Smyrna Christian School


Assistant/Afternoon Teacher

The Early Childhood Assistant Teacher, under the supervision of the Lead Teacher & Director is responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher & implementing a developmentally based, educational program for their assigned class of children. The curriculum must meet the emotional, physical, cognitive & social needs for both the individual child and the group.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Greets each child in a warm friendly manner.
Reads each individual child’s files in his/her class and is knowledgeable about their medical and developmental histories.
Interacts with the children & encourages their involvement in all activities.
Provides a warm, safe and caring environment that is kept orderly, clean & appealing.
The environment should allow the child to grow & to explore.
Assists in the preparation & follow-through of daily activities (indoor/outdoor) as they relate to the curriculum.
Responsible for the health, welfare, and safety of the children.
Assists with overall supervision of toileting and bathroom time.
Assists in all mealtime & snack time activities and related record-keeping.
Assists in maintaining the daily attendance records.
Assists in maintaining ongoing developmental records for each child.
Works with other staff members to form a positive, supportive team atmosphere.
Ensures confidentiality of privileged information.
Maintains adherence to all company policies and procedures, including agency safety requirements.
Must work the days and hours to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks, be punctual and timely in meeting all performance requirements, including but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines.
Performs additional program duties as assigned by the Director according to agency needs.

Periodic Duties:
Attends all Smyrna Christian School staff meetings. (Exact meeting dates/times TBA).
Attends the Early Childhood Orientation and set-up week prior to the start of school and the clean-up week following the last day of school.
Participates in Parent Orientation and Open House scheduled prior to the start of school.
Attends workshops, conferences & any in-service training sponsored by Smyrna Christian School, Child Care Resource and Referral, Tennessee Child Care Online Training System &/or other educational organizations, as approved and instructed by the Director.
Attends and assists with the Preschool Graduation.
Maintains cleanliness in kitchen/cafeteria.

Minimum Position Requirements:
Ability to effectively interact and relate to children in a developmentally appropriate manner.
Must be sensitive to individual children’s differences and needs, and be willing to adjust the program & curriculum to meet those individual needs.
Must be motivated to learn and grow in an educational environment; and be willing to continually increase knowledge in the field of Early Childhood Education.
Must be able to relate with and speak to parents in a respectful and courteous manner.
Must be willing to work in a team environment; be willing to share ideas & be open to other’s ideas, be flexible & willing to compromise.
Must have (or be working towards) a CDA (Child Development Associate) and meet all SCS, DHS and NAEYC requirements for Assistant Teacher.

Special Requirements and Physical Demands:
Regular to frequent requirement, and as needed, to lift children (up to 45 lbs.), including bending, stooping, stretching, squatting, pushing and pulling, and sitting and walking.
Noise level can be moderate to loud.

Relationships:
Responsible for maintaining positive, courteous and professional relationships with the following:
Children in the Early Childhood Program.
Families of the children enrolled in the program
All Smyrna Christian School Staff including other teachers, administrative staff & Director.
All Smyrna Church of Christ Staff.
Professional staff from other related agencies.The greater community.                        

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employment opportunities​

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the great team at Smyrna Christian School.  Currently, all of our positions have been filled.  We encourage interested parties to fill out an application and bring it into the school.  We'd love to talk with you.


Lead Teacher

​The Smyrna Christian School Teacher, under the supervision of the Director, is responsible for developing and implementing a developmentally based, educational program for an assigned class of school children. The curriculum must meet the emotional, physical, cognitive, and social needs of both the individual child and the group.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Greets each child in a warm and friendly manner.
Read each individual child’s files in his/her class and is knowledgeable about their medical and developmental histories.
Interacts with the children and encourages their involvement in activities.
Provides a warm, safe, and caring environment that is kept orderly, clean, and appealing.  The environment should allow the child to grow and to explore.
Plans, prepares, and implements daily activities (indoor/outdoor) as they relate to the curriculum.
Responsible for the health, welfare, and safety of the children.
Provides overall supervision of toileting and bathroom time.
Oversees all mealtime/snack time activities and related record keeping.
Maintains daily attendance records.
Maintains ongoing developmental records for each child, including keeping records of all developing skills (physical, social, emotional, and cognitive).
Keeps a “portfolio” of each child’s progress, including photographs, samples of their artwork, writing, etc…
Maintains good communication with parents on a daily basis through the use of daily sheets, notes, or verbally.
Supervises, trains and utilizes assistant teacher’s (and aide’s) skills and abilities.
Works with other staff members to form a positive, supportive team atmosphere.
Ensures confidentiality of privileged information.
Maintains adherence to all school policies and procedures, including agency safety requirements.
Must work the days and hours to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks, be punctual and timely in meeting all performance requirements, including but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines.
Performs additional program duties as assigned by the Director according to school needs.

Periodic Duties:
Attends all Smyrna Christian School staff meetings (Exact meeting dates and times TBA).
Attends all supervisory meetings, team planning meetings and curriculum meetings scheduled by the Director.
Attends the Early Childhood Orientation and set-up week prior to the start of school and the clean-up week following the last day of school.
Participates in Parent Orientation and Parent/Child Open House prior to school.
Maintains all required reports pertaining to the class and/or individual children. This includes progress reports twice annually in January & May.
Prepares and conducts two Parent/Teacher Conferences. Also, responsible for holding or initiating parent conference/meetings other than the ones mentioned above, as necessary.
Attends workshops, conferences, & any in-service training sponsored by Smyrna Christian School, Child Care Resources and Referral,  Tennessee Child Care Online Training System &/or other educational organizations, as approved and instructed by the Director.
Attends and assists with the Preschool Graduation.
Writes a weekly newsletter in details for parents, submitted to the  Director for prior approval.
Submits a written lesson plan weekly to the  Director for prior approval.

Minimum Position Requirements:
Ability to effectively interact and relate to children in a developmentally appropriate manner.
Must be sensitive to individual children’s differences and needs, and be willing to adjust the program & curriculum to meet those individual needs.
Must be motivated to learn and grow in an educational environment; and be willing to continually increase knowledge in the field of Early Childhood Education.
Must be able to relate with and speak to parents in a respectful and courteous manner.
Must be willing to work in a team environment; be willing to share ideas & be open to other’s ideas; be flexible & willing to compromise.
Must have TECTA Orientation or attain upon hire.

Special Requirements and Physical Demands:
Regular to frequent requirement, and as needed, to lift children (up to 45 lbs.), including:  bending, stooping, stretching, squatting, pushing and pulling, and sitting and walking.
Noise level can be moderate to loud.

Relationships:
Responsible for maintaining positive, courteous and professional relationships with the following:
Children in the Smyrna Christian School.
Families of the children enrolled in the program
All Smyrna Christian School Staff including other teachers, administrative staff & Director.
All Smyrna Church of Christ Staff.
Professional staff from other related agencies.
The greater community.