John Winthrop School is seeking part-time (25 - 28 hours/week) Teaching Assistants for the 2018-2019 school year.
Teaching assistants assume responsibility for sharing in and helping with the maintenance of a safe, nurturing environment for young children ages 15 months - 5 years, combined with a developmentally appropriate program that promotes the growth of each child's ability and sense of well-being.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Interacting with children in a manner which promotes children's healthy emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development;
Supporting Lead Teachers in the maintenance of a neat and organized classroom, including the upkeep of educational materials and the school-wide environment;
Supervising children's activities to ensure the safety and good health of each child at all times;
Reporting, to teachers, any significant events in children's daily lives;
Assisting in the daily planning and implementation of classroom and outdoor activities by helping to organize materials and maintain classroom settings.
Assisting in all mealtime activities including setting up of snacks and/or lunches, serving food to children, assisting and accompanying children while they eat, and cleaning up after meals. Teaching Assistants are expected to learn and practice school health procedures for safe food handling.
Qualified candidates must:
Have experience working with young children;
Exhibit patience and a nurturing attitude toward children;
Have the ability to communicate well;
Be reliable, mature, and professional;
Articulate a strong desire to learn about child development and the field of early childhood education;
Be open and responsive to constructive feedback;
Pass MA EEC required background checks;
Be First Aid/CPR certified (or willing to become certified).
Massachusetts Early Education and Care (EEC) certification preferred.
Internal Number: 001
About John Winthrop School for Young Children
John Winthrop School for Young Children is a NAEYC accredited school founded in 1966 to provide quality early childhood education to children in the Back Bay region of Boston, Massachusetts.
We currently serve 56 children in two Toddler and two Preschool classrooms. We have a strong community of families that live and work in the Back Bay, South End, and surrounding areas of Greater Boston. These families include several alumni from John Winthrop's earliest years.
John Winthrop faculty are experienced early childhood educators, dedicated to providing safe, child-centered classroom environments that are continually stimulating, conducive to children's explorations, and tailored to each child's individual needs. The employment culture is one of collaboration, flexibility, and professional development and support.