant teacher, aide, student intern).
OR Baccalaureate degree in any field and 12 quarter credits in early childhood education, child development, elementary education or early childhood special education from an accredited college or university and at least 40 weeks or more of experience working with children (teacher, assistant teacher, aide, student intern).
Classroom management skills, including, ability to discipline and guide the children in an appropriate manner.
Communication skills (both oral and written), organizational skills.
Ability to work with peers.
Flexibility and patience.
To apply: Please visit the St. Catherine University Employment Site at http://www.stkate.edu/hr for electronic application information and details. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply, as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Requisition number is #20180048-Staff. Applicants may also visit the St. Catherine University Human Resources office to submit an electronic application. We are located in Derham Hall, Room 8. Review of applications will begin immediately, position opened until filled.
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