Early Childhood Center: Assistant Teacher
Hourly Pay: $18-$22 per hour
POSITION SUMMARY: Assist in creating a program and environment that safely encourages discovery, cultivates a love of learning and encourages children’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development so they establish a strong foundation for tomorrow. Assist in the implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum that teaches children to be confident experimenters and creative problem solvers. Maintain the safety and supervision of children at all times while ensuring positive behavior guidance. Welcome and honor the diverse abilities and backgrounds of everyone in the Temple Sinai ECC community.
• Education: Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Associate degree or CDA preferred. Additional requirements may apply
• Experience: Must meet state requirements for teaching experience. A minimum of 2 years of early childhood teaching experience is preferred.
This job operates in an early childhood educational environment.
ECC Assistant Teacher is supervised by the ECC Director. The ECC Director will evaluate the performance of the ECC Assistant Teacher in an annual written review.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Health and Safety of Children
• Pursue training, guidance and experience to ensure that you follow all NYS OCFS and Temple Sinai ECC regulations and procedures regarding health, safety and supervision.
• Know the number of children in your care at all times, maintaining accurate attendance tracking throughout the day.
• Ensure the safety and supervision by sight and sound at all times, taking into account each child’s age, cognitive, emotional, social and physical development.
• Maintain nutritional guidelines for healthy meals and snacks.
• Be knowledgeable of the Illness Policy, follow and respond accordingly.
• Maintain a safe, clean and organized classroom.
Child Interactions/Positive Guidance
• Be available and respond promptly and appropriately to children’s needs.
• Use positive guidance approaches when responding to children to help children behave in responsible ways, requesting assistance when needed.
• Help children to understand what is expected of them and limit expectations to what is realistic for each child’s developmental level.
• Engage in frequent conversations with children at their level. Ask open ended questions and look for opportunities to extend their learning.
Program Implementation/ Classroom Environment:
• Assist the teacher in implementing inquiry-based curriculum to support children’s development within all seeking guidance as needed.
• Assist the teacher in implementing scheduled classroom activities that provide a complement of activities while maintaining flexibility to incorporate children’s emerging interests.
• Celebrate Judaism by utilizing materials and creating experiences that reflect Jewish rituals, values and culture.
• Assist the teacher in making certain Learning centers are organized, clutter-free and are arranged for both individual and small group learning with materials that invite children to touch and explore.
• Assist the teacher and share ideas about how classroom learning centers can be arranged to provide developmentally appropriate spaces for children to engage in science, math, language, music/ movement, art, construction, dramatic play and sensory activities.
• Provide assistance for the teacher to document daily experiences, learning and milestones/accomplishments using daily notes, display boards and child portfolios.
• Welcome all families and visitors with a friendly and professional demeanor.
• Learn about what is important to families, honor that with their children and share knowledge to create a sense of community of trust and connection.
• Share positive information with families about their child’s daily activities.
Teamwork and Collaboration
• Maintain consistent attendance and report to work on time to provide continuity of care for children.
• Demonstrate scheduling flexibility to support program needs.
• Cultivate positive relationships with colleagues through respectful communication and working together to create a collaborative environment.
• Be a trusted partner.
• Protect confidential information relating to children, families and colleagues.
• Give feedback thoughtfully, respectfully and with positive intent.
• Receive feedback with an openness to change and professional growth.
• Actively engage in ongoing professional development.
• Attend and actively participate in mandatory trainings, meetings and event.
• Ethical Conduct
• Organizational Skills
• Communication Proficiency
• Customer Focus
• Time Management
• Collaboration Skills
• Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Follow all OCFS and ECC guidelines regarding employee medical, immunizations and required health and safety training and comply with all state regulations.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
• Must demonstrate full range of motion to lift, reach, squat, climb, sit, and otherwise fully participate in activities.
• Remain alert and demonstrate an appropriate level of energy to perform the job requirements including responding immediately and appropriately to an emergency or unexpected situation.
• Ability to frequently lift, move, or hold children with ranging from 10 to 40 pounds. Occasionally lift, move, or hold weight more than 40 pounds.
Please note that this description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
ABOUT TEMPLE SINAI OF ROSLYN
Temple Sinai of Roslyn, a 501(c)(3) religious organization, is the largest Reform synagogue on Long Island. It is a vibrant community which draws members from across the county. It is a fast paced, mission-driven workplace, and welcomes employees who strive for excellence. Temple Sinai employs full-time and part-time staff who support the values and principles of the synagogue. See mysinai.org for information about our clergy and the congregation.
Temple Sinai of Roslyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Temple Sinai is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
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