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Assistant Childcare Teacher - Westchester

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

JOB TITLE:                          ASSISTANT CHILDCARE TEACHER                                           

DEPARTMENT:                    HOUSING & SERVICES

FLSA:                                   NON-EXEMPT

LOCATION:                          WESTCHESTER

SUMMARY:  The Assistant Teacher provides supervision to children age’s 0-5 years.  This position is responsible for providing appropriate learning and recreational activities for children in that age range.  The Assistant Teacher is expected to support the teacher in providing a safe, secure and nurturing environment. 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares and organizes age appropriate learning and recreational activities.
  • Collaborates with caseworkers and other staff to address childcare and other related issues.
  • Tracks daily sign-in sheets and maintains all other pertinent forms as required.
  • Maintains safety standards for childcare areas.
  • Ensures safe, hygienic, well-organized environment at all times.
  • Promptly reports possible child abuse or neglect to supervisor.
  • Supervises and interacts with children during recreational/learning activities.
  • Observes behavior of children.  Identifies and reports concerns to supervisor.
  • Performs all other related duties as required.

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate will have experience with training and/or classes in early childhood education or CDA (child development program credential).  Relevant Bachelor’s degree preferred.   Previous experience with young children is required.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must. Clean and valid drivers license required. 

AGENCY PROFILE & EMPLOYEE EXPECTATIONS:

Westhab is the premier organization of our kind in our region, providing housing and supportive services for more than 10,000 of the most vulnerable members of our community each year. We are staffed by an extraordinary group of hard working professionals that are fully committed to our mission - Building Communities. Changing Lives. Working at Westhab is not easy. Our expectations for all staff are high. We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve deserve our very best every day. We are results-driven organization that focuses on empowerment and impact. If you want to apply for this opportunity, it should only be because you feel ready for the challenges and expectations that come with joining this kind of team. (EOE)

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