Infant Assistant Teacher

Salary:  $16.00 – $16.50 per hour, non-exempt

Hours:  Full-Time, 40 hours per week

Supervisor: Early Childhood Lead Teacher (ECLT) and Program Manager

Settings: Child Enrichment Center (0-1 Classroom)


THE PERKS

  • Generous Paid Time Off (typically 4-5 weeks of PTO accrued annually);
  • Paid Holidays, including two Floating Holidays;
  • Holiday Pay;
  • Childcare scholarship with monthly copay of $100 or less plus one priority childcare spot for employees;
  • Retirement Plan 403(b) with employer match up to 4% (longevity increases this match);
  • Employer contribution toward health insurance (currently valued at over $5,200 annually), OR a $100/month stipend for those with other health coverage (full-time benefit);
  • Optional Dental and Vision insurance (full-time benefit);
  • A free Life Insurance policy, with the option to obtain more (full-time benefit);
  • Access to training and professional development opportunities;
  • Family-friendly work environment;
  • Satisfaction that the work you do directly impacts young parents and children.
  • Childcare positions at Florence Crittenton are eligible to apply for the Federal loan repayment program.

 

 

THE PERSON

Experience and Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in an early childhood program such as a childcare center, family or group childcare or Head Start, OR
  • Child Development Associate credential; OR an Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, or related field;
  • A satisfactory background check and a health statement are required for all employees at Florence Crittenton.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Required is an:

  • Ability to provide regular, dependable attendance;
  • Understanding of toddler/preschool physical, cognitive and social/emotional development;
  • Ability to develop strong relationships and work with families;
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing with individuals and in groups; strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to remain flexible, remain calm, and respond appropriately under high stress situations with children;
  • Ability to work well in a team;
  • Ability to ask questions, take initiative, and multitask;
  • Work under minimal supervision and exercise problem solving skills.


THE POSITION

Now offering higher wages and Childcare scholarships for employees!

We are looking for an Assistant Infant Teacher to help prepare small children the next level of learning by easing them into organized education. You will help teach them important elements that they will encounter soon after they move up to the next classroom. An Assistant Teacher must have a great love and patience for children.

You will assist the Early Childhood Lead Teachers (ECLT) with planning, coordinating, and maintaining services in the childcare program, assists in ensuring that daily practices meet state licensing, early learning standards, and other safety and program quality expectations.

The Assistant Teacher should be willing to learn and have fun and should have the ability to engage with and earn the trust and attention of the children. The goal is to contribute to the healthy mental and emotional development of the child so they can more easily acclimate in the next level of education.

Responsibilities

  • Assists ECLT with the following daily operation requirements:
    • Maintaining a consistent daily schedule and routines that ensure all developmental areas are addressed each day,
    • Supervising up to 8 children (ages 0 to 1) with diverse abilities and backgrounds in a variety of settings,
    • Conducting group and individual instruction of students, as well as engaging in collaborative teaching with other staff focused on social/emotional, resiliency building, behavioral, self-help/Independence, and academic skills,
    • Preparing and maintaining lessons, learning centers, and classroom activities,
    • Implementing Individualized Family Services Plans (IFSP) and/or Individualized Education Programs (IEP’s) as necessary,
    • Maintaining an age-appropriate environment, including updating themes, room décor and maintaining supplies,
    • Arranging classroom environment in accordance with program guidelines and philosophy,
    • Providing family-style dining meal services to all children;
  • Interacts positively and professionally with up to 8 families;
  • Communicates with program families through face-to-face interactions, home-school notebooks, and telephone;
  • Communicates daily with parents and caregivers regarding child’s activities, routines and needs, when ECLT is not available;
  • Maintains a hygienic, developmentally appropriate, inclusive classroom in accordance with Montana Child Care Centers licensing requirements and STARS to Quality;
  • Documents behavior and safety issues using Safety Logs and Behavior Incident Reports;
  • Responds to and intervenes in crisis and emergency situations and fulfills designated role in emergency situations within the programs’ Risk Management-Emergency Preparedness Plan;
  • Demonstrates flexibility in schedule and activities throughout the day;
  • Demonstrates cooperation, openness for growth and willingness to contribute in a team approach;
  • Communicates, collaborates, and cooperates with colleagues, supervisors, and students;
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding all aspects of work with children and other staff;
  • Upholds the program philosophy and mission;
  • Ensures a safe, nurturing educational environment.


HOW TO APPLY:

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Application, Resume, and Cover letter should address the position you are interested in, and your reason for applying for this position.

Please contact the HR Department at 406-442-6950 x 208 for more information, including a full job description

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