Teacher/ Assistant Teacher in Brighton, NY
The Children's Center of Brighton Posted: 2022-05-09
Brighton, NY 14618
• Utilize planning time to develop & create written lesson plans which reflect a developmental curriculum that encourage personal choice, learning through play and individualization.
• Assess specific needs and interests of the classroom children so that these may guide the focus of lesson plans.
• Implement daily program by collaborating with co-teacher, requesting needed supplies, and putting Center provided trainings into practice.
• Look for opportunities to participate in the “Feature Teacher” program where an interest is shared with the entire Center.
• Incorporate the auxiliary spaces during the scheduled times including Construction Zone, Gym, Discovery Room, Garden Room, Toddler Centrum and Playgrounds.
Communication & Documentation
• Maintain clear and accurate records of children including developmental observations, signs of illness and wellness, and summary of the day while keeping strict confidentiality.
• Identify issues of significance and clearly convey these along with any questions and concerns to coordinator, Center Nurse, Peer Coaches, Director, Kitchen Staff, or after-hours cleaning professionals.
• Communicate and exchange information during Parent/Teacher conferences, open houses, care sheets, and child reviews.
• Keep up-to-date with center communication by reading Newsletter, Weekly FYI, and letters for staff.
• Maintain close supervision and anticipate needs of children.
• Intentionally engage children, form relationships through bonding, act as an advocate for children.
• Feed children, as appropriate for the age group, while following food safety guidelines and CCB’s procedures.
• Comfortable feeding and handling all Center foods, formula, and breastmilk to children.
• Assist children with toileting and diapering while following procedures to ensure sanitary conditions.
• Support the Center’s philosophy, policies, and procedures through daily practice.
• Value the partnership with parents, colleagues, coordinator, and administration. Respectful of colleagues, children, and families while embracing diversity and a variety of family arrangements and styles.
• Continue to invest in personal growth and development with the view to enrich the classroom experience.
• Actively contribute to CCB’s vision statement.
• Able to meet the physical demands staying in proximity of children to be within arm’s reach.
• Lift, carry, and move children weighing up to 50 pounds including lifting children onto a changing table to a height of 4-5 feet.
• Participate in safety drills by following the established guidelines which includes moving children from one location to another. This may involve moving children into cribs and transporting a crib which carries multiple children to designated locations.
• Frequently get up and down from the floor and bending while interacting with the children.
• Stand and sit for extended periods of time interchangeably throughout the day.
• Climb and descend 1 flight of stairs (while helping children safely navigate steps).
• Withstand outdoor temperatures and conditions for extended periods of time during all seasons.
• Frequently experience a noisy and loud environment including children laughing, talking, shouting, and crying.
• Ability to be incidentally exposed to common childhood illnesses and other common colds/flus/viruses.
• Use Center provided cleaning solutions and products to maintain a clean and sanitary environment for children and staff. Perform minimal cleaning tasks (wiping tables, sanitizing changing table, etc).
• Available for shifts that may include any part of operating hours (Monday-Friday 7 AM – 6 PM) and occasional after-hours events, meetings, and trainings.
• Reliable transportation to the Center. Travel to facilities other than the Center may be required for occasional off-site trainings. (Transportation from the Center will be available.)
• Available for a full-time weekly schedule of 36-40 hours, as designated by the Center, typically consisting of 4 longer days and 1 shorter day.
• Available through the end of June to participate in the entire program year.
• Embrace New Program Year assignment which may involve a new schedule, space, age group, and co-teacher.
• Attend and participate in Center provided trainings (conducted during work hours) to comply with state regulations for child care professionals.
• Able to clearly communicate in English including reading, writing and verbal skills.
• HS Diploma or GED
• Documentation of negative TB test and work physical (dated within 1 year of hire date).
• Subject to Criminal History Report, Statewide Central Register Database Check, Fingerprinting, Staff Exclusion List check, and reference check.