Early Care & Education Program Assistant Teacher

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Our onsite Early Care and Education Program has an immediate need for a Full Time Assistant Teachers to provide daily coverage in our infant and toddler classrooms. The assistant teacher will support the delivery of a comprehensive and strength-based education program to meet the needs of all children.

Equity Statement

The Family Place strives to be a supportive environment and to continue to learn about and practice skills related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to providing a safe space for our staff, board, clients, families, and community members and encourage a culture which holds us accountable without judgement. We are actively mindful of our practices and materials to ensure they are inclusive and welcome feedback to continue this important work. It is our goal that all families have access to individualized resources and communication needed to provide services in the best ways possible.

Key Accountabilities

Program Responsibilities

· Assist with implementing a well-rounded curriculum based on needs, interests and individual development of children and families.

· Follow and apply all practices dictated by the State of VT Licensing bureau and the Step Ahead Recognition System (STARS) program.

· Using the Strengthening Families model, provide intensive support and parent education guidance to all families.

· Provide support to Families Learning Together (FLT) participants assigned to Early Care & Education Program (ECEP) worksite.

· Ensure the safety and well-being of children by following all established program and Agency protocols.

· Assist with transitions from home to classroom and when children leave for the day.

· Interact with children, recognize, and appreciate their individuality and stage of development. Empower and facilitate children in conflict resolution by assisting them in managing their feelings in positive and healthy ways. Turn to Lead, Asst. teacher or director if need help.

· Using a strength- based approach, encourage the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of all children.

· Encourage creativity and exploration with all children.

· Always maintain awareness of the whereabouts of each child.

· Support the lead & asst. teacher in maintaining an attractive and well-organized classroom, functional for children’s use and a welcoming atmosphere for caregivers and visitors.

· Ensure that children have adequate nutritious food by understanding all CACFP (Child & Adult Care Food Program) regulations and procedures.

Staff and Team Responsibilities

· Follow confidentiality guidelines concerning families and providers.

· Collaborate with other classrooms’ staff with daily operations, planning, and meetings.

· Assist in maintaining shared spaces, equipment, and supplies, and inform lead or asst. teacher of needs.

Professional Development

· Seek and attend professional development opportunities determined by advisement of Lead Teacher or Program Director.

· Stay current with State of Vermont Licensing regulations to ensure compliance with all licensing requirements.

· Complete all training mandated by the following grant/programs SF, CACFP, STARS.

· Complete all Agency mandated training.

Teamwork

The Family Place takes teamwork and being a good team member very seriously. Staff work in teams; therefore being a team player is critical to our success. TFP employees are expected to adhere to the values of being a good team member, defined as:

· Having a positive attitude

· Sharing common goals and vision

· Being a good listener

· Having a mutual understanding of rules and structure

· Collaborating and working together for greater good

· Being flexible and willing to change and willing to reflect about the work

· Being respectful

· Being part of an environment that creates safety where opinions may be expressed

· Taking responsibility as a team member by being present

· Recognizing different styles of working, learning, and communicating

Perform other duties as assigned.

Equity Statement

The Family Place strives to be a supportive environment and to continue to learn about and practice skills related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to providing a safe space for our staff, board, clients, families, and community members and encourage a culture which holds us accountable without judgement. We are actively mindful of our practices and materials to ensure they are inclusiveand welcome feedback to continue this important work. It is our goal that all families have access to individualized resources and communication needed to provide services in the best ways possible.

Position Requirements

· Knowledge of child development

· Knowledge of STARS or willingness to learn.

· Ability to work with others, team skills and communication.

· Ability to offer encouragement, support and information to families using a strength-based approach.

· Knowledge and understanding of the Strengthening Families framework or willingness to learn.

· Creativity and motivation to think outside the box.

· Physical ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

· Any experience working with groups of infants and toddlers.

· At least eighteen (18) years of age

· Is a high school graduate or has completed a GED.

· The desire to take at least one (3) college credit course in child or human development or in school age care & education or begin the Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $18.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week

Benefits:

Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Grade levels:

Pre-Kindergarten
Schedule:

Monday to Friday
Work Location: In person

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