Now Hiring:

Preschool Teaching Assistants

Job Description

Looking to fill multiple spots

Overview of Position

Our Teaching Assistants are responsible for nurturing the physical, cognitive, socio-emotional, and spiritual development of children birth through Pre-K. The successful teaching assistant will assist the classroom teacher by providing for the health and safety of young children, and demonstrating the skills required for effective Preschool-Home communication. 

What You’ll Do

  • Work within a welcoming, caring, and developmentally-appropriate interactive classroom that promotes the growth and development of all children 
  • Support the classroom teacher by implementing weekly teaching plans (indoor and outdoor) to nurture and stimulate each developmental domain: physical, cognitive, socio-emotional, and spiritual
  • Incorporate character development and moral education into daily lessons, solidly rooted in Christian themes and Biblical teaching
  • Provide responsive care and demonstrate cultural competency when working with all children
  • Work in a collaborative environment with staff to assure children’s optimum growth and development
  • Participate in staff meetings and training programs designed to increase competence and assure compliance with requirements for continuing education
  • Assist the lead teacher in maintaining age-appropriate classroom supplies, teacher supplies and manipulatives
  • Know and comply with the Texas State Minimum Standards for Childcare Centers
  • Complete 24-hours of training for Preschool Teachers and Staff, according to the minimum standards for Texas Childcare Centers

Qualifications 

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma
  • Demonstrated ability to use child guidance communication skills or willingness to learn
  • Ability to implement educational activities for birth through Pre-K
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and, in the case of emergency, a 40-pound child
  • Demonstrate moral integrity through emotional stability and role modeling for children, families, and co-workers, and First Methodist Church clergy and staff
  • Dependability and Punctuality
  • Willing compliance with state licensure requirements and Preschool policies and procedures

It would be awesome if you had…

  • Associate’s degree or higher education strongly preferred (especially in in pedagogy, early childhood education, or child development)
  • At least one-year Preschool experience
  • Previous employment experience in a licensed facility
  • Some work history and excellent references

To apply, call Whitney Yamada at 469-568-1250.

This position reports to the Preschool Director