Assistant Teacher Position Opening
Adventures preschool is looking for an assistant teacher who would enjoy working in our hands on, play-based, coop preschool. The position is for the 2018-2019 school year with possible renewal. Gain valuable experience working in Ames’ only coop preschool.
Assistant teacher for preschool classroom
Part time-M-F morning (8:45a-1:00p)
August 20-May 24
Knowledge, Skills, Characteristics, and Experience:
Knowledge of early childhood development
Experience working with children 2-6
Experience working or teaching in a preschool classroom
Ability to work with a lead teacher and parents in a cooperative format
Sensitive to individual and cultural diversity
Must be able to maintain confidentiality
Effective written and oral communication
Assist lead teacher in providing appropriate early childhood education experiences
Assist in promoting and supervising the healthy emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of each child
Assist in evaluation of children in preparation of parent conferences
Assist with parent volunteers in the classroom
Assist in the arrangement and upkeep of the classroom and all classroom equipment and materials
Help children establish good habits of toileting and personal hygiene
Assist in supervising all activities to ensure safety of each child at all times
Attend fall parent orientation and spring end of year celebration
Able to stand at least 4 hours
Able to bend, stoop, and lift up to 60 pounds
Able to sit on the floor for extended periods of time
High School diploma or GED
Prefer a 2 year degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.
TO APPLY: Please send resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org
If offered the position subject will need to complete the following:
Clear criminal and child abuse background check through DHS upon hire and every 2 years thereafter.
Must submit fingerprints to FBI for a national criminal background check and repeat after 4 years.
Complete CPR, First Aid, Universal Precautions and Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse trainings upon hire.
In first year of employment complete 12 hours of training provided by DHS either on-line or in-person.
Complete 10 hours of training (approved by DHS and lead teacher) after the first year of employment
Revised May 2018
Adventures Preschool is a non-profit, state licensed, equal opportunity organization