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Assistant Teacher - Float

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Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Teacher - Float
Department Child Care Ctr
Position Number 1001135
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Position Purpose

The Floating Assistant Teacher works with the staff in all classrooms to cover the absence of a team member and assists the classroom in meeting the care, development and educational needs of children within. Works with all staff to create a warm, caring, safe environment for the care of young children. Participates in implementing the curriculum, guiding children’s behavior, communicating with parents and supervising temporary staff.

Skills & Knowledge

• Good communication and interpersonal skills, particularly in relation to young children and their families.
• Understanding of children’s developmental needs and how they may be appropriately met.
• Warm, friendly demeanor.
Dependable with ability to work a flexible work schedule.
• Ability to supervise temporary staff.
• Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community.
• Must be in good physical and mental health and must have the physical capability to move quickly to supervise children,
lift, carry and physically assist children, sit on the floor and child-sized furniture, see and hear at a distance and close range.

Minimum Experience

• One year of experience in an early childhood setting.

Minimum Education

• High school graduate.
• 3 college credits in Early Childhood Education and a contract to complete 6 more credits in Early Childhood Education in one year. 3 credits must be in child growth and development.

SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Non-Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Sunnie McPhetres
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Curriculum and Teaching
• Understands program goals and helps conduct activities which lead to achieving those goals.
• Interacts with children during activities to support learning and provides materials and ideas to extend play.
• Implements plans for individual children’s development.
• Assembles needed materials and equipment and sets up activities in accordance with approve plans and schedules.
• Demonstrates activities. Interacts with and helps children during activities; recognizes when they wish to pursue an interest and assists them in doing so.
• Supports activities in a manner that will facilitate children’s enjoyment of activities and learning of behavior and developmental skills.
• Participates in conversations with children; joins in their play; reads to children one-on-one or in groups.
• Facilitates involvement of children in Center activities; insures children get “fair turns”.
• Modifies planned activities when circumstances dictate.
• Assumes leadership for a specific activity when more than one activity is going on concurrently.
• Participates in special events including field trips and visitors.

Classroom Management
• Welcomes children upon arrival to the Center.
• Assists with transition from home to school
• Models and teaches proper behavior/skills.
• Makes children feel safe and secure throughout the day.
• Provides guidance and re-direction when required; uses techniques of positive guidance
• Maintains awareness of the whereabouts of each child
• Works with the team to manage individual children’s behavior
• Enables children to resolve their own conflicts
• Responds to observed needs for attention, reassurance, etc.
• Consoles children who are upset.

Health and Safety
• Insures safety and well-being of children at all times; anticipates, guards against unsafe practices; supervises activities in the classroom and on the playground
• Implements the Center’s health policies.
• Promotes good health practices including hand washing.
• Administers and documents first aid.
• Dispenses and documents medication according to center policy.
• Maintains certification in infant and child First Aid and CPR.
• Ensures children are dressed appropriately for health and safety

Nutrition
• Promotes good nutrition
• Eats lunch and snacks with children.
• Prepares and serves snacks.
• Supplements lunches that don’t meet nutritional guidelines; notifies parents accordingly.

Family Relationships
• Welcomes parents and assists in home-school transition
• Relays information of interest from other staff; informs parents of up-coming activities.
• May report on how day has gone to parents when picking-up children;
• Verifies that individuals other than parents are authorized to pick-up children.
• Insures that children are signed in and out by their escorts.
• Maintains confidentiality of information about children and families.

Supervision
• Assists in the supervision of temporary employees.

Center-wide Responsibilities
• Acts for a classroom team member in his/her absence, including opening or closing a classroom at the beginning/end of the day.
• Provides assistance to other classrooms as necessary.
• Collaborates with classrooms on activities and events.
• Participates in the maintenance and upkeep of equipment, supplies and materials.
• Assists in maintaining shared spaces.
• Participates in standing and ad-hoc center committees.
• Works with other staff on resolution of Center-wide issues.
• Participates in professional development activities.

-- Performs other duties as assigned

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Document #1
  2. Additional Document #2
  3. Pictures/Photos in support of application

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