Reports To: Teacher, Program Coordinator, Unit Director
Trainings: Annual, QPR
The teacher's aide participates in learning activities under the supervision and guidance of the teacher. The teacher's aide conducts planned activities with the children in a supportive and nurturing environment that promotes child learning, self-awareness, independence and self-confidence. Through the application of a consistent and positive approach, the teacher's aide assists children in controlling inappropriate behaviors and encourages the development of appropriate social skills. Through collaboration with the other members of the team, the teacher's aide works to achieve the program's goals. The teacher's aide plays an active role in communicating with the teacher to provide information and to offer suggestions about the child's health, behavior and learning development. By maintaining effective communication with parents, the teacher's aide provides a high level of customer service that supports the program goals. This position also assists with the food program. The teacher's aide assists the teacher with recreational activities that support the program goals. This staff member also demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide services appropriate to any age/disability group assigned. The individual is proficient in the knowledge and skills described in the core competency curriculum for each assigned age/disability group.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Participates in program activities under the supervision of the teacher, program coordinator or director.
Promotes a supportive and nurturing environment that promotes child learning, self-awareness, growing independence and self-confidence as evidence by feedback from clients, families and Advisory Board.
Provides appropriate interventions to assist children in controlling impulsive behaviors and to encourage the development of appropriate social skills.
Works effectively and cooperatively with other team members.
Communicates with the teacher to provide information and offer suggestions about children's health, behavior and development.
Demonstrates consistent and effective customer service skills which support program goals.
Assists in the meal program.
Assists the teacher in preparing lesson plans and with providing required materials for learning activities.
Demonstrates adequate knowledge base about age and disability group served as determined by education, training, observation, supervision, etc.
Is judged competent in skills with age and disability groups served. Skill competence is determined by chart reviews, observation and supervision.
Education: High school diploma or GED—some preferred.
Experience: Excellent interpersonal and customer satisfaction skills. Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team. Experience with school-age population or early child care.
Education: Undergraduate credits in elementary education.
Experience: One (1) year of experience in a related program.
Blood-borne pathogen training required.
Equipment Use: computer, facsimile
The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
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Benefits & Wellness
We believe that healthcare should be a rewarding career. That’s why we offer excellent compensation, exceptional health and wellness benefits, and internal resources and programs to support professional growth for our team members. Here, you’ll find everything you need to pursue your calling of caring for others, knowing that you’re working for an organization dedicated to your overall well-being.
Inclusion & Diversity
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what makes AtlantiCare a great organization. We recognize and celebrate individual differences as dimensions that enrich our workforce and allow us to be more creative, flexible and competitive. Our inclusive culture welcomes our employees to freely contribute their diverse ideas, background, talents and experiences to make this a place where everyone can be, and do, their best work together.
For many, the shore communities of southeastern New Jersey are vacation destinations, but for AtlantiCare employees, they’re home. Working at AtlantiCare allows you to experience shore life year-round. Here, you’ll find natural beauty, world-class entertainment, rich history, amazing arts, abundant outdoor recreation, shopping, sophisticated dining and plenty of family-friendly events all within communities you’ll love to call home.
The spirit of collaboration is alive and well at AtlantiCare. We empower our teams to be agents of change within our system. We encourage growth and support advancement. Our shared vision for advancing the health of the communities and people we serve guides us to do what’s right for each patient, our healthcare delivery system and the practice of medicine as a whole. We teach, grow and advance medicine together.
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