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Company: AtlantiCare
Location: NJ
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Teacher's Assistant participates in learning activities with the children in a supportive and nurturing environment that promotes child learning, self awareness and growing independence. Through the application of a consistent and positive approach, the Teacher's Assistant assists children in controlling behaviors and encourages the development of the appropriate social and interactive skills. Through collaboration with other members of the teaching team, the Teacher's Assistant works to achieve the program's educational objectives.

The Teacher's Assistant plays an active role in communicating with the teacher to provide information and to offer suggestions about the child's health, behavior and learning development. By maintaining effective communication with parents, the Teacher's Assistant provides a high level of customer service that support program goals.

This position assists with the food program, to include food preparation, food distribution and record keeping.

Substitute Teacher's Assistants, who assume this role support the learning program and meet the established objectives for the delivery programs in a supportive and nurturing environment.

This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to team work and cooperation.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED required. Associate's Degree, completion of at least 60 college credits or a passing score on the State Paraprofessional Test required. The ability to read, write and understand English is required.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

EXPERIENCE: Some child development courses or prior work experiences within a child care setting preferred. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills required, as well as the ability to work collaboratively as a member of the teaching team.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The Teacher's Assistant consistently exhibits the technical and behavioral competencies, as established for this position

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Potential exposure to body fluids, blood borne pathogens and contagious childhood diseases within Child Care Center. This position requires standing, sitting on the floor, crouching, kneeling, running, and walking a majority of the time and ability to lift up to 30 lbs.


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