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Day School Teacher

Associate Teacher

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[Application Deadline: June 15, 2021]

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible to the Head Teacher

  • Operate a program of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff;

  • Maintain proper record of achievement file on your key children, for parents/carers;

  • Work with parents/carers of special needs children to give full integration in the Setting;

  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team;

  • Liaise with and support parents/carers and other family members;

  • Be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, fundraising events;

  • Be flexible within working practices of the Setting. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the setting, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment etc.;

  • Work alongside the Head Teacher and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the project is fulfilled;

  • Record accidents in the accident book. Ensure the Head Teacher has initialed the report before the parent receives it;

  • Look upon the setting as a “whole” where your help can be most utilized; be constantly aware of the needs of children;

  • Ensure every child is collected by someone known to the setting;

  • Respect the confidentiality of information received;

  • Develop your role within the team especially with regards to being a key worker;

  • Specific Child Care Tasks Include:

    • The preparation and completion of activities to suit the child's stage of development;

    • Ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing;

    • Washing and changing children as required;

    • Providing comfort and warmth to an ill child;

  • Ensure the setting is of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development;

  • Be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times.

  • Actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring the setting's policies and procedures are observed at all times

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience of caring for, or working with children aged 0-5 in a voluntary or paid capacity

  • An understanding of the Early Learning Goals

  • Knowledge of the National Standards for the regulation of Childcare provision

  • A commitment to the provision of high quality childcare

  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities

  • Good organisational, record keeping and planning skills

  • Punctuality

  • Excellent communication skills, with children, colleagues, advisors and parents/carers/carers.

  • Patience

  • Empathy with children, colleagues and

  • parents/carers/carers

  • Reliability and trustworthiness

  • A positive approach to inclusive practice, with children and colleagues

  • Enthusiasm for working with young children

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Education

  • A PGDE /Masters in Education and a background in Montessori education will be an added advantage

  • Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) certificate will be an added advantage

  • Excellent understanding of the principles of child development and preschool educational methods.

  • Familiarity with safety and sanitation guidelines for classrooms