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compensation: $10,352 PER NINE MONTH YEAR
employment type: part-time
non-profit organization

Category: Part Time Staff
Reports to: Director, Rebecca Granger
Location: Tiny Tykes , 1920 Fairmount Avenue, Richmond, Va 23223
Salary: $10,792 per nine month year

Job Summary
Assistant Teachers assist Lead Teachers in planning and implementing learning experiences that advance the intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and physical development of children within a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. They encourage the involvement of the families of the children of the program and support the development of relationships between children and their families.

Primary Responsibility
To assist the Lead Teacher in a Preschool setting.

Specific Responsibilities
-Assist the teacher in planning and implementing activities with children between the ages of two and five years, consistent with the curriculum guide;
-Follow basic principles of early childhood development as outlined in the Teacher’s Guide to Teaching at Tiny Tykes Preschool Program;
-Establish and maintain effective, working relationships with children, parents and CHAT staff;
-Hours of work and schedule are determined annually, based upon program needs and availability of funds; For school year 2019-2020, hours are 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. One day a week the assistant hours will be 8:30 - 1:30 to account for home visits.
-Attend monthly Tiny Tykes Staff Meetings (usually first Wednesday of the month, 12:30p.m.).
-The Assistant Teacher is supervised in the classroom by the lead teacher and the Director;
-Assist the teacher in planning and maintaining a safe, clean learning environment and in assuring the well-being and safety of the children in his/her care;
-Follow the CHAT (Church Hill Activities and Tutoring) Employee Manual and adhere to CHAT mission and values;
-Exhibit a genuine nurturing, caring attitude to all children;
-Maintain a positive, calm attitude and voice, and encourage this attitude and voice with others working in the classroom;
-Maintain a cooperative attitude of working together with the teacher, volunteers and parents in planning and implementing activities;
-Assist teacher when needed to implement the developmental assessment for each child to determine the child’s strengths and areas in which each child may need help;
-Plan with and assist the teacher in preparing materials and supplies in advance for activities;
-Ensure children are supervised at all times;
-Assist in providing various experiences and activities for children including songs, games and story-telling;
-Assist in building children’s self-esteem;
-Establish routines and provide positive guidance;
-Implement positive discipline when required;
-Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand;
-Help Lead Teacher prepare snacks and water for children;
-Serve as a bus helper at least twice a week (will add an additional half hour onto the beginning or end of day);
-Drive a 14-passenger minibus or van on a regularly scheduled route and field trips transporting students to and from programs.
-Participate in activities a few times per semester directed by CHAT’s Fund Development Team and Tiny Tyke’s Director. These may include, but are not limited to, participating in CHAT’s spring fundraiser event and Tiny Tykes’ spring annual fund, writing thank you notes, and addressing letters.

Minimum Qualifications
Anyone seeking this position at tiny Tykes Preschool should:
-Share a personal confession of faith in Jesus Christ and commitment to the vision and mission of CHAT.
-Share an intentional and practiced commitment to serving and engaging in the community of Church Hill.
-Possess a high school diploma or GED
-Have some experience working with children of preschool age;
-Be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
-Be able to physically lift between 25 and 35 pounds;
-A Child Development Certificate (CDC) is preferred.

Next Steps
To apply for this role, please complete the online application and follow instructions found at http://chatrichmond.org/employmentopportunities/.

Tiny Tykes preschool is a division of Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT). To learn more about CHAT visit www.chatrichmond.org. To learn more about Tiny Tykes Preschool, visit www.tinytykespreschool.org
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