Assistant Teacher for Two-Year Old Class – Anne & Jim Kenan Preschool (part-time)
Atlanta Speech School
May 4, 2018
Part Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
Start Date: August 2018
The mission of the Atlanta Speech School is to help each person develop his or her full potential through language and literacy. Established in 1938, the Atlanta Speech School serves children and adults with speech, hearing, language, and learning disabilities through clinical and educational programs, in addition to providing professional development for teachers and educators in partner schools and preschools. All of our programs are built upon a foundation of caring instruction, based on proven research, and strengthened with a depth of academic and clinical knowledge.
The Anne & Jim Kenan Preschool of the Atlanta Speech School has an opening for a part-time, assistant teacher for the two-year old class. The Kenan Preschool is a community preschool program that serves typically developing children, two to six years of age. In addition, the preschool serves as a mainstreaming site for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. An emphasis on research-based practices for language and early literacy is integrated throughout the curriculum to prepare children with a solid foundation for learning. The Kenan Preschool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is licensed by Bright from the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.
The assistant teacher is responsible for assisting in the delivery of a high quality educational program for each child in the class and works in a collaborative teaching team serving children who are two and three years of age. Assistant teachers provide assistance with classroom preparation, organization, instructional planning, positive interactions with children, and classroom management. Assistant teachers are expected to consistently perform high quality work with little supervision, work in an efficient manner to effectively manage workload demands, and demonstrate an ability and willingness to adapt creatively to varying situations. Knowledge and understanding of research-based practices for language and early literacy instruction are required and will be provided through professional learning opportunities.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF THE JOB:
Carry out the activities that are assigned by the lead teacher and program director
Assist in planning and implementing the daily program under the direction of the lead teacher
Assist in implementing lesson plans for large group instruction, small group instruction, and individual readiness activities
Assist in implementing behavior guidance strategies to promote positive behavior and self-reliance in children
Prepare classroom and bulletin board displays
Assist in supervising children’s arrival, departure and outdoor play
Provide positive teacher-child interactions: warm relationships, positive affect, encouraging statements, and respect for children
REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION:
Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited university
Experience working with preschool children
Knowledge of best practices in early childhood education and language and early literacy instruction is preferred
Diligence in following policies and procedures regarding children’s supervision and safety
Excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a teaching team
Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to provide an appropriate speech and language model for children
A commitment to ongoing professional development is required. Must attend language and early literacy training and other required training as specified by the program coordinator.
Physical stamina required to bend, stand, lift up to 40 pounds, work with children on the floor, work outdoors in a variety of temperatures, and mobility to ensure the supervision and safety of children
BENEFITS: This is a part-time position. Benefits available to part-time staff include cost reduction of some Atlanta Speech School services and meals during working hours; generous holiday schedule; direct deposit; and accrued sick time.
SALARY: Salary is commensurate with experience.
TO APPLY: Please submit all of the following documents by May 15 to ensure that your information is considered: cover letter, resume, and written submission: Please describe how your particular skills, talents, and/or expertise could be beneficial to the Kenan Preschool Program. (Please limit response to 500 words).
Subject line: Assistant Teacher/Kenan Preschool
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Director of Human Resources
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