compensation: $10,352 SALARY PER NINE MONTH YEAR employment type: part-time non-profit organization
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Category: Part Time Staff
Reports to: Director, Rebecca Granger
Location: Tiny Tykes, 1920 Fairmount Avenue, Richmond, VA 23223
Salary: $10,425 per nine-month year
The Extended Day Assistant Teacher assists the Extended Day Coordinator 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. He/she assists in ensuring that the program needs of lunch, recess, nap, learning activities and snack are met appropriately and with excellence.
To assist the Extended Day Coordinator in a Preschool setting.
-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 on an annual basis, based upon program needs and availability of funds; For school year 2019-2020, afternoon hours are 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (children are in the afternoon program from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.);
-Assistant is expected and required to attend a monthly Tiny Tykes Staff Meeting, typically the first Wednesday of the month from 12:30 – 2 p.m..; Substitutes will be provided during this time or the Director will meet separately with the afternoon staff
-The Assistant Teacher is supervised in the classroom by the Coordinator 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;
-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, art and storytelling;
-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 Coordinator prepare lunch, snacks and water for children;
-Serve as a bus helper;
-Assist Coordinator to ensure nap time is effective and maintained each day;
-Assist Coordinator to ensure children have a minimum of 30 minutes of outdoor play each day, weather permitting;
-Regularly drive or assist as bus buddy on the 14 passenger bus with Coordinator for afternoon route or field trips;
-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.
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.
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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