Position Purpose Under general supervision, supports classroom teacher in administering programs to provide educational development opportunities to early childhood education students. Facilitates learning by establishing a relationship with lead teacher and pupils through learning resources and the classroom environment. Develops and fosters the appropriate skills and social abilities to enable the optimum development of children, according to age, ability, and aptitude.
At the direction of the lead classroom teacher, teaches academic, social, and motor skills.
Prepares materials and classroom environment as directed by the lead teacher.
Assists with and participates in all classroom activities including but not limited to arrival, dismissal, snack and mealtimes, recess, and choice time.
Supports rules of conduct and creates a warm and welcoming learning environment.
Maintains order in the classroom and throughout common areas of the campus, including the playground.
May counsel pupils when behavioral and academic problems arise.
Discusses pupils’ academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with the lead classroom teacher and participates in parent conferences.
Assists with classroom record keeping and home communication.
May assist with field trips.
Collaborates with the classroom teacher and all departments and offices as required or requested.
Assists with the integration of technology in student learning experiences.
Assists with the administration of appropriate assessments and records results.
Attends work and arrives/departs work at the appropriate times as determined by the immediate supervisor.
Assumes other job-related duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Excellent communication, both oral and written.
Ability to support the implementation of curriculum, assessments, and can utilize teaching methodologies.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, materials, and equipment for early childhood education.
Ability to facilitate activities for children that encourage healthy growth.
Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members with a continuous focus on healthy relationship building.
Demonstrated understanding of cultural competency skills and enthusiasm for issues of diversity, inclusivity, and multiculturalism.
Knowledge of applicable safety procedures.
Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children.
Ability to exercise control and maintain classroom discipline.
Knowledge of child development theory and practice.
Working knowledge of personal computer skills with experience in the use of such programs as Word, Excel, and e-mail.
Comfortable with a team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job.
Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious, and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.
At a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in education, early childhood education, or the equivalent.
At least two years of experience working with young children.
Interested candidates, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
SCH Academy is an inclusive community on a mission to inspire unbounded curiosity and independent thought in every one of our students. In a unique educational environment that extends well beyond campus, we nurture students’ knowledge of themselves and the world, expanding their full academic and personal potential while preparing them to lead lives characterized by thoughtfulness, integrity, and a quest to effect positive change.