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Assistant Teacher

Company: One Hope United
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesUses positive approaches to help children to solve problemsAssists in arranging classroom in well-defined learning centers that are clearly labeled, clutter-free, reflect children's interests, and encourage independent useProvides input into a curriculum which is responsive to children's individual needs, interests, and developmental levelsProvides leadership, maintains routines, and follows the lesson plan in the absence of the classroom teacherCompletes lesson plans in the absence of the classroom teacher as neededFollows all safety and health rules for the center, including all state, federal, NAEYC, and One Hope United's health and safety guidelinesSupervises children by sight and sound at all timesCompletes paperwork which is well-written, thorough, and completed in a timely mannerDemonstrates an understanding of and a commitment to follow One Hope United's Culture of Respect and NAEYC Code of Ethical ConductReports to work on time, maintains consistent attendance, adheres to staffing schedules, and demonstrates flexibility to adjust work schedule as neededActively participates in meetings, planning, and center-wide activitiesObtains a minimum of 30 hours of in-service training per year, and is responsible for initiating a plan to obtain these hoursAssists in the implementation of the Strengthening Families Initiative modelSupports regular communication with families in collaboration with the classroom teacherMay facilitate regular family conferences at least 2 to 3 times per yearUnderstands and maintains a Primary Care giving relationship with individual children and familiesAssists in developing and maintaining classroom and individual child portfoliosAssists in organizing the environment and appropriately cares for equipment, keeping equipment safe, clean, and accessible to childrenUtilizes materials in a creative manner, bringing in resources to enhance the curriculum and minimizing wasteAssists teacher in organization of time and resources to ensure that all materials are available and ready to ensure appropriate implementation of the curriculum/lesson planResponsible for the completion of children's GOLD observations and check points for assigned children to them within the Teaching Strategies Gold assessment system.Support children's learning by consistently engaging with them (individually and in groups) by asking open-ended questions and interacting in positive and meaningful/appropriate ways to help facilitate learning.Pursues and achieves applicable Gateways credential or completes required ECE level I trainingEducation:High School diploma/GED requiredExperience:Must be willing to obtain 6 hours of ECE credit within 1 yearWe Invest in You!Tuition assistance up to $2500 per yearUp to 4 weeks paid Vacation Days; up to 6 paid Personal Days and up to 5 paid Sick days annuallyMedical, dental, vision, 403b Retirement, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and short-term disability optionsAgency paid life up to $50K based on salaryVoluntary Supplemental Life for Employee, Spouse and Child(ren)Voluntary Legal PlansAgency paid long term after 1 year of employmentCareer ladders, professional development, and promotion opportunitiesFree LCSW and LCPC Supervision hours available in some locationsA Different Kind of Employer One Hope United is strong and ready to grow. Are you ready to grow with us?800 talented professionals strong, serving 10,000 children and families in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri and FloridaFiscally stable, $50 Million agency- strong since 1895Energetic leadership and a rich community of supportOne Hope United does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. One Hope United is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. OHU participates in eVerify.In the spirit of caring for one another and our community, please note that upon accepting an offer of employment from One Hope United, you will be required to share proof of a Covid-19 vaccination. The requirement is subject to accommodation in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.EducationPreferredHigh School Diploma or better in AccountingLicenses & CertificationsRequiredPhysical Exam/TB

Keywords: One Hope United, Waukegan , Assistant Teacher, Education / Teaching , Waukegan, Illinois

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