The Rock Church
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Early Education Support Teacher

POSITION SUMMARY:

The preschool support teacher strives daily to nurture children and building strong relationships with families. The afternoon preschool support teacher works diligently to model classic moral training for young preschool children, consistently giving them the spiritual, educational, social and emotional tools needed to grow. The incumbent participates in assisting and implementing the age appropriate curriculum that agrees with the school philosophy under the direct supervision of the director and then to the teachers in an enriching environment. The preschool support teacher operates in accordance with Rock Church & Academy policies, procedures and state licensing standards to provide and educational, nurturing, and safe environment for children.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

  • Must have the following:
    • A minimum of 12 completed unit requirements: 3 units in each of the following: Child Development; Child, Family, and Community; Curriculum; Infant & Toddler.
  • Current Pediatric CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Licensing & Rock Academy Personnel Requirements:
  • All required state Department of Social Services Community Care licensing forms must be filled out and returned. These forms include:
    • Health Screening report Personnel Record Proof of negative TB skin test
    • Form 1-9 Official College Transcripts Criminal Background Clearance
    • Employee Rights Criminal Record Statement Immunizations
    • Copy of Social Security card Copy of Driver's License
  • Comply with, and implement Title 22 state licensing regulations.

NON-NEGOTIABLES:

  • Comply, and implement Title 22 state licensing regulations.
  • Constant supervision of children at all times.
  • Compliance with Title 22 teacher/child ratios at all times.
  • Ensuring the health and safety of the children at all times.
  • Respect and follow guidelines and leadership of administration.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for being in attendance on the designated and assigned days and hours.
  • Responsible for respecting each child as an individual, making them feel important, and assessing their needs.
  • Responsible for assuming an equal share of joint housekeeping responsibilities as outlined for personnel for both inside the building and the playground.
  • Responsible for communicating with personnel and working as a team to ensure the high quality of care given at the school.
  • Responsible for being submissive to authority.
  • Responsible for demonstrating professional attitudes and demeanor.
  • Responsible for maintaining professional attitudes, confidentiality, and loyalty to the Rock Academy EE Center.

HEALTH AND SAFETY:

  • Responsible for assisting in making daily health observations of the children and reporting conditions needing attention.
  • Responsible for ensuring the safety of the children through constant supervision, effective arrangement of space, and proper set-up and maintenance of equipment.
  • Responsible for assisting children with bathroom needs and guiding them towards proper manners.
  • Responsible for assisting children with proper hygiene in regards to toileting, handwashing, sneezing, coughing, wiping faces, and eating.
  • Responsible for filling out "Accident" reports whenever administering first aid to a child.
  • Responsible for understanding the school's disaster procedures and directing children whenever needed.
  • Responsible for being informed and instructed on any medical alert situations with children in regards to children's food or medication allergies and making sure precautions are taken.
  • Responsible for ensuring surfaces are sanitized before and after eating.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the classroom and playground arrangement prevents accidents and that all equipment is in good repair.
  • Responsible for constant supervision of the children on the playground to ensure their safety and prevention of accidents.
  • Responsible for assisting children abide by the school's playground rules.
  • Responsible for reporting any repairs or maintenance that needs to be done on the equipment or environment.

SUPPORT TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for filling in as an afternoon teacher substitute, if qualified, whenever needed and implementing the afternoon schedule and activities planned by the teacher.
  • Responsible for being available to support the teachers during the afternoon with different tasks such as bathroom needs, toileting, preparing snacks, playground supervision, assisting with activities, naptime, and afternoon activities during the day.
  • Responsible for assisting the teachers in implementing the curriculum when asked.
  • Responsible for assisting the teachers prepare materials and supplies to implement the program and activities.
  • Responsible for assisting the teacher in cleaning art supplies and putting them away at the end of use.
  • Responsible for assisting in putting any equipment or supplies away.
  • Responsible for assisting in keeping the classrooms clean.
  • Responsible for supervising the children when the teacher is out of the room or on a break.
  • Responsible for assisting in the maintaining and keeping the kitchen storage areas, supplies, and equipment clean, sanitized, safe and sterile.
  • Responsible for assisting with the washing and storing of utensils and dishes that are used, along with daily laundry that needs to be washed.
  • Responsible for being aware of children's food allergies and providing substitutions when needed.
  • Responsible for assisting teachers with any cooking experiences when asked.
  • Responsible for assisting in giving co-worker's breaks.
  • Responsible for assisting in putting the equipment and supplies away.
  • Responsible to ensure that all activities support and align with the biblically-integrated and educational philosophy of the Rock Academy EE Center.
  • Responsible to ensure the biblically based philosophy is apparent through words used with children, activities implemented, and actions portrayed.
  • Responsible for implementing creative activities for the children based on the philosophy and goals of the school.
  • Responsible for assisting and implementing activities for the schedule that allows for child-directed and teacher-directed activities, free choice, outside time, snack, and rest.
  • Responsible for collaborating in team teaching situations to provide quality activities and opportunities for learning.
  • Responsible for assisting to maintain the ordered arrangement, appearance and learning environment of the classroom and outdoor play areas.
  • Responsible for assisting creative activities for the outdoor play time that incorporate and support skills in the physical, social and creative arts domains.
  • Responsible for providing daily biblical integration.
  • Responsible for communicating any concerns of a child's development or behavior to the director and teacher.
  • Responsible for supervising and participating in meal times, using these occasions to demonstrate and encourage positive hygiene, manners, nutrition, and social skills.
  • Responsible for providing a calm, quiet, and restful nap environment where children have the opportunity to relax and rest their bodies.

Positive Guidance:

  • Responsible for ensuring that each child is respected and that children's rights outlined in Title 22 are abided by.
  • Responsible for implementing appropriate positive guidance guidelines of discipline and order based on the school's philosophy.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the expectations of children's behavior is age appropriate.

Parent Teacher Interaction:

  • Responsible for respecting parents.
  • Responsible for team partnering with parents to provide quality care and opportunities for their child to grow.
  • Responsible for developing a relationship with the family and showing interest.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining good communication with parents, using Christian principles, professional attributes, and sensitivity.
  • Responsible for communicating kindly, respectfully, and patiently with parents, along with partnering with them in the understanding of their child's growth and development.

Co-worker Interaction:

  • Responsible for demonstrating Christ-like behavior at all times by treating individuals with respect, dignity, compassion, and integrity.
  • Responsible for utilizing the principles of Matthew 18 and Ephesians 4:15 to resolve differences of opinions with others.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining good communication with staff, offering encouragement and working as a team player.
  • Responsible for the ability to work in a collaborative environment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Physical Demands: the nature of physical effort leading to physical fatigue

  • Caring for children can be physically demanding. The preschool teacher must be able to:
    • Lift, pull, carry or push 50 pounds without assistance and/or have the ability to assess the weight in order to ask for necessary assistance or to determine a safer method of moving the load.
    • Must be able to move with agility over and under children and objects
    • To get down to a child's level by either kneeling, sitting, crouching, or stooping.
    • Sufficient eye hand coordination and manual dexterity
    • Sufficient visual acuity to recognize words, letters, numbers along with speech and hearing ability to carry on conversations in person or over the phone.
  • The preschool teacher will be expected to move about easily throughout the community with children which may require:
    • Frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling of equipment, twisting, reaching, stooping, and bending.
  • The preschool teacher may come in contact with children who are ill and/or contagious, and must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all children, parents, staff and themselves.

Environmental Conditions: the nature of adverse environmental conditions affecting the incumbent

  • The preschool teacher will be working in a busy and occasionally noisy environment, must be able to tolerate constant noise made by children such as crying, screaming, yelling, and laughing.
  • There may be a number of activities and situations happening at once, and the preschool teacher will have to supervise the proper ratio of children at all times.

Sensory Demands: the nature of demands on the incumbent's senses

  • The preschool teach may experience smells associated with toileting and children who are ill. There may be times when the environment is noisy and busy.

Mental Demands: the nature and conditions that may lead to mental or emotional fatigue

  • Caring for children can be stressful. The preschool teacher must ensure that children are:
    • Supervised at all times
    • Respond to children sensitively and appropriately
    • Children are involved in safe and appropriate activities

There may be a number of activities happening at once, and the preschool teacher must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time.

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