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Making Opportunity Count Inc Teachers Aid in Gardner, Massachusetts

BASIC FUNCTION: To assist the teachers in planning and organizing the day’s activities. To assist with the meals on a daily basis.

Schedule: 20 hours/week, school year

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in welcoming children to the center and getting children involved in the classroom.

  • Assists in classroom activities as directed

  • Assists in preparing breakfast and meals in accordance with posted menu and eats with the children

  • Assists in supervising toileting and dental hygiene

  • Reads or tells stories to the children upon staff request. Browse in picture books with individual children or small groups of children

  • Assists during art activities; preparing materials such as paste, paper and paint, putting names on papers, hanging to dry or filing to go home.

  • Play games indoors and outdoors that are based on the interest, skill and experiences of the children.

  • Assists in supervising children during outdoor play and on field trips.

  • Listen and talk with children as they tell about their experiences.

  • Encourage children in conversation about everything they do to strengthen their concepts and vocabulary.

  • Fill in for teaching staff while they are on breaks.

  • Prepare games and teaching aids.

  • each songs to the children or sing with them.

  • Assists children with special projects.

  • Assists children with clothing upon arrival, departure and going in and out of doors to play.

  • Assists classroom teachers in general maintenance duties in the classroom.

  • Assists with busing as requested

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be dependable and flexible in order to meet the needs of the children and staff.

  • Must be able to bend, twist, stoop and lift as needed.

  • Must be able to relate will with children and their parents.

  • Willingness to learn and participate in further Early Childhood courses.

RACIAL AND ETHNIC MINORITIES ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. MOC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY IN THE WORKFORCE.

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