Assistant Teacher

Job Summary

The Assistant Teacher serves as a support to the Lead Teacher in
managing the assigned classroom to establish a healthy, enriching, teaching environment. This person will exhibit excellent listening and communication skills, along with interpersonal skills in dealing with
children, parents and other staff members. The Assistant Teacher will be under the direct supervision of the Lead Teacher. This position is a full time level of employment. Hourly rate will be determined commensurate with credentials of the candidate.

Base hourly rate: $9.00-10.00/hour

Primary Duties

  • Support the Lead Teacher in implementing weekly lesson plans
  • Give assistance to ensuring the health, safety and engagement of every child in the classroom
  • Assist in setting up each learning center with activities current with the teaching topic
  • Support teaching by engaging in active play with children
  • Provide needed help with additional scheduled activities, such as snack time, lunch, bathroom breaks, naptime, and outside play
  • Assist with the cleaning and maintenance of classroom supplies and equipment
  • Perform the duties of the Lead Teacher when necessary
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings, training events, and other scheduled events for the center
  • Adhere to all DHS state and TN 3 Star regulations and requirements related to licensing
  • Maintain commitment to professionalism by promoting center’s philosophy and objectives and support NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.
  • Perform other job-related duties as deemed necessary by the lead teacher or facility director

Skills

Professional

  • 2 year Associates Degree in ECE or related field
  • TECTA Certification
  • 2+ years of teaching experience
  • First Aid/CPR training certification

Personal

  • An active, healthy personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • A passion about the care and nurturing of young children
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • A genuine spirit of teamwork and cooperation
  • A willingness to expand knowledge and skills in teaching

Expectations

Tylertown Learning Center leadership expects each Assistant Teacher to be a strong, supportive component of the overall program implementation, to invest in current and future avenues of training to expand their skill and knowledge of childcare ministry, and to commit
to best practices for the enhancement and growth of the center. Tylertown Learning Center administration also expects each Assistant Teacher to make their Christian faith a vital and important aspect of their service, giving priority to personal growth and understanding of all aspects of their life in Christ and leading others by their example.