Classroom Aide

Mar 26, 2021

Under the supervision of the Director of Early Learning and the direction of the Classroom Teacher, a successful incumbent may work with the classroom staff to assist in the day-to-day operations of the classroom and ensuring all compliances are met.

CLASSROOM AIDE DUTIES:

  • Maintaining effective classroom team chemistry
  • Assist in the day to day operations of the classroom
  • Implementing developmentally appropriate practice
  • Creating an inviting and positive learning environment
  • Supervision of children in all classroom activities
  • Assuring a safe and secure environment in the classroom and throughout the center
  • Assists in establishing and maintaining positive and effective relationships with each child’s family to foster children’s development
  • Is sensitive to the diversity of children, their families and co-workers, including but not limited to family composition, language and culture
  • Maintains confidentiality of children and parents
  • Participate in all required training and workshops
  • Setting up and maintaining the classroom’s physical environment to foster learning, comfort, health and safety of children, parents and colleagues
  • Adherence to the policies and procedures of the organization and the center
  • Be a role model for the classroom and for the center
  • Be proactive in identifying problems and providing solutions
  • Being a willing participant in continuing educational growth and development

      EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

      Candidate must have:

      • At least a High School Diploma or GED
      • Experience in working with children under six years old
      • Effective interpersonal skills, effective communication, organizational and guidance skills
      • Ability to work effectively with diverse children, families and co-workers
      • Strong, positive and nurturing approach to the care and education of children

        PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

        • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (picking up children when necessary and retrieve supplies)
        • Ability to stand, walk, reach, stoop, kneel or crouch (To work with and communicate with children at their level and to keep classroom tidy)
        • Move throughout the classroom (and outdoors) supervising children
        • Stand for long periods of time
        • Walk or run for long periods of time
        • Sit on the floor for periods of time
        • Walk up/down flight of stairs daily

        This is a part-time, non-exempt position, scheduled for 25 hours per week.