Assistant Teacher

Full-time Position, Available on: 2024-02-05

The Assistant Teacher is motivated by the opportunity to help children learn by supporting classroom activities. This individual is responsible for supporting the Lead Teacher and the Associate Teacher in implementing the daily program for children. The Assistant Teacher is expected to encourage the social and emotional learning of children through engagement during group and individual learning experiences. The Assistant Teacher reports to the Assistant Director with progress, updates, risks, and issues. Starting pay is $18 per hour.

Supporting the Lead Teacher and the Associate Teacher with the implementation of classroom lesson plans linked to child outcomes, program development, and classroom routines and schedules
Participating in classroom coaching cycles
Engaging with children to support development and learning
Supervising and providing a safe and nurturing environment for children
Recognizing the needs of individual children and groups
Providing the appropriate social emotional and learning supports
Providing a safe and nurturing environment
Assisting children with self-help and hygiene
Completing all required program documentation and submitting them in a timely manner to the Lead Teacher
As assigned by the Lead Teacher, communicating with families through program approved channels
Completing daily attendance and meal participation reports
Remaining compliant with all state licensing requirements as they pertain to health, safety, and professional requirements
Acting as a role model for child development
Maintaining confidentiality as it pertains to program, staff, and families

Current Child Development Associate credential issued by the Council for Professional Recognition OR at least 12 college credits in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or early childhood special education; level A or B certification in the PA ECE Career Pathway preferred
Demonstrated understanding of and ability to effectively work with low-income families preferred
Comfortability with technology including MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and /or willingness to learn
Responsible, enthusiastic, and cares about working in a mission-focused organization
Willingness to be held accountable and receive feedback
Ability to physically interact with children (e.g., talk, hear, stoop, kneel, crouch, etc.) and lift and or move items of up to 40 pounds
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
Ability to proactively identify problems and implement solutions
Commitment to the mission and values of CHS and MHS and demonstrated high degree of integrity as all MHS and CHS staff are considered to be role models for students
U.S. work authorization and successful completion of pre-employment background checks and clearances

Company: Catherine Hershey School for Early Learning

1050 Homestead Road
Hershey, PA 17033

Contact: Maureen Fairbanks
(717) 995-3082