This position assists the teacher in a classroom within the same age group who are at similar developmental levels. Assistant teachers are educators that promote experiences providing high quality, developmentally appropriate, research based, cognitive and emotional outcomes. Assistant Teachers understand that the foundations for school and life readiness begins at birth. Assistant Teachers will work with the classroom teacher to implement the chosen curriculum in a way that accounts for research on brain development and child directed learning. Teaching staff will engage in the pursuit of personal and department wide continuous quality improvement.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. AJoint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. With a strong patient-to-nurse ratio, ours is a Magnet aspiring facility with a Shared Leadership Infrastructure. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
28 Hours per week
***This position is eligible for a $1,000, six-month retention bonus! (Payment is subject to all applicable taxes and relevant benefits deductions.)***
Assists with planning and implementing the chosen curriculum. Understands child directed learning and play based practice. Classroom planning is based on objective observation and is responsive to the needs of the enrolled children. The philosophy of the program will be supported through the lesson plan implementation and this position will support the highest quality of service.
Provides care and learning in a setting that is safe, healthy, nurturing and responsive to each child, meeting the State of Alaska licensing standards. Will be required to promote teamwork with families and co-workers through reflective practice. This position will act as a professional demonstrating caring and cooperation that support productive work and professional satisfaction.
Demonstrate knowledge that families and culture are of primary importance in children's development. Because the family and the early childhood professional have a common interest in the child's well-being, we acknowledge a primary responsibility to bring about communication, cooperation and collaboration between the home and program in ways that enhance the child's development.
Continuous quality improvement will be prioritized through participation in quality initiatives and other learning opportunities.
Assists with the purchasing/ notification of need, for classroom materials that are needed to support children's learning. Rotation and implementation of classroom environments will be required. Classroom environments will reflect research based, best practice. Classroom cleaning and upkeep as needed.
Will be required to meet State of Alaska Child Care Licensing, accreditation and mandatory TLC requirements for continuing education and training.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. For Alaska only: Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent and a Child Development Associate credential. Must have a minimum of at least one year working in a licensed early learning and care facility. An Associate's Degree in a related area is preferred Associates degree in Early Childhood Development or Child Development, Early Childhood Special Education that encompass the following: child development and learning of children birth through kindergarten; family and community relationships; observing, documenting and assessing young children; teaching and learning; and professional practices and development, including relevant field-based experience, from an accredited institution is required by 2020. (NAEYC accreditation criteria 6.A.05).
Must be at least 18 years of age. The position also requires skills and abilities typically gained through 1 year of experience in working with children. Must comply with applicable registration regulations and health requirements for assignment. Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats. Must demonstrate responsibility, flexibility and sensitivity to children. For Alaska only: Must be at least 18 years of age. Must comply with applicable registration regulations and health requirements for employment. Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats. Must demonstrate developmentally appropriate practice, reliability, responsibility, flexibility and sensitivity to children.
Experience working with young children from birth to age 5 in classroom setting. An Associate's Degree in a related area is preferred. For Alaska only: Experience working with young children from birth to age 5 in licensed childcare. NAEYC accredited child care preferred. An Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education,
Child Development, Early Childhood Special Education that encompass the following: child development and learning of children birth through kindergarten; family and community relationships; observing, documenting and assessing young children; teaching and learning; and professional practices and development, including relevant field-based experience, from an accredited institution OR a minimum of 60 college credits with 30 college credits in child development as listed above, will be required beginning in 2020. (NAEYC accreditation criteria 6.A.05).
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
EEO/AAP employer; q ualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.