We have an immediate opening for a Teacher Assistant position at the Laurance Armour Day School. The Teacher Assistant is a member of the teaching team who aids with the care and education of a designated group of children. The Teacher Assistant helps the Lead Teacher with planning, implementing the curriculum, supervising children, communicating with parents, and providing a healthy, safe, and educational environment for children. The Laurance Armour Day School (L.A.D.S.) is a school and daycare facility for children ages 4 months to 10 years. The center primarily provides care for children of staff, students, and employees.
Responsibilities: •Assist in the classrooms
•Assist with the design of an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals of the classroom •Use equipment and materials for indoor and outdoor play that promotes children’s physical development
•Assist with planning and implementation of an integrated curriculum that meets the needs of individual children
•Assist with extracurricular programs such as music, gymnastics, swimming, etc.
•Relate assessment information to parents and offer support for dealing with children at different developmental stages
•Assess program supplies and materials needed before implementing activities
•Assess children’s needs and developmental progress on an ongoing basis
•Change diapers and assist with feedings
For further details and to apply, please visit http://bit.ly/jobsatrush and search for Job Number 2016-1689.
Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
Requirements: • Sixty semester hours (90 quarter hours) from an accredited college or university, with 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) in courses related directly to child care and/or child development from birth to age 6
• One year (1560 hours or more) of child development experience in a nursery school, kindergarten, or licensed day care center and 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university, with 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) in courses related directly to child care and/or child development from birth to age 6
• Completion of a credentialing program approved by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
• Must have one or more years of early childhood or grade school classroom experience
• Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 36 semester credits in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Immersive Education (EiEd), Early Childhood, or Special Education highly desired
• Must enjoy and possess supportive attitude toward children