Assistant Teacher

Overview:
An assistant teacher at the Charlotte Jewish Preschool is responsible for supporting an environment that promotes the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth of the students in their classroom. They are to actively promote our mission to provide young children with a secure and loving atmosphere in which to grow, develop a positive self-image and learn the joy of Jewish life.

Assistant teacher candidates must meet the minimum requirements and shall be at least 18 years of age, have completed high school or general education diploma and shall have one of the following: their NCECC or one year experience in a preschool. The assistant teacher is responsible for interacting respectfully and positively with co-workers, parents, and students, supporting the lead teacher when developing and implementing plans, and assisting teacher in classroom management and daily activities.

Responsibilities:
• Maintain a professional self-image and project the values of CJP at all times in accordance with the Personnel Handbook
• Ensure the safety and well-being of each child by responding to their emotional, social, and physical needs, as well as their educational needs
• Support the established developmentally-appropriate learning goals throughout the learning environment; facilitate the use of a wide variety of resources and materials to support a student-centered, inquiry-based learning environment
• Facilitate the use of various teaching methods and materials to address multiple learning styles of diverse learners; facilitate daily centers that are developmentally appropriate, purposeful, and intentional
• Exhibit enthusiasm, creative thinking, and be able to foster a sense of wonder
• Support lead teacher with implementing all aspects of the curriculum
• Carry out positive and effective behavior management techniques; supervise all classroom activities and daily routines
• Etablish and maintain a positive working relationship with parents, students, and colleagues in order to provide quality care and friendly service
• Possess a strong work ethic
• Be punctual and reliable
• Ensure children’s basic needs are met in a nurturing manner; maintain an enriched learning environment that is clean, organized, and safe for all children
• Participate in occasional events that may be on nights and/or weekends
• Participate in self-evaluation
• Adhere to safety standards, state, and sanitation protocols; maintain strict confidentiality regarding personal information of CJP families
• Demonstrate adaptability and flexibility
• Participate in monthly staff meetings and professional development.

Qualifications:
Documentation of Tuberculin-free condition; pass a criminal background check
• Health statement/physical exam
• Be able to kneel, bend, squat, lift, push, pull, and carry children up to 50 lbs.
• Be able to ascend and descend stairs and ramps
• Be able to work in a noisy environment
• Be CPR and First Aid certified or be able to obtain certification within 6 months of employment
• Participate in monthly staff meetings and professional development.

Compensation and benefits:
Salary range is based on education and years of experience; this is a full-time position from late July to mid-June; class times are assigned within school hours; life insurance included; Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance eligible; 401k program; continuing education reimbursement program.

To apply:
If you meet the above mentioned requirements and are looking for an incredible, fun, warm, and challenging place to work, please submit a resume to: Alyson.Kalik@charlottejewishpreschool.org