||Provides instruction, as needed, according to plans as prepared by the regular classroom teacher and manages, or helps to manage as the case may require, classroom behavior and environment.
Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate supervisor or administrator
Uses appropriate judgment to act in the best interest of students at all times
Maintains a classroom environment which promotes active learning
Maintains daily classroom routine, including distributing and collecting supplies, keeping attendance records, setting up meals, etc.
Attends mandatory meetings and trainings
Adheres to the Discovery Learning Center policies and procedures
Works with students to help reinforce learning objectives
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
The ability to multitask and take on different roles
Customer Service skills in interactions with parents and guardians
Basic Familiarity with the Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold assessment tool
Administration has the authority to assign additional duties as seen fit for the benefit of the organization
Required Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, as assigned. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Desire to work with children and families
Strong organization and time management skills
Commitment to professional development
Enthusiastic team player
Experience working with children with special needs preferred
Education and ExperienceCDA (Child Development Associate) Degree preferred, or a minimum of 2 years’ experience in early intervention, early childhood, childcare and/or with children with developmental delays or disabilities.
Required 45-hour DCF Trainings including Safe Sleep, Infant and Toddler Appropriate Practice, Preschool Appropriate Practice, and Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands along with fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
Lift a minimum of 40 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.
Reach a child 20 to 30 feet away within 30 seconds without endangering the staff person’s health.
Crouch to a child’s height, maintain eye contact at the child’s level, sit on the floor and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment, and be able to quickly transition from one position to another.
Be physically, visually and auditory aware of the cognitive, social and physical needs of children.
Communicate verbally and in writing in English to the degree that a child, parents and other staff members can understand and respond.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with it.