As a recognized leader in our field, The Guidance Center provides a broad range of services that have helped children, adults and families unlock potential and build better lives for more than 60 years. With 25 programs we offer treatment, prevention, growth and education services to more than 23,000 people annually. Together we: Nurture development. Foster resilience. Cultivate well-being.
We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Teacher to join our team of talented professionals.
Qualifications: CDA or AS degree in Early Childhood education or Early Childhood development. Documented experiences working with persons of various, racial, ethnic, social and cultural backgrounds. Preferred: 2 years experience working with children in a Federal or State funded, center based pre-school. Ability to communicate in English and or Spanish with or without accommodations.
Additionally you must be able to lift up to 60 pounds unassisted in order to assist children during emergencies. Additional requirements include a nonjudgmental approach that reflects cultural competency and sensitivity to the unique needs and diverse experiences of our students, families, business partners and of the people in the programs represented by The Guidance Center. Must have the ability to appropriately handle crisis situations. Employee must be able to stand consecutively for 3-1/2 hours per part-day class session and 5 hours per full-day class session. Employee must be able to ambulate between sitting on the floor and standing and chair sitting to standing a minimum of 20 times per session. Employee must be able to bend and stoop to child level and lift for urgent and emergency situations. Employee must be able to bend and stoop to address child concerns a minimum of 12 times per hour on average (ex: tying shoes for child safety). Employee must be able to sit on the floor or on a child size chair for up to 60 minute duration multiple times during class session. Employee must be able to push or pull 50lbs. occasionally.
appropriately handle crisis situations.
Preferred: 2 years experience working with children in Federal or State funded, center based preschool programs. Ability to communicate effectively in English or Spanish. Experience implementing a research based and research validated curriculum. Working hours are 37.5/week. M-F from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
The Guidance Center believes that our team members are our most valuable resources, and we invest in them accordingly. We offer our employees a competitive salary, flexible scheduling opportunities, a team-oriented work environment and much more!
If you are interested in becoming part of our world-class team, please submit your resume on-line by clicking the “apply” button on the bottom of the screen.
The Guidance Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
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