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Goddard School Assistant Infant Teacher in Creve Coeur, Missouri

An Assistant Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Additionally a Assistant Teacher is responsible to work together with a Lead Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty. An Assistant Teacher must meet the qualifications of his/her state and those set forth in the National Standards for hiring (see www.bls.gov), including the following: Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances Ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations Lead Teacher educational requirements are the same as Director educational requirements (see Director educational requirements or one of several other criteria listed below) Responsibilities: * An Assistant Teachers responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment Advance childrens physical and intellectual competence Support each childs social and emotional development and provide positive guidance Establish positive and effective family relations Ensure an effective program, responsive to childrens needs Maintain professional commitment Qualifications: * All candidates, who wish to be considered for the position of Assistant Teacher must meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any/all requirements that may be mandated by their state and/or local licensing authorities: Minimum 18 credit hours of completed coursework related to young children, birth to age 8. Related Degrees Include, But May Not Be Limited To Elementary Education Home Economics Child Development Child Life Psychology or Sociology with a minor in Education Special Education Child Psychology Relevant Coursework Child Development Human Growth and Development Educational Psychology Child Psychology Methods: Age Birth to 8 years Childrens Literature Developmental Assessment of Young Children Measurement and Evaluation Nutrition Health and Safety Child Care Administration Student Teaching: Kindergarten; 1st Grade; 2nd Grade