Assistant Infant Teacher

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Published date: November 20, 2020 3:49 am

Location: Columbia, Missouri, United States

As an infant teacher, you will work with children and assist classroom teachers to provide a safe and loving classroom environment. Our ideal candidate is industrious, cooperative and knowledgeable about educational best practices and child development.

You will be expected to:
Help prepare materials for lessons, demonstrations, and bulletin boards
Build a positive and loving relationship with the infants in your care.
Help maintain detailed records of students' progress on developmental goals
Provide extra help as needed to students with physical, mental, or linguistic limitations
Help keep the classroom clean and organized.

We're looking for teachers who are:
Empathetic and caring
Patient and kind
Good at planning and organizing
Creative and flexible
Enthusiastic about learning
Passionate yet pragmatic
Able to have a sense of humor yet remain respectful of differences
Willing to take risks for the sake of the children

Duties
Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions and daily charts
Ensure all center policies and state regulations are met.
Ensure a healthy classroom environment - including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.
Assist the lead teacher with planned activities, and maintaining hygiene and safety standards.
Maintain accurate records, forms and files.
Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
Help prepare materials for lessons, demonstrations, and bulletin boards
Help maintain detailed records of students' progress on developmental goals
Provide extra help as needed to students with physical, mental, or linguistic limitations

Requirements

High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.
A strong understanding of child development.
Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.
Requirements include the ability to use hands and fingers, handle objects, tools or controls, talk to and hear voices at many levels. May also be required to kneel, bend, squat or crawl.
A specific vision ability will be required including the ability to see up close and up to a certain distance, have peripheral vision and depth perception.
Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
CDA or 6 college credit hours in any area

Nice To Haves
Experience working in a childcare setting
Training in or experience with High Scope Curriculum
Associates Degree in an Early Childhood-related field, or nine college credit hours in Early Childhood-related subjects.

Benefits
Full-time positions offer the following benefits:
Discounted childcare
Paid holidays and vacation
Dental, vision, and term-life insurance
Consistent weekday schedules
Daily meals provided
A relaxed and supportive family environment
In house training available for career advancement.

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