Infant Room Assistant Teacher Job Description

Primary Role:  To further the mission of Garrett Williamson by assisting in establishing and maintaining a developmentally appropriate early childhood classroom and fostering a supportive and positive learning environment for children.

Immediate Supervisor:   Child Care Director 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Works closely with co-workers and lead teacher to build a cohesive team
  • Has patience and is able to multi-task in a fast paced, sometimes stressful environment
  • Organized and able to follow and maintain individual schedules of infants
  • Assists in creating a nurturing and safe environment for all children including meeting their social, emotional and physical needs.
  • Documents observations regarding children’s development and completing associated assessments and checklists throughout the year
  • Maintains on-going, clear and positive written and verbal communication with staff, students, parents, guardians and all other contacts associated with Garrett’s Way
  • Ensures students are properly supervised and engaged at all times while maintaining state regulated ratios
  • Plays and interacts with children throughout the day
  • Administers basic first aid
  • Changes diapers and tends to basic physical needs and all aspects of care required by children in the infant room.
  • Displays professionalism and maintains confidentiality when interacting with staff and families
  • Maintains classroom cleanliness according to health and safety regulations
  • Follows all health and safety recommendations from the CDC and DHS during the COVID-19 crisis.

Required Skills, Experience and Professional Development:   

  • 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or GED
  • All education and experience requirements as outlined by the Department of Human Services and Keystone Stars ­ Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to respond well to unusual or crisis situations

Other Job Duties:

  • Flexible and able to work with any age group when necessary ­ Attends monthly staff meetings and three yearly staff in-services
  • Able to lift up to 40lbs.
  • All other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements:  This position requires the ability to engage with children at their eye level, in indoor and outdoor settings, listen to and observe others’ actions and take corrective actions when necessary. This position also requires the physical ability to move about the property in various environmental conditions.