Teacher Assistant – Early Childhood

Our Mission

BrightStars helps families in Rhode Island access QUALITY child care, early learning, and school-age programs. We help child care providers learn about best practices in early learning and apply them to the care children receive. We recognize program quality and give parents information to make choices about their children’s care and education.

Teacher Assistant – Early Childhood

Program Name:
Child & Family

Program Address:
31 John Clarke Road; Middletown; RI; 02842


Position Description:

Job Summary
The Teacher Assistant in our Sandpipers Program will promote the optimal development and well-being of children through family-centered childcare and assist in the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate programs which emphasizes learning through play.

Responsibilities and Duties
• Assist the Teacher in the classroom.
• Demonstrates a professional manner through promptness, proper notification of tardiness or absence, maintaining a professional appearance and attitude, and proper respect for the program and agency.
• Maintains a safe, sanitary, warm, stimulating, and inviting environment.
• Possesses the skills necessary to manage an Early Childhood classroom, while always providing appropriate supervision of children.
• Assists, supports, and receives guidance from classroom teacher or Associate Teacher in daily operations.
• Be an integral part of curriculum planning.
• Develops plans which meet the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of each child.
• Assists in the development of monthly curriculum.
• Maintains a professional demeanor by acting as a role model.
• Assists in the implementation of daily activities based on the children’s individual assessments.
• Oversees children’s activities interacting directly with groups and individuals.
• Other duties as assigned.

FLSA: Nonexempt
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

• High School diploma or equivalent required.
• Experience in a Child Care setting preferred.
• Must meet all state licensing regulations and requirements.
• Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
• Ability to communicate and effectively interact with a diverse population.
• The ideal candidate will be required to meet all pre-employment requirements such as background checks and medical clearances.

How To Apply:

Other Information:
Benefits and Perks
· Up to 4 Weeks’ Vacation Time
· 12 Paid Holidays
· 12 Sick Days & 1 Personal Day
· Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
· Employer Contributions to 401(k) and Roth 401(k) Plans
· Fully Funded Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
· Flexible Spending Accounts
· Employee Referral Bonus Program
· AFLAC Supplemental Insurance
· Tuition Assistance Program
· Shift Differentials Pay for Night Shifts
· Discounted C&F childcare available, Discounts Available with Verizon, Nationwide Pet Insurance, YMCA Membership, BJ's Membership, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility

Who We Are
Child & Family supports resilient families, vulnerable children, and elders throughout Rhode Island. Family Preservation is an important goal of every program and service we provide.

We believe that individuals and communities thrive when supported by strong families, and that a community works best when it accepts responsibility for all of its members.

As one of the largest social service agencies in RI, we operate community engagement centers in Providence and Middletown. Our home-based and community-based programs bring services to individuals and families across RI.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Child & Family will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, color, race, creed, national origin, ancestry, religious persuasion, marital status, political belief, pregnancy, military status, veteran status, physical or mental disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations, genetic predisposition or genetic carrier status, or any other protected category under local, state, or federal law, nor will anyone receive special treatment for those reasons, except for reasonable accommodation as required by law. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

In order to provide equitable service delivery and go above and beyond equal opportunity requirements, our organization is committed to ensuring that all staff are able to perform the following cultural competencies:
• Demonstrate the ability to communicate and effectively interact with people across cultures, ranges of ability, genders, ethnicities, and races.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the history of discrimination in America, particularly as it relates to race and racism, and how this history has led to disparities experienced by marginalized communities such as BIPOC, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ communities, and others.
• Demonstrate the ability to successfully deliver culturally responsive services.

Affirmative Action
Child & Family strives to achieve a workforce that includes representation of qualified affirmative action group members in proportion to the qualified and available target group workforce in the community that we serve.

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