Assistant Teacher – Full Time/Part Year (37.5 hours per week) at our site in Walworth County. This is an hourly position at $12.74 an hour. The Assistant Teacher will work closely with the Lead Teacher in implementing the curriculum and being in contact with families about daily activities. The ability to write and speak effectively in English and Spanish is preferred.
CURRICULUM and ASSESSMENT
• Work collaboratively with agency staff assigned to the classroom to prepare and conduct daily, individualized programming, for children and families according to lesson plans based on developmentally appropriate and best practices.
• Support Lead Teacher with the integration of a variety of activities including but not limited to, music, movement and outdoor/active play, health, dental, nutrition and safety into the classroom day. Incorporate learning opportunities that foster the development of skills, behavior, language and literacy, cognition, and motor skills through implementation of program approved research based curriculum approaches.
• Take the lead as necessary in Lead Teacher’s absence to ensure continuity for children working cooperatively and guiding assigned substitute teacher.
• Support the development and, execution of lesson plans according to agency and supervisor expectations.
• Use the Positive Guidance policy and personal safety guidance with children including any program approved curriculum. Provide behavior management for individual children, including participating in consultation with the Mental Health Consultant.
• Follow all conduct and safety policies and procedures to ensure children’s safety at all times including ensuring children are within sight and sound of RWCFS staff at all times.
• Support Lead Teacher in individualizing services to children in support of scaffolding, Individual Service Plans and IEP or IFSP. Participate in the IEP, IFSP process if/when assigned
FAMILY PARTNERSHIP BUILDING
• Advise mothers, fathers and guardians of classroom and Head Start activities, events, meetings and program initiatives, such as Family Literacy, Parent Center Meetings, Family Nights, Fatherhood Friday (or other fatherhood focused activities) and other appropriate workshops, trainings or other opportunities for family engagement.
• Assist and participate in planning, set up, conducting and clean-up of Family Nights.
• Support Lead Teacher in preparing for and provision of required home visits and conferences. These home visits will be used to provide orientation to the program, solicit parental input for their child’s curriculum, and support effective transitions to the next appropriate educational setting, to share child’s progress and to maintain a close partnership with parents.
• Provide bus monitor services as determined by classroom need, including but not limited to: providing supervision of children during the bus ride, child boarding and exiting, securing children in appropriate safety restraint systems, oversight of child pick up and release, responding to emergencies, assist with conducting/participating in monthly bus evacuation drills.
• Maintain documentation of parent contact regarding child behavior and adjustment to school, home visits, health and nutritional needs, educational curriculum, goals and progress, family emergency contact information changes, and all other information pertinent to the child’s health, safety, well-being and educational progress.
• Maintain communication with the Family Resource Worker regarding parent concerns, parent living conditions or requests for assistance.
• Maintains established work schedule and is punctual, accountable; and willing to adapt schedule to meet unexpected needs and changes of the agency.
• Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations.
• Maintain open and positive communication and create a supportive/encouraging atmosphere for children, families and co-workers.
• Assist with daily upkeep and cleanliness of designated classroom and facility as assigned.
• Assist with maintenance of inventory, supplies and equipment.
• Follow all DCF 251 Child Care Licensing Regulations for Group Childcare, WI Department of Transportation regulations and all bus monitor safety procedures and practices, Child and Adult Food Program requirements and, requirements of Head start Acts and Head Start Performance Standards.
BENEFITS: Rock Walworth CFS offers a generous benefit package to regular employees that work 30 hours or more per week. The benefit package includes the option to enroll in health insurance (85% employer paid premium for single coverage and 80% employer paid premium for family coverage), dental insurance (85% employer paid premium for single coverage and 80% employer paid premium for family coverage), and vision insurance. Rock Walworth CFS has a 401 K contribution to employees after 1 year of employment and they have worked 1,000 hours. Other perks include: vacation, sick and personal time accruals, worker’s compensation insurance, short term disability and life insurance at no charge. Part Year employees have built in vacations which include 2 weeks in winter, spring break (part year staff follow the school district calendar in which their program is located) and summers off.
This position requires at a minimum, have a CDA credential or a state-awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential, are enrolled in a program that will lead to an associate or baccalaureate degree or, are enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of the time of hire. Preferred education Associates degree in Early Childhood Education.