Position Title: Toddler Teacher Aide
Hours: Part Time, 20 hrs/week
Rate: $17/hr

King Street Center is hiring for this position for two separate time frames: one temporary, part-time summer position (June 23rd – August 12th, 5 days/week, 11:0Am-3:00PM), and one part-time permanent position beginning mid to late August (5 days/week, 25 hrs/week, schedule TBD). Opportunity for additional hours depending on need and availability.

Position Overview:

Responsible for teaching children ranging in age from 18 months – 3 years to enjoy the learning process and to be caring toward others while providing an environment in which young children can develop in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Responsible for supporting a curriculum that corresponds to student need and for contributing to the evaluation of students’ progress and challenges.

  • Support curriculum that meets the needs of the children based on observation and “best practices”. Adjust teaching and provide appropriate support to meet needs of individual children.
  • Support a program that is balanced in regard to active and quiet play, child directed and teacher directed, indoor and outdoor.
  • Attend to the care, safety, and wellbeing of children.
  • Set and enforce limits that are related to the child’s level of maturity.
  • Promote independence by allowing children to solve their own problems.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of good teaching practices and child growth and development; continue professional learning through workshops, Head Start trainings, and exchange of ideas with other programs.
  • Observe, evaluate, and discuss student progress, developmental milestones, and concerns with lead teachers.
  • Identify and obtain appropriate learning materials.
  • Confer with other educators within KSC, social service agencies, volunteers and visitors.
  • Listen to children with interest, answer questions, and maintain a receptive attitude.
  • Open, close, set up, and clean up the classroom as needed.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this position title. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in this position, nor does every position necessarily require these duties.

Relationships & Roles

  • Officially reports to Lead Teacher(s). Will also be supervised by the Early Education Director.
  • Interacts with other KSC program staff, visiting educators, community service providers, transportation providers, special educators, and medical professionals.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Oral and written knowledge of the English language.
  • Knowledge of appropriate regulatory conditions and standards.
  • Knowledge of appropriate behavior guidance procedures.
  • Knowledge of VT Child Care Licensing Standards

Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills.

Abilities:

  • Ability to innovate and cooperate with others.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, energetic and enthusiastic.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, families, co-workers, people from collaborating agencies and the general public.
  • Ability to organize activities and time.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to take direction from supervisor(s) and co-workers.

Qualifications

Education: At least a high school graduate or has completed a GED and successful completion of a three college credit course in child or human development or in school age care and education or completion of the Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals’ course within the first 12 months of employment.

One to three years experience in:

  • Designing, and implementing curriculum
  • Teaching in an early childhood program or working with children
  • Meeting children’s emotional and behavioral needs
  • Handling complex issues with families
  • Working with other professionals to deal with educational challenges

Physical Requirements & Conditions of Work

Work is conducted primarily inside, with daily outdoor playground activities as weather permits. Must be able to walk distances to neighborhood sites and participate in gross motor activities. Must be able to participate in children’s activities that involve sitting, standing, grasping, touching, pushing, pulling, manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Must be able to handle the stress and tension that contact with children and parents bring every day. Potential for injury from physical interplay with children, and for illness passed along from children.

Occasional lifting of furniture, materials and children, weighing up to 50 pounds. Occasional interaction with children and families exhibiting some instability in their behavior. Some potential for risks to physical safety and security of facility.

To Apply

Candidates should send the following to stacy@kingstreetcenter.org with ‘Toddler Teacher Aide” in the subject line:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter with available start date
  3. Three references and their contact information

Only candidates who follow this process will be vetted.

*The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the individual of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties as necessary. Minimal heavy lifting and no strenuous activity required; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. King Street Center is an equal opportunity employer.