Ulster Community College Association, Inc.
Position Title: Assistant Teacher/Floater
Classification: Service Staff
Salary Grade: Hourly
General Statement: The Assistant Teacher is responsible to the Head Teacher for assisting the Director
and Head Teacher in the general supervision and management of the children. To follow
all guidelines and policies set forth in the Staff Handbook and Family Handbook.
- Assist in creating a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment for the children.
- Interact with children in a positive, respectful, and encouraging manner.
- Assist in the planning and teaching of activities which promote the positive emotional,
social, intellectual and physical development of each child.
- Assist in keeping anecdotes of progress of each child’s growth and development
- Maintain a neat, clean and organized classroom with learning centers.
- Assist children in their personal care needs, toileting, diapering, feeding, washing,
clothing, and comforting.
- Assist in performing a Daily Health Check of each child.
- Give input to planning classroom activities and Center events.
- Maintain lists of needed supplies and materials in classroom.
- Keep parents informed about classroom activities, projects, events through verbal
interactions, newsletters and calendars, parent information board, and daily sheets
- Assist in communicating with parents about each child’s growth and development
- Develop supportive partnerships with the parents
- Address concerns with parents when they arise
- Maintain a professional relationship with other teachers
- Work cooperatively with other teachers and with support staff in Center
- Refrain from gossiping and speaking about other staff behaviors at the Center
- Coordinate with the Director or other assigned staff in the training and supervision
of independent study, work-study, fieldwork and intern students
- Assist other staff in their classrooms and follow their routines and guidelines
- Maintain professional attitudes, loyalty, and confidentiality.
- Attend all staff meetings and recommended training programs and conferences.
- Complete training hours within the time frame set forth by the Center and the Office
of Children and Family Services.
- Maintain an understanding of regulations put forth by the Office of Children and Family
- Maintain personal ASPIRE Professional Development Listing
- Receive and maintain First Aid/CPR/ AED training
- Be supportive of the Center and Administration
- Maintain a positive work environment
- Maintain a professional image
- Assist in supervising the Center when the Director or Assistant Director is unavailable.
- Must be able to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to, lifting
children or heavy items (50 pounds), bending, standing for long periods of time, climbing,
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds from the floor to waist high table multiple times a
- Ability to reach a child more than 20 feet away in less than a minute
- Must be able to crouch to a child’s height and maintain eye contact with child
- Must be able to sit on the floor for extended of periods of time and get up and down
- High degree of concentration, patience, and ability to deal with pressure and distractions
High School Diploma and one to two years of experience working with children in an
established child care center.
Training in early childhood education.
An Associates Degree orCDA in Education, Early Childhood Education or related field
with one year experience working in an established child care center.