Assistant Teacher

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Assistant Teacher  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

51500 - Early Learning Center

Advertised Salary: $28,630 plus comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 10 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: The Early Learning Center is seeking Assistant Teachers to join our NAEYC accredited team. This full-time position is an academic year position (August-May) and includes a comprehensive benefit package including sick, vacation, and holiday pay as well as medical insurance and retirement opportunities. The responsibilities of this position include supporting teaching staff in supervision of children. Manage classroom supervision in absence of teaching staff. Develop end-of-day learning experiences for children in assigned classroom. Ensure sanitation requirements completed at the conclusion of each day. Handle end-of-day communication with parents for children enrolled in wrap-around childcare.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: A minimum of 12 credit hours from an accredited college/university in early childhood education, or closely related field as defined in the State of Michigan Licensing Regulations for Child Care Centers R. 400.8122. or the equivalency as detailed in the State of Michigan Licensing Regulations for Child Care Centers R. 400.8122 (6).  
Required Work Experience: Prior experience working with infants, toddlers, and pre-school age students.  
Required Licenses and Certifications: Upon appointment: Child& Adult CPR/First Aid certification and current enrollment in MiRegistry  
Physical Demands:
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Inclement Weather
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Lifting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
  • Carry and lift objects as well as children weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Stand, walk and maintain a high level of physical activity throughout the day.
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Prior knowledge of High Scope Curriculum model
Previous experience in a structured child care setting, desired.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Assist with meeting all current governing agency regulations.

Assist teachers in managing a safe, healthy, and positive environment for children.

Ensure end-of-day sanitation requirements completed on a daily basis.

Implement daily plans in absence of teaching staff as necessary.

Create end-of-day learning experiences for children supporting daily curriculum plans.

Attend and support family engagement activities.

Act as a liaison between families and classroom teachers during arrival and departure routines.

In absence of teaching staff assume supervision responsibilities.

Demonstrate commitment and understanding for diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Ability to effectively communicate verbally, written, and electronically through parent engagement app and other web-based software.

Demonstrate proficiency in managing challenging and/or stressful situations.

Maintain appropriate attendance and timeliness.

Ability to work as a team in a fast-paced environment making sound decisions concerning health and safety.

Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of completed coursework.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date: August 7th, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
Posting Close Date:    
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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