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Teacher Assistant

About Verner

For over 20 years, Verner Center for Early Learning has been a leader in more ways than one: our  commitment to developing the youngest among us, our thorough support for families and communities,  and our investment in the development of educators. Verner’s centers provide a supportive, inclusive  work environment, with a strong emphasis on one-on-one mentorship. Verner staff are expected to foster  the inclusive, play-based, interactive and reflective learning atmosphere that families have come to expect  of us. Ideal applicants are open-minded and willing to grow and learn about innovative child development  and family engagement best practices. Our unique benefits package includes tuition assistance, paid  training, and comprehensive mental health support. All Verner educators are also entitled to freshly  prepared and complimentary breakfasts, lunches, and snacks, courtesy of our Rainbow in My Tummy  nutrition program.

Job Description

The Teacher Assistant will provide children with varied learning experiences that will support their  development socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally using age and developmentally  appropriate techniques. The Teacher Assistant will work in conjunction with the Lead Teacher.

Responsibilities

Help prepare classroom materials to support lesson plans; and to change and create learning centers  as needed. 

Setting an emotional tone for the room that is responsive to children, parents and teachers.

 Perform daily housekeeping, cleaning, and keep the room organized. 

Educating and supporting parents as necessary. 

Work with the Lead Teacher and appropriate specialists to address the special needs of children.

 Helping with planning and implementing a curriculum that will enhance the development of the  children in all areas (cognitive, physical, social, emotional). 

Assist in implementing lesson plans under Lead Teachers’ guidance. 

The teacher will approach issues and problems professionally and self-reflectively, work cooperatively  with colleagues, attend staff meetings, and engage in ongoing staff development. 

Qualifications

A high school diploma or GED is required

Completion of Child Care Credentials within six months of hire

CDA or Associates in Early Childhood Education preferred

Two years of related experience working with children, birth to kindergarten preferred

Current CRC letter of Qualification from DCDEE is a plus

Excellent communication skills, especially good listening skills

Physically able to lift at least 30 lbs.

Reliable transportation

Bilingual is a plus 

Benefits & Compensation

Freshly prepared breakfast and lunch daily, plus snacks, free of cost 

Access to industry-leading one-on-one mentorship 

Tuition assistance for ongoing career development 

State of the art learning environment providing the highest quality early care 

Paid continuing education & training opportunities 

Supplement bonus through WAGES and AWARDS (education requirements) 

Affordable Medical, Dental, & Vision insurance after 90 days of employment

 Paid Parental Leave 

Life Insurance 

Short & Long term disability 

Matching 403(b) retirement plan 

5 1/2 weeks paid time off your first year (this includes PTO and Holidays)

Verner Center for Early Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All Verner centers embrace DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging) as organizing principles to  foster safe and inclusive workplaces.