Tri Valley Opportunity Council Assistant Teacher in Crookston, Minnesota

Job Description and Minimum Requirements New Applicant? Scroll down to review the position information and apply. Assistant Teacher Employment Type: 9 Month, Summer Layoff Schedule: 40, Monday-Friday Location: Crookston, MN - Head Start Spanish Bilingual Skill: Not Required Job Description (1): The Assistant Teacher takes direction from and supports the Teacher in conducting classroom activities, maintaining classroom environment and supervising children. The Assistant Teacher may also assist in planning and record keeping as requested by the Teacher. This position also works with the Teacher to complete other classroom related duties as determined. Helps recruit potential parents by providing information to them about the various program services and benefits offered to enrolled children and families. Classroom Operations 1.Assists the teacher in maintaining the environment according to NAEYC's Developmentally Appropriate Practices and the Creative Curriculum guidelines. 2.Assists the teacher in implementing the daily schedule and weekly lesson plans. 3.Assists the teacher in data entry for children as requested. Safety and Sanitation 1.Assist the teacher in posting and complying with health and safety requirements as required. 2.Assists in providing a healthy and safe classroom and playground environments throughout the day. 3.Assures that children are dressed appropriately for the weather and type of play in which they are engaged. 4.Models and encourages appropriate health and safety habits to encourage social competence. 5.Assures that children are supervised at all times. 6.Administers First Aid and/or CPR (if trained) when necessary. Schedules, Plans and Transitions 1.Implements transition activities to assist children with changes in the environment as determined by teacher. 2.Follow established routines to help children gain a sense of security. 3.Assists the teacher in creating intentional teaching opportunities in preparation for school readiness. Individualizing 1.Assists the teacher in determining the needs of children and expedites services accordingly. 2.Assists the teacher in observations for individual children. 3.Assists in the planning and conducts activities with the child that creates a developmentally appropriate and varied range of opportunities to explore and experience which meet the individual needs of the child. 4.Follows the behavior guidance techniques according to the agency policy. Parent Contact and Involvement 1.Assists in conducting parent conferences and home visits as requested. 2.Assist in providing ongoing contact with families via telephone calls, notes or visits, documenting activity on contact sheets. 3.Attends Parent Meetings as requested. 4.Helps arrange parent volunteers, welcome them and utilizes their skills in the classroom. Communication 1.Provides an environment that encourages verbal interaction which encourages expression of feelings. 2.Promotes interactions with other children, encouraging use of words. 3.Engages in conversation in child's language of choice as much as possible. Guidance 1.Encourages problem solving. 2.Provides opportunities for children to become self-assertive. 3.Provides opportunities for children to develop self-help skills. 4.Sets reasonable and appropriate limits and rules for the classroom and explains why. 5.Informs, reminds, and assists children in learning appropriate behavior. Self-Esteem 1.Provides opportunities for children to solve problems on their own. 2.Uses daily routines to help children master skills and feel competent. 3.Provides children with culturally relevant and meaningful activities. 4.Supports and encourages children's natural curiosity about people and objects in their world. 5.Provides secure relationships and opportunities for children to actively explore the world. Interest Areas 1.Organizes and displays materials on low shelves so children have access to them. 2.Provides materials that engage all of the