Teachers Aide-Lourie Center- Full Time Days

Rockville, MD
Apr 03, 2019
Apr 28, 2019
Full Time
As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire a Teacher's Aide who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

The Therapeutic Nursery Program (TNP) is a specialized preschool program that focuses on the social and emotional development of children, ages 3-5, who are coping with social-emotional and behavioral difficulties that place them at risk for school failure. Children display a range of difficulties that include: hyperactivity, sensory processing deficits, excessive fears and anxiety, peer problems, depression, and aggressive behaviors. Many children have also experienced trauma related to: illness, abuse, divorce, and other early losses. The TNP is seeking a teacher's aide to work in a classroom in Rockville, MD to support these children and their families.

The Teachers Aide:
• Works closely with the TNP lead teacher in the development and preparation of materials needed for classroom use.
• Provide individual and small group instruction to children.
• Assists the lead teacher in the implementation of therapeutic strategies for the children in the program.
• Supports children in the classroom who may be in crisis. Provides physical support, utilizing Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), including the Children's Control Position, when safety risks arise.
• Accompanies the van driver and children who are transported from their homes or daycares to TNP at the start of the day, providing regulation and support.
• Able to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team and participates in reflective supervision.
• Assists in the preparation and clean-up of the classroom as per the needs of the curricular task and the needs of the children in the program.
• Participates in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings.
• Continues professional education in early childhood education or a related discipline by attending internal and external workshops, conferences and trainings.
• Maintain professional boundaries with children, families, and colleagues.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the lead teacher and program director. In the teacher's absence, the teacher aide may assume the role and responsibility of the lead teacher as discussed in advance.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:

• Knowledge of early childhood development.
• Strong written and verbal skills.
• Able to create and develop developmentally appropriate lesson plans.
• Able to maintain confidentiality.
• Able to handle conflict resolution and crisis management.
• Strong time management skills.
• Strong interpersonal relationship skills.
• Able to work on a multidisciplinary team.
• Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity skills.
• Able to concentrate on work amid distractions such as noise, conversations, and foot traffic.
• Flexibility in order to meet student and classroom operating needs.
• Able to able to physically perform Crisis Prevention Intervention to maintain safety and welfare of children and staff.
• Ability to maintain self-control in volatile/hostile situations, e.g., when being verbally and/or physically confronted by a student or family member.
• Able to set therapeutic limits and maintain therapeutic distance with students.
• Able to maintain therapeutic boundaries with children and team members.
• Able to address and prioritize multiple task demands within established time frames.
• Able to use PC (Windows, E-Mail, Internet), telephone, copy machine.

The position of teacher aide requires a minimum of bachelor's degree in education, child development, psychology or other related discipline. Basic knowledge of child development issues is required.

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday 7:30am-3:30pm

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
  • Work life balance through non rotating shifts
  • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
  • Free Employee parking
  • Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
  • 100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
  • 100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

Join the Adventist Healthcare team today! Apply now to be considered.

Tobacco Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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