Certified Teacher Assistant

UNIVERSAL PRE-KINDERGARTEN CERTIFIED TEACHER ASSISTANT (UPK)

Part-time position with excellent benefits with the Waterville Central School District in Waterville, NY
30 hours per week when school is in session;

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the ultimate direction of the Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Supervisor, the UPK Certified Teacher Assistant is responsible to assist the UPK Teacher in the planning and implementation of a program for social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children in the UPK classroom. He or she is responsible for assisting in the daily provision of activities and establishing a healthy routine for a group of children in the Waterville Central School District’s UPK program. He or she assists in providing age appropriate curriculum, daily activities and a positive framework for a safe and enriching classroom environment.

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Assists the UPK Teacher with preparation, implementation and evaluation of the classroom activities and curriculum as a whole as well as specific activities.

• Cares for children’s physical needs, which may involve lifting and carrying very young children if necessary.

• Assists in maintaining an environment that is safe, healthy, orderly and appealing.

• Shares with the UPK Teacher observations and insights relating to specific children in the group.

• Alerts the UPK Teacher to children with special needs, to problems, incidents and emergencies to ensure appropriate intervention is taken.

• Develops and maintains a cooperative working relationship with UPK students’ parents and guardians.

• Assists in planning and implementing educational and recreational activities that meet varying student needs.

• Provides classroom instruction in the absence of the Teacher

• Reports to the UPK Teacher the need for supplies, materials, equipment and repairs.

• Participates effectively in supervisory conferences and staff meetings

• Maintains self in professional manner at all times and adheres to the Waterville Central School District and The Neighborhood Center policies, procedures, and mission statements.

• Assists with other related responsibilities as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: New York State Teaching Assistant Certificate; Level One (1) or higher. EOE

To apply for this job email your resume to hr@neighborhoodctr.orghr