First Bank & Trust Teacher Aide in Brookings, South Dakota

OVERALL FUNCTION:This person is responsible for providing a safe and nurturing environment for children, under the guidance of the Lead and/or Assistant Teacher. Assist in the implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum, in support of the programis philosophy on early childhood education. QUALIFICATIONS:This person should have a high school diploma, GED or the equivalent and one year of experience with young children. Strong communication and time management skills required. Must not have on record a substantiated report of child abuse or neglect. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:This person must be able to lift up to 60 pounds, sit on the floor or low child-sized chairs, walk and run short distances, walk long distances (several city blocks), remain outside in all types of weather conditions (hot, humid, cold, breezy) for short and long periods of time, stand for extended time frames and bend frequently. Must be agile enough to move quickly in response to childrenis needs. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES ARE TO: 1. Supervise and interact with children in all areas of the Center, outdoors and on field trips away from the Center, while maintaining a safe and inviting environment. Respecting childrenis dignity and individual differences. 2. Assist in implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum that reflects observations and assessments of the individual children, ensuring a variety of materials and activities. 3. Create and maintain an open and professional relationship with all families and Center staff, including facilitating discussions, at the direction of the Lead Teacher, surrounding daily activity, changes and/or concerns, involving the children. 4. Be knowledgeable of programis health and safety regulations and emergency procedures. Ensure readiness to respond appropriately, if necessary.5. Attend all staff meetings and complete recommended training programs. Provide the Director with documentation, in accordance with state requirements. 6. Act in accordance with FFC policies and procedures as set forth in the employee handbook, as well as the Kidis World Handbook. 7. Adhere to compliance procedures and participate in required compliance and other training as requested.