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Preschool Teacher Assistant
The Harker School

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Preschool Teacher Assistant
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Job Summary

Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 11 days ago
Job Role
Preschool Teacher

Job Description

We are currently in search of a Teaching Assistant. This is a full time position working daily Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30am - 5:30pm. With occasional adjustments of start and end times by 30 minutes or so.

About Harker Preschool: At Harker Preschool, you will find an innovative and immersive experience unlike any other program. We combine top teaching talent with a blend of the best practices from a variety of philosophies and pedagogies, both project-based and play-based.

Our formula is unique because we layer everything with an approach that is quintessentially Harker: the ability to ignite in children of all ages a fervent love of learning that sets them apart. How do we do it? Learn more about preschool academics.

Position Summary

To assist classroom teachers, plan, organize and implement a developmentally appropriate early childhood program in an environment which guides and encourages children to develop cognitively, emotionally, and physically.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Uphold the mission of the school and act as a positive ambassador for the school.

Have a firm grasp of knowledge of early childhood education and related pedagogy; such knowledge should be apparent to the children and to a classroom observer.

Carry out all duties assigned by the classroom teacher during your given schedule.

Maintain respectful and cooperative interactions with children, parents, teachers, co-workers, and administrators.

Collaborate with teachers to create a classroom environment of respect where the social and emotional welfare of the children is protected to the best of a teacher’s abilities.

Be a positive role model for students, taking into account the teacher’s influence on each child’s personal growth, academic ability and passion, and emotional stability.

Efficiently manage the children and maintain an age appropriate standard for classroom behavior.

Inform teachers of children who exhibit academic, social, or emotional concerns.

Maintain clear age-appropriate communication with children regarding expectations, and behavior.

Plan and implement activities and experiences for children as assigned

Attend meetings as directed by the director or school administration.

Participate in school functions that extend beyond normal school hours but are necessary for the welfare of the school. Such functions include but are not limited to Back to School Night.

Qualifications and Requirements

Be punctual and have a good attendance record.

Completed 12 units of ECE

Basic understanding of preschool licensing requirements

1-2 years teacher aide experience in Child Development or related field.

Ability to successfully learn, navigate and use Harker’s internal computer or web based programs and systems.

Understand and uphold all policies and procedures outlined in the personnel, faculty, and student/parent handbook.

Working Conditions

Physical Demands - Caring for children can be physically demanding. A Teacher Assistant will occasionally be lifting and carrying children and equipment, and will spend time sitting on the floor and child sized furniture. A Teacher Assistant will be expected to clean and maintain equipment and facility, and will move throughout the community with children. Teacher Assistants will help children with their needs in the bathroom as necessary from diaper-changes to support learning the specific self-help skills needed to become independent in self-care.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to educate students for success at college and beyond, and to foster kindness, respect and integrity within a safe and nurturing environment. We achieve academic excellence through the development of intellectual curiosity, personal accountability and love of learning. Our comprehensive program and exceptional faculty and staff help students discover, develop and enjoy their unique talents. We honor individuality, embrace diversity, and promote leadership and service, preparing students to take their place as global citizens.

Business Overview

Our Story

The Harker School is a private school in Silicon Valley that has earned international recognition for its top academics, quality teachers and student achievements. Founded in 1893 and educating 2,040 students, Harker is the largest independent school of its kind in California, serving families of preschool, elementary, middle and high school-aged children on its four San Jose campuses.

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