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Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Preschool Aftercare Assistant

Aug 31 2017 | East Bay Waldorf School | El Sobrante

Early Childhood teachers in the East Bay Waldorf School work on behalf of the entire school as they often establish the initial relationship a family has with the school. EBWS teachers are expected to create and maintain a professional program true to the ideals of Waldorf pedagogy. They follow all school policies as indicated in the Employee Handbook and as determined by the Board of Trustees, Leadership Council and the Administration. The EBWS Early Childhood includes a state licensed preschool. The teachers must ensure their program is in compliance with state regulations at all times.

Aftercare Assistant Responsibilities
Care for the physical and emotional well-being of the children and their families.
Work with individual children who need guidance.
Foster positive relationships with their colleagues, the children and families
Know and implement discipline policy set in All School and Early Childhood Parent Handbook.
Be aware of creative play of children, redirect and inspire them as necessary.
Participate in domestic activities joyously.
Care for the physical environment which includes maintaining a beautiful classroom that is clean and orderly.
Enjoy and interact with the outdoors in all weather conditions including frequent hikes.
Assist children in and out of sleep.
Care for a child’s personal needs in self care.
Maintain needed paperwork, including daily sign in sheets.
Hold the order and rhythm of the class in lead teachers absence
Teacher/Assistant Relationships.

Lead Teacher will share the daily/weekly rhythms, preview activities, festivals and other special occasions, and instruct assistant in ways to support classroom activities.

The assistant’s primary role is to support the teacher and the children in the way the lead teacher determines.

Assistant and lead teacher will meet weekly to review, evaluate and share.
Safe and Healthy Classroom Environment.
Ensure that all equipment and materials are appropriate and in good repair
Ensure that children are in sight of a supervising adult at all times.
Model and uphold safe standards of behavior.
Ensure that cleaning compounds or other potentially harmful materials are kept out of reach of children.
Regularly clean classroom materials and equipment.
Practice good health standards (i.e. Wash hands before food preparation, cover items stored in refrigerator, keep refrigerator no warmer than 40 degrees, sanitize dishes,).
Prepare food planned by Lead Teacher.
Prior knowledge about how to safely care for and support children.
Dress children appropriately for weather conditions.

State Licensing Requirements
12 ECE units (or 6 completed and 6 in process)
Mandatory state reporter of child abuse
Hold a current Child First Aid and CPR card
Abide by all state licensing requirements
The Early Childhood Assistant Teacher position is hourly and, beginning November 28th.
Weekly schedule during school year: Flexibility required, 15 hours a week
M 12:15-5:15
T 12:15-5:15 (Section meeting: Tuesday at 2:00)
W 12:15-5:15

Pay is $18 an hour for education of up to 12 EC units. 12 plus units or Waldorf Certification pays $20 per hour.
To apply for this position, send your cover letter and resume and three references to [email protected]

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