Magic Mountain Children's Center Inc (learn more)

South Royalton, Vermont (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3686460
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: November 26, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The assistant teacher is responsible for the care and education of the group of children they have been assigned to. As a member of the Magic Mountain Children’s Center teaching team the assistant teacher will assist assist with planning and implementing curriculum, engaging with families, observing and recording children’s progress, as well as maintaining a code of conduct that supports the program mission.

Helps plan and facilitate developmentally appropriate activities for children daily including music, language, math, science, art, dramatic play, cooking, dance and movement activities
Ensures that children are adequately supervised
Promotes critical thinking and problem solving
Promotes a balance between child-initiated and teacher-initiated activities, and bases projects on the interests of the children
Acts without bias and projects sensitivity towards cultural diversity
Promotes independence, cooperation and positive self-esteem and self-concept
Provides nurturing attention and uses positive approaches to guide behavior
Follows proper procedures for diapering, dispensing of medications and universal precautions
Encourages children to use proper hygiene
Arrives on time and is prepared to manage and teach the children each day

Observes, records and communicates the development of children
Keeps the classroom teacher and executive director informed of issues and events pertaining to the program and/or children
Keeps track of the children’s attendance
Assures that the center is kept neat and clean
Enforces health policies
Completes proper forms and reports as necessary and in a timely manner

Provides parents with information about their child’s experience for the day
Treats parents with respect, equally and as partners
Assists with parent conferences at minimum twice per year
Shares material and ideas with staff
Listens to feedback from colleagues at MMCC
Provides feedback to colleagues at MMCC
Be an equal part of the team and share your views and opinions as appropriate.
Follows appropriate procedures and protocol for grievances with parents, colleagues, and supervisors.
Help peers, the Director and the Board plan for the future of MMCC

Maintains an ethical and professional manner with children, colleagues and parents
Maintains a positive nature with families, staff and local shareholders
Participates in continuing education and professional development workshops as required
Current with required certifications
Supports MMCC philosophies and policies
Awareness of the local and national issues concerning early childhood education
Respect the confidentiality of children, families and colleagues
Respect cultural, economic, gender, sexual orientation and other differences
Is aware of and understands their responsibilities as a MANDATED REPORTER of child abuse and neglect
Completes the orientation process as laid out by MMCC

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  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $15 to $17 Per Hour
  • Job Categories: Classroom Teacher > Preschool
    Classroom Teacher > Early Childhood
  • Job Requirements

    • Minimum Qualifications
      18 years of age, is able to comprehend basic written format, and is a high school graduate or has completed a GED and meets one of the following qualifications:
      A Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder 1 or 2 Certificate
      A Current CDA
      A State Board of Education approved Human Services Program Certificate that emphasizes child development or childhood education
      Completion of Fundamentals of Early Childhood Professionals
      Completion of a 3 Credit college course in Child or Human Development or a 3 Credit college course in school age care.
      One year of experience working with young children
      Ability to relate well with children
      Understanding of curriculum development for the age group assigned to
      Attend 18 hours of professional development annually
      Excellent written and verbal skills
    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Associate degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Heather Cushman
    • PO Box 314 114 South Windsor St
    • South Royalton, Vermont 05068

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