Concordia Place is a non-profit organization that is recognized for our high-quality professional child care with a mission to "create involved communities where all our neighbors can gather, learn, and grow." We provide a place where varied economic, ethnic, racial, and faith backgrounds come together in an atmosphere of mutual appreciation and respect. We offer quality NAEYC accredited childcare programs, teen leadership programs, adult education, senior activities, and intergenerational programs.
We are currently looking forFull-Timeand Part-Time Teacher Assistants at our Whipple and Seeley locations. Come join our team!
Teacher Assistant: Early Learning, Preschool and School Age
Supervise and maintain safety of the children, interact, initiate and encourage the children in activities, assist the teacher in planning activities, and nurture and care for the children. Report directly to the Assistant Director.
Supervise and maintain safety of the children at all times
Work with classroom staff to plan and implement program activities based on developmentally appropriate curriculum
Organize and lead activities designed to promote whole-child development
Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests
Observe each child daily to assess skills, interests and needs and use this information to facilitate learning
Provide a variety of materials and resources for children
Set up and maintain a well-organized, safe, and attractive classroom environment conducive to the optimal growth and development of children
Develop positive relationships with each child and family and share information about the child’s day
Set up and maintain a well-organized, safe, and attractive classroom environment conductive to the optimal growth and development of children
Attend professional meetings, including staff meetings and in-service days provided by Concordia Place, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence
Help maintain facility in a safe and satisfactory condition
Respect the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, parents, and teachers
Other duties assigned by Assistant Director, or Program Director
Along with your resume, please submit a cover letter, detailing your availability and letting us know why you would be a good fit for Concordia Place. You must also complete our online application.
Demonstrate success in working as a member of a team
Effective and strong communication skills (orally and written)
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift up to a 30 pound child.
Preschool: 60 college credit hours with 15 related to early childhood education
School Age: 30 college credit hours with 6 related to education or child development and one year of experience working with school-age children
Early Learning: 30 college credit hours with 15 related to early childhood education
Concordia Place is a vibrant nonprofit providing proactive solutions to key social needs. Our focus is growth and opportunity through economically inclusive early childhood, teen leadership and senior wellness programs. While we are diverse, we are united by our mission to create involved communities where all our neighbors can gather, learn and grow.