Early Childhood Assistant Teacher @ Temple Beth EL of Boca Raton

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

Temple Beth El of Boca Raton is the largest and most vibrant congregation in our area. Throughout our history we have sought to create a spirit of warmth, intimacy and vitality in all that we are and do, maintaining a culture of upstanding work ethic and dedicated staff members. We strive to build a sense of community and improve the world around us. We are growing and are excited to add team members like you to join our team.

We are currently searching for a caring and energetic Assistant Teacher to join our team. If you have a passion for working with children, are dedicated to providing the best education and care, work collaboratively, and want to learn and grow, we want you to be a part of our team.

The Assistant Teacher is responsible for assisting the early childhood classroom with direct focus on children. This position works collaboratively with the classroom Lead Teacher to organize and deliver early learning services directed towards achieving safe care and school readiness goals. The Assistant Teacher focus is supporting the Lead Teacher in engaging both the child and family in the process of early learning by stressing the importance the family’s role as the child’s first teacher in the home.

JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PROGRAMMING FUNCTIONS
• Assist Lead Teacher in implementing curriculum, planning daily activities and maintaining records on each child’s progress and development.
• Assist Lead Teacher in reviewing the daily progress of each child, developing written plans to promote each child’s growth and developmental milestones.
• Create and maintain an environment that is cheerful, nurturing, healthy, clean, organized, and safe for all children.
• Assist Lead Teacher in ensuring the physical, social, cognitive and educational excellence of the children.
• Maintain a continuing dialogue with classroom team with regard to the children and classroom environment.
• Provide support to Lead Teacher in planning lessons and daily activities based on the principles of child development.
• Maintain a professional self-image and project the values of the organization at all times.

INTERACTION WITH CHILDREN
• Serve as a role model for the children in the areas of attitude, speech and actions on a daily basis.
• Treat each child with dignity and respect for his/her cultural background.
• Encourage children’s development in the areas of building self-confidence, problem solving, and taking responsibility for their actions.
• Assist children in embarking and disembarking from the preschool and accompany them to their classrooms.
• Support children during lunchtime and ensure that their nutritional needs are fulfilled.
• Oversee children to make sure that they are safe during outdoor activities.
• Ensure development of positive relationships with children with a view to promote self-esteem and self-discipline.
• Be consistent, but lovingly enforce classroom discipline plan and reward system.

ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS
• Assist with weekly lesson plans and goals according to policy.
• Assist Lead Teacher in conducting parent conferences.
• Assist Lead Teacher in handling attendance and accidents/incidents reports. Ensure parents receive and sign reports.
• Assist with uploading daily log sheets and daily activities using Brightwheel's roster.
• Maintain storage, organization, and cleanliness of classroom equipment and materials.
• Maintain a continuing dialogue with classroom team with regard to the children and classroom environment.
• Perform other job-related responsibilities as assigned by the Lead Teacher and/or Director.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
• Excellent knowledge of child development and up-to-date education methods;
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
• Excellent problem solving, and attention to detail and strong interpersonal relationship skills;
• Comfortable with team-based work structure, ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job;
• Approachable with the ability to maintain positive relationships at all levels of the organization;
• Knowledge of Brightwheel or ability to learn;
• Knowledge of the Jewish community and Jewish customs is a plus;
• Ability to utilize computer skills and software to input developmental data;
• Ability to be creative, patience, flexible, loving and understanding when working with children;
• Ability to make decisions on behalf of children and protect their well-being;
• Ability to work with children from diverse backgrounds;
• Ability to meet Florida requirements for employment in a preschool setting;
• Attend school wide and class events such as meetings, parent meetings, and other special events;
• Attend and positively participate at all staff meetings and professional development trainings;
• Ability to work occasionally on nights and weekends; and
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of children and families according to policy.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Associate’s degree in early childhood education or child development; or a child related field is preferred;
• At least two years of experience working with young children;
• Completion of Introductory Childcare Training, Part I, II, (45 hours) or willingness to acquire;
• Child CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to acquire;
• Knowledge of Jewish culture is a plus but not required;

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as lesson plans, roasters, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with parents and employees of organization. Strong service-related people skills and problem solving skills. Familiarly with Hebrew is a plus, but not required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be physically able to use a computer with basic proficiency, lift a minimum of 50 pounds, and work indoors or outdoors. Consistently able to observe and respond to children’s needs, emergencies, and/or conflicts that might occur in the classroom, on the playground, and/or in common areas. Must be able to assume postures in low levels to allow physical and visual contact with children. The employee must have the ability to physically manage and support children when needed for safety in general outdoor activities.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The job is performed indoors/outdoors in a traditional school setting. The employee will be working in a busy and occasionally noisy environment. There may be a number of activities and situations happening at once, and the employee will have to supervise all children at all times. The employee may come into contact with children who are ill and/or contagious, and must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all children, parents, staff and themselves. Depending on the particular workplace and job duties, personal protective equipment (PPE) may be recommended or required. PPE may include, for example, gloves, goggles, face shields, masks and/or other protection.

WE SUPPORT OUR TEAM MEMBERS BY OFFERING
• Highly competitive Wages
• Health/Dental/Vision Insurance Plans
• Short- and Long-Term Disability
• 403(b) Retirement Plan
• Paid Time Off (PTO)
• Holiday Paid
• Employee Discounts

Temple Beth El of Boca Raton is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not take into consideration the race, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, (or any other protected class) of any applicant for this position. For more information about our organization, please visit www.tbeboca.org.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Please send all resumes in confidence to [email protected]


Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, medical, vision, dental, retirement plans
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-01-11
  • Times this job has been viewed: 146 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Early Childhood Assistant Teacher
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools
Job Location
Temple Beth EL of Boca Raton
9800 Yamato Road
Boca Raton , Florida 33434
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