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Assistant Teacher

Company: YWCA Hartford Region
Location: hartford
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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Position Summary:

Assist Head Teacher in providing a supportive, respectful, safe and healthy environment for children enrolled in YWCA Early Learning Centers. Support the Head Teacher in the implementation of activities geared to meet the developing needs of a large group of children and challenge the interests of the children in a productive and safe manner.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Assist in planning, developing and delivery of varied classroom and outdoor activities that will enable children to develop and grow in their individual interest and in abilities ad in the development of short and long term goals for improvement of class programs;
  • Assist in maintaining an orderly, safe, healthy, inviting environment in accordance with accreditation,
  • Utilization of the YWCA Name to Face Accountability and Ratio sheets to ensure proper accountability and safety of children; licensing and the agencys health and safety standards;
  • Follow defined State and YWCA protocols for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of curriculum to meet the physical emotional and intellectual needs of each child;
  • Support student activities, to include development and safety through direct participation with children and the performance of various support duties such as snack preparation, delivery, clean-up, record keeping, monitoring of bathroom facilities, etc.;
  • Develop and maintain positive on-going communication with parents in a sensitive and responsive manner;
  • Maintain student information in a confidential manner in accordance with YWCA policy;
  • Assist Head Teacher with completing developmental observations and assessments as outlined in the program requirements;
  • Ensure appropriate classroom behavior management, supporting children by providing positive guidance and redirection, implement individual Inclusion Support Plans, implement and support the Positive Guidance Policies of the YWCA;
  • Assume daily classroom responsibilities in the absence of the Head Teacher;
  • Participate in training and other professional development activities to enhance knowledge and understanding of racial justice and womans empowerment. Align programs and services both implicitly with mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

Requirements Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • Experience: 18 years of age or older; Basic knowledge of the principles of Child Development; Demonstrated ability to develop age appropriate exhibits and activities for the classroom; CPR/First Aid certification or certification within two months of employment. Skills: Approachability : Listens; allows adequate time for interactions; creates a supportive communication environment. Composure: Responds to information and situations in a self-controlled manner. Customer Focus: Builds effective relationships with customers, identifies customer expectations, tries to see issues from their point of view; offers practical solutions to concerns. Diversity: Recognizes and values the diversity and uniqueness of others. Empathetically and respectfully accepts these differences and works to cooperatively and sincerely to optimize contributions of all individuals. Ethics and Integrity: Makes decisions and conducts self in a manner consistent with the organizations mission. Respects all individuals in the work environment and treats them as such. Demonstrates high personal standards of acceptance and openness to others. Accepts responsibility for their own actions. Personal Accountability: Accepts responsibility for own actions, embraces experiences as learning opportunities. Self-Development: Accepts responsibility for own continued education, learning and growth. Results Oriented: Directs behavior to emphasize the achievement of organization goals and core values. Technical Skills: Possesses the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform required job elements to establish standards. Trust and Respect: Offers respect to all in the work environment, adheres to high personal standards of acceptance, reliability, openness and consistency of action with words. Work Relationships: Builds productive relationships in the work place.

    Benefits :

    A career with YWCA Hartford provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or special part-time (intermittent).

    EOE/ AA

Keywords: YWCA Hartford Region, Hartford , Assistant Teacher, Other , hartford, Connecticut

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