Assistant Teacher

Position Type: 
Assistant Teacher
Organization Name: 
McCormick Tribune Children Services
Job Location: 
City of Chicago North of Eisenhower
Contact Information: 



Type 04 Certification required: 
Job ID: 2013-5140 
Center: McCormick Tribune Children Services
Address: 1834 N Lawndale Ave, Chicago IL
Type: Regular Part-Time 
Hours per Week: 25
Variable Schedule: 9:00am to 2:00pm Mon-Fri
Job Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Child Care Site Director, the Assistant Teacher assists the teacher to provide a safe, structure, and nurturing learning environment for each enrolled child.
Scope of Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Teacher to plan and implement developmentally and educationally appropriate experiences for children based upon individual and group needs, within the guidelines of the identified curriculum
  • Assist in the evaluation and reporting on each child's progress through observation recordings, early childhood screenings, and developmental assessments
  • Assist in the maintenance of educational records on each child as required
  • Assist in implementing activities and modeling behavior that is reflective of N.A.E.Y.C. and Head Start performance standards
  • Encourage and support parent development through classroom volunteerism, home centered activities, home visits, parent/teacher conferences, and participation in parent development activities and meetings
  • Observe and respect issues of confidentiality, ethics and best practices of the Early Childhood profession, and mandatory reporting guidelines of the Abuse and Neglect Child Reporting Act
  • Maintain required program records in conformance with YMCA procedures, funding source and program performance standards, and applicable licensing and accreditation standards.
  • AA in Child Development/ ECE, ElDE, EC Special Education
  • Must have 1-3 years experience working in a child care program preferably with children 6 weeks - 5 years old. (this requirement may be fulfilled through a practicum or student teaching)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must demonstrate basic reading, writing, and communication skills at a level consistent with entry into college training programs.
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