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Teaching Assistant

Company: Full Heart Child Care
Location: Rochester
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Are you looking for a rewarding job that will help you grow in the exciting, fast-paced career of Early Childhood Education? This is the position for you! At Full Heart, you will help make a difference in the lives of children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age and will be supported as you further your education and grow in your field!

Responsibilities:
*For all duties and functions, reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities.
Day to Day Caretaker
--- Create a safe and welcoming environment for children in care
--- Feed children healthy, approved food from a designated, parent-approved menu
--- Change children's diapers at least every two hours or more often as needed. Take potty-trained children to the restroom on an as-needed basis. Apply diaper cream as needed
--- Use the Brightwheel app to record all meals, toileting/diapering, and naps
--- Use the Brightwheel app to take at least one picture of each child for parent viewing
--- Comfort children who are struggling with any aspect of their self-regulation ability (feeling sad, angry, hurt)
--- Report any injuries to the director immediately and provide care according to your ability
--- Assist children in falling asleep- this may mean rubbing backs, rocking, etc.
--- Provide individualized care for each child, but especially infants. Infants should be fed according to a schedule provided by parents and sleep according to a schedule provided by parents

Education/Behavior Management
--- Assist lead teacher in planning age-appropriate lesson plans for classroom in the areas of art, sensory, science, math, and literacy
--- Help to create an environment that fosters learning through play by having activities available to children all day, every day
--- Incorporate process-based art in the classroom and have open-ended art available
--- Always have a sensory-play option available for children (water, rice, dirt, etc.)
--- Use appropriate, positive behavior management techniques for children in care
--- Help to decorate room and create spaces/boards that represent the themes of the curriculum. Refrain from negative discipline, yelling, or any type of corporal punishment. This is a zero-tolerance policy and failing to comply will result in immediate termination
--- Collaborate with other teachers in the room to determine correct form of behavior management

Training/Compliance
--- Follow procedures and guidelines for any regulation-based portion of the day (diapering, sunscreen, behavior management, etc.)
--- Maintain required training hours (on and off-site)
--- Seek out additional training in areas of interest/need
--- Maintain ratios at all times- this means you may not leave the classroom without another staff member stepping in
--- Refrain from using your cell phone in classrooms

Qualifications:
Essential qualifications:
--- High school diploma or equivalent
--- 1+ years experience working with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age
--- Must pass background checks
--- Strong oral communication skills
--- Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
--- Ability to solve problems and act quickly in a crisis

Additional Competencies:
--- Must be able to multi-task and work in a high-stress, loud environment
--- Must have strong decision-making skills
--- Must pay attention to detail and reflection
--- Must have reliable transportation
--- Must maintain a professional appearance and attitude
--- Must be willing to be flexible and adaptable

About Company:
Full Heart Child Care is a privately-owned childcare organization that models a play-based learning curriculum for Infants through PreK (ages 6 months-5 years). At Full Heart, we not only believe in play-based learning but process-based activities where children can grow and learn through their own mistakes.



At Full Heart Child Care, it is our belief that every child is entitled to a safe, nurturing, and loving environment. We believe that the spiritual and emotional development of a child is just as important as the intellectual. Our teachers deliver individualized care and support for each child that cultivates a setting in which every child can learn and love to their fullest potential. At Full Heart, we teach and practice the ideas of full acceptance for those of different races, religions, and abilities. Above all else, we are in the business of filling hearts, enriching minds, and inspiring the souls of every child in our care.

Keywords: Full Heart Child Care, Rochester , Teaching Assistant, Other , Rochester, New York

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