Assistant Teacher Job Description

Assistant Teacher Job Description

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Assistant teacher provides a safe, loving, caring, balanced atmosphere rich in developmentally appropriate activities and challenging in skill sets appropriate for each child.

Assistant Teacher Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective assistant teacher job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included assistant teacher job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide educational intervention
Help children reach level of independence under the guidance of the Special Education Teacher
Serve as a role mode for students
Ability to attend to children’s basic needs for feeding, diapering, potty training, eating, as needed in a timely manner
Meet buses and escort students to classroom as assigned
Meet with teacher daily to discuss instrumental plans and ongoing student progress
Attend child study conferences as appropriate
Work cooperatively as member of team
Participate in staff development activities
Remain sensitive and responsive to cultural differences present in the agency's service population

Assistant Teacher Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Assistant Teacher

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, NH, NYS

Education for Assistant Teacher

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the assistant teacher job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Collage Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Education, Associates, Early Childhood, Arts, Elementary Education, Art, Communication, Human Services

Skills for Assistant Teacher

Desired skills for assistant teacher include:

Life Time's products
Policies and procedures
Best practices for caring for children in varying stages of development
Developmentally appropriate classroom procedures for young children
NAEYC philosophy and standards
Of age-appropriate activities
Proper ways to care for a child of various stages of child development
Child care regulations and AMS/AMI accreditation standards
Curriculum planning

Desired experience for assistant teacher includes:

Flexibly participates in school-wide coverage plan to ensure smooth operation of the entire SGS program including early care, after care program, and special school events
Recover payments that have aged out 30, 60, 90 and 120 days
Develop a system to account for financial and food program transactions by establishing a chart of accounts
Maintains Third Party accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions with Center Director's approval
Balances Third Party accounts by reconciling entries
Maintains general ledger by transferring and maintaining Third Party account summaries

Assistant Teacher Examples


Assistant Teacher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an assistant teacher. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for assistant teacher
  • Responsible for the health, welfare, and safety of children in assigned group
  • Prepares for outdoor playtime
  • Prepares formula for bottles
  • Maintaining safe environment and sanitary facilities
  • Passion for interaction with children ages 3 years to 8th grade
  • Child Development Associate credential
Qualifications for assistant teacher
  • DMV requirements for transporting students to and from activities and/or to and from school may be required
  • Experience working with school age and a love for children with a strong desire to make a difference every day
  • Willingness to drive a 15-passenger KinderCare bus
  • Must pass state required background check and obtain TB test
  • Must meet state specific guidelines for the role (must have the 45 hour child care courses)
  • Must be 18 years old or older and have a High School or GED diploma

Assistant Teacher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an assistant teacher. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for assistant teacher
  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or related field or equivalent experience OR CDA or Associates degree in Early Childhood or related field plus two years of similar experience with young children in group care settings
  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or related field
  • 90 hour child development course or willingness to obtain
  • 45 hour infant toddler course or willingness to obtain
  • Any other coursework to meet state specific guidelines
  • Must possess physical ability to work around small children
Qualifications for assistant teacher
  • Knowledge of regulations associated with the prevention of occupational disease and injury
  • Ability to recognize health and safety hazards and protect children from harm
  • Must obtain 24 units in child development with Infant Toddler units as well
  • CDA or TCC
  • Candidates with CDL are Preferred
  • A current health assessment, on a form provided by the college, is required upon selection

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