Preschool 1’s Associate Teachers

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St. Benedict's Episcopal School

St. Benedict’s is hiring for Preschool Associate Teachers in our infant and 1 year old program for both the current school year AND the upcoming 2022-23 school year (22-23 school year with a SIGNING BONUS). As we continue to grow and expand our programs, we have positions open working with infants and 1 year old students.

  • Hours are 8am – 2pm, with a rotation schedule of morning care from 7:15am – 8:45am
  • Core program hours of 8am – 2pm are paid on an annual salary basis with the rotation of morning care at an additional stipend amount.
  • There is also after care work for additional pay

Preschool Infant – 2’s Assistant Teacher

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Position Type: 10-month Staff

Reports to: Director of Preschool Infant – 2’s and the Assistant Head of School

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION:

Preschool Infant – 2’s Assistant Teachers are expected to help create an environment that nurtures the social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and spiritual development of the children. This requires providing a warm and loving atmosphere for the children and the parents. The teacher and assistant(s) in each classroom should work together as a team throughout the day to help provide the desired environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Including, but not limited to, the following:

· Assist the Lead Teacher with lesson plans and preparing the room in the morning and afternoon keeping materials, smocks, toys, tablecloths or any materials used during the day cleaned, disinfected and organized.

· Lead individual children or small groups in educational instruction.

· Work with the Lead Teacher to prepare the needed activities according to the lesson plan.

· Provide an engaging interaction with children at all times.

· Keep the head count of children at all times inside the classroom and at the playground making sure the children are safe at all times.

· Assist children with daily care activities (i.e. washing children’s hands, diapering, pottying, meals, etc.)

· Support Lead Teacher with daily communication with parents through Tadpoles, making sure daily routines and special notes are properly informed to parents.

· Help guide the children in better attending the instruction time and work/play appropriately with peers and classroom resources.

· Develop a positive relationship with each child and promote the development of self-esteem and self-discipline.

· Review with the Lead Teacher the progress of each child and develop written plans to promote each child’s growth and development.

· Take the emergency bag every time the students are moved to a different space in the school including fire/ tornado drill, emergency situations.

· Monitor and refill Emergency bags with needed supplies monthly.

· Support the Lead Teacher with preparing the communication folders every school day.

· Maintain a respectful environment with children, parents and staff at school at all times.

· Supervise and engage with children on playground areas.

· Follow cleaning and sanitation procedures.

· Administer first aid (Band-Aid, ice packs, etc.) and document accidents

· Arrive in classroom at least 5 minutes before scheduled start time

· Attend certain school functions as required by the administration (ie. Open House, staff meetings, trainings, etc.)

· Arrange for substitute coverage when out for illness or personal reasons.

· When a substitute is needed for the teacher, the assistant assumes the teacher’s responsibilities in her absence, and the substitute will act as the assistant.

· Support the school with words and actions on and off campus.

· Maintain confidentiality in school matters and in regard to students, their families, and coworkers.

· Demonstrate patience when interacting with children, parents, and coworkers.

· Understand an infant, toddler, and preschooler’s social/emotional, cognitive, physical, and spiritual developmental needs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Bachelor’s preferred or Degree in Education, Early Childhood Development, or related field, preferred; High School Diploma or equivalent with qualifying experience will be considered; CDA credential a plus.

· Ability to effectively communicate with children age three months through age 3.

· Ability to help create a harmonious environment where they work as a team with other teachers and assistants.

· Ability to communicate positively with parents, including feedback about the child’s day is a must.

· Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds

  • Must work well as part of a small team
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office or other similar programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Administration

· Superior time management skills and the ability to consistently meet deadlines and be flexible

Physical Requirements:

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.

· Employee should be comfortable with prolonged sitting and standing.

· Employee should be able to lift and hold up to 50 lbs.

· Employee should be able to squat to a child’s height and maintain eye contact at a child’s level.

· Employee should be able to bend and reach from floor to waist several times throughout the day.

· Employee should be able to crawl around on the floor and interact with children in their space.

· Employee should be able to do lifting and walking as needed.

· Employee should be able to go outside with the children, welcome parents at the gate (Morning drop-off and Afternoon pick-up) in various types of weather (heat, cold and rain).

· The employee is continuously involved with supervising and interacting with students including, but not limited to, transitioning from location to location, drop off and pickup responsibilities, and lunch.

Work Environment:

· The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.

· The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Responsibilities:

· Before School Program: Care for the children in the Before School Program. Assistants are expected to be in the Before School classrooms during their regularly scheduled hours. Duties and responsibilities are the same as during the School Day with the addition of assisting children with napping.

· Pre-Planning: Care for the children of the faculty and staff who are in attendance during pre-planning. Assistants are expected to work their regularly scheduled hours during preplanning, including those worked in the extended day program, if applicable.

· Post-Planning: Care for the children of the faculty and staff who are in attendance during post-planning. Assistants are expected to work their regularly scheduled hours during post-planning, including those worked in the extended day program, if applicable.

· In-Service Days/Teacher Workdays/Conference Days: Care for the children of the faculty and staff who are in attendance during in-service days, teacher workdays, conference days. Assistants are expected to work their regularly scheduled hours during these days, including those worked in the extended day program, if applicable.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 – $19.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Signing bonus

COVID-19 considerations:
St. Benedict’s takes safety seriously of its employees and students. We follow CDC Guidelines and at this time are mask optional with no required vaccination status.

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Early Childhood General Education Teachers: 2 years (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Child Development Associate Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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