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Position Posted On:
Easter Seals Iowa
2920 30th St
Des Moines, IA  50310

Job Title:
Assistant Teacher
Job Type:
Health & Human Services
Part Time
Hours Per Week:
M-f 2:00-6:00pm
Position Start Date:
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Pay Rate:
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How To Apply:
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Contact Name:
Becky Pospisal  
Job Description:
Principle Accountabilities • Assist in the planning and implementation of daily classroom activities. • Assist with organizing the learning environment, setting up the learning centers and preparing the needed materials and supplies. • Assume the responsibilities of the lead teacher in his/her absence, to ensure high quality environment. • Perform general classroom housekeeping duties, including preparing snacks, feeding children, toileting, and general clean-up, etc. • Work under the guidance of the director and the lead teacher and assist in developmental activities. • Assist in maintaining a clean and organized room. • Ensure a safe environment in the classroom with primary importance on the safety and well being of each child. • Assist with lifeguard duties. • Attend and be a part of in-service sessions, team member and team meetings as requested. • Become knowledgeable about the individuals daily needs and well being of each child in the classroom. • Be willing to learn and be instructed in philosophies and skills for working in a special education, early childhood development program. • Complete and maintain all other required documentation and records (i.e. daily communication sheets, incident reports, check-in/check-out materials, etc.). • Present a positive image to children, parents and team members
Job Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Experience Requirements • Associates degree in family services, education, child development or other related fields or equivalent relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Previous experience working with children preferred. • Previous experience working with persons who have disabilities or other special needs preferred. • Certification in CPR (Adult, Child and Infant), First Aid, or ability to receive certification during first 90 days • Ability to successfully complete Mandatory Reporter of Child and Dependent Adult Abuse within first 30 days • Ability to pass Relational Mandt training. • Ability to obtain Lifeguard Certificate within 6 months of hire as needed. • Ability to effectively solve problems and handle emergencies. • Ability to relate to a diverse group of children and their families. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Ability to move independently around a camp environment. • Ability to work a flexible schedule (i.e. some mornings, some afternoons, etc.) • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds up to 20 times per day. • Possession of or ability to obtain valid Iowa driver’s license and maintenance of excellent driving record. • Access to reliable transportation for regular participation at work.