Teacher Assistant

The Goddard School of Deerfield
Job Description
The Goddard School of Deerfield, a premier preschool in the northern suburbs of Chicago, is seeking experienced Preschool Teacher Assistants. A Teacher Assistant at Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Additionally, a Preschool Teacher Assistant is responsible to work together with a Lead Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty.
An Teacher Assistant must meet the following qualifications:
• the ability to understand and support the education program using “learning through play” philosophy;
• the ability to interact closely with children at their level;
• the ability to keep children within sight and sound supervision at all times;
• the ability to change children’s diapers and/or assist in toileting (where necessary);
• the ability to understand and comply with the franchisee’s employment policies;
• the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with school personnel, children and parents;
• the ability to handle crisis situations, including assisting in evacuating the building during emergencies; and
• the ability to comply in all respects with all applicable laws and regulations relating to childcare.
A Teacher Assistant must meet one of the following educational requirements:?
• a private academic teaching certificate for nursery school through kindergarten or early childhood education;
• proof of the teacher's current enrollment in a CDA credentialing program;
• proof of the teacher's current enrollment in an accredited associate’s or bachelor’s degree program in early childhood education or a related field.
The Teacher Assistant's responsibilities include assisting the Lead Teacher in implementing the Lead Teacher’s responsibilities.
This Preschool Offers:
• Comprehensive Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
• Personal Time Off (PTO)
• Holiday Pay
• Employee Assistance Program (Free access to confidential counseling services for parenting, senior care, home services, wellness, legal, and financial services)
• Professional Development
• State-of-the-Art Facility
• Child Care Discount
Experience: 1 Year Preferred
Job Type: Full-time & Part-time
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