Assistant Group Supervisor


Job Description
Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or general educational development certificate and 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field.


High school diploma or general education development certificate, 15 credit hours from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 1 year (1250 hours) of experience with children in a professional setting.


High school diploma or general educational certificate and 2 years (2500 hours) of experience with children in a professional setting.


Salary Range: $8.50 to $9.50 (as of 2014)


Reports to: Director


Job Purpose: The main responsibilities of the classroom assistant group supervisor is to demonstrate virtuous teaching practices, maintain the security and safety of the children in his/her care, and implement an educational program that is developmentally appropriate and congruent with the center’s philosophy and goals.


Essential Duties or tasks:

  • Supervise children at all times by sight and sound

  • Develop a warm and nurturing relationship with children and the parents

  • Observe children closely enough to be aware of any changes in behavior and health

  • Understand and use positive behavior techniques that help each child to develop the ability to be self-disciplined

  • Enforce all safety rules of the center according to the policy manual; understand and implement, emergency procedures for fire, storm, medical, first aid, CPR, etc.

  • Promote good hygiene through appropriate hand washing, diapering and sanitation techniques according to the policy manual

  • Operate the classroom in compliance with all child care licensing standards and those of our accrediting agency

  • Plan, prepare and implement weekly lesson plans with activities that are both age and individually appropriate using the center curriculum as its foundation

  • Promote language development through storytelling, music, conversation, book reading and pretend play.

  • Organize a classroom environment that is conducive to appropriate behavior and learning for the age group

  • Provide a calm, pleasant, interactive experience for the children during meals, nap times and other activities  

  • Write and compile anecdotal monthly observations and formal, semi-annual assessments for each child and maintain portfolios that include work samples

  • Prepare for and communicate with parents during semi-annual parent-teacher conferences; participate in any additional conferences requested by the center or parent

  • Provide regular, ongoing, positive communication with parents, according to the expectations for the age group including, but not limited to, daily written and verbal reports

  • Maintain a clean, safe, healthy and attractive classroom environment according to the standards set forth by the directors.

  • Attend staff meetings, parent events and in house trainings both during and after regular hours.

  • Attend workshops, training and continuing education classes as determined in the individualized training plan.

  • Assist in training assistants, floaters, volunteers or others who may be permanently or temporarily assigned to the classroom.

  • Be familiar with and adhere to all policies set forth in the parent’s handbook, the staff handbook and the policy manual.


Other Duties and Tasks:

  • Contribute to the center’s general appearance and condition; notify the director of any facility problems.

  • Notify the director when supplies are low or toys and materials are broken.

  • Arrive to work on time with minimal absences.

  • Answer the telephone in a pleasant, professional manner.

  • Participate in all program evaluations.

  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Physical Requirements:

  • Safely lift small children up to 35 lbs.

  • Bend, stoop and kneel to the children’s level

  • Sit on the floor and child sized chairs

  • Stand for extended periods of time

  • Withstand periods of time in the sun, heat or cold outside.

  • Write in standard English


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