1 Hope for the Working Homeless Job Description Infant Teacher Aide Organization Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,000 clients annually. Operating on a 4-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House provides the working homeless . individuals and families with shelter, housing, job training, education, free childcare and summer youth programs in order to equip them with the skills to be successful in the workforce, the community and their own families. Position Reporting to the Child Care Coordinator, the Infant Teacher Aide is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate preschool program in accordance with Arkansas' Minimum Licensing Standards for Child Care Centers. The Infant Teacher Aide will also be responsible for working with the staff of our housing programs to ensure that they meet the needs of the children who live in our 80-bed shelter or our 13- unit transitional housing facility; and working with the staff of our adult education program on shared goals related to parenting skills and parenting education.
2 Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Infant Teacher , the Infant Teacher Aide shall be responsible to: Assist with supervision of infants at all times in classroom, changing area, and playground Assist in developing and implementing daily and weekly lesson plan activities that meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children in the program Help provide various experiences and activities for children including songs, games and story telling Assist in care-giving routines (feeding, diaper changing). Assist with documentation of daily needs, observations, and developmental milestones Assist in maintaining effective communication with parents and other staff Will be alert and responsive to children at all times Assist in establishing routines Provide a safe and secure environment Be familiar with emergency procedures Participate in Little Learners events (ex. Family Fun Night).
3 Perform other duties as required Skills/Personal Attributes The Infant Teacher Aide must possess the following skills and attributes: teaching skills team building skills analytical and problem solving skills decision making skills effective verbal and listening communications skills stress management skills time management skills ability to maintain strict confidentiality Qualifications The Infant Teacher Aide will be thoroughly committed to Our House 's mission. All candidates should have proven experience in programs that work with high-risk children. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include: At least 1 year of experience working with children High school diploma or GED required Child Development Associates (CDA) is strongly preferred Ability to work effectively with diverse staff, parents, and community members Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
4 Must pass drug test and submit to background check CPR / First Aid certified How to Apply Please submit a resume and cover letter to Maureen Martin, Director of Children's Programs at Please specify the position(s) you are applying for in the subject line: Infant Teacher Aide.