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Assistant Teacher-Infants & 3 year old classes in Dallas, TX at The Family Place

Date Posted: 2/1/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Dallas, TX
  • Job Type:
    Education
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/1/2018

Job Description

Position Summary:  Provides and maintains a safe, nurturing environment that promotes learning while supervising children for children birth to 12 months AND 3 year old age group.

Two (2) full time positions available.

  • Key Responsibilities:
    Provides and maintains a safe, nurturing environment that promotes learning while supervising children.
  • Sterilizes bottles and prepare formulas; changes diapers.
  • Supervises and guides children during mealtime, toileting, hand washing, rest periods and play activities.
  • Keeps the supplies and classroom neat and orderly and maintains a clean and sanitary classroom; organizes and labels materials in a manner that is appropriate for their age and perceptual abilities; sanitizes toys and play equipment.
  • Consults with the Lead Teacher about concerns/problems with the children before talking to the parents.
  • Assumes the duties of the Lead Teacher in their absence.
  • Assists the Lead Teacher in completing assessments and observations of the children.
  • Assists in record-keeping and data entry as assigned.
  • Sets up and prepares audio visual equipment, handouts and other material for classroom presentations or other learning experiences.
  • Attends to incidental cleaning and housekeeping associated with the individual and group activities 
  • Participates in all staff development activities, in-service training and workshops.
  • Performs routine clerical duties such as filling, copying, answering phones and managing the CDC front desk.

Other Duties: Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Requirements: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credentials and two years work related experience in a licensed child care facility.

Licenses and Certifications: Current CPR and First Aid Certification or must be able to take and pass CPR and First Aid within the first 60 days of hire.

Knowledge and Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of the Texas DFPS guidelines for daycare centers and NAC accreditation standards.
Knowledge of domestic/family violence and the effects on children and families.
Ability to successfully pass required Texas DFPS criminal history background check.
Ability to maintain positive relationships with children, co-workers and parents.
Ability to work with infants warmly, calmly and in an unhurried way.
Ability to plan, coordinate and prepare material for a classroom.
Ability to maintain CDA credentials

Mental and Physical Abilities:
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs; Visual acuity is required for child supervision. Repetitive stooping and bending with occasional lifting light to medium is required. Ability to stand and walk for long periods at a time is required, as well as, the ability to run and be able to participate in outside activities. 

Working Conditions: Ability to work in a busy and occasionally noisy environment. There may be a number of activities and situations happening at once, and the Teacher’s Assistant will have to supervise all children at all times; may experience smells associated with toileting and children who are ill. Work may be performed, but is not limited to a classroom environment.

Duties may be performed seated with frequent periods of standing or walking. Limited physical effort is required associated with lifting and carrying objects (less than 25 lbs).  Work may be performed, but is not limited to a classroom environment.

Essential Functions:
This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

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