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Posted by Nicole Crawford on 9/25/2019 12:00:00 PM

BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS

EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

 

VACANCY ANNOUCEMENT

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Applications are being accepted for the position of Assistant Teacher at the BPS Early Childhood Center, a nationally accredited and state licensed full-day program for toddlers, 3 year olds and 4 year olds. We have positions for school year as well as year round schedules. Teacher assistants work with a head teacher and one other assistant. This is a non-bargaining unit position. 

This position is full-time, Monday-Friday. Openings are in both toddler and preschool classrooms.

JOB SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work collaboratively with classroom team to develop and maintain a safe, nurturing, and positive environment for each child.
  • Help with all classroom activities including choice time, arts, gross motor play, math and literacy games, circle time, ect. 
  • Interact with children to develop positive relationships, extend play experiences, enhance language development and build social emotional skills
  • Contribute ideas for the classroom and gather/prepare materials when needed.
  • Act as positive role model for children.
  • Assist with assessing students using HighScope Child Observation Record.
  • Attend all staff meetings and staff development sessions.
  • Work one on one with students or in small groups as needed for maximum effectiveness of instruction.
  • Assume responsibility in an emergency or if head teacher is absent.
  • Assist in implementing a program for positive discipline and classroom management.
  • Communicate effectively with parents.
  • Follow all district and center policies as well as NAEYC and state licensing rules and guidelines.
  • Ability to lift children up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to move from a seated-to-standing position frequently and with ease.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Minimum of a Child Development Associate credential (CDA) or equivalent is preferred. (An equivalent is a minimum of 12 college credits in early childhood education, child development, elementary education or early childhood special education)
  • Experience working with young children is required.
  • Blood borne Pathogen, Playground Safety, Epi-Pen and Concussion training, plus additional training required by state licensing and NAEYC guidelines must be completed within 30 days of employment. First Aid and CPR training will be provided. 
  • State of Michigan Licensing Background Check, along with BPS background check and fingerprinting, are required before an employee may work with children.
  • A physical and TB test must be obtained, passed, and documented with physician's signature.
  • Experience in HighScope curriculum preferred but not required.

START DATE: As soon as possible

COMPENSATION: $10.75-$11.92 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience. After 90-day probationary period the employee is eligible for single subscriber health benefits, sick days and paid leave days. There are additional opportunities for professional development.

METHOD OF APPLICATION: Applicants, who wish to be considered for this position, must submit a letter of application and resume to Laura Tinsley, Principal of Early Learning, at LTinsley@birmingham.k12.mi.us

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