Blossom at The Discovery Center

Preschool Teaching Assistant

Position Description/Responsibilities

The position of teaching assistant provides aide and support to the preschool teacher to provide a high quality program for children ages 3-5.

Responsibilities

  • Provides additional oversight of pre-school age children by assisting teachers with classroom and outdoor activities
  • Assure that all children are monitored consistently for safety purposes.
  • Aide in curriculum development and education program planning along with teacher and Education Director as necessary.
  • Complete classroom paperwork as necessary
  • Maintaining compliance with all Office of Child and Service regulations

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Prior experience working with children in a classroom environment helpful

Essential Skills

  • Creative and fun loving
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment
  • Patience and understanding of issues that may arise with small children

Compensation

  • $13.50/ hour base wage

Schedule

  • One position 30-35 hours a week; One position part time with the availability for more hours
  • One position 8AM – 3PM; one position 2:30PM – 6PM
  • This position reports directly to the Education Director

Please send an updated resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references to Director of Education, Kristy Wales at directorofed@thediscoverycenter.org.

Title

The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier

HOURS

Monday – Friday: 10AM – 3PM
Saturday: 10AM – 5PM
Sunday: 1:30PM – 5PM
1st & 3rd Fridays: 4PM – 7PM

The Story Garden is open everyday from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT US

60 Morgan Road
Binghamton, NY 13903

Phone: 607-773-8661
Fax: 607-773-8019

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