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St. Peters Health Early Childhood Assistant Teacher (ECAT) Toddler, 1.0 FTE 9135.594 in Helena, Montana

JOB SUMMARY (overview of job): Supervision of Toddlers ages 19 months to 3 year old. Under general supervision, and according to specific procedures, assist the Lead Teacher (ECLT) in the responsibility of planning and executing classroom activities, assisting in the maintenance of a safe, healthy and stimulating classroom environment, provide constant supervision of toddlers at all times including planning time, outside play, mealtime , and nap time. Maintains sensitivity to the children’s individuality and responds to those needs appropriately and quickly by guiding the behavior of infants in positive, effective ways. Maintains the highest level of professionalism at all times. Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization to promote further learning and thinking. Help the ECLT prepare the classroom environment and materials to support developmentally appropriate curriculum plans and learning experiences. Help assess individual and group needs, attending to specific interests, strengths and concerns. Coordinate with ECLT when indicated, developing a collaborative approach that benefits all children in classroom. Monitor and report child abuse. Attend and participate in trainings and appropriate professional development activities. Attend and participate in meetings. Engage in ongoing self-assessment about job performance. Help assist with cleaning duties. Follow State Licensing Regulation, Health Department and Fire Marshal Standards.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE : Demonstrates knowledge and practical application of principles of childhood growth and development. Minimum 2 years experience in a licensed childcare facility. Ability to apply Early Childhood Development in daily activities and adapt to the individual needs of children. Significant decision and problem-solving abilities. Understand the ECLT routine when it comes to delivering a lesson plan and running the class in the event that the ECLT is absent on a particular day. Ability to work as a team member collaborating with staff, families and community resources. Ability to maintain respectful relations and communication with staff, families, children and community. Ability to supervise children and ensure a safe environment. Ability to respond to events happening at all times in classroom, and outdoor play areas.

EDUCATION : High School Diploma or GED preferred and 2 years’ experience in a licensed childcare facility.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY: American Heart Association, Heart Saver CPR and First Aid certification required to be completed in first 30 days of employment and to be kept current thereafter. Current on the Montana Early Childhood Project: Practitioner Registry within 15 days of hire. Infant Safety Essentials within 30 days and Health and Safety Required Professional Development within 90 days of hire. Complete mandatory 16 hour annual training and keep current all St. Peter’s Health and State Child Care Licensing required immunizations.

Aptitudes : * Demonstrates ability to handle multiples tasks and stressors effectively and efficiently. *Demonstrates genuine interest and enjoyment of small children and the ability to stay calm in all situations and to respond to children in a quiet, reassuring manner. * Demonstrates ability to exercise good judgement and critical thinking skills to ensure the safety and well-being of children.

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