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Goddard School Preschool Assistant Teacher in Grandville, Michigan

Have you been searching for a career that will allow you to use your experience and creativity to contribute to shaping children's lives? Are you an energetic, nurturing person looking for a workplace that's supportive and fun? If so, then The Goddard School is the place for you! Our School is full of passion and enthusiasm. We are committed to providing a safe, dynamic, and nurturing environment that will give every child the opportunity to develop into a joyful and confident learner who is prepared for success in school and in life. We are looking for Lead Teachers and Assistant teachers (part-time and full-time) to join our team today. If you are a college student looking for part-time work, this is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in early childhood education.  What We Offer * Salary range: $12-14/hour based on qualifications and experience * Paid holidays PLUS 7 paid time off (PTO) days per year * Paid winter break when school is closed between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day * Health, dental, and vision insurance * IRA plus employer matching * Discounted childcare * Your health and safety is our priority!  We have protocols more stringent than state requirements to ensure the safety of all our faculty and students * Continued focus on your professional development – our Goddard Systems University is accredited by IACET to provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) * Tuition reimbursement for eligible candidates * CDA tuition support available to eligible candidates; reimbursement available after successful completion of one contract year as a Lead Teacher Responsibilities * Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment * Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence * Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance * Establish positive and effective family relations * Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs * Maintain professional commitment General Qualifications  An assistant teacher must meet the qualifications of the State of Michigan Childcare Licensing and must have the ability to: * Understand and support the education program using “learning through play” philosophy; * Communicate effectively and professionally with school personnel, children and parents; * Comply in all respects with all applicable laws and regulations relating to childcare; * Change children’s diapers and/or assist in toileting (where necessary).