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Assistant Teacher (3 to 5) $750.00 Sign on Bonus

Company: Chicago Commons
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

1633 N. Hamlin Ave., Chicago, IL 60647At Chicago Commons, we believe the Reggio-Inspired approach to learning is one that mirrors our values. The Reggio-inspired approach to education is where children, families, and teachers work together to create a dynamic and problem-solving approach to learning. Our teachers aim to empower children to explore and learn in a unique environment that encourages a child's critical thinking and creativity.Our early childhood program serves as the backbone for many at-risk Chicago communities, including West Humboldt Park, Pilsen, Bronzeville, and New City/Back of the Yards. High rates of poverty and limited educational and economic resources impact these neighborhoods.
POSITION SUMMARY:The assistant teacher assists the lead teacher in developing a classroom atmosphere where children can grow and develop in a safe and positive learning space. Candidates must have a passion for creating a safe and nurturing environment for children to receive a quality education.ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:(These include but are not limited to the following. The company reserves the right to add to, delete, change or modify the essential duties and responsibilities at any time.)

  • Partners with the lead teacher to develop a classroom environment that is a welcoming learning environment for children and their families
    • Assists lead teacher in planning, implementing and evaluating developmentally appropriate activities for young children including the following activities: Self Image, Language/Literacy Development, Music and Movement, Social Studies, Science, Math, Art, Large/Small Motor Activities, and In-Depth Projects.
      • Supervises and interacts with all children's activities
        • Develops strong partnerships with the families
          • Assumes responsibility for the classroom in the absence of the lead teacher
            • Attends home visits and conducts parent-teacher conference assessment reviews, as needed.
              • Participates in Family Reviews and IFSP/IEP meetings, as needed.
                • Shares responsibility for preparation and clean-up of all classroom activities.
                  • Assists with the responsibility of ordering supplies needed for the program.
                    • Maintains reports on children's growth and development.
                      • Attends and participates in parent meetings, in-service training, and weekly team meetings.
                        • Assists with implementation of the Reggio Emilia Philosophy, focusing on in-depth studies and classroom explorations.
                          • Performs other duties as assigned.
                            QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or 60 college credit hours with a minimum of 15 credit hours in early childhood or child development; at least one year of experience in an early learning setting preferred.TECHNICAL SKILLS:While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to read and write English proficiently. Candidates must regularly operate a word-processing system and therefore must be able to read, produce and transmit data on such a systemPHYSICAL DEMANDS:Candidates must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and are frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.COMPENSATION:An attractive and competitive compensation and benefits package will be available commensurate with qualifications and experience.
                            Chicago Commons is an equal opportunity employer.
                            • Associates or better in Early Childhood Education

Keywords: Chicago Commons, Chicago , Assistant Teacher (3 to 5) $750.00 Sign on Bonus, Education / Teaching , Chicago, Illinois

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