multi-age support teacher

DEPARTMENT

Educational Services

REPORTS TO

Lead Teachers and Early Childhood Assistant Manager

EDUCATION REQUIRED

Must have BA or BS in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Child Development or related field OR CDA credential, Child Care Specialist Certificate or Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate, OR 4,160 hours of early childhood experience along with 24 quarter credits related to Child Development.

TYPE OF POSITION

Full-time role: 40 hours/week; Monday through Friday 8:15am-4:45pm; Non-exempt

SALARY

$15.00/hour

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Multi-Age Support Teacher fills in as lead or assistant teacher during classroom teacher’s absences, vacations, prep times, breaks, or during teacher transitions and provides support to teachers as needed.  Must be able to work and plan in a team setting, with patience, enthusiasm and respect for children, as well as parents and fellow staff. The Multi-Age Support Teacher will also perform administrative duties as needed. The Multi-Age Support Teacher will maintain an environment that nurtures and aids the development of children ages 6 weeks – 5 years. Must support our classrooms, that are based on a philosophy of trauma informed principles and goals. This teacher will assist 3 classrooms; Infant Classroom (6 weeks-18 months), Toddler Classroom (18 months-3 years), and Preschool Classroom (3 years-5years) as needed. This is a shared position between the People Serving People shelter location and our offsite Center of Excellence location. The Early Childhood Development Program classrooms at the shelter location (614 S 3rd St, Minneapolis) are the primary location of this position, however the Multi-Age Support Teacher will be the first on-call to fill in at our Center of Excellence location (2400 Park Ave, Minneapolis) if they have teacher absences or need extra support.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB

Teaching:

  • Understands the social-emotional developmental needs of children.
  • Understands the impact of toxic stress and trauma on children and their families, and can implement and build on the trauma-informed framework developed in the classrooms.
  • Understanding of and willingness to implement sensory integration in the classroom.
  • Assists in planning and facilitating curriculum for young children in a developmentally appropriate setting based heavily in social-emotional development.
  • Encourages and teaches pre-literacy, communication, social skills, cognitive and other developmental skills.
  • Welcomes, and talks with parents as needed.
  • Observes, evaluates, and assess children’s progress in collaboration with classroom teachers.
  • Observes and reports on physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of children and works closely with Minneapolis Public Schools for referrals and screening.
  • Assist with meal prep and delivery within the building.
  • Maintains clean classroom appearance by organizing, cleaning, and sanitizing daily.
  • Works with children experiencing difficulty as assigned.

Administration:

  • Knowledge and understanding of DHS Rule 3.
  • Collaborates with People Serving People Programs and Staff as needed.
  • Completes first aid and Red Cross certified CPR training every 2 years.
  • Completes 24 hours of yearly in-service training
  • Completes required trainings and documentation for Parent Aware rating
  • Performs other duties assigned by the Classroom Teachers and/or Early Childhood Assistant Manager

COMPETENCIES

Interpersonal Skills – Maintains confidentiality, listens to others without interrupting, remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things, has the ability to establish rapport and interact effectively with a wide variety of people including staff, clients and service providers. 

Ethics – Treats people with respect, inspires the trust of others, works with integrity and ethically, upholds organizational values. 

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction. 

Communication – Listens and gets clarification, responds well to questions, speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, writes clearly and informatively, able to read and interpret written information. 

Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit, puts success of team above own interests, supports everyone’s efforts to succeed, contributes to building a positive team spirit, shares expertise with others. 

Adaptability – Is able to adapt to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, changes approach or method to best fit the situation, and is able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. 

Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses, pursues training and development opportunities, strives to continuously build knowledge and skills, shares expertise with others. 

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction, takes responsibility for own actions, keep commitments, commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals, completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. 

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, looks for ways to improve and promote quality, applies feedback to improve performance, monitors own work to ensure quality. 

Stress Management – Possesses the capacity to maintain personal control and a balanced approach to stressful conditions. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

COMPUTER SKILLS

Basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft applications.  Ability to check email.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience as an assistant teacher, aide, or student intern in an early childhood center.
  • Experience serving multi-cultural, socially diverse population desired.
  • First aid and CPR certified or willing to be certified within 90 days.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell.  The employee must lift and/or move 70 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can be loud at times.

People Serving People is an EEO employer fully committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting the most qualified individual without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We are dedicated to providing and maintaining an inclusive work environment free from discrimination and harassment, where employees are treated with respect and dignity. Individuals who have experienced homelessness are encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Please mail or email cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
614 3rd Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55415

employment@peopleservingpeople.org