Employment Opportunities

We are currently seeking candidates for the following positions:

Teacher’s Aide 

We are  accepting applications. All applicants must go through an observation process. Observations may be done Monday-Thursday between 9:45-11:45am or 3:30-4:30pm. No appointment is necessary. Observations do not have to be done the same day applications are picked up. Preference will be given to those with afternoon availability.

This para-professional position requires work with children from two weeks to six years old. An employee in this position helps children in all program activities, interacts with them, guides their interactions with each other, and instructs them in the use of materials. The Teaching Aide is an integral and vital member of the teaching team in the classroom. Teacher’s Aides are hired to the center and may be assigned to any classroom as needed. The Aide’s duties are carried out under the close supervision of the Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers. A minimum of a High school diploma is required and must be at least 18 years old.

YOU MUST APPLY IN PERSON!

33 Crescent Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823

 

 

Infant Room Teacher Assistant

The Teacher Assistant is assigned to work in an infant classroom (children 2 weeks-12 months) and is responsible for supporting the lead teacher in the implementation of the center curriculum and children’s program. This is a part-time position, working 35 hours per week.

 

Teacher Assistants are under the direct supervision of the Lead Teacher and assigned to a specific classroom. It is expected that all employees will maintain professional attitude and exhibit a commitment to the field of early childhood.

 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma required
    • Prefer completion of a higher degree and some education and/or experience working with infants
  • Physical and mental stamina; including repeated lifting (30 lbs or more), ability to move quickly from sitting on the floor to standing position repeatedly, and the ability to run if needed
  • Knowledge of teaching methods, materials, and equipment used in group settings of infants
  • A philosophy of early childhood education that is compatible with the center’s
  • Ability to establish warm supportive relationships with the children, recognize illness symptoms, accept and profit from supervision and constructive criticism, develop and maintain working relationships with parents and staff, and thrive in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to lead and supervise support staff members

 

Responsibilities

This list may not be all inclusive; specific duties may vary according to the needs of the children in the classroom.

  • Create a safe environment designed to promote the physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional growth and development of each child.
  • Supervise the children’s activities inside and outside, be engaged with the children, ensure the safety and well-being of the children while under the center’s care, and intervene to support children when necessary.
  • Participate in problem solving related to classroom management issues.
  • Interact directly with children during all parts of the day including indoor and outdoor play, meals and naptime.
  • Ensure that children with allergies are not exposed to materials which may be harmful to them
  • Create a pleasant mealtime atmosphere which encourages healthy eating habits and social interactions
  • Carry out experiences which promote global awareness and sensitivity to the likenesses and differences among people of all cultures.

 

 

This position pays $9.18/hour. Interested candidates need to submit a letter of interest and resume to

Liz Lauren, Executive Director, in person or by email, children@msu.edu.

Position will be posted until filled.