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VPK Teacher Assistant

Company: Open Arms of Fort Pierce
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for a qualified VPK Teacher to prepare small children for kindergarten by easing them into organized education. You will teach them important elements that they will encounter soon after they enter school life. A preschool teacher must have a great love and patience for children. Qualifications needed to teach them effectively include knowledge of best practices and preschool educational methods as well as the ability to engage them and earn their trust and attention. The goal is to contribute to the healthy mental and emotional development of the child so they can more easily acclimate in the next level of education. All VPK instructor requirements must be met.

*Responsibilities*

* Employ a variety of educational techniques (storytelling, educational play, media etc.) to teach children
* Observe each child to help them improve their social competencies and build self-esteem
* Encourage children to interact with each other and resolve occasional arguments
* Guide children to develop their artistic and practical capabilities through a carefully constructed curriculum (identify shapes, numbers or colors, do crafts etc.)
* Organize nap and snack hours and supervise children to ensure they are safe at all times
* Track children's progress and report to parents
* Communicate with parents regularly to understand the children's background and psyche
* Collaborate with other educators
* Maintain a clean and tidy classroom consistent with health and safety standards

*Skills*

* Proven experience as a Preschool Teacher
* Excellent understanding of the principles of child development and preschool educational methods
* Familiarity with safety and sanitation guidelines for classrooms
* Excellent communication and instructional skills
* Ability to act as mediator between children
* Cool-tempered, friendly and reliable
* Balance between a creative mind and a practical acumen
* Certification in child CPR and First Aid
* MUST HAVE EARLY CHILDCARE EXPERIENCE

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 - $17.00 per hour

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Employee discount
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Professional development assistance
* Retirement plan
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
All common services are cleaned and sanitized regularly. All staff stay home when sick.

Education:
* High school or equivalent (Required)

Experience:
* Preschool: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Open Arms of Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce , VPK Teacher Assistant, Education / Teaching , Fort Pierce, Florida

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