Overview: A Toddler Assistant Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for helping to establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Additionally, an assistant teacher is responsible for working with a lead teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty. Qualifications: An assistant teacher must meet the qualifications of his or her state and the following qualifications: The ability to understand and support the education program using “learning through play” philosophy; The ability to interact closely with children at their level; The ability to keep children within sight and sound supervision at all times; The ability to change children’s diapers and/or assist in toileting (where necessary); The ability to communicate effectively and professionally with school personnel, children and parents; The ability to handle crisis situations, including assisting in evacuating the building during emergencies; and the ability to comply in all respects with all applicable laws and regulations relating to childcare. An offer of employment may be made contingent on the following: An approved criminal record check as required by state regulations. Responsibilities: The assistant teacher’s responsibilities include assisting the lead teacher in implementing the lead teacher’s responsibilities. The lead teacher’s responsibilities include the following: Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment · Design an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom · Develop an appropriate classroom management system to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom · Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair · Understand and implement The Goddard School® emergency procedures · Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times · Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements · Perform minor cleaning responsibilities (e.g., spills) immediately · Perform major cleaning during times when children are not present · Post a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities · Post and adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and procedures Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence · Adapt program to meet the individual needs of each child · Create a multi-cultural learning environment · Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate activities to engage children.
Each Goddard School location is privately owned and operated by Goddard Franchisor LLC franchisees. The Goddard School franchise owner(s) are the employers at each school, and the franchise owner(s) set their own wage and benefit programs, which vary by location.