Assoc Teacher Full Time

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

Somersworth,NH

11/23/2019

Experience Minimum Required
1 to 2 years of experience
Education Minimum Required
Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
Special Skills Minimum Required
Possesses traits of creativity, nurturing, and personal warmth.
Possesses good communication skills, a willingness to work as a team with co-workers, and an acceptance of and adherence to the Ethical Conduct Code of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
In reference to licensure: CPR and First Aid certification must be attained by end of introductory period.



Requirements

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, a subsidiary of Massachusetts General Hospital, is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.

1. Physical
o Arrives for shift each day on time and prepared to perform classroom responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
o Ability to interact in all gross motor activities with the children (sitting on the floor, dancing, exercising, playing various activities outside and inside).
o Ability to change clothes and diapers according to processes outlined in orientation materials.
o Ability to perform CPR and First Aid when necessary. Current certification of both CPR and First Aid are filed in the department.
o Ability to lift 50 pounds or more on a daily basis.
2. Cognitive
o Ability to observe children within a wide range of vision; respond for safety and emergency care; provide warmth, acceptance, and accurate interpretation of children's needs.
o Ability to identify developmental, emotional, and/or physical limitations; assess developmental needs; and design age- and needs-appropriate curriculum.
o Demonstrates good judgement in making decisions in all aspects of childcare; organizes time and deals with multiple priorities.
o Uses descriptive feedback when engaging with children.
o Provides documentation as required - - Child-related daily child activity sheets, Accident Reports, Medication Forms; Personnel-related: educational certificates, health form.
o Empowers children to try new things and celebrates children's achievements without creating tension when a child is resistant.
o Provides appropriate opportunities for children to engage in stimulating play while following the classroom routines with a flexible attitude.
o Ability to properly convey written departmental policies to customers and co-workers.
o Within the curriculum promotes language development and problem solving; encourage children's healthy attachments and feelings of security.
o Complete required number of professional development hours per state licensing regulations (not to include CPR and/or First Aid training).
3. Interpersonal Skills
. Greets parents, children, extended family, and other visitors immediately and warmly.
o Acknowledges co-workers from other departments when at the center to perform duties (Housekeeping, Plant Operations, Food and Nutrition).
o Works in areas other than primary classroom without complaint (including morning and afternoon combining to meet ratios, working in other classrooms during holidays, and generally helping as needed).
o Attends each department staff meeting and participates by being involved in discussions regarding the program.
o Maintains professional relationships with staff and families by adhering to confidentiality policies at work and outside work.
4. Safety
o Complies with all hospital policies; local fire and health department codes; New Hampshire state Childcare Licensing Bureau Regulations; and NAEYC Accreditation standards.
o Takes initiative to complete Plant Operations/Maintenance work orders when the need is observed; exercises care in the operation and use of childcare equipment.
o Monitors safety of children through observations of individuals and the environment on a continuous basis.
o Thoroughly performs opening and closing procedures (including setting building alarm when appropriate, turning off appliances, and locking doors).
o Is familiar with and follows guidelines of the center's Security Statement - - introducing self to unfamiliar visitors; asking for photographic identification; calling Security (2448) when necessary; and being knowledgeable of hospital emergency codes (back of ID badges).
o Immediately reports safety and security concerns to a department supervisor.

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