Catalyst Church Childcare Program is currently searching for part-time, afternoon Teacher Assistants to pour themselves into our children. If you love children, love God, and want to make a meaningful impact in the young lives we are entrusted with, please apply. The position will consist of afternoon hours flexing between 12-6 pm Monday-Friday.
Our program strives to provide sound Biblical principles and Christian values within a Christian environment. All, while providing developmentally appropriate programs of learning and growth for young children in a safe and nurturing environment, in accordance with the spiritual vision of the church.
In addition to providing a loving, Christian environment, the program that we provide is developmentally appropriate as well as academic. We believe that children learn by DOING and PLAYING! We place a strong emphasis on social skills such as functioning within a group, learning to perform self-help tasks, gaining independence and helping each child to develop a strong and healthy sense of self while being creative.
If you are a qualified, energetic, early childhood professional with excellent interpersonal skills and a passion to care for children, this role may be a good fit for you!
Key Responsibilities and Expectations:
Provides a positive and nurturing environment for the children
Provides consistent and constant supervision of children
Complies with all rules and regulations pertaining to the health, safety, and care of children
Uses positive statements, is a positive role model for children
Ensures an organized and structured daily schedule
Manages daily afternoon functions for the classroom, including but not limited to transitions, room organization, snacks, naptime, and diaper changes
Enriches student learning experience with creative ideas and activities
Interacts with parents in a pleasant and professional manner
Accepts responsibility for housekeeping duties of the classroom
Attends all required staff meetings, trainings, and/or school functions as determined by the Director
Maintains a professional personal appearance, attitude, and work behavior at all times
Performs other duties as assigned
Required to stand up to 90% of the day
Must be able to lift up to 35-40 lbs. in the course of caring for children and managing emergency situations
Skills, Education and Experience:
Must meet all requirements stipulated by the state for this position
Highly professional and dependable
Must be able to interact appropriately with students of all ages and skill levels as well as with parents, coworkers, and management
Classroom teaching experience in an Early Childhood facility, a plus
Enjoys children and expresses genuine interest in them
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Strong effective, interpersonal skills.
CPR, First Aid, and SIDS Certification, a plus if already have
Excellent problem-solving skills, including the ability to maintain composure under stress
Open to change - flexible and able to adapt. Able to multi task, and can manage time in a fast-paced environment
Must pass a criminal background check and have a qualifying letter from NC DCDEE.
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be at least 18 years
Job Type: Part-time
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