Assistant Teacher

Morningstar Learning Center
Job Description
Job Title: Teacher’s Assistant Job Category: Year-Round
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt/ Hourly Position Type: Full time
Reports To: Executive Teacher
Pay Scale: Starting at $20/hour
Expected Schedule: 4 days a week, 36-40 hours/week
The Teacher’s Assistant is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate program. They are responsible for all aspects of care and education for the students that are enrolled in their classroom and must be able to communicate effectively with their parents. 
A Teacher’s Assistant must perform these essential duties satisfactorily:
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Infant, child and adult CPR/First Aid (within 30 days)
  • Infant safety Essentials (within 30 days)
  • Current on Montana Practitioner Registry (within 30 days)
  • Complete orientation courses (90 days)
  • Complete 16 hours of training annually
  • Be mentally and physically capable of caring for a large group of children alone in the classroom
  • Being able to work with 6 months to 6 years old (under the supervision of Lead Teacher)
  • Possess a strong work ethic, be punctual and have minimal absences
  • Have an awareness of the unique needs of young children and have appropriate expectations
  • Teamwork – work with diverse individuals/ employees and still accomplish MLC and personal goals
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of each student by responding to their emotional, social and physical needs as well as their education needs
  • Follow Montana Licensing Policies
  • Establish a professional level of rapport with each family in order to provide quality care and friendly service
  • At drop off and pick up, speak with parents about their child (how was their morning, this is how their day went, etc.)
  • Assist students and parents at drop-off and pick-up
  • Assist students with daily life skills (diapering, restrooms, hand washing, recess/outdoor activities, eating)
  • Engage students in activities and play that stimulates their development
  • Appropriately supervise students while keeping them safe at all times
  • Create and maintain an environment that is clean, organized, and safe for all students
  • Make sure all toys are clean and safe for students to use
  • Document behavior /incidence if needed
  • Maintain a professional self-image
The physical demands described here are representative of those Essential Job Functions and must be met by an employee for successful performance.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Job Functions.
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in variable weather conditions and extreme temperatures
  • Must be able to work in a moderately noisy environment
  • Must be able to listen, hear and talk in the English language
  • This position is very active and requires employees to frequently stand or sit for long periods of time
  • Regularly required to walk, kneel, stoop crouch, reach, lift, carry, push and pull
  • Must be able to frequently lift a minimum of 50lbs
  • Experience in a daycare, preschool, or related field preferred, but will train the right candidate
  • High school degree or equivalent preferred but not required
  • Infant, child and adult CPR/First Aid (within 30 days)
  • Infant safety Essentials (within 30 days)
  • Current on Montana Practitioner Registry (within 30 days)
  • Complete orientation courses (90 days)
  • Complete 16 hours of training annually
  • Combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Completes lesson plans completely, satisfactorily and in a timely manner
  • Ability to apply knowledge, skills and experience to solve common problems on the job
  • Attendance & Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, asks necessary questions and responds to management direction
  • Communication – Speaks clearly and professionally and is in open communication with ED, ET, co-workers and parents
  • Flexibility – Degree to which change is accepted and embraced
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities
  • Problem Solving – Weighs the options against outcomes and determines the best solution
To Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter, detailing why you are interested in the position and what you would bring to the role, to
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