Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Part Time

Assistant Teacher

Casa del Carmen Preschool Academy

Philadelphia, PA 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

            The Assistant Teacher is responsible for participating on a cohesive teaching team, coordinating the curriculum, and managing the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom.  Assistant Teachers must be team players who understand children's cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in order to ensure a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed while helping to maintain a positive environment that fosters life-long learning traits in children. The Assistant Teacher must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults in order to meet the needs of the children, effectively guide teacher assistants, and resolve parental concerns.

 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate and implement educational curriculum by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and early learning standards.
  • Plan and execute compelling, age appropriate daily lessons that encourage learning growth.
  • Lead by example; encourage teaching team success through modeling and coaching.
  • Assist in planning individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, cognitive and emotional growth.
  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, progress reports, and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met.
  • Ensure a healthy classroom environment including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.
  • Asist Lead Teacher to ensure that planned activities, hygiene and safety standards have been followed.
  • Maintain accurate records, forms and files.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
  • Participate in monthly staff meetings, weekly supervision, and CSS trainings/meetings and meetings/trainings required by funders.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned.

                                                    

REPRESENTATIVE KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of and orientation to the philosophy of the Agency as presented in the Mission Statement.
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional child care experience.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.
  • A strong understanding of child development.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques, child abuse reporting, and de-escalation techniques.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Must be able to sit on floor/ground surfaces with children, as appropriate, and small child scale furniture.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) in early childhood education or related field of study with a minimum of 30 Credits in ECE required.
  • Associate's Degree in early childhood education or related field of study with a minimum of 30 Credits in ECE preferred.
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