Part Time - 19 hours per week
The assistant teacher is responsible for promoting physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of the children in his/her classroom. Toward this end, the assistant teacher will be supervised by the center director and/or the assistant director. Duties shall include, but are not necessarily limited to, provide supervision, guidance and support to the children in the classroom, work with classroom teacher on lesson planning and activity implementation consistent with the center’s core curriculum, interface with parents, participate in parent-teacher conferences, maintain an orderly classroom and attend continuing education workshops and conferences as required by licensing regulations or funding sources.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Implement lesson plans consistent with the center’s core curriculum under the direction of the director/head teacher
- Promote the health, safety and well being of students through a consistent schedule of supervised recreation, snacks and naps
- Assist with the completion of accurate, informative daily reports for each student
- Maintain a sanitary, attractive, orderly learning environment within assigned classroom
- Interface with parents in a professional and cordial manner
- Participate with the teaching team, in parent-teacher conferences as scheduled or as requested by parents
- Participate in unscheduled and scheduled supervisory conferences
- Participate in continuing education as required by State regulations or funding sources
- Ensure development and maintenance of positive emotional climate including classroom management strategies that support social/emotional development.
- Provide assistance to director to cover other classrooms’ children and activities when needed
- Other duties as assigned
- Ensure the consistent accurate collection of the data
- Identify patterns and trends of administrative services
- Use results of data to inform supervisor of trends that may impact services
- Hold a High School diploma or GED or at least five hundred forty (540) hours of documented experience working with unrelated pre-school children and
- Enrolled in a higher education program leading to an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood/Child Development and demonstrating continuous progress towards an Associate’s Degree, which will be required for continued employment by 2020.
- Child CPR/First Aid certification
- Possess the personal qualities necessary to care for and work with children
- Be at least 18 years of age
- A pre-employment health certification, including a documented, negative tuberculin test or normal chest x-ray is required as well as a criminal background check
Catholic Charities offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:
For Good Health: Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance
For a Secure Future: Life, AD&D and Long-term disability insurance
For Retirement: 403(b) Plan, with employer matching contributions for eligible employees
For Career Advancement: Training and development opportunities and for Licensed Clinicians ability to apply for the education Loan Forgiveness Program under The National Services Health Corp.
For Work Life Balance: Generous paid time off; including vacation and sick time.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Free and confidential counseling
Catholic Charities Inc., Archdiocese of Hartford is in compliance with all applicable discrimination laws. All hiring, promoting, and transferring is done on a non-discriminatory basis without regard to membership in any protected class. EEO/ AA/ M-F/ VET/ DISABLED.