NYU Lutheran Medical Center is a full-service teaching hospital and Level I trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The medical center is central to a comprehensive network of affiliated ambulatory and outpatient practices, and serves as NYU Langone Medical Center's anchor for healthcare access, growth, and delivery in the entire borough. Learn more about NYU Lutheran Medical Center.
Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Teacher Aide.
In this role, the successful candidate will assist the Head Teacher in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate lessons; work with a team to provide stimulating environment and activities; encourage parent involvement; set individual goals and record anecdotal observations for each child; keep room clean; help with toileting; other various classroom duties.
GENERAL WORK HABITS 1. Arrives on time 2. Reliable in attendance 3. Responsible in job duties 4. Good grooming and appropriate attire 5. Alert in health and safety matter 6. Follows centers philosophy and policies 7. Opens to new ideas 8. Flexible with assignments and schedule 9. Comes to work with a positive attitude 10. Looks for ways to improve the program 11. Gives ample notice for absences 12. Remains calm in a tense situation 13. Quickly and effectively deals with unexpected situations and problems 14. Ensures all required paper work are done and / or due on time 15. Careful to keep information about children and families confidential 16. Attends and actively participates in staff meetings
HEALTH AND SAFETY 1. Inspects children for signs of illness or injury upon arrival 2. Inspects outdoor and indoor play areas prior to play 3. Follows the hand washing procedures accordingly 4. Follows the When to Wash Hands policies as posted in the classroom 5. Follows the diaper changing / potty procedures for children accordingly and as needed 6. Uses the Germ Box effectively 7. Uses bleach solutions to clean toys and surfaces as required 8. Notifies parents and director when children are sick or get hurt 9. Files incident or accident reports accordingly and as needed 10. Inspects fire exits and extinguishers regularly 11. Feeds children according to their individual needs, family input, and CACFP guidelines 12. Puts infants to sleep according to their individual schedules and takes care of infants upon awakening; every effort to prevent SIDS is made. SKILLS WITH CHILDREN 1. Always attends to childrens needs before everything else 2. Supervises children closely and effectively throughout the day 3. Uses a modulated, appropriate voice 4. Knows and shows respect for individuals 5. Is aware of developmental levels / changes 6. Encourages independence/self help 7. Promotes self esteem in communications 8. Ability to work with children who are acting out 9. Avoids stereotyping and labeling 10. Reinforces positive behavior 11. Has a clear and fair discipline procedure 12. Ability to set appropriate limits 13. Ability to make appropriate written documentation and referrals when needed 14. Helps develop language by responding to sounds infants make or words children say; sings, talks throughout the day and interacts verbally during routines such as diaper changing, hand washing, etc.
14. Helps develop language by responding to sounds infants make or words children say; sings, talks throughout the day and interacts verbally during routines such as diaper changing, hand washing, etc. 15. Does not speak about the child in front of him/ her SKILLS WITH PARENTS 1. Greets parents and children in a positive manner as they enter the classroom 2. Available and approachable with parents 3. Listens and responds well to parents 4. Is tactful with negative information 5. Maintains confidentiality 6. Makes every effort toward positive parent relationships 7. Takes an active role in encouraging parent participation 8. Holds parents conferences on schedule PLANNING AND SKILLS WITH CLASSES/GROUP 1. Creates an inviting learning environment 2. Turns in lesson plans and childrens observations in a timely fashion 3. Lessons plans support all areas of development and reflect childrens interests 4. Plans are carried out in the classroom 5. Provides developmentally appropriate activities 6. Develops plans based on goals from observations/curriculum 7. Provides suitable materials for all activities 8. Provides plenty of child-directed activities throughout the day 9. Provides an appropriate role model 10. Anticipates problems and redirects 11. Is flexible, responsive to child interests 12. Is prepared for days activities 13. Follows the daily schedule and provides outdoor playtime for children twice a day when weather permitting 14. Handles transitions well SKILLS WITH CO-WORKER 1. Is friendly and respectful with others 2. Strives to assume a fair share of work 3. Offers, shares ideas and materials 4. Communicates directly, avoids gossip 5. Approaches criticism with learning attitude 6. Is willing to help others and steps outside normal job perimeters when necessary
SUPERVISION 1. Seeks and asks for help if needed 2. Communicates directly with supervisor 3. Stays open to constructive criticism and suggestions 4. Ability to implement suggestions 5. Readily accepts and responds to supervisory inputs accordingly ATTITUDE AND EFFORT TOWARD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 1. Takes job seriously, seeks skill improvement 2. Participate in workshops, classes, groups 3. Sets goals for self in professional development
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a High School Diploma or GED -Warm, caring and outgoing personality -Ability to work well with others -Able to create and maintain positive relationships with children, parents and staff
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Lutheran Medical Center provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
NYU Lutheran Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online. If you wish to view NYU Lutheran Medical Center's EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal 'EEO is the law' poster or visit http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm for more information.
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About NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. Included in the 200+ locations throughout the New York area are five inpatient locations: Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute-care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation, ranked as one of the top 10 rehabilitation programs in the country; NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital with all musculoskeletal specialties ranked top 10 in the country; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services; and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, a full-service teaching hospital and level 1 trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history.