Split Shift or Part Time Classroom Assistant
Toassist the Age Level Coordinator and Lead Teacher in providing a warm and nurturing environment for families that supports their children’s development.
The following are core guidelines to be used as a frame of reference:
- Develop friendly, warm communications with the parents through positive greetings and conversation at drop off and/or pick up.
- Develop warm relationships with the children.
- Interact, initiate, and encourage the children in the activities during the day.
- Help the children control behavior using a positive, appropriate approach, according to the school’s philosophy.
- Attend staff meetings as requested.
- Self-monitoring of the classroom: It is the responsibility of every staff member to be aware of the classroom atmosphere and what is best for children. Any inappropriate behavior towards a child should be reported immediately to a supervisor.
- Assist with the sanitary condition of the classroom, kitchen, and all school ‘shared’ areas (laundry room, staff break room, main kitchen, and storage areas).
- Willingness to set up and/or clean up classroom activities.
- Read all communication books (all school, classroom & parent).
- Continued, frequent use of the classroom communication notebook to leave notes for the assistant and lead teachers.
- Become a valuable and cooperative team member.
Additional Responsibilities (with agreement from the lead teacher)
- Provide positive feedback to parents (written or verbal) as requested by the lead teacher.
- Assist lead teacher and assistant teacher in lesson planning.
- Assist lead teacher and assistant teacher in writing newsletters.
- Attend parent conferences as requested.
- Clearly direct substitutes or floaters when they are in the room with specific directions.
- Take action to discipline a child in accordance with school policy.
- Take the initiative to do the ‘extra’ things that create a special, warm environment for the children (warm tone of voice, one-on-one attention to children, display genuine interest in children’s interests, show children respect for their individuality, attention to details like asking how a vacation was, share own self and special talents, share new ideas, creative story telling, take children’s ideas and use them in the classroom).
Mandatory Professional Growth
- Read articles as assigned by the lead teacher.
- Attend family festivals as requested by the lead teacher.
- Attend all day staff in service (currently scheduled in June)
- Attend bi-weekly staff development workshops as requested.
- Report to Assistant Teacher or Lead Teacher (person who work within the classroom).
- In absence of Assistant Teacher and Lead Teacher, report to Age Level Coordinator.
Limits of Authority (must have prior approval form supervisor)
- Leaving the classroom.
- Giving direction to other staff members.
- Minimum 2 years college and 12 units in Early childhood
- Associates or BA in ECE/CD or related field is preferred
- A warm and friendly personality
- Sensitive to the feelings and needs of others
- Able to relate well to children
- Willing to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with school’s educational philosophy and program.
- Emotional maturity and stability
- Judgment to handle crisis situations.
- Ability to take direction and work in a team setting.
- Ability to lift and carry a 40 pound child to safety.
- A physical every 2 years with a T.B. clearance.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Physical stamina to maintain rigorous pace of a full day child care program.
- Obtain 15 hours of professional in service training every school year
- Maintain CPR/First Aid Certification
- 3 to 8 hours per day, depending on scheduling and the school’s needs. (Schedules include split shift, or part time)
- Non-Exempt Status