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Part-Time Assistant Teacher (Saturday's) at Elwyn

Part-Time Assistant Teacher (Saturday's)

Elwyn Philadelphia, PA Part-Time

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Teacher Assistant assists the classroom teacher in implementing the daily program in the classroom by preparing supplies and the classroom environment for the day’s activities, and cleaning up and reorganizing the classroom at the end of the day. Under the direction of the Teacher, the Teacher Assistant supervises play activities, participates in group games, enforces safety rules, and assists children with self-help activities. The Teacher Assistant also serves as a behavioral role model for parents and volunteers by projecting a warm, caring personality towards others in a way that encourages and supports their positive self-esteem.



  • Prepare classroom for the day’s activities including but not limited to preparing supplies and arranging the classroom appropriately
  • Assist in clean up and reorganization of the classroom at the end of the day
  • As requested by the teacher, supervise play activities, participate in games, enforce safety rules, and intervene when children are at risk of injuring themselves and/or others
  • Assist children with self-help activities including but not limited to self-feeding, washing hands, tying shoes, buttoning buttons, holding pencils, and cleaning up after oneself
  • Assist parents as needed during lunchtime
  • Role model positive behaviors and parent-child interaction for parents and volunteers including, but not limited to interacting with peers, communicating with others, appropriate parent/child interactions for play and assisting child with age-appropriate tasks, as well as providing appropriate mental and physical stimulation, discipline, and structure
  • Change diapers and monitor toileting using universal precautions
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and crisis management using agency-trained protocols
  • Perform cleaning tasks per the classroom cleaning schedule
  • Perform other duties as assigned





CONTACTS:  Parents, children, Family School staff



  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two (2) years’ experience with preschool-aged children
  • Experience in a classroom setting highly preferred
  • Non-profit human service experience highly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage and prioritize multiple, often competing, priorities
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated strong time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated excellent judgment with the ability to solve problems and make decisions in collaboration with the teacher
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate future needed changes or identify problem areas and take effective actions
  • Must be able to perform CPR and crisis management using agency-trained protocols
  • Must possess excellent customer interaction, collaboration, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills
Elwyn reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive statement of duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.

Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Elwyn does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, pregnancy status, medical condition, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sexual orientation or identity, age, national origin, citizenship, handicap status, marital or family status, mental or physical disability, perceived disability, military or veteran status, political activities or affiliations, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation.



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