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Teacher Assistant

Job Description


Job ID: 1205365
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Christian Hospital is an acute-care community hospital with 220 staffed beds, located in north St. Louis County. As a founding member of BJC HealthCare, the hospital has an expert medical staff and a diverse workforce of nearly 2,000 health care professionals who are dedicated to providing the absolute best care with the latest technology and medical advances. Christian Hospital is nationally recognized for stroke care and cardiology, and highly regarded for its excellence in emergency medicine, robotic surgery, orthopedic and spine surgery, pulmonology and wound care.

Our Northwest HealthCare campus, located six miles west of Christian Hospital in Florissant, offers the community 24-hour emergency care as well as a variety of outpatient services and physician practices.

The Child Care Center develops and maintains a professional early childhood education program. The department is responsible for the general classroom management of children creating a ""hands on"" learning environment that addresses the child's individual needs - socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically.


Overview


Role Purpose

Provides nurturing and supportive interactions with children and assists teachers in implementing a developmentally appropriate program designed to encourage each child's social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth.


Responsibilities

  • Builds positive working relationships with team as a model of appropriate behavior for children and obtaining clock hour training per accreditation/licensing requirements.
  • Communicates effectively by being friendly, nurturing, and building bonds with children, assist in providing daily written documentation and helping to keep children’s portfolios current and by building positive relationships .
  • Assists teachers in providing a child-centered learning environment by organizing learning centers and providing activities and materials to support children’s developmental and educational needs, stimulating creativity and curiosity, and giving children a sense of security. Contribute to writing and implementing developmentally appropriate lesson plans using a variety of resources, of interest to the children, and pertinent to the goals established for the needs of individual children and always maintains a global view/supervision of children and child/staff ratio at all times.
  • Helps facilitates an environment of healthy social and emotional development by using positive guidance techniques and redirection, encouraging and modeling responsibility and respect, by recognizing and supporting children’s personalities, learning styles, and individual differences.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED
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    Experience

  • <2 years
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer