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Assistant Preschool Teacher

The Assistant Teacher, under the supervision of the Director and/or Assistant Director, is responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher and implementing a developmentally based, educational program for the assigned class of children.

Mi Escuelita is a five-star preschool; we are a small but diverse community that has a true family feel. We value diversity and social justice; all of our staff are paid a living wage. We are a non-profit school that is governed by a Board of Directors.

 

The mission of Mi Escuelita is as follows:

  • To be a place where people of two languages and cultures come together to share their strengths, preparing children for a future of tolerance and citizenship.

  • To encourage understanding through the Spanish language and culture.

  • To create an integrated community by providing high quality educational programs that honor diversity and encourage understanding through Spanish language immersion activities for Spanish and English speaking children, their families, friends, and neighbors.

Major Functions

To Assist the Lead Teacher to:

  • Implement daily age-appropriate activities for children that familiarize children with Spanish language, and Latin American customs, music, food, and traditions

  • Identify each child’s individual capabilities and needs

  • Create a warm and safe learning environment

  • Assure the welfare, health, and safety of the children in the group

  • Maintain a clean and healthy environment

  • Organize and maintain classroom activity areas, materials and supplies, and keeping the director advised of equipment and materials that need to be repaired and replaced

  • Maintain constant supervision of children

  • Observe children for any health problems, notify the director, and follow the program’s procedure to inform the parents of sickness or injury

  • Take daily attendance and maintain all requirements to keep Mi Escuelita in good standing as a licensed 5-star childcare center

  • Establish and maintain effective communication with parents

  • Helping with the general housekeeping and kitchen tasks

  • Maintaining professional attitudes and a teamwork-focused environment

In addition, the workload includes but is not limited to the following

  • To attend recommended training, workshops, and conferences that work for the improvement of early childhood education

  • Observe the center’s discipline policy

Qualifications

  • 18 years or older

  • High school graduate or GED

  • Applicant must be a fluent Spanish speaker and have life experience in Latin American culture such that the applicant is familiar with the customs

  • A current CPR and First Aid certificate within 6 months of employment

  • Twenty hours of training in child development that is taken within the first six months of employment

Essential Physical and Mental Functions

Physical Activities:

  • While performing the duties of this position, the ability to stand; use hands to point, handle or feel; and talk and hear

  • The ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus

  • The ability to endure moderate but persistent or frequent levels of noise

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position

Mental Activities:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to identify and solve problems

  • Ability to clearly specify written or oral instructions

Additional:

  • Job Type: Full-time

  • Benefits:

    • 401(k)

    • Dental insurance

    • Health insurance

    • Paid time off

    • Paid holidays

    • Professional development assistance

    • Tuition reimbursement

    • Vision insurance

  • Schedule:

    • 8 hour shift

  • Language:

    • Spanish (Required)

  • Work Location: In person (Chapel Hill, NC)

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