Full Job Description:
Teacher’s Aide Job Description
Hours: Tuesday Through Thursday–8:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m.
Optional–Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.
Parent Meetings, Staff Meetings, Trainings as assigned
Ability to commute/relocate:
Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
Work Location: One location
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Care of Children:
Provide for the physical needs of the children in your care by:
Being vigilant in regard to their nutritional needs–lunch, snack, and drinks of water throughout the day
Insuring that children wash their hands before and after lunch, before snack, after playground time, and after toileting/diapering
Adhering to sanitary diaper changing and toileting policies
Encouraging independence in self-care
Assisting with nap-time, providing a calm demeanor and the peace and quiet children need to sleep
Participating with the children in the classroom routine for all activities, indoors and outdoors
Ensuring that no child is ever out of the sight of an adult while in MDO care
Provide for the emotional needs of the children in your care by:
Greeting each child personally as he/she arrives in your classroom
Provide a nurturing and encouraging environment
Speaking to children in a positive tone of voice, never belittling or humiliating them
Comforting children, responding as quickly as possible should one of them be distressed, injured, or show symptoms of illness
Notify the Lead Teacher, and then the Director, immediately regarding any signs of illness or injury to a child or regarding any question pertaining to the care of a child.
The Learning Environment:
Teaching begins when the child first enters the classroom and continues until the last child leaves. Adults in our classrooms are in constant interaction with the children, always smiling and making eye contact, moving from child to child, singing softly, engaging in quiet conversation, and encouraging appropriate play.
Assist the Lead Teacher in implementing the curriculum as a guide for the children’s learning experiences. Participate with joy in all sensory activities in order to encourage the children’s exploration.
Provide for the spiritual growth of children in your care by:
Recognizing God as the Creator of our world
Emphasizing in conversation and in teaching that God loves each child and each one is special to him
Using children’s songs that emphasize God’s love for children
Provide for the mental growth of children in your care by:
Encouraging language through individual conversation with each child, through speaking and listening
Assisting the lead teacher in changing out toys, games, puzzles, and books, on a routine basis to stimulate interest and attention
Reading stories to individual children or small groups daily
Provide for the social growth of children in your care by: Using appropriate, consistent, and positive discipline techniques
Teaching them to respect themselves and others
Teaching them to share and take turns
Teaching them to respect the church building and to walk in the halls of the church in a quiet and respectful way
Make sure that your classroom is cleaned on a daily basis. This includes sinks, tables, mats, chairs, and any other furniture or materials that children might use.
Clean and sterilize toys and manipulatives periodically as determined by the frequency of use.
If a child in your class is ill, notify the office and take extra sanitation precautions to avoid the spread of illness.
Keep surfaces, closets, cubbies, and storage areas clean and neat. Return unused supplies to the Resources rooms.
Assist the Lead Teacher in making sure your areas are professionally prepared before Sunday School or any other church events.
Communication with Parents:
NOTE: All written communication with parents through the Procare App should be approved by the Lead Teacher before being sent.
The Lead Teacher is responsible for communicating daily with parents regarding the care of their child. During arrival and departure time, assist in the effort by engaging children in interesting, fun activities away from the door of the classroom.
Use tact and discretion when communicating with parents. Use respectful and positive language when communicating about a child’s behavior.
Never discuss with any parent a child who is not his/her own. Maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
Professional dress elicits respect. Please wear comfortable slacks or jeans without holes and shoes with a back. No shorts, flip flops, open toed shoes, tank tops, visible bra straps, leggings, yoga pants, sweatpants or shirts with offensive or inappropriate logos for a church/school environment.
Cell Phone Policy:
Personal cell phones must be used only for the purpose of using Procare throughout the school day when in the presence of children in your care. In the case of an emergency, inform the director that you need to step out of the classroom so that your class can be covered. When caring for children, your focus should be on them fully without the distraction of scrolling on your phone. This is very important to ensure the best care and safety for our children.
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